I wanted to post a brief shout out to a very special person.
Thank you for sticking by my side these fun and exciting three years. I am so thrilled about the changes we are fixing to experience this coming season. You are the best friend, husband, encourager, and soon-to-be father, anyone could ever dream of.
To the most amazing man I’ll ever know. I love you Mr. Ringl, Happy Anniversary!
Are you singing the lyrics to that oh-so-catchy Spice Girls song now also?!? If not, here’s the video so you can get it stuck in your head with me.
Okay, let’s get back on topic…
Over the holidays we had something real exciting happen that I have yet to share! Over the past 2+ years that we’ve had this website you have probably seen many pictures involving this guy:
Well back in 09 that fella moved to Houston, TX. It was an exciting time and it has been great getting to see friends take a leap of faith and then watch them succeed.
Since the move to Texas, Shaw has done many great things.
One of the best things to hear about and watch happen is when Shaw met a lady.
He soon brought her to Florida so we could meet her and we totally hit it off. He did a GREAT job finding someone that I get along with so well. He got our sign of approval, which I’m sure is what he was looking for, and their relationship grew.
It’s been almost 2 years since the move of 09, and he has made another big life decision.
Stephen’s best friend, Shaw, is getting married!
Here is a snapshot of the lovely couple just after the BIG question was popped!
Sarah & Stephen Shaw-to-be
(yes, they’ve got a nickname!)
Boy moves away. Boy meets girl. They fall in love. They get engaged. Life starts anew.
Congratulations you two. We are SO very excited, and could not be happier for such wonderful friends!
Before I spend the rest of my day in baby Ringl’s room sorting through things I thought I would share some photos from my weekend.
My sister, with the help of some great friends, threw me a baby shower on Saturday. I had such a fun time, and I loved getting to have my friends together and catching up with them. You are all so sweet to have come, and the gifts you gave are so appreciated. I just can’t wait for Sarah to get here so she can be loved by all of you
~ A Group Photo ~
Thank you again to everyone who came and celebrated with us. I had such a wonderful time, and my sister did a great job of throwing a shower for her soon-to-be-here niece
Today marks the start of week 32 of our pregnancy. That means we only have 8 weeks to go people!
My mom came over yesterday and helped me do some cleaning and organizing (does organizing ever end?!?) and she snapped these photos because Stephen and I are horrible at taking ‘weekly photos’.
(please excuse the sleepy eyes & complete lack of a tan)
Because mom is a pro with the camera she was quick enough to snap this picture while I was busy being my all-natural self…
What can I say, she’s getting heavy!
One of the easiest ways for me to accidentally waste time during the day is through online shopping. Technically I can’t call it ‘shopping’ because that means I actually make purchases, but I am a fantastic online wish-list maker! We did almost all of our Christmas shopping online this year, which saved me SO much time driving around and standing in lines, so I guess that habit is now building for clothes/home accessorizing as well.
Taking after the lead of my hubs, I’ve started an Amazon wish list for future holidays/bdays. I mainly did so because I will see things I like and then forget about it and be blank when ppl ask me what I want for my birthday or Christmas. Hopefully this will help prevent that.
One recent online ‘wishing’ didn’t go as well as I’d planned. I received some money for Christmas and was going to use it to buy some home items I’ve been eyeing. After making a nice sized shopping list on Ikea.com I went to narrow down my list to place an order and discovered that not a single.solitary.item I chose was available to be purchased online. Talk about annoying! I was especially upset that I wasn’t able to score this awesome rug for the nursery:
( Rug Found Here )
Oh well, I’m sure I’m not the first person that that’s happened too.
I’ve also been browsing the internet for some maternity wear. While I usually enjoy going to the store and searching the racks for a good deal on some cute clothes, that has become more of a chore than enjoyment lately. I found a few cute things that are on my ‘wish list’ right now. Here are a few fun items I found at Gap.com & OldNavy.com
Online shopping is the picture perfect scenario, getting to sit in your pj pants and enjoying a cup of coffee, ALL while shopping. Plus, it’s like bonus points when you find a free shipping coupon!
If anyone knows of some super sweet online sites drop me a note, I’m on the hunt for some 3rd trimester and early post-pregnancy comfort!