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I Love You

3 Oct

I don’t know you, but I love you.

I don’t know what will make you laugh, but I can’t wait to laugh with you.

I don’t know the color of your eyes, but they are already beautiful to me.

I don’t know the color of your hair, but I can’t wait to run my fingers through it.

I don’t know the sound of your voice, but I can’t wait to listen to every word you say.

I don’t know the things you will do wrong, but I forgive you already.

I don’t know what you will grow up to be, but I am already proud.

I don’t know you, but I love you with all of my heart.

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How we found out!

21 Sep

Baby Ulrich was very elusive in his or her first few weeks of life. I was late on my monthly cycle and since we had been trying I immediately rushed to the grocery store to get a pregnancy test. The box will tell you that the test is something like 99% effective by the time of your first day of your missed period. Well I am a part of that special 1% because one week and 6 pregnancy tests later I was still getting results that we did NOT have a baby on board. Encouraged by my incredible sister-in-law Jenny, I waited a bit longer before determining in my mind that I was not pregnant. Sure enough, one week later I took a test on a whim. As that faint vertical pink line began to appear I couldn’t believe my eyes! It got darker and darker… And there it was! Pregnant.

I called Michael twice in a row at work hoping he would answer. He whispered, “What’s up?” on the second try. I said, “Guess!” I guess the excitement in my voice must have been a giveaway because he knew right off. We shared in the excitement over the phone for a few moments before Michael returned to work.

And I was immediately changed forever.

The beginning of the rest of our lives…

And baby makes three…

21 Sep

My husband Michael and I have really been enjoying marriage over the last year. We kicked it off with the most perfect wedding a girl could ever dream of and the most amazing honeymoon ever in Playa del Carmen. Over the last year we’ve enjoyed delicious dinners out, surprise Christmas vacations, birthday parties, and the list goes on. We even bought the cutest dream home this past June. I’ve relished in every second of making that home our little love nest. We’ve been incredibly blessed with great jobs that we both thoroughly enjoy- I head up the training department at my father’s property management company (with a little photography on the side for fun!) and Michael recently made the switch from teaching to engineering. We are also blessed to live less than 15 minutes away from every single immediate family member on both sides… A huge blessing since our families are also our favorite people to spend time with. Marriage has been surprisingly calm and peaceful (in contrast to what many say about the difficulty of the first year). So what do you do when life is perfect? Well I don’t believe there can be too much of a good thing. Too much of a good thing is a great thing! So we decided to add a little more love to the equation…

The first addition to our little family will be making his or her grand entrance sometime around May 17th, 2013! We couldn’t be more excited! Our families are thrilled too (especially my mom and dad since they will be first-time grandparents!) We will continue to share family updates through our blog for those of you interested in sharing this journey with us. We love each of you and are blessed to share in this extremely fun time with you.

All our best,
Michael, Erika and Baby Ulrich