20 weeks – and the winner is….

SIKE!

I absolutely love surprises. We had our 20 week appt today (it has actually been 21 weeks) and I must say, it was pretty exciting. David and I have been thinking it would be fun to wait to find out the sex of the baby. Then we thought it would be cool for the ultrasound technician to put the answer in a sealed envelope so we could open it if we couldn’t take the suspense any longer. So, Jenny made us these fun “BOY” and “GIRL” cards for the tech to put in an envelope along with a photo for “proof”.

Let me tell you, there are very few REAL surprises in one’s life, and I think we should appreciate the opportunity when it arises. So, feeling like I am the stronger one when it comes to not spoiling surprises (sorry, David, you know it’s true) I hid the envelope somewhere in our house! Muahahaha…

So, not to leave you high and dry, here is a music video I made (cuz Baby likes to dance!) and a few 3D pics from the appointment. Two eyes. Two ears. Four limbs. All love, baby!

Pass the mike

That is a REAL baby in there! CRAZY.

Will Baby have a Schulze or Demafiles nose? Only time will tell.

Happy birthday David!! David’s birthday week recap to come…

Welcome to Babyland!

David and I are happy to announce that we are expecting our first baby August 26! Our lives as David and I know it, are going to change forever. I’m just plain speechless. How can anyone sum up this feeling in just a few words? We are excited, hopeful, curious, nervous, happy, and awestruck all in one breath. Out of so many things in life one can experience, this may be the ultimate adventure. We are taking it one day at a time, but it’s going to be one crazy ride!

Peanut at 8 weeks – Can you believe we already heard a heartbeat??

Peanut at 8 weeks

Chillaxin’ at 11 weeks

Check out those legs!

BRAINZ!

Happy Valentines

Nothing much to report, just a few new pics of Kona. She’s growing like a weed, and she’s all legs and paws….

Getting high off David’s stinky shoes 🙂

We had lovely Valentines dinner complete with my infamous chocolate covered strawberries over at the Remingtons. Kona got to show off her new pouncing skills with Reid and Sadie Belle.

Grrrr…watch out! I’m a big girl now…

Meet Kona!

We are so very happy to introduce the newest member of the Schulze clan. Meet Kona! Our 9-week-old Staffie (American Staffordshire Terrier). We waited a year after our beloved Jasmine Dogg passed away to get a new furry friend, and we decided this month to take the plunge to adopt Kona. We got Kona from Austin Pets Alive! a local rescue group who gets many of its dogs and cats from the Town Lake Animal Shelter. Most of the animals are days away from being euthanized when APA steps in. They believe that EVERY animal deserves a long life in a caring home.

We are so excited about having her grow up with us!

Aren’t I a doll? Seriously. Don’t I look like a stuffed animal?

So sleeeeeeeepy

With her new mama and papa

Snuggling with Lola

One of my favorites (so far!)

Albuquerque

David and I spent four beautiful days in Albuquerque visiting David’s aunt and uncle, and mom and dad (they came down from Wisconsin). It was a family reunion of sorts, complete with an early Thanksgiving feast! Fall colors were in full effect all over the city with bright yellow cottonwood trees lining the streets against the crisp deep blue skies. We drove through the Cochiti pueblo, hiked up Tent Rock National Monument, went to a winery, ate green chile EVERYTHING, and spent some quality time with family. I’m looking forward to going back next October to catch the Albuquerque International Hot Air Balloon Fiesta!

Wine tasting at Casa Rodena. We got a bottle of Clarion and Viognier.

Mom and Dad Schulze. Aren’t they cute?

Ketel One martinis and garlic stuffed olives

Slot Canyon

David carves up Mr. Turkey
My contribution! Butternut squash bisque
Cardamon sweet potatoes
Kale and italian sausage stuffing
Sunrise over the Sandias Mts (from the back porch!)
A daily occurence in this town…
Flying Star Cafe roof and the gorgeous NM sky
The RIDICULOUS pastry case at Flying Star Cafe. Please bring FSC to Austin!!