Thursday, July 10, 2008

Back to Reality

We had a lovely trip, filled with emotional mood-swings, hot flashes, dropping the camera into the Atlantic Ocean, running out of gas and getting stranded in the middle of the Everglades, leaving the iPod and memory cards in the rental (which have since "disappeared"), and getting a flat 20 miles away from the airport which caused us to miss our flight and be forced to shell out $200 to take a flight the next day and $60 for a hotel room.

It really was a great trip though. :)

I relaxed like I haven't in so long, and it felt so good. We had a lot of "lessons" (aka mishaps) on the trip (we also lost the cell phone in the Keys, but after a good bit of careful beach-combing, we did find it safe in the sand, thank God), but we took them as lessons, not disasters, and they made us more grateful for all that we have.

DH and I had been planning a Florida trip since before we were married. It took us about three years to get our act together, but we finally did it! We flew to Orlando, rented a car, and drove down the west coast, through the Keys, then back up the east coast. Our families think we're crazy, but we enjoy road trips, and it was the perfect mix for both of us - I love being at the beach and in the water, DH loves seeing lots of new places. I rarely thought about TTC or not being pregnant, which was really nice.

The only reminder I had of IF at all was the obnoxious hot flashes. Now I finally understand what my mom is going through (albeit at a smaller scale)! Instantaneously, out of nowhere, I would break out into a sweat. Then, a few minutes later, I'd be freezing. Thank God that a/c vents in the car open and close so easily. :)

We were stranded at the Orlando airport on our anniversary (3rd!), which we had planned to spend at home with my family (we got married in my home city). My parents were disappointed, but we pretended like we were having a surprise anniversary getaway and made the most of it, and we ended up having a pretty nice evening.

We went home for the weekend for my cousin's wedding - amazing how far blogging can take you. :) It was a nice, simple, at-home affair, and we all had a lovely time. I had no baby questions the whole trip!!

And now we're back, having escaped the heat wave in the South, and now enjoying the Canadian summer. I'm bracing myself for some baby questions this weekend; we have two big weddings of friends, and I know we'll see a lot of people who last saw me 25 lbs. ago.

Pictures to come tomorrow, or perhaps after the busy weekend. : )


Lost in Space said...

Sounds like a great trip. The little mishaps help create great memories. (:

I love the Keys and lived in Key Largo for a summer when I was 21. I can't wait to see some of your pics!!

Just Me. said...

I have to admit I kinda missed ya!

Welcome back! Can't wait to see the pictures!!!!!

FYI- it's still me, if you're wondering who this is!

I Believe in Miracles said...

Congrats on 3 years!! We're celebrating ours soon. It is amazing how time flies, isn't it?

It sounds like you had a fabulous trip. Even with the mis-haps and minor detours to your adventure.

I cannot wait to see the pictures!! Although I have to admit I'm impressed you went to FL in the summer! Was it not super, super hot??

I hope all goes well at the weddings. I'd recommend wearing something fabulous (Rebekah mentions under clothes too) so that you feel great and can shake off any questions. :o)

Good luck this weekend!!

RM said...

Glad to have you back! We got home from our trip yesterday, and I wish I could say I had been as mentally carefree as you! I think I tortured K with all of my incessant "What If"ing...

Good luck at the weddings this weekend! Enjoy all the free booze and food ;)

Mrs. Spit said...

Glad your are home. Our best memory of our Honeymoon is getting drowned in rain in the inner harbour of Victoria. Still makes me smile. . .

Jill said...

Glad you're back! I've been thinking about you and wondering how the Clomid was working. Glad you had a fantastic trip :) I probably would have had a slight heart attack if all of that stuff happened to me :)

CG said...

Glad to know that you managed to have fun with all those mishaps. Waiting for the pics.

Kymberli said...

What a great trip! I also like road trips, and Florida is lovely place for one! I can't wait to see your pictures!

Happy anniversary, also!

alicia said...

holy crap! I can't believe all those things happend to you! poor thing, but yay for the relaxing trip!