Friday, August 29, 2014

It’s Friday!!! And a Long Weekend!!!

Meet At The Barre

Today I decided to join Amanda from Meet at the Barre 
 in her Friday Favorites Link Up for the first time. 

FAVORITE MOMENT:  Today I get to pick up one of my favorite girl’s.  Qimmy has been one of my closest friends for almost 9 years now and she’ll be staying with me for a week. 

My 2 Favorites (Qimmy is with the white shirt)

I’m also excited for autumn’s arrival.  Gimme some Pumpkin Spice Latte!!!

FAVORITE FASHION INSPIRATION:  I’m just way too excited for autumn besides the Pumpkin Spice Latte’s I mentioned before, let’s not forget the burgundy colors I just love wearing and the clothing I’m looking forward on purchasing.  Let’s go shopping :)

 My Burgundy Lips 

Cara Loren (Love Her Blog)

FAVORITE WORKOUT: This Monday I start the gym again.  Let’s go cross fit and yoga!!!



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Monday, August 25, 2014

My Weekend and True Blood Opinion

This past Friday as you all my know hubs left to Arizona; so this was my first weekend without him and needless to say it was beyond boring. Besides the fact that I was eagerly waiting for the last episode of True Blood which let me say it was disappointing.  Nothing to do with the book and I don’t know maybe I just wanted Bill and Sookie together.  At least I can say that watching these three studs was all worth it; but like I said my crush was Bill.

Weren't they worth watching?

Anyway, in order to keep myself occupied and not get as bored as I was this past weekend I decided to create my 4 month bucket list with some goals that I honestly hope to complete.  I know that this will keep me busy instead of being at home bored and depressed.  

4 Month Bucket List:

Begin working on our PCS Checklist
Return to my part time job at Express
Girls Night Out with the girls
Go to Church
Go to Puerto Rico in December
Go to the Movies Alone
Grow My Blog
Hiking at Cape Fear River Trail
Photography Lessons
Road trip to Georgia
Road trip to Virginia
Surprise hubs for Thanksgiving Day (if it’s possible)
Take Knela to the dog park
Try a new restaurant

So this is my list and I hope you follow me and enjoy my upcoming posts.
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Friday, August 22, 2014


So my amazing hunk of a husband is gone.

Today my hubby officially left to Ft. Huachuca, Arizona for almost five months.  This sucks, why? Because for starters I hate being alone, my family is all the way in Puerto Rico, I rarely have friends here and to top it off I am afraid of the dark; so I’ll be having long nights. Aren’t I such a nagger lol. 

There are no words that can express how terribly I will miss him; since we’ve been married we haven’t gone through any type of separation just field trips which can be up to two weeks but thank God no deployments. I have to keep reminding myself that it’s only 5 months, that this will benefit us in the future and most important that there’s so many other military families going through so much more such as deployments.

To recap today’s good bye, we drove my husband to the airport.  We sat around, joked with my brother-in-law, and held on to each other as tight as possible since we knew that it would be awhile before we could hold each other again. At around 3:30 pm, they started boarding and it was officially time to say goodbye, I tried to hold myself together and not shed a single tear but it was impossible.  He walked to towards the gate we hugged, kissed, cried and then he waved goodbye.

As soon as I got into my car, my brother in law had to drive because I had a Niagara Falls of tears.  I’m too emotional and for every little thing I cry so I knew this would happen.  Once I got home I realized that my husband loves what he does and I’m so proud of him. This is only a temporary separation with many more to come. This is the life we chose. With each sad goodbye there is an amazing hello to look forward to and that is what will be getting me through this obstacle.  Distance will not affect our love and this amazing life we have built together so far.

“Missing someone gets easier everyday because even though you are one day further from the last time you saw them; you are one day closer to the next time you will.”

I love you baby and I’ll see you in January!!! Good luck and remember you got this!!!

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Thursday, August 21, 2014

Arrivederci and Good Luck Get Together

Hubs will be attending AIT (Advanced Individual Training) for his new MOS (Military Occupational Specialties/his new job in the Army) in Ft. Huachuca, Arizona for 4 months and once he graduates he will be leaving Arizona to his new duty station. So I decided to throw him a little farewell and good luck get together with his closest friends and his brother since he’s the only family member that we have here in North Carolina and he won’t be seeing them for approximately 3 years.  They challenged my hubs to do the #icebucketchallenge and this was the after results.

