I dedicate todays post to this handsome man:
Today is a very special day. January 19th 2012 marks 4 years that Stephen and I have been married. It was this day, 4 years ago, that we exchanged vows and were presented at Mr. & Mrs. Ringl . To make it even more memorable, just after that moment the Star Wars theme filled the church as we exited the room. What a fun and hilarious surprise that was (thanks babe!) ;)
Last weekend we celebrated our nuptials by heading to the beach and staying at the hotel where we spent our first night as husband and wife. Stephen took Friday off work and we stayed Thurs night to Saturday morning. It was a spectacular trip!
It was also our first overnight trip without baby Ringl in tow. She stayed with grandma and papa Wells and they had a great (and tiring) baby-filled Friday. Sarah did fantastic, and even took a BOTTLE, which she hasn’t done since she was 4 months old! We are so excited to feel okay about & confident for Sarah to have overnight visits with her grandparents! Hope you guys are ready because I sure enjoyed sleeping until 8am on Saturday!! ;)
We started our mini-vaca by dropping off our cutie pie
After dropping off our luggage we headed to dinner
(luggage being our baggage, not our daughter)
Friday was beautiful. We snapped a photo outside our room
and then headed to the movies to see the 2nd Sherlock Holmes movie
(which was really good!)
after the movie we went back to the hotel and took an afternoon NAP!!! It. Was. Awesome!!! I guess that’s a sign of parenthood. Your free time is used to do what you dream about… napping in the middle of the day :)
Saturday morning we slept in, packed up, snapped a picture on the beach and headed to pick up our girl.
I may have rushed Stephen when we stopped for brunch and when we finally did show up to get our girl she was taking a nap… I was so looking forward to seeing her ‘YAY’ face. Oh well, I guess we’ll have to try another weekend soon ;)
Have you ever looked up the Wedding Anniversary Gift lists? It’s quite interesting. Interesting and also kinda strange… Apparently year 1 is Paper, and year 4 is Linen (I’ll settle for a bag of hershey kisses, sound good babe?!!).
I’m looking forward to year 6 which is Sugar (and wood?!?). It’s a pretty humorous list, but I suppose if you are creative and think ahead you can come up with some good and thoughtful ideas.
I hope you all have a wonderful January 19th! Tonight we will continue our streak of buying a movie and cuddling on the couch, a tradition we started on our honeymoon :) Stephen requested we get ‘Galaxy Quest‘. Now all we gotta do is find a place that sells it…
Thanks for marrying me, hubs! I love you with all my heart and can’t thank you enough for being such a strong and wonderful leader and challenging me to grow in my personal relationship with the Lord, and our relationship together in Him!