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Hubby and I moved to Florida exactly three months before our first anniversary.
Our first year of marriage hadn’t been easy. We experienced layoffs, difficulty finding jobs, the unexpected death of our first cat and the biggest move either of us had ever experienced. We decided to celebrate our first year with a trip to Disney World, a short drive from where we’d moved.
|Four years younger and ten pounds lighter.|
We splurged on a season pass, knowing we’d take full advantage of everything Disney had to offer. Yes, two adults can have fun at Disney without a child in tow. We booked a hotel outside the park, but one with a fancy breakfast and transportation to the park. Not only were we celebrating our first year of marriage, but a new life in a new state where we could grow where we were planted.
|Sharing the world’s most expensive Coke.|
When our season passes ran out the next year, we decided to continue this tradition for year two. It wasn’t quite as fancy. We probably stayed in a terrible hotel because it’s sort of our thing. We probably yelled at some people for cutting front of us in line. We probably looked like wilted flowers by the end of the day.
We definitely had a great time.
Last year was more of the same, but took on a much larger meaning: last May was the last anniversary trip we’d take to Disney on our own. I was about 12 weeks pregnant and only showing in my face and hips. I personally had been infected with Baby Fever, and although I’m speaking for him, I’m pretty sure he was too. Did you know a substantial amount of children go to Disney? Up until that point, when my little squirt had just only allowed me to eat real food again, we hadn’t noticed how many beautiful babies visited the parks. It’s all we talked about.
We were in line for Snow White and started a conversation with the woman behind us, mother of a cute two-year-old girl. We told her I was pregnant and due in November.
“That’s so great!” she said. “Your lives are going to change. For the better!”
We asked her to take our picture with our little anniversary pins to remember our last trip as a family of two.
This year our family tradition of heading to Orlando for a weekend with Mickey is going to be very different. Instead of park-hopping with a season pass, we’ll be shopping at Downtown Disney. Instead of standing in line for $4 Cokes, we’ll be cooking pancakes for breakfast in our suite (generously gifted to us by my sweet sister). Instead of eagerly awaiting another ride on Pirates of the Caribbean, we’ll be splashing in the hotel pool with our six-month-old baby boy.
Today is one month until our fourth anniversary, and something tells me this year will be the best one yet.
What are some of your favorite family traditions?