7 Months and updates

Hello world!

 

I have been here in the background following my blogger friends and what not but I have not been posting. I have good news, I am 28 weeks and 5 days pregnant (seven months) and I have 11 weeks more to go! I am in my 3rd trimester and  I cannot wait to meet my little one!

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I passed my classes for Grad school and let me tell you my level of concentration was not all there. Like at all. I made it with B’s. I have been really putting my all into my baby shower and planning it has been no easy feat.( I have a checklist!)  I am also spending more time with family and friends and working on my long term relationships. I went this weekend with my oldest niece in tow to Schlitterbaun. Schlitterbaun is a waterpark close to San Antoinio that is arguably one of the biggest waterparks in the world.  Fun times my whole family came out for the event and we had a blast. My niece loved it they had so many areas for kids to play in and she took FULL advantage.  She got sick however and nursing a 5 year old while pregnant and exhausted is not easy. The next day I fell asleep everywhere!

This weekend I get to spend time with my youngest niece and she is a cutie! I am excited to get all of this family time because it really is showing my little family does bond. I love it!

 

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Trip to Atlanta and Such

Last week,

Me and my dad road tripped it to Atlanta. We could have flown, which is the easier alternative. I have not taken a road trip with him since I was a little girl, maybe four! So, it was a great bonding experience. We took our time, started out early, laughed joked and got there safely.

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Our reason for traveling so far was for a few reasons; He has not seen his step son from his 1st marriage since the 90’s, and I wanted to see my Extended family on my Mothers side. I got to see my Aunt, my cousins, and even got to hang out with everyone. It was overdue and I plan on coming back. I also got to bond with my Stepbrother and his wife. It was overall an awesome experience.

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I found out that I am pretty good at training dogs too. They had a big dog, a lab mix named Taz, and he was a very active dog. So I taught him a few more commands in addition to the ones my stepbro and wife taught him and helped him get more freedom! They kept him in the cage because he could be so excited with company. By the time I left back for Houston, he was a cool calm and collect dog. Exciting stuff. Gizmo, however, might not like that I cheated on him with another dog. LOL That is a whole other story. So I am officially 16 weeks and 5 days preggers and I am starting to poke out. Let me tell you it is weird and awesome. The only dislike I have is my breasts. They are LARGE. They have doubled in size and I think they are not done growing. I am glad I am tall and tig ol’es fit my body type. Otherwise it would truly look like I had some work done LOL.

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School has really kept me busy and with me trying to do it all and realizing I cannot, I have to learn to prioritize a little bit better. I am working on it!

 

 

Vacation Re-Cap

Hey guys,

It’s been a while since I actually blogged, and it was all thanks to school, work, projects, and just plane ole life getting in the way. Let me tell you what I have been up to!

I have been semi-consistent with my workouts, thanks to school, I even rode my bike to the rail and took it into work. My bike ride to the rail from my house was about a 15 -20 minute ride, then about a 5 minute ride into work. I even found time to get a decent workout in during my lunch. I should have taken pictures but I was in the zone!

This weekend I took some vacation time. It is the end of the year and I have about 68 hours of vacation time I need to use or, I will lose it. So I took off this past Friday and Monday to make it a lovely 4-day hiatus! I went to Austin to visit some friends, and we had an excellent time together. I certainly will be back for a visit. Austin is wonderfully outdoorsy and my type of place. Friendly people, bike trails galore, excellent scenic views, great music, and food! Here are a few pics from instagram:

 

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Being silly as usual

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Coach Lowe, whom I met up with for drinks and the game at Domain

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Anthony!

On my last day there, I got to get my Workout on around the neighborhood I did 1.5 miles of cardio, Lunges to the stop sign, 1 minute planks and 25 sit-ups. It was beautiful! I cannot wait to own my own home and continue to do things like that. Running outside versus the treadmill, makes for an excellent experience!

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I headed back home, and stopped at Rudy’s BBQ for some brisket. Austin always makes me crave barbeque for some reason and then proceeded to come home relax and start working on my paper that was due. I worked on it for most of Monday and editing a 20 page paper, and mellow out. Hope everyone’s weekend was fantastic. This week I plan on working out, playing with my pooch completing my Grad school work, and attending a pot luck for work!

How was your Weekend?

What are your plans for Thanksgiving in the Office?

Mini Vacay

Where do I begin!!!

I went to Dallas for a few days to get away before school begins. It was my last little hurrah before I really tie myself down and dedicate my time to my studies. I started out around 9am packed my bags, and Gizmo’s stuff, filled up my tank and I was off! I arrived in Dallas around 1. Got Gizmo settled and caught up with my homegirl I was staying with. She was taking a little girls hair down and I helped. Why not. It was cool. Then we went out to a lounge called Winston’s. It was a nice little spot. It was difficult to find!!

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After that we went to fuel city tacos and that was… Interesting. Lol. Well the way people dressed/acted.

