Frankie’s First South America Trip

It’s been over a month since we got back from our trip to Paraguay. It was a way-too-brief visit to my family but an unforgettable trip regardless that filled us with new memories to cherish.

It was our first time taking Frankie on a plane so we were naturally super nervous. Overall, he did great on the way there and did even better on the way back. Funny though, that on our way back home he didn’t have his own seat and slept so much better. On my lap. Sigh.

This was my first time visiting since my Grandmother’s passing just over 2 years ago. I was feeling extremely emotional weeks before the trip. I vowed that I would spend every minute I could with my family. That meant we did not do much exploring and didn’t get to visit friends that lived in other cities.

During these 8 days, our only exercise was a 3 mile run at a park minutes away from my Grandmother’s house. We ate delicious homemade food and decadent desserts EVERY.DAY. We took a siesta almost every day. We had 0 regrets. 

Whenever I return from Paraguay I’m left a little depressed. I feel blue thinking about how far away I am from so many people that love me and whom I love. I feel blue thinking that I may not see some of them the next time I return. It was also great to meet some family members I’ve never met before.

I’m so happy that we were able to make a quick escape and visit this past August. I hope to be able to visit again within the next 2 years.


Do you have family in another country or even another state that you don’t see often? 

Xoxo

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Punta Cana Part Deux

I’m back in NJ and back at the old routine once again. We had a great time in DR and there was talk of plans for next year already…this time including another little person 🙂

Some of my other gym workouts at the Hard Rock consisted of:

Do 20 burpees and then with 2 8kg dumbbells do:

15 lunges (each leg)

15 dumbbell rows 

15 seated presses 

Then do 20 burpees and 50 mountain climbers. 

Also:

5 minute treadmill warmup

5 rounds of:

20 Kettlebell swings (don’t remember the weight)

15 side bends (8kg dumbbells)

10 dumbbells curls (each arm)

15 Kettlebell sumo squats

I’m 18 weeks and officially in month 5. Time is going by really, really fast! My energy is still up but I’ve had to modify many movements such as burpees (no more chest to ground) as well as push-ups and pullups.  

This little baby seems to be doing his/her own workouts in my belly because I’m feeling movements all the time! Ha! I’m starting to gather ideas and inspiration for the nursery which is actually really difficult. I’ll get there! 

Do you think we’re having a girl or a boy? 🙂