Tuesday, 6 May 2014


I decided I wanted to see some sunshine and the beach before I hit my last trimester and couldn't travel anymore. We only had a week off work but still decided to go transatlantic for some guaranteed sunshine - Florida. We got to see blue skies, friends, go shopping (Little Baby's wardrobe expanded), dine well, swims, walks on the beach and of course spent time with Suzie, my car!
While I was super excited for all of the above, he was most excited for the below two items:

Big Gulp from 7-Eleven and Cheetos!

Alan wanted a real American breakfast experience. We had great breakfasts at the hotel, but it just wasn't what he was looking for. I decided Cracker Barrel was the way to go. Old country American.... he loved it!

We weren't let down with the weather... blue skies 6 out of the 7 days. Maggie and Joe visited us at the hotel - we spent the day on the beach and by the pool... the boys talked about beers and boy stuff, and Maggie and I caught up on life! The worst part of the day was that I couldn't use the waterslide at the pool.. it was fun however, watching their faces as plunged into the water at high speed!

Mid week, we went to Miami for the day...as I listened to music in the car, Alan watched for alligators all the way along Alligator Alley. Unfortunately, again, there were none to be seen. {Thank God we found one in the lake at our hotel a few days later; otherwise, I fear Alan would have completely given up on Florida.}

We visited South Beach and watched the world go by over these bad boys.....

We then visited the American Airlines Arena for the first time to watch Miami Heat play the Minnesota Timberwolves. After living in the States close to 7 years, I never once went to a NBA game so it was pretty exciting. Sadly, by the time the game had started, I was falling sleepier and sleepier. We had fun though! Alan came up with a few choice phrases such as "Nuttin' But Net" which kept me very entertained.

The night prior, in preparation...

I had a surprise visitor from Tampa..
Eva and I were roommates and teammates at University and hadn't seen each other for about 4 years. How fast the times passes, but the greatest thing; it felt like nothing had changed at all. Ok...slight understatement from the pregnant person, but, you know what I mean.
We went to 5th Avenue for dinner, ice cream and chats.

Back at the hotel and under the sun...

I feel like I already had my own mini babyshower. Thank you so much to Eva and Liset for the beautiful presents for Little Baby, and to Gloriana who sent something all the way from Mexico to Florida as a surprise. (My friends are cooler than yours)
Muchas muchas gracias chicas!!!!

On the last day, we did a maternity photoshoot. Neither of us ever did one before but had so much fun with it. A few photos to come in the next post!

Completely unimpressed with having to leave, we bid Florida farewell for another few months. Next time, I imagine it will be a hugely new experience! :)