 And this was the final result

My hubs and his older brother

A special thanks to Ana Mora for taking from 
her time to bake these 4 Leches Cupcakes 
They were delicious 

Lets wish him all the luck and blessings in the world. 
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Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Family Time in Puerto Rico

Hubs and I took a short 10 day vacation to my isla Puerto Rico.  
We both had things to do; I had my goddaughter’s baptism.  And he wanted to share with his family and friends before leaving to AIT.  

Let’s begin with my beautiful Zoe.  Zoe is my best friend’s baby girl.  Ever since we were young we had promised that her first baby would be my godchild and vice-versa.  And the day finally came that I got the privilege to baptize this little angel.  

There are no words to describe how much I love my family.  Thanks to them I hold myself together during my sad moments.  

And last but not least I had not been drinking alcohol since December when I started taking care of myself and preparing by body for all the treatments.  But I wanted to celebrate with my family and here is my face after two exotic drinks named "orgasm".  

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Monday, August 18, 2014

BFN... IUI #2

Another BFN.  

As you all know I did IUI #2 on Saturday, August 2nd, 2014.  I was supposed to do my first BETA on August 15th, but my worst enemy at this moment (AF) decided to make her appearance ahead of time. 

How do I feel?  Today I feel better; I’m glad this all happened when I was in Puerto Rico.  I had my mom to cry with, my dad to hug me and my amazing husband to look at me into the eyes and tell me that everything will be alright and that he loves me more than anything in this world.  I cried so much my eyes were swollen and although today I feel better I’m still heartbroken yet holding to that little bit of faith I still have in my heart. 

What’s next? Well I’ll be taking a break of approximately four months.  This Friday my husband will be heading to Arizona (Ft. Huachuca) and I’ll be seeing him for Thanksgiving and then in January once we reunite to our upcoming Duty Station.  Once we relocate we will be starting Plan B which is IVF. But for now I’ll be focusing on losing all the weight I’ve gained and organizing everything for our big move.   

I want to thank all my TTC friends from my blog and instagram, and my family and friends for all your love, support and words of encouragement throughout this time. 

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Thursday, August 7, 2014

IUI #2 and the draining 2 week wait

I had promised myself I would not tell anyone that I would do another IUI, this time I wanted to keep it to myself, my husband and God.  Reality is yes I know there are people out there that don’t care for my pain, that may only wish me bad luck, might pity me; but then there’s those that give me comfort, a word of wisdom, pray for me and help me keep my faith lifted.  So I decided not to keep it a secret. 

It’s been 6 days since I had my second IUI procedure and we are now on the draining two week wait.  Those ladies that have had this procedure done know how exhausting and anxious this wait can be.  Comparing this second IUI to my first I have more symptoms I believe it might be the difference from the trigger shot.  For my first IUI we used Ovidrel and my only symptoms with this medication was a little bit bloated, cramps (for 2-3 days), and tender breasts; this ended up in a BFN.  For this second procedure we used Novarel and they symptoms for this one is cramps, nausea, tender, enlarged, tingling breasts and I’m extremely bloated. 

So here we are 6 days into the two week wait; I’m basically half way done.  This time I was determined not to think about it all the time, but it’s all I can think about!  I am trying to keep myself distracted – I am extremely happy knowing this upcoming week we will be in Puerto Rico with our family; I know this will help keeping my mind occupied. 
I will be testing in Puerto Rico, I told myself (yes I talk to me lol) that I will not cry if I am not pregnant.  But come on I know for a fact that I am lying to myself.  I try to remind myself that this was a great cycle for us (four follicles, millions of swimmers).  Be in the end, all I can say is that I’m trying as hard as I can not to lose hope, to keep my faith going letting God do a miracle in my body.  

I know I will be a mother some day.  

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Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Travel Diaries: Epcot

We arrived at Epcot around 10:00 AM and went directly to “Future World.”  


We managed to visit every single country.  (We stayed in some countries longer than others.  Italy for ME!  Japan for the Hubs!) 

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Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Travel Diary: Magic Kingdom

 All I can say… this Road Trip was totally worth it.  Although we arrived at around 4:00 am to our hotel which we could barely rest I can say that overall this has been the best vacation I have had in a long time.  It was a short 4 days vacation where we went to four Disney parks and we (the hubs, my sister, my nephew and I) had the best time of our lives.  I just felt like a little girl in paradise.  

A day in Magic Kingdom… enjoy!

Top: Old Navy (similar here)
Sneakers: Under Armour 
Shades:  Coach 
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