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Five Years!

I’m so thankful that today is Friday!  Technically there is no 5 on Friday Link-up today, but I wanted to do a Five post anyway.  I couldn’t be more excited for the weekend because…

1. We are celebrating our 5th anniversary this coming week!  I can hardly believe that it’s been about 5 years since we got married and yet life was so different then.  Since then we’ve moved twice and had two kids.  Life just moves so fast.  And I wish I could wear my dress again.  It’s just not practical for running around with a preschooler and a baby…

bridal portrait

Photo courtesy of Sarah Salyer

2. Anniversary Dinner

We keep things pretty simple for our anniversary celebrations.  No trips, no flashy gifts, just a nice dinner out together.  We’ll save those other things for bigger anniversaries.  I love having these special fancy meals together.

lobster on a bed of mashed potatoes

3. Stay-cation

My husband is taking this coming week off and we are celebrating by having a stay-cation.  We did this last year and while I love traveling I really enjoyed last year’s stay-cation.  Vacations with babies and toddlers are not so restful.  Stay-cations are awesome though.  We relax, eat out, enjoy some low key local activities but we don’t have to deal with traveling and the boys can still nap and sleep in their own beds.  While I do wish I were lounging in the sun on the beach like on our honeymoon, I would not want to try the beach with having to manage our kids.  Nope.

chairs by the pool

4. Rest

With having a stay-cation I am very much looking forward to having time to rest.  We will be having loads of family time, but my husband also enjoys one on one activities with the boys which translates to nap time for mama.  Hallelujah!

Naptime meme

5. Flavors

I am also looking forward to getting into the kitchen and being able to summon the energy to make some more elaborate, fun meals.  I’ve got several on my Pinterest FOOD board that I’m looking forward to making.  I’ll be sure to share if there are any new favorites.

Patriotic trifle from chef in training

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Tuesday 1st of July 2014

Congratulations on 5 years! Your staycation is an awesome idea! I may try and convince my husband to do something similar later this year since we just moved to a new place with a TON of stuff we want to do. You're right, vacationing with littles just isn't the same. haha


Tuesday 1st of July 2014

Thank you! We love a good staycation. We just went to the Columbus Zoo yesterday which is a about 2 hours away for us, and we had a great day! We've got a few more things planned for the week but today is our down day and I'm loving that too! Looking forward to naptime and dinner out tonight. I hope you do get to get out and enjoy your new area!


Saturday 28th of June 2014

Congratulations! You have a beautiful dress! I'm sure you can still wear it around the house, even for just a day ... Disney princesses do it all the time! My friend actually did that. She wore her dress and did her normal household stuff ... she didn't go out, of course. I wish I could still FIT into my dress!


Saturday 28th of June 2014

Thank you! Your friend is too funny. Good for her! I don't think I could wear it around the house... I worry about my boys and "jam hands".

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Mary Martha Mama