Wednesday, October 8, 2008

We So Need It!

A Vaca!!

Our 5 year Anniversary was June 8 and we still have yet to celebrate it! We have been on the run since we met in 1999! Ok, that came out wrong, we were not on the run from the law, just keeping busy! Please don't call The Pink Owl! I loved the way Lianna laid this out for her anniversary!

  • My sweet Hubs proposed (please don't have an engagement over a year long, oh my gosh it was hard to wait)..March 02

  • I moved into our condo - Hubby moved in after wedding.....March 03

  • Our BIG Day - Honeymoon in Destin FL....June 03

  • I started teaching as an Orchestra Director....Jan 04

  • We moved into our townhouse.....March 04

  • We sold our condo and moved into our house.....Feb 05

  • Vacation to Scotland/London.....August 06

  • Got preggers (yes it's a milestone!).....Oct 06

  • Sold our house and moved back into our townhouse (so I could be a SAHM-Stay-at-home-mommy :))....Jan 06

  • Gave birth.....June 07

  • We sold our house and became vagabonds (moved all our *stuff* in storage, Hubby just wanted to pick a box and throw it away everyday until we moved, ha! That's a whole other post)....Feb 08

  • Got preggers w/#2....May 08

  • Had miscarriage (procedure/surgery) July.....08

  • After both living in northern VA our entire lives, we moved out west (my family and lower cost of living!).....July 08

Did you count how many times you read the word moved?! We've been married 5 years and moved 6 times! And we probably won't be staying out west for the rest of our lives either! We are professional movers now, we almost got our own page in the Yell0w Pages, but thought we'd wait for now.

Don't we all need a vacation! My mom is going to come out here in the next couple months to watch, our recently extra fiesty, BabyBoy so we can vaca!

Where have you gone on a vacation or your honeymoon that you LOVED? We want to go there! Somewhere super relaxing! Not too overpopulated! Beautiful scenery! Where did you stay? What did you do? Do tell! If you have never commented before, now is the time! Tell us about your vacation or honeymoon!

33 comments:

Lauren said...

We went to St. Lucia on our honeymoon in May 2007, it was amazingly beautiful and more than we could have imagined. We didn't stay in a commercialized resort like Sandals--we stayed at Windjammer Landing--a truly Caribbean resort with cute little villas & open air restaurants. The resort was on these huge cliffs and we had an amazing view of the Caribbean. For relaxation I would definitely recommend it. Go on a vacation as fast as you can!!! ;o)

Lora Lynn @ Vitafamiliae said...

Ashville, NC for our honeymoon. Stayed at cumberland falls inn (google it, too tired to look it up for you). Got to see the biltmore estate, the gardens, beautiful in any season. Drive in the mountains. Ashville is super fun to explore. Real artsy sort of town. you can do as much or as little as you want. and ooo, the antique stores!

Lindsey said...

We went to Hawaii on our honeymoon and it was the most beautiful place I have ever been. We stayed in a condo on a bluff overlooking the ocean. Amazing! I want to go back so badly!

Jenn said...

Wow, that's a lot of moving girl!!! THough we've just been apartment hopping - but that doesn't sound nearly as fun to all of your moving adventures!!

Todd and I have never really had a honeymoon. We went on a vacation this year to see my Aunt in Montana - and it was WONDERFUL. But we took my 14 year old sister with us, which is why we can't label it a honeymoon. Ha. Anyway.....

I think it would be fun to go see the fall colors in the northeastern states like Vermont, New Hampshire, Connecticut, etc. That's my dream vacay actually. (o: Colorado is wonderful as well - all scenic and quiet and great getaways. Have fun whatever you decide!!!

Miss Anne said...

We went to Cabo San Lucas a year ago for vacation... it was beautiful, but I got sick (montazuma's revenge) :( needless to say... our honeymoon we will be going to Hawaii!!! I can't wait!

I love your life timeline.. that would make for a really cute scrapbook page! :)

The Farmer Files said...

