Thursday, June 7, 2012

The 7th Anniversary That Wasn't

Let's just imagine for a second your 7th wedding anniversary is approaching.  How would you choose to celebrate that special milestone?  Babysitter?  Dinner by candlelight at your favorite restaurant?  Cards and flowers and gifts?  Perhaps even a little excursion out of town, just the two of you?

How about a trip to an indoor waterpark with your 5 year old and 2 year old?  Hmm, not exactly what you had in mind?  Now just imagine you (as in ME) booked a trip to an indoor waterpark to celebrate the end of the school year and perfect Kindergarten report card . . . NOT realizing it was your (as in our) 7th anniversary. 

That, my friends, is called a big OOPS.  A really big, totally fun, still had a good time, no nap, temper tantrum, laugh a minute, stop eating pretzels off the hotel room floor, no you can't have a $10 ice cream cone, don't poop in the swim diaper, didn't even sleep in the same bed on our anniversary, memory making, you better sit your behind down and eat because this buffet cost $22 bucks a person, bring me another martini, OOPS.

John and I laughed at what a difference 7 years makes.
After our wedding, we rented a private cabana right on the beach on the exotic island of Tortola for our honeymoon.  We swam with dolphins and woke up to the sound of the waves crashing into the shore.  All it took was 7 years and two kids later and we ended up at a waterpark in Sandusky, Ohio.
And I wouldn't have it any other way.

1 comment:

Sara said...

That looks like a fun anniversary Lisa...and one you will remember. Someday you and John will vacation all alone, and I bet you will both miss that trip to the water park in Ohio. You have such a sweet family Lisa!!