Sunday, December 7, 2008

The results are in.......

So Dave and I took a nice little trip to get my momentous ultrasound this week and got some very good news. My placenta previa has gone away, the baby looks perfectly healthy and ITS A GIRL!!! So your vote really did count! Ha ha! Well I really thought I had some type of mother's intuition, I was convinced I was having a boy. I'm very happy to be wrong!
We've already decided on a name Oakley Kay Pringle. I came up with the name one day after Dave was talking about a bench instructor at school with the last name Oakley. It just clicked for both of us. Anyway, I'm including some preggo shots for Harmony even though I'm a little opposed to having my picture taken right now because of the braces.

And here are some cute shots of the girls. I'm a little nervous that Cleo is going to have some serious jealousy issues when the baby comes. She spends her time cuddling up to me every minute she can, its so cute!

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

A Night to Remember....

A new America emerged last night after a moment that we will remember for the rest of our lives. The crowd spoke and history answered. As Lyndon Johnson famously said “We shall overcome” and we finally have. I’m not here to say this is a historic moment because a black man became president, but because we now belong to a country where racism has faded to the point where a black man can be elected president. Many of us are too young to remember the days of civil rights and Martin Luther King Jr. but, in our time racism has exposed its ugly face. I still remember hearing about my brother’s friend. He was good student who stayed out of trouble. He was an African-American who lived close by in a suburban neighborhood. He was the victim of a viscous hate crime where he was attacked by two white boys who knew nothing about him besides the fact he was black. I was shocked! I had always lived in a diverse area that I thought was devoid of racism. But still in my own hometown, to a family friend, racism reared its ugly face. Today I woke up more proud to be an American than I can ever remember. There are few moments in our lives that will deeply imprint in our hearts that cannot be forgotten. Last night we experienced one of those moments, a moment where all Americans truly became equal. I whole-heartedly support our president elect and not because of the color of his skin, but for the integrity and intelligence that he exudes. I believe he is the best man for this job. I believe in the America he has inspired.

Obama's victory speech

No negative comments please.

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Another vote?!

In the spirit of election day I've decided to give you all the chance to decide what I'm having... Well not really, but you can put in your two cents and vote on whether you think we're having a boy, girl or, from what my ultrasound picture shows, an alien. I'm hoping to have the results soon, like a few weeks. I'm strongly campaigning for a girl although, in this case I would be happy with either candidate (maybe not alien).

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Baby Pics

I'd like to think the baby was sucking his/her thumb, cute!

This is the baby's face, apparently we're having an alien.

This post is long over due. In my defense the last month has been spent in a haze of sleepiness. I can't complain too much about pregnancy. I haven't had any morning sickness and the nausea really isn't that bad. But, I have been unbelievably tired. My days are spent trying to stay awake at work, coming home and taking a 2 hour nap, and then going to bed. I'm 15 weeks along and I think I'm finally getting out of my slump.

So here's an update of what I can recall from my hazy memory... The only news I can really report is a pregnancy complication I have. Don't worry- I've been told its not too big of a deal. I found out after a scare took me on a little trip to the ER that I have placenta previa. The good part was I had an ultrasound and I will have several more to see if the condition clears up. (Let me tell you, this little guy's a kicker!) I won't go into all the little details but the point is that baby's fine and most cases clear up as the baby grows. The real problem is if the condition doesn't go away (only 10% of cases). So I'm just interested if anyone else has had this and if there's anything I should know. At least I'll have lots of ultrasound pictures to post!

Monday, September 22, 2008

Woah Baby!

Well as many of you know, Dave and I are expecting! I'm due sometime around May 6th but we haven't gone in for our official first appointment yet. I'm about 9 weeks along but unfortunately my first appointment isn't until I'm at 11 weeks. (The place was booked!) I didn't really want to spill the beans just yet but as there was an accidental slip up a week or so ago, I felt that I shouldn't leave everyone in the dark. So this is a big first for us. We've been married about 2 1/2 years and have enjoyed our time together. Now we are preparing to bring our first little one to the family! I'll be sure to keep you guys posted!

See the faint "second line". I wasn't a believer so I had to take a second test.

Monday, September 15, 2008


Cape Hatteras Lighthouse

Melanie, Dave and Me catching some waves!

Me, Melanie and Gina- serious boogie boarding chicks!

Just the two of us;)

Labor Day weekend Dave and I headed out for our last big trip of the summer. We were joined by 7 other LDS families which comprised of mostly dental students, an orthodontist resident and a law student. We stayed in a hooked up beach house located in Waves, NC on the Outer Banks. Our house was nice and roomy, allowing each family to have their own room and included a pool table, movie theater, pool and hot tub.
I have to say, OBX is probably my favorite beach! The water was really warm and the boogie boarding was hot! That's pretty much what Dave and I did all week and it was so much fun! We had perfect weather all week until Hurricane Hannah cut us one day short. We did have a few other adventures like ordering a dozen steamed blue crabs with Melanie and Zack, taking them apart and eating them with our bare hands! We visited Cape Hatteras lighthouse, one of the tallest lighthouses in the nation. We also had a lot of good girl time. We would spend our nights playing seriously intense games of Nurtz. All the girls went out for dinner at a yummy crab restaurant. Overall, a great way to say good-bye to summer!

