Scott and I have so much to be thankful for. Of course we are incredibly thankful for our marriage, the closeness we share with our families and friends, our sweet dog Zoey, our health, our growing photography business, etc. etc. Life is so good!
Oh, and did we mention our clients? We are beyond thankful to have the coolest and nicest clients anyone could ask for. I don't know how we get so lucky, over and over again! Over the past few weeks when I wasn't feeling so hot, our clients waited longer than normal for their pictures, and I was beginning to stress a little. But every single one of them said something along the lines of, "Oh my goodness, take your time, get your rest, and take care of you and Baby Pringle first. How exciting!" :) So to each of you, thank you!
I know that many people already know, but we thought that Thanksgiving was a good time to announce that we are expecting our first child in May. We are overwhelmed with love, excitement, pride, and anticipation. We are so blessed. We will be finding out what we're having on January 8th, so we'll be sure to post an update. For now, here is Baby Pringle's first picture - he/she better get used to the camera!!! ;)
Today is my Mom's birthday, yet this past weekend, she made the 5-hour drive from Virginia to visit me, she cleaned my house, and she treated me to dinner. It felt more like my birthday, but this is how it has always been. She raised my brother and I as a single Mom, and she worked long hours so that we always had everything we wanted. Because in middle school, having Guess jeans and Forenza tops meant you were cool. ;) Because of that, and because of the billions of other things she has sacrificed for her children, my Mom has taught me more about generosity and selfless love than anyone I know.
Mom, I know you already know this, but I love you, and our little weekend visits mean the world to me. I hope that someday when I become a Mom, that I am half the mother you have been to me. Happy Birthday!
ps- you finally made the blog! :)
It's 5 am, and we're getting ready to head to the airport, so I'm going to edit this post later. In the meantime, here is a little of what we saw in Yellowstone. Yay for the Hokies! :)
*Edited to Add*
Whew, after one emergency landing and a couple plane power failures, we're back home safe in Pennsylvania. I'm glad to be home, but I had the best time in Yellowstone (and of course Jackson - I love that place!)
This is our lodge at Yellowstone Lake.
I had no idea Yellowstone would be so colorful. The geology of the place was incredible. Just one big active volcano.
Everywhere we looked, there was steam rising from the ground.
Old Faithful at sunrise.
The buffalo were EVERYWHERE we looked too. I experienced my own version of "Running of the Bulls" trying to snag some good images. I kept my distance after that!
Pano of the Tetons.
Driving back to Jackson, one of the things I was most excited about (other than some fine dining that didn't include cliff bars) was being able to watch VA Tech play football on Saturday - the first game since those horrible shootings occurred in April. I did my undergraduate work at Tech, and following this car reminded me that Hokie Pride is as strong and pervasive as ever. Congrats to the Hokies!!
Yesterday was my birthday, and I'm so lucky that I was able to spend it in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. I could get used to this!!! :) Jackson is such an amazing place. It's this artsy little mountain town, with tons of shops, galleries, restaurants, and bars - not to mention the most beautiful scenery and wildlife, and everyone is so nice. Scott and I spent the day floating down the Snake River, fly fishing, taking pictures, and relaxing. Our guide, Boots, was awesome, and he definitely knew his fishin. Boots, thank you for everything! For the great day and for the great restaurant recommendation. Rendezvous Bistro was perfect! I will send you pictures soon! Here are just a few for now...
We are off to Jackson Hole and Yellowstone for a little R&R and of course photography!!! :) We will have some access to email until Tuesday 8/28, and then will be heading into the park, so we most likely won't have Internet access again until returning to Jackson on 8/31. We will be returning emails and voicemails then.