This weekend my brother is getting married in the Florida Keys! Thanks for the mandatory vacation, bro! It's much needed over here! Andrew and I head out on Tuesday (640 AM mind you)! We will also be going up to DC and meeting up with one of my great friends from Phoenix and we'll also get to see my grandparents in Delaware whom Andrew hasn't met yet.
Weight Watchers, here I come! The time has come to lose a little junk in the trunk. Since the wedding last year I have slowly put on a couple (ok, maybe more than a couple) ounces (ok, pounds). About four years ago I did weight watchers and did great! I lost about 17lbs. While I haven't gained ALL of it back (less than 10), I have gained enough back to make me uncomfortable....again! Tomorrow at 10am starts the new lifestyle. I'm very excited and can't wait to get back on the journey. I've tried my own "diet" of counting calories, cutting out certain things. Nothing works better than the weight watchers program. And no, they are not paying me to exploit their great program. I'm a true fan!! If you are interested in some great recipes, go to http://dandtrecipes.blogspot.com/. All of the recipes are weight watchers friendly! Stay tuned for more updates!
Update: As of 5/23/09 - I've lost 5.4 lbs! Hooray. 5 down, 10 to go!
As of today, Andrew and I have officially made it to our first wedding anniversary! This year has been so much fun. Andrew is my best friend and I'm so proud to be his wife! He works so hard to make sure I'm happy and to do well in his Masters program (he got straight A's last semester if you were wondering :) ). I can't wait to spend the rest of my life with him! Here are a few pictures of our wedding day:
My sweet husband brought these home for me on Friday.
Why Friday you ask if our anniversary is today? He wanted to truly surprise me. He thought I may be expecting something if he waited until Sunday. What a sweetie, huh? I was in the other room cleaning the floors and I hear the garage door open followed by "Baaaabbbbbyyyy, I got you some-ting (spelled incorrectly to match is pronunciation)! Then he whips these bad boys out. You may be wondering why this is such an exciting day in the Pringle house. Well we've known each other for 8 1/2 years and this is the 2nd, yes, you got it, 2nd time he's gotten flowers for me! We're going to go to dinner tonight and enjoy a night on the town. I love you, Andrew and can't wait for our years to come!
For all of you non-children, dog loving owners out there you know what they mean when they say your pets are like your children! So with that preface I had to do a special post for our little Madison who turned 3! Her birthday is January 14th. We actually forgot about it until the next week so needless to say there were no birthday hats, balloons or big parties :) We hope there are many more to come! I promise we won't forget your birthday next year little girl.... :) What a great dog mom I am, right?
The day we brought her home. Isn't she sweet? (I was actually ready to take her back to the breeder after the first night. She cried every hour, on the hour!! I guess she's breaking us in nicely!)
At three years old with a brand new haircut. Her favorite things:
Sleeping under our bed
(starting around 8pm she sheepishly sneaks under the bed hoping her dad and I will just mistakenly forget to put her in her cage)
Playing with her daddy
Snuggling with her mama
Oh, and we can't for get little ball! Little ball goes everywhere!!
Christmas was great this year! We went to Phoenix and had Christmas with Andrew's family. We got spoiled as usual. Our trip was jammed full of visiting with family and friends!
SaNtA bRoUgHt StOcKiNgS fOr AlL!
It'S sO ExCiTiNg! WhAt Is It HoNeY?
Even though we were gone I still felt the need to decorate our house. It just isn't the same without a Christmas tree in your own house. My family was all split up this year. Mom went to Delaware with her family (mom, dad, sister, sis-in-law, nieces etc), dad stayed home with our puppy and Seth and Brandi stayed in Denver. Mom and dad celebrated Christmas at our house today. It's kind of fun getting to do Christmas twice! I hope you all had a Merry Christmas!
OuR nEw ChRiStMaS oRnAmEnT fRoM ReAl DeAlS!
(Do you all have a Real Deals near you? If so, I highly recommend it. Great home decor for CHEAP! This little guy was a whopping $1.50!)
So Shanae tagged me like 18 years ago so I thought I better do it before I forget. Thanks Shanae :)
8 Shows I like to Watch 1) Biggest Loser 2) Survivor 3) The Bachelor 4) Regis and Kelly (Fridays are my only day I get to watch) 5) The news 6) Nanny 911 7) This is kind of hard... 8) I guess I don't watch as much TV as I thought!
8 restaurants I like to eat at: 1) Applebees 2) Cheesecake Factory 3) The Melting Pot 4) Cracker Barrell 5) Subway 6) Olive Garden 7) Paradise Bakery 8) Did I say Paradise Bakery? If I ate there everyday I'd be one happy girl!!
8 things I did today: 1) Took Madison to the groomer 2) Went to Macys 3) Went to Dillards 4) Went to JcPennys 5) Went to Sears 6) Played with the new camara 7) Picked Madison up from the groomers 8) Watched Survivor Finale
8 things I am looking forward to: 1) Going to Arizona 2) Traveling for work this week 3) Finishing my Christmas shopping 4) My mom coming to visit 5) Seths wedding in Florida 6) Andrew being done with school 7) Friday!! 8) Friday!! (it's only Sunday isn't this sad??)
8 things on my wish list: 1) To get fit 2) A safe holiday season 3) A healthy economy would be kind of cool 4) Continued success in my career 5) A family someday 6) Hmmm 7) This is hard 8) I guess I have about everthing I'd ever need!
We met back in 2000 on our way to a fraternity/sorority social. On the way, more people were crammed into a Mercury Topaz than were meant to be. Since I was sitting on Andrew's lap, he decided he might as well introduce himself. We quickly became friends and kept in touch throughout college. We officially started dating in February 2003 and have been together ever since. We were married February 8, 2008.