Monday, April 4, 2011

Local Getaway

It's hard for me to believe but next month (May 22 to be exact) will be our 1 year wedding anniversary! This year has absolutely flown by! With our anniversary fast approaching I really wanted to have something special planned. Originally I thought of just making Kristian plan something, after all I planned most of the wedding, so it seemed only fair. But let's be honest, I'm a little bit of a control freak and a lot bit of a planner and as much as I would love to sit back and let him take the reigns that's just not gonna happen.

Ideally I wanted to go on vacation somewhere to keep up with our tradition of heading out of the country in May (Jamaica in '09 for my birthday and St. Lucia in '10 for our honeymoon) but alas our funds have been dramatically depleted from buying the house and since Kristian has only been at his new job a few months he doesn't have the vacation time built up yet.

So I figured maybe just a long weekend somewhere not too far away. I asked my mom if she could use her timeshare to book us a room at the same hotel where we spent our wedding night. It was her timeshare that we used last year to get the room in the first place. Unfortunately there was nothing available there.

However, my fabulous mother came through and booked us two nights at The Wyndham National Harbor. This is the same hotel where I stayed with my mom and her friends during this weekend back in December. So I know how nice the hotel and the surrounding area are.


We have a two bedroom suite for Saturday night May 21 and Sunday night May 22 (our anniversary). It's only about 30 minutes from where we live but it will be so nice to get away for two nights and have a fun little local vacation. There are a ton of nice restaurants and cute little shops right in that area and we may try to check out this place Saturday night and then spend our anniversary Sunday in Old Town Alexandria right by where we got married, followed by dinner at the place where we had our rehearsal dinner. Maybe this year I won't be too nervous to eat and enjoy my food!

As fun as an exotic vacation somewhere would be it's kind of nice spending our first anniversary close to where it all went down last year.


bananas. said...

sounds perfect!

long weekends can be just as fun as international long as you're with the one you love.

after only a year i'm assuming that's still kristian. lol ;)

Meg said...

This sounds like a perfect getaway.

I think it is a bit more of a challenge when you are trying to plan something perfect on a small budget, but that just makes the reward even greater.

I hope you guys have the perfect 1 year anni, I should start planning ours (8 months away, lol).

KLaw said...

eeek! So perfect. And I'm totally jealous.

Bicoastal Bride said...

Sounds awesome! You don't have to go far from home to have a great time and get away!

Lindsay said...

I think that sounds like an awesome little trip! Sometimes it's fun to play "tourist" in the area where you live. :)

Teenage Bride said...

yay almost one year!!! So exciting.

Long weekends are a good option. I am sure you will have a great time!

d.a.r. said...

Wow---I feel like you were JUST planning the big day!! What a fun weekend you have to look forward to!

Brittney said...

We're doing something similar for our anniversary in August. I'm excited =)

Marian said...

Um, seriously...its almost been a year. I can't believe it at all. It feels like only yesterday we were exchanging words of advice!!

But your whole trip sounds perfect!!