Let me just say that our honeymoon to Europe was exhausting. The story is hysterical but it was pretty emotional at the time. Not fun. On our first year anniversary we went to Yosemite and stayed in a chalet in the the park. AWESOME. We forgot all our clothes. FUN. Much aloha!

Mrs. Forever said...

We did Santorini Greece for our honeymoon and it was fantastic! We originally thought we'd island hop and see it all - but then decided we'd rather relax! We had a villa right on the caldera (built into the cliffs) with a private hot tub on our patio and an infinity pool that was incredible! We seriously splurged but it was worth it!

For our one year we went to a B&B in the Hill Country of Texas. We took a multi-day cooking class with a 5 star chef, toured a few wineries, ate incredible meals, went in the antique store, and overall had an amazing time!

Sara, Dan, and Emma said...

We went to Bora Bora Tahiti for our honeymoon and it was a once in a lifetime experience. I also second St.Lucia. We stayed at the Sandals all inclusive resort there and it was gorgeous too.

Lianna Knight said...

We went to Maui for our honeymoon and I am DYING to go back. We are hoping to take a trip back there on our 10 year anniversary :) It will probably take us that long to save up the money to go again.

The water was beautiful, the weather was great, the hotel was gorgeous....Grand Wailea is where we stayed...it had like 7 pools and a water elevator...priceless!!!

Kristen said...

Congrats on the vaca! Sounds like you need one for sure :)
We went on our honeymoon to Riveria Mia Mexico, and it was awesome, but my fav vaca was with my family to Maui Hawaii. The most beautiful, relaxing place ever! I hope to go with my hubs one day.

Renee said...

We love going on cruises! It is the perfect vacation for us, with and without the kiddos. Well, my husband would say Disney World is his favorite then cruises (Caribbean, Bermuda, and Alaska). We hope to go to Europe for our tenth anniversary next year but I don't know if it will happen or not.

Carrie said...

Love Destin we love Tybee Island GA

Mojito Maven said...

We went to Kauai in May 2008! It was so much fun!!!!

audreyo said...

We did St. Lucia, too. I'll send pics. :)

www.ladera.com

Right after we got back from this resort in July '05, Oprah labeled Ladera one of the top 5 places to go see before you die.

The rooms are 3-walled - open to breezes and nature. Mosquito netting on the beds and "moth distractor" lights over to the side of the private villas are all you need at night. Amenity after amenity after amenity. You really feel like the only two people in the world. 82 degrees the entire time. Really, really ridiculously good food at the resort's restaurant Dasheene (rum raisin ice cream, coconut ice cream, bananas foster, Caribbean jerk lamb, papaya daquiris...only the beginning), so it might fall against some of your healthy eating goals (but also might be so worth it). :)

Nancy said...

Sintra, Portugal. If you are interested I will look up and send you the picture of the beautiful, relaxing, magical place we stayed.

Half Gaelic, Half Garlic! said...

I guess you are professional movers...I hate moving...the packing of boxes....ugh!!

Relaxing place to vaca???.....I loved St. Lucia...very beautiful, we also had a great vacation at "The Atl@ntis" in the Bahamas...it is a little commericialized, but a lot of fun!

We just did 5 days in Las Vegas for a quick adult get-a-way....go to my blog and go back to the month of July...I posted daily from our trip....the hotel we stayed at was INCREDIBLE...I can't wait until next summer...we are going back!

~Mrs. Guru~ said...

Congrats on the vaca! I love Mexico!!

Britni and Justin said...

Our honeymoon was FABULOUS!!!! We went to Virgin Gorda in the British Virgin Islands to a resort called Little Dix Bay (yes, that really is the name) It was the most beautiful place I have even been to! You probably noticed some pics on our website. I have a honeymoon page on the website that I keep meaning to update......maybe one day! Hope you have a wonderful time wherever you decide to go!

Rebecca Taylor said...