The next day I woke up early for a ten minute run, and a 20 minute walk with gizmo and my friends dog Peanut.20130819-193537.jpg

I guess I had one taco too many? Lol. After that I met up with a friend who used to live in Houston at Max’s Wine dive. Delicious as usual. I highly recommend the wings and the cinnamon rolls are amazing. I didn’t even know they had those!

After that I took a huge nap and went to Al Biernats with my good friend, Brandi,  that also lived in Dallas for Dallas Restaurant Week. I had an arugula salad, steak and potatoes with green beans and key lime pie for dessert! Yum! 20130819-193604.jpg20130819-193557.jpg

After that we went to this Chocolate bar and the chocolate was amazing. They had a live band and tables set up to play cards, dominoes, chess ect. It would be perfect for a first date. After that we went to Sunset lounge where I met my friends Alumni friends and went home after that.20130819-193611.jpg

Sunday, I walked the dogs watched TD Jake’s with my friends parents and went to brunch with friends(Nakia and Brandi) . The food was delish. We ate at The Greenroom Cafe. It was wonderful. After that I relaxed went to Petsmart for Gizmo and went to Maggianos for dinner. The food was superb!

Overall, I had an awesome trip and I look forward to going back. The weather was far less humid and I got an opportunity to roll my windows down! Hope everyone had an eventful weekend!

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WordPress.org in it

Hey guys,

 

I am back to my normal shuffle of things, Work, dog, school, ect and  I am refreshed from my trip(Atlanta). My mother is the most hilarious air passenger in life. Her luggage was a duffle bag of some sort and a huge cooler (IDK why either) and she over packed so it kept falling. She got patted down by TSA because she forgot to take out her loose change in her pockets after bragging to me that she has flown for years and I should follow her lead, and when the plane takes off and lands she cannot be spoken to, nor touched because she has to concentrate on not peeing on herself. Me and my sister were in tears. I must travel with her a lot more, she is an absolute joy. I am  in current talks of another trip to Vegas, Detroit and Atlanta. Yeah, I am ambitious, but I have a free flight thanks to my travels this year and some vacation time to burn. I also possibly plan on driving to Detroit possibly since it is the only way to afford the trip. Right now tickets are in the 400-500 dollar range and that is not the range I am willing to pay for Detroit. Nope.

Tonight, will go for a joy ride on my bike tonight catch up on my GMAT studies (My test is in 2 weeks! AHHH) and cook. Things always seem to workout, sleep might not be an option. I can also opt to ride my bike early morning. I might do that. Anywho, I recently switched my blog to wordpress.org and boy am I EVER confused. If there is anyone out there that can help me, Lord Jesus, please help me. I think I did it correctly, however, due to the filters at work I am unable to view my webpage to see if it was successful. Let us pray it is.

Atlanta!

Hello everyone from ATL!

I’m having a blast here I have been here since Thursday visiting family. They have laid out the red carpet! We have had a get together, dancing, eating, drinking, laughs and there is still more to go!

My cousin is turning 60 and she is having a 3 day party get together. Last light was the kickoff at her house, tonight is the big get together and tomorrow is the Sunday backyard BBQ. When my family parties they party! Today I am visiting my dads stepson from his 1st marriage. It’s nice to see what people From my dads former life prior to his marriage to my mom and having us kids. My sister will be joining us today. Yay! She decided to fly a few days later. Well here are some pics

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Stadium Sprint Challenge

If you like a great challenge, then a stadium sprint is definitely a way to go. Tribesports has put together a workout that will work your upper, lower body and core. The best thing of it all is that you can use your own body weight. I am considering doing it sometime this week. I live where I have access to stairs (stadium not needed if you do not live close to one). I love that Tribesports puts up new challenges every week and day. It is refreshing to switch up the routine and keep it spicy. Follow them on Instagram as well, they have some really awesome challenges of the day that they post. Mini Circuits and Supersets galore!. Click the picture to take the challenge

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In other news:

I went to Las Vegas this weekend and had a blast! It was a nice little birthday get away with some amazing friends from Dallas. We did everything we wanted to do! We walked, ziplined, danced, ate, toured, gambled, rode bulls, shopped. You get the point. I walked at least 10 miles each day. At least it felt like it. Here are a few pictures.

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My December

My December was fabulous!!! I went with 32 of my family and friends to the Dominican Republic. It was WONDERFUL. I mean it was beyond beautiful and it was the epitome of paradise. I went para-sailing, I went Kayaking  I danced bachata y meringue  took shots of ron! (rum) and enjoyed the Dominican cuisine. My Spanglish really helped me out. They thought I was Dominican and they refused to believe I had no Dominican descent in me. LOL Here are some pictures.

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Christmas was very good I got some Michael Kors goodies!!!! Overall it was a wonderful month and I cannot wait to see what the new year has in store!!!