Love

A special announcement!

IMG_8904Adam and I are thrilled to announce that we are having a baby! It still doesn’t even seem real. We’ve been together for almost ten years and married for a year and a half and this was in our game plan, but still…wow.

Now that the cat is out of the bag so to speak, here are the top questions I’ve been asked so far:

When did you find out?

Oh in late January! It was a typical Monday night and I was getting ready to watch The Bachelor and wanted a glass of wine. I thought “what the hell?” and took a test thinking it’d definitely be negative and low and behold, it wasn’t. Adam came home shortly afterward and I’m pretty sure I yelled at him to go look in the bathroom. He thought he was in trouble, but then saw the test! Horribly romantic, hun? I was just too shocked to think of some cute way to tell him!

When are you due?

Late September/early October. He/she will be a Libra! The Sugiura/Heuer families have typically had winter birthdays so this fall birthday will be a new one for us! Being home on maternity leave around the holidays seems like it will be a good thing? TBD on that. I’ll most likely go back to work after the first of the year.

What are you having?

We won’t know until mid-May, but will share the news! The planner in me isn’t fond of surprises (neither is Adam). I like to be WELL prepared.

How are you feeling?

Overall, really good. I had very little morning sickness but am uber tired. I can barely keep my eyes open after 3:30 p.m. I’m not getting much done in the evenings besides watching lots of TV. I hope that now I’m into my second trimester that I’ll get a bit more energy. The garden is looking pretty sad these days! I’ve had a few food aversions but generally have had no issues eating my usual fare. Oranges and french dip sandwiches are extra awesome these days though! And water. Water all day, every day. I’m still working out but have found that I get winded pretty quickly. I do hope to stay pretty active these next six months.

Are you showing?

Nope, just looks like I ate at Chipotle recently and/or forgot to do core work this week. Pants are uncomfortable but luckily I’m more of a dress/skirt sorta gal.

How did your family react?

VERY VERY EXCITED. This poor child is going to be the first grand-baby on either side in a long time. I think the closest cousin is 10 or 11 years old? So yeah, this kiddo will be fawned over and spoiled for sure. We know that we are super lucky to have family close by and eager to help. We told everyone last weekend and there was plenty of cheers and tears. Poor Stella though…she doesn’t know that her world is going to turn upside down!

OK, that’s it for now! I need a nap. XO-

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One year wedding anniversary

Wow. One year has flown by just like that! It seems like just yesterday we were getting all decked out for our special day. Photos were taken, dancing happening, cake was consumed….sigh. The single most fantastic night of our lives. Now we are fully back into the everyday mode of life – walking the dog, making dinner and paying bills. Super glam, yes?

So in honor of the date of all dates, November 15, 2014, I once again present to you our wedding video!

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This dog is turning 10

Dog photo collage - cultivatedrambler.com

We don’t know the exact date of your birth, so we’ll just call September your birthday month! Happy birthday to the smartest, most annoying, hangry, barky, cutest, most person-like dog around. Though you’ve cost us our savings many times over, think that the garden patio is your personal toilet and eat things you shouldn’t, we wouldn’t trade you for the world 🙂 Love you Smells. XO.

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hiking is for lovers.

 Dirty Harry's Balcony Snoqualmie Pass hiking
 Been slayin’ the hiking trails lately! We spent Valentine’s Day hiking to Dirty Harry’s Balcony, which ended up being fogged in. Womp, womp.  I brought my new camera all the way to the top of this thing to pull it out approximately zero times. I usually stop and take photos along the way but as you can see, this trail was ALL rock leftover from an old logging road. Ankle breaking rock to be exact and one had to pay close attention to where you placed your next step. I was really glad to have my hiking poles that day. We came back off the mountain to blue skies and capped off our day-o-love with homemade macaroni ‘n cheese and chocolate fondu 🙂
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