Hurricane Hannah rolling in!

Saturday, August 23, 2008

I'm it!

Tagged. Well I didn't even know I was playing but Michele got me! I've been officially tagged and I know that she thinks I won't play, but I'm proving you wrong Michele! Here are my crazy quirks...

1. Link the person who tagged you.
2. Post these rules.
3. Tell about 6 unspectacular quirks of yours.
4. Tag 6 fellow bloggers by linking them

I'm being lame- if you want to, consider yourself tagged!

1. Being fed food: I do not like it when people try to put food in my mouth. I'll eat whatever it is you're trying to give me, just let me take whatever utensil/weapon your holding and direct it myself. This is probably my quirkiest thing but I just don't like the idea of food being directed toward my face by someone other than me.

2. I can smell dirty clothes: Okay I know most people can smell when clothes are really dirty but if I've worn something more than once, I can smell it. It sounds totally crazy and it may just be in my head. But I think I just have an extraordinary sense.

3. I eat Nutella with a spoon, from the jar. In fact, I've always had such a Nutella obsession that all the girls from my freshman floor were hooked after hanging out with me. I think the quirky thing about it is I love all chocolate and I am probably the worst eater over the age of 8. Here's the clincher, I was a nutrition major. So I am completely aware of all my food mistakes but I just don't care.

4. Shopaholic: yes this one is kind of obvious and I'm sure a lot of people have this problem but you should really come look in my closet. And I actually hate wearing things more than twice. (Plato's closet loves me, I'm their best seller of barely used clothing!) If I ever go shopping and don't buy something, I get depressed. And then I have to buy anything just to feel like I was successful. Whereas most people feel good about not spending $$. It was really bad when I worked at Abercrombie but now I just try and stay away from the malls as much as possible. Its almost like a heroin addiction.

5. I'm kind of out of ideas and I need to go to bed so I'm leaving this one up to you. Yes, feel free to comment on what you think is the quirkiest thing about me. I'm sure there are quite a few if you think about it. Be nice!

Saturday, August 16, 2008

Quick like a band-aid!

So here's my brace face...

Here are some people I work with: (L to R) Melissa, Me, Paulo, Lauren, Melessa. My job has a huge turnover rate because a lot of people work in labs in between college and grad or med school. Everyone is the picture is leaving except for me and Paulo:(

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Cowboy Wedding

Camera crisis solved! I can finally post some of my pictures from my 'star' best friend's wedding in Montana (which was about a month ago).

So Emily and I have been friends ever since I was 2 years old. Our friendship started when my family moved to Ithaca, next door to the Pollaks. We lived there for 12 years. During that time Emily and I had so many adventures in the vast woods behind our house, playing with our Barbies and American Dolls, and avoiding the teasing that came with older brothers. There are few childhood memories I have that don't include Emily. We've remained friends ever since then, even after my family moved across town and we went our separate ways to college. After college Emily moved to New Mexico to do a masters degree in some type of range science. That's where she met her cowboy, Bob.

So last month I flew out to Montana, where Em and Bob were running a ranch together, to be a brides maid at Emmy's wedding. The other two braids maids and I arrived there a few days early to help out with all the wedding details. We ended up having an awesome time! We all stayed in a hotel suite together in the days leading up to the wedding, that was complete with Godiva Chocolate. Thanks to Emily's parents, we had a fun girls night out and some serious spa time before the festivities. Despite several dilemma's that came up beforehand, the wedding was beautiful! It was set in a cowboy style park that had lots of cute old buildings and signs from different places in Montana. The entertainment included a very talented country singer from Utah, Brenn Hill. And the cowboy's two-steppin' was very impressive! (Most guys I know hate to dance) I got pretty good look at cowboy culture and learned about cowboy hat etiquette. I was a little sad when it was all over, it was such a fun time! But I'd left Dave for almost a week and I missed him and the puppies. Plus, I think I'm better suited for city life!

Thursday, August 7, 2008

Braces... yuck!

As some of you may already know I just got braces put on last Friday. It has been quite the experience. I never had braces growing up and I guess this is payback for all the people I made fun of (just kidding, I never really made fun of anyone). First off, there is a lot more pain involved than I imagined. The inside of my mouth looks like raw meat and I can hardly bite down on a piece of bread. Besides that I totally look like I'm 13 and feel a little dumb. Maybe now I won't have such a hard time getting the kid's meal at McDonald's. At this point I'm thinking the crooked teeth were just fine.

Well, for all of you hoping for a picture I have some bad news:) My camera battery has died and I left my charger in Montana, no joke. So I'm including a picture of my once beautiful, but a little crooked smile (mostly my bottom teeth are screwed up). No worries, I'll be sure to post an embarrassing photo or two soon enough.

This is taken back from my days as a Jurassic Park construction worker.

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

A White Family Reunion!

