Post # 1
Darling Husband and I will be celebrating our first wedding anniversary in about 6 weeks. I can’t believe it’s been a year already!
In that year, we moved to VA for Darling Husband to start med school and had lots of adjustments. Now that he’s a med student, he doesn’t have “free time” and his summer break is a joke. Luckily, we got married on a Friday evening last year so our anniversary is on a Saturday night.
Our wedding venue (very popular NC restaurant) offers couples who were married their an exclusive dinner on their first wedding anniversary, and that’s something we’d like to take advantage of–amazing food and even more amazing wine on the house? Yes please.
So, that means our anniversary will be us going back to our hometown. We’ve booked a room in the same hotel we spent our wedding night in and are going to have dinner at the venue we were married at on the night of our anniversary. What else can we do during that weekend that would be fun and a little special–we don’t have a ton of time since Darling Husband has to be back in VA on Sunday evening for his research fellowship that he’s doing over the summer.
In an ideal world I would have loved to have done a weekend getaway or something, but the anniversary dinner offer was something we wanted to do and thought would be special. Also, Darling Husband doesn’t have a lot of time to take off from his research fellowship so reservations are tough. It sort of disapoints me that we can’t “get away” somewhere but I should get used to it. All I hear is that being married to a doctor means he’ll never be around for birthdays and holidays and anniversaries. So I guess I should look on the bright side that he’s at least ABLE to celebrate our first wedding anniversary with me–on the actual day!
Post # 3
@MrsDrRose612: Pretend your a tourist in your home town. Take a tour, do local things. Just enjoy your time away and short break… and each other. Happy Anniversary!
Post # 4
Happy Anniversary! I love low-key anniversaries. We haven’t been married a year, and ours will be on a Saturday as well, and we just prefer a nice dinner, some yummy ice cream, and a walk.
Post # 5
@MrsDrRose612: I just celebrated my anniversary. It is funny how a year just goes by when you are having fun right??? I kept it very low key, just Hibachii Dinner and then back home for some BD’ing since we are TTC….whatever you decide to do, have fun and HAPPY ANNIVERSARY :)………………..btw (i got him tickets for the playoffs)
Post # 6
Yeah… usually our anniversary is something like, getting Chinese and watching a favorite movie… Ugh, so boring, but we haven’t had money to spend for previous anniversaries.
This year, we were planning on a trip to San Francisco, but Darling Husband doesn’t have any vacation time (new job!), so we will probably just go to a nice restaurant!
Post # 8
@sit1010: we moved from the RTP area last summer to VA, and we lived in the RDU/RTP area for 10+ years (well, actually I am a capitol city native so the Triangle is my home..Darling Husband moved from TX in 2000). All our fam and friends are there and we know the ins and outs of the areas so it’s sometimes like “hmm..what is there to do??”–at least I can remember plenty of weekends sitting around thinking “ugh, nothing goes on here” so there’s not too much around the area that we dont’ know about/haven’t done. But now that we’ve moved away (hopefully just for a few years) we appreciate it more so it IS a good excuse to go back and do some of the things we miss…
Post # 9
I’ve lived here about 4 years but I already get that feeling of nothing to do sometimes lol. I love it here but the nice thing is there are a ton of nice areas around that are constantly changing. My first suggestion, check out one of the new breweries. They have gotten really popular, and there’s a few wineries around too. Pittsboro and Carboro are both areas that have gotten more popular and are very art/music oriented so there might be some festivals or something along those lines going on while you’re here. Food truck rodeos are big now too. I’m not sure where you’re having dinner but I’d take advantage of having Darling Husband to yourself while you still can. Get a massage together, do dinner, listen to some live music, go to the movies, whatever you find relaxing that allows you to truly enjoy having Darling Husband to yourself. Maybe you can spend a day at one of the lakes around, Jordan or Falls, just lay on the sand and pretend you’re at the beach, or if you have enough time head to Wilmington. My Darling Husband works in Wallace which is out near Wilmington (an hour and a half drive for him) and I went out there one Saturday with him and we went to a wine tour/tasting at Duplin Winery and then headed to Wilmington where we just walked around until we found a restaurant we wanted to check out, we ended up getting sushi and then later found ice cream at an old school candy shop. It was too cold to really check out the beach but it was just such a nice day to be together. Check out the farmer’s market, the new art museum, just walk around downtown and see where the day takes you. Good luck!!!
Post # 10
Do something cute during the day like a picnic, putt putt, something like that.
And remeber to dance to your first dance song! We do this every anniversary 🙂
Post # 11
@sit1010: Ugh, we LOVE the farmer’s market–that’s a good idea. Didn’t get there often enough last spring as we were getting ready for the wedding (we moved in August). Breweries are also a good idea–DH is (was) a homebrewer–at least he was before med school started–and we hit every single brewery in the area, but again, we miss those kinds of places now that we don’t live there and constantly say how much better NC is than here…thanks for jogging my memory–now I’m in full brainstorming mode 🙂
Post # 12
For the past few valentines days we’ve been taking day trips to somewhat local (<2 hrs) small towns. we just pick a town and do whatever they are known for and war at their “best” restaurant. We are not really big on “fancy” meals so this is a really fun way to get out and try some new casual restaurants. I