Friday, October 22, 2010

A Day at Busch Gardens!

Posted by Andria at 12:41 PM 1 comments
We had such an amazing family day at Busch Gardens that I just HAD to share! We had originally made it a birthday trip for me (which was 10/11 ) but, just due to the craziness that is October in the Briggette household, it got pushed up yet again. It just got to a point where on Wed night, DH said "Babe, I'm emailing my professor to tell him I won't be in class so we can go tomorrow". I heart him :) Then next morning we got up early and made the trip to Tampa Bay. I had been to Busch Gardens before ,but it was Jeff's and Aizlynn's 1st time so they we're especially excited when we got there. It was really cute to see Jeff that way, "Let's go here"! "OH next, we can go there"! lol. He had total control of the map , but that was fine with me.
What was awesome was the fact that since we're homeschooling Aizlynn now, the trip was kind of like a field trip for her. It was perfect because in the past two weeks, she's been learning about habitats. I absolutely loved seeing the amazement in her face when she would see all the different animals.

We did mostly everything there was to do in the park minus some crazy roller coasters (no thanks). Thankfully, there were lots of kid friendly areas so there was plenty of spots where A could have tons of fun. She especially loved the Sesame Street playground. We saw lions, monkeys, hyenas, elephants, tigers and so MANY more animals! We even fed birds and kangaroos!

We've been to theme parks many times already this year. I'm more of a Disney girl myself. There have been days where I didn't even mention going. I guess we're almost used to it living here in Orlando but, this was definitely a trip worth talking about since it's not usual for us to go all the way to Tampa. It was just so much fun and we can't wait to go again some day!
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Sunday, October 17, 2010

TTC Update "Melancholy Mama"

Posted by Andria at 3:46 PM 2 comments

Well, we're not pregnant yet. Its really funny ,but I actually saw myself getting pregnant on the first try! I guess it's because when I wasn't even trying for Aizlynn, BAM, pregnant 1 month after my wedding! I'm still doing everything nutritionally that I was doing before trying to conceive. Still working out, still taking my supplements and all that good stuff. I recently bought an herbal supplement that's supposed to increase fertility. Not that I think there's an issue! Trust me, I know that it could take a year, although I'm not sure I would even have the patience (good Lord!). I just figured it wouldn't hurt. Jeff is talking about ordering something that could help with sperm count and just male health in general, again just in case.
I've been really good about tracking my cycle, which is very regular and predictable and we've been great with "trying" around the time of ovulation ;) So, I'm thinking it's just a matter of time.
I actually hosted a baby shower this weekend so I went through some of my baby things that I still had packed away in hopes of finding my boppy pillow. She needed one and didn't mind if it was used. Anyway, there was still stuff that I didn't have time to put back in the closet that day so as I was doing that today, it made me really melancholy. I found so many tiny little onesies, socks, baby mittens, and some of Aizlynn's first stuffed animals. I just can't believe it's been 6 years since I had a tiny baby in the house! I am SOOO ready! The crying, the diapers, the sleepless nights never bothered me. I remember just being so in love with my baby and just being grateful to have her, knowing that I would one day long for it again. Well, I was right! Hopefully I'll have some good news soon. I'll be sure to keep up the updates. Just keep sending all those baby vibes my way!

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

At This Time Last Year

Posted by Andria at 9:37 AM 1 comments