Wednesday, April 13, 2005

OH Canada!

I was a little bummed this year because every April we go on a vacation in honor of our birthdays. Since our birthdays are so close to each others (mine is this Friday 4.15 and Bryan’s is Saturday 4.16) we started the tradition of not exchanging gifts and just using that money for a vacation. The memories are far greater than if we were to get an outfit or an Xbox game. And as of last year we threw our wedding anniversary into the mix which is this Sunday 4.17. So it’s our first Trifecta as Bryan would say (and I’m not entirely sure of what trifecta means but I like it). But this is the first year we didn’t have a vacation planned. We weren’t sure where we’d be with the baby preparations, financially because of baby preparations and I was sick for so long we weren’t sure how I’d be feeling. But this was a huge year for us, our first wedding anniversary! Three celebrations in a row! And nothing planned and it was breaking our tradition.

2000 - First birthdays together, we go to Disneyland. And we both agree this will always be our favorite vacation even though we’ve been to more exciting places since. It was just so special. We even extended the trip at the last minute and called out sick from work in Florida.

2001 – The Bahamas. Tropical, beautiful weather, need I say more?

2002 – Vegas, stayed at Ceasar’s which will probably always be one of my fav Vegas hotels

2003 – Back to Florida, St. Petersburg. Our schedules were a little tricky with work so we spent the week at my sister’s. Hit up Orlando, Tampa and Sarasota.

2004 – The year we got married right after our birthdays so we count our 14 day honeymoon as the vacation. San Juan, Antigua, St. Lucia, St. Thomas, St. Maarten and Bahamas. It doesn’t get any better!!

2005 – Nothing. Nada. NO PLANS

In the last week or so we started throwing around the idea of just jetting off somewhere for the weekend but neither of us had tons of ideas. And things are just sooooooo busy right now and work is crazy I couldn’t think to ask off. We looked into a few options. Vegas was one since we love it but I thought the plane ride would be a bit too much for me right now for such a quick getaway. Everything we looked into was about $1k which seemed entirely too expensive to me for just a weekend. We’ve traveled for an entire week for $1k. Suddenly Bryan had the brilliant idea of Niagara Falls, Canada. It’s supposedly breathtaking, it’s new to the both of us, affordable and it’s a quick flight. Perfect. We’re heading out the last weekend of April for a belated celebration. (I had to wait until this round of deadlines was over so I can squeeze in a day off.). Needless to say we are really, really looking forward to this much needed trip. And as far as the actual Trifecta weekend, we’ll be doing a nice dinner, spending time with a good friend from Chicago (who’s also pregnant) and eating some 1 year old defrosted wedding cake.


Blogger Kate said...

Cute blog! Not cute in the patronizing way, but cute as in your sense of humor. Plus you have kick ass wedding and belly shots!

4:47 PM  
Blogger Kate said...

Oh, and PS- I didn't see any stretch marks. You suck.

4:48 PM  
Blogger V said...

Great plans. :)

7:02 AM  
Blogger Mama C-ta said...

I think I've been lucky on the stretch marks so far b/c as my husband would say I have abnormally stretchy skin. And a lot of extra so I'm oddly wrinkly (as he puts it) I am probably just filling out the skin I already had! :)

7:46 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

you can have some of mine. ;)
i thought i would lament them, but i have earned each one. they remind me of the wonderful time my babies spent in my belly:)
i actually don't think i got any new ones w/ lina.

8:25 AM  

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