We LOVED the resort we went to for our honeymoon. It is called the Royal Plantation in Ocho Rios, Jamaica. Here's the website: http://www.royalplantation.com/ochorios.cfm

We loved it because it was so small and intimate...it's also absolutely beautiful! They treat you like royalty, and all of the rooms are suites and SO pretty! Check it out! If you want some pictures just let me know, but there are also a lot on the website.

We're actually planning to go back for our 5 year anniversary!

Krysta said...

Happy belated anniversary! Our 5 year is next month and we are going to Mexico to celebrate. We love Mexico. We've been to Maui, on a cruise to St Thomas, Tortola and San Juan, and been to Mexico twice. Our third time is next month and we can't wait. Mexico is definitely our fav place to vaca. It's inexpensive, but beautiful and very relaxing! Let us know where you are going!

Sweet Simplicity said...

My best vaca ever was Breckenridge, CO. It was so pretty and quiet! It was the off season. I would only go there when the town isn't packed. We went in May. I think their big times are winter and summer, so maybe now would be a good time to go!

Amanda said...

we went to maui for our 5 year - unbeatable!!! the most romantic luxuious, breathtaking place you have ever seen - bliss!!! we leave for jamaica next week to celebrate #10!!!...i'll let you know. i just found your blog, like it!

Rachel said...

Cabo is great - so is the Bahamas, Paradise Island!! Yall need a vacay!!!

Megan said...

You have moved a lot!!! Hawaii is always a good vacation choose. For a bit cheaper vacation any resort in Mexico is usually good. I have heard good things about most of them!

Lane said...

Oh girl you HAVE to go to Cozumel! That is where we went on our honeymoon! It is not over crowded (course we went in late april-early May so it was a little off season) and it's absolutely beautiful!!
Can't wait to see where you choose!

Tater Mama said...

Happy Vacation!

We went to Hawaii for our honeymoon and loved it. We went back six years later. My husband had to go for business and I tagged along because, well, I'm not an idiot! :) A couple of years later we went to Aruba, and I've never seen more beautiful water. (However, we hated our resort, so if we ever go back, we'll stay somewhere else! I've even blocked the name from my memory.)

I have some cousins who went to the Cayman Islands for about 10 years in a row (before their son was born) and they absolutely loved it. I'd love to go there for several weeks......

Can't wait to hear what destination you choose!

Hollie said...

I wish we traveled more, so I don't really have much advice as to where to go. But wherever you do choose, I'm sure will be a blast with the two of you! You deserve it!
Congrats!

Shannon said...

Neuvo Vallarta, Mexico!! We loved where we stayed - at the Marival Resorts. It was awesome and so peaceful.

Blue-Eyed Bride said...

we went to maui. it was wonderful, but way more expensive than we planned. :(

Danielle (Life with the Hewitt Family) said...

We went to Cozumel, Mexico on our honeymoon. We atayed at the Iberostar and had a wonderful time. We did not lift a finger the entire time we were there and it was wonderful! The locals are VERY nice and helpful.

We have plans of going back there in 4 years for our 10 year anniversary.

Heather said...

We stayed at a B&B in Colonial Williamsburg, and then spent a few days in Charleston South Carolina. The downtown area in Charleston is beautiful, and there is so much to do and see!

I'm thinking though that if your mom is flying West to see you all, its not likely that you would come all the way back to the East Coast for your vacation. You might however want to add it to your list of places to see on one of your return visits to Virginia!

The Eekhoff Clan said...

We got married in SoCal in August, so the last thing we wanted was more heat!! Dan planned our honeymoon and we went to Victoria on Vacouver Island off the coast of B.C. Canada. BEAUTIFUL!!! If you are looking for something different, I would definitely check it out...but not sure how it would be in the Winter...unless you like to ski?

ARK said...

We went to Hawaii (M,K, and O) great combination of the islands since some are just beautiful and others more touristy:)New word! Don't ya love it?
I can't wait to hear about your trip and where you decide to go!


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