The whole Fam!

The Fab Four: me and my brothers

So the weekend following Dave's 50Th birthday party, we headed up to NY again for a family reunion. For those of you who don't know, my maiden name is White (Pringle was an adjustment). So this goes without saying, it was my family reunion.

Well the last time the White family all gathered together was over two years ago at my wedding! We've had several new additions to the family since then (two nephews: Jack and Issac, and my dogs of course!). It was a fun filled weekend with lots of Rock Band, hanging out at the pool and hot tub, hiking, birthdays, dinners and more! We hated saying our good-byes, especially since my brother Aaron and his family are headed off to live in Germany for the next three years. All I have to say is trip to Europe!

So a run down of our weekend:
We started off hiking one of our favorite gorges; Treman falls state park. We celebrated my mom's birthday as well as my nephew, Jack's 1st birthday. We did a little swimming at my dad's pool and celebrated his upcoming 60Th birthday! We also decided to try and organize some family photos. It was decided to try our own luck with our cameras and a tripod. Despite a lot of crying from the kids, a car in the ditch and my mom singing BINGO to the babies while we were trying to get her picture taken; I'd say we were very successful.

It was great to get together with the whole family. I hope we don't have to wait another two years for the next White family reunion! More pictures to come...

Treman Falls

Happy 50th to Dave's Dad, Dave!

Dave's grandma, Dad, and Mom
Twin cars (ours is older by a few days)

Well a lot has happened in the past two months here and quite frankly, I've been too busy/lazy to post anything. But it's gotten to the point where I'm too bored to even look at my own blog page, so here goes. (Just a warning, there will be a few post coming up here all at once!)

So...mid-June we headed up to NY to celebrate Dave's dad's (also Dave) 50th birthday. The months leading up to this event were filled with undercover planning by Dave's mom (Lori). Unfortunately the surprise was spoiled, which often happens with surprise parties. But all together a fun party with great food, friends and family. The party still held a few surprises of its own, including some of the gifts (look for the walker in one of the pictures). We had a wonderful time hanging out with Dave's parents and it was the first time our identical cars met. Yes, we both have the same car. Great minds think alike!

Monday, June 30, 2008

Puppy Love

Here are a couple of pictures of my adorable girls. Just for your information, taking pictures of dogs is no easy task. Lucky for my blog readers, this means there won't be too many obsessed dog pictures.

Monday, June 9, 2008

Memorial Day Weekend!

So it took me a while to finally post my Memorial Weekend pictures but I'm new to this whole blogging thing. Anyway, Memorial weekend was a lot of fun. My brother Aaron, his wife Harmony and their baby Jack came to visit from DC and my mom drove down from NY. We had a great time hanging out, playing Rock Band (our new purchase for the weekend), and touring the city. We decided to go on the Gateway Clipper tour of Pittsburgh. It was really crowded but we got to see parts of Pittsburgh I had never seen before. And it was quite possibly the first day this year I didn't need a coat! Everyone took off on Monday afternoon as Dave and I headed over to the ward picnic. It was great to hang out with friends and finally enjoy the nice weather!

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

New Glasses

Here's a picture of us with our brand new glasses we picked up today. I don't know how often I'll be seeing Dave's new glasses since he almost threw up after wearing them for 5 minutes. Maybe a waste of money but he looks so handsome. I'll just have to get used to his dentist loops!

Sunday, May 4, 2008


Well, to celebrate our two wonderful years of marriage we decided to take a vacation to Mexico. So bright and early the Saturday after finals we headed to the airport all packed and ready to go. Opps! Only the Pringles would head to Mexico leaving our passports at home, 45 minutes before our flight took off. Thanks to our wonderful friend Tyson, who answered our phone calls at 6am and drove like crazy to bring us our passports, we were able to make the flight. We even had luggage when we got there! We stayed at the beautiful Hilton Hotel, who kindly left us a bottle of Champagne to help us celebrate. (We left a nice surprise for the next guests!)

We started the first day off with a bang, jet skiing through a Mangrove forest to a nice little coral reef. We stopped and did a little bit of snorkeling. Then we went back through the Mangroves hoping to catch a glimpse of the alligators that inhabit the area. When we returned, Dave headed straight to the hotel pool (which was approx. 5 ft deep) to do a 30 minute beginner scuba lesson.

Monday we were off again, to Cozumel for a day of Scuba in the coral reefs. Our first dive was a little scary; poor visibility with a strong current (I was having flash backs to my last terrifying drive in Monterrey!). But we were able to swim through the murky water and strong current to a small reef. The second dive (approx. 50 ft) was an absolutely amazing experience. We drifted along a thriving coral reef, seeing tons of huge fish including two eels and a few puffer fish! We didn't want to leave but Dave's huge lung span ensured that he was the first of the group to run out of air and we all had to surface. (Party pooper!) But overall a wonderful scuba experience, that 30 minute lesson paid off!

We spent the rest of the time laying out by the gorgeous hotel pool, haggling at the flea market and took a nice para sailing ride above the ocean. All in all, our favorite vacation!