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This past December, my husband and I celebrated our 9 year wedding anniversary. It was a truly a special day and my husband continues to be an amazing father and partner each and every single day. However, before I go any further, I thought it would be funny to tell our engagement story since this post is all about love and being romantic. Okay here it goes but I warn you all that I might win the prize for the most unromantic engagement story out there. It all happened in December of 2004. A big football game was on and my husband was simultaneously giving me my Chanukah gifts. Each gift was wrapped until I got to the end of the package where a ring was stuck way to the bottom. At this point, I knew my husband was going to propose, however, that darn football game was on. So I told him if he was planning to purpose, please turn off the television and the game. Low and behold, he ends up proposing but instead of turning the game off, it was on MUTE. Seriously…ON MUTE! We’ll, it was the most unromantic proposal ever but he has made up for it, since the day we were married. He is now one of the most romantic guys and continues to plan exciting romantic vacations and such. Well I should say, he did until these three little beauties entered our lives:
Since I have three kids 6 and under, the romance has definitely taken the back burner. It is not our faults at all, rather the time restraints that have been placed on us. Between working and taking care of these three adorable rugrats, the last thing I want to do is engage in any romantic encounters, if you know what I mean. However, for a New Years Resolution, we each vowed to take more time for ourselves and have Date Night at least a couple of times a week. We also plan to engage in one of our favorite pastimes which is vacationing.
Lucky for us, we have been fortunate enough to go on many amazing trips. Since I am looking to bring romance back into our lives, I thought I would sit and remember all the fun times we have had on vacations and share with you all some of our favorites.
Our Top Romantic Vacations:
1. Honeymoon 2003- Maui, Hawaii:
2. Playa Del Carmen 2004- 1st Year Anniversary
3. Las Vegas 2005- 2nd Year Anniversary
5. Cruise to Mediterranean 2007
7. Disney World 2009
8. Hawaiian cruise 2011
10. Disney World 2015
As you can see we did a lot of traveling before kids and plan to continue in the future with our love of traveling. In the meantime, we are making it a priority to do date nights several times a month. For us, putting the kids to bed, putting on a good movie, and just cuddling constitutes some fun date nights. Other times, it is getting dressed up in our “fancier” outfits and hitting the town. No matter what we are doing, we are making it an absolute must to bring intimacy back in our lives.
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What is your favorite vacation spot that you and your significant other have visited?
The vacation I’ll always remember is Vegas. First we got married there, then we stayed for a honeymoon. It was great!
Wow! Thailand! That’s certainly far and above anywhere my husband and I have been! Wowzers.
Robin (Masshole Mommy) says
It sounds like you guys have been on a lot of adventures. I loved seeing all your photos.
My husband and I don’t get to go on many vacations together, but all of these places look like they were very memorable. Maybe as our kids get older we can venture out more.
Paula @ Frosted Fingers says
You and I could tie for worst proposals! I was nagging my husband about marrying me. He was talking about how he and his band wanted to go play on a cruise ship as the house band and I was complaining how he’d commit to them and not me. We were driving somewhere while this was happening. He reached in his coat pocket, pulled out the ring box, threw it at me and said “are you happy now?”
Those look like some amazing trips! I’m hoping we start traveling as a family in the next year or so.
Well, that’s not the most romantic proposal, but he’s definitely made up for it! All those trips you’ve taken look so fun!
Tammi @ My Organized Chaos says
Holy cow you’ve been to some really amazing places. I dream of going to Thailand, it’s a must-see and soon!
Awe this is so sweet. You have a beautiful family. I have never been to Maui and it is on my wish list
Darn you have trotted the globe! I have never really been to many places. If like to go somewhere tropical with my husband abd perhaps have a date night.
Lisa Bristol says
I have not been able to go on very many vacations yet. I have always wanted to go to Hawaii.
Carrie @huppiemama says
Thanks for sharing all these vacation photos. I really like the picture from Thailand on the elephants. So cool! #client