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the ring bling...

i love my new ring.  i love it a lot.    

the meinhardt family is lucky enough to have our very own jeweler.  my cousin eric, the third generation of our family jewelers, made my ring with a stone that belonged to my mom.  his grandfather, walter goerss, made my grandparents wedding rings; his father, bill goerss, made my parents wedding rings; and now eric will make ours.  this ring was pretty much perfect to start with, but the family history makes me love it even more!

i said yes...

october 4, 2012 started out like any other thursday.  i had a job molding young minds at pleasant lea middle school, where i spent the day helping seventh graders write expository paragraphs.  yes, that is in fact as thrilling as it sounds.  i had an oil change appointment scheduled right after school so as soon as the kids were gone i was out the door, ready to be on my way...then the day got interesting.  i rushed to the parking lot and was surprised to find donald waiting by my car.  since he works on thursday evenings, and our work schedules are exactly opposite, this was definitely out of the ordinary.  i mentioned the fact that i had been hurrying to an oil change, but he said he had made some plans for us that were time sensitive and asked if i wouldn't mind rescheduling the appointment.  that was the first time i said yes.
we headed back to my house where i was given thirty five minutes to change and get ready.  i was instructed to dress in a sort of 'fancy date' wa…

oh pinterest...

i love pinterest.  it's one of my favorite inventions.  i like being able to save all the websites and links i want in one place.  and i love browsing everyone else's pins and copying their creative ideas.  here are few things i've made with the inspiration of pinterest...
donald has been wanting some 'art' for his wall, so i made this sign out of some old pallet wood

i couldn't go to honduras myself this year, so i sent some 
sponge balls for the kids at project manuelito to play with

i finally finished decorating my mom's bedroom and made this shelf to hold a few family heirlooms

earlier this year i got a new-to-me laptop and i 
wanted to make it fun so came up with this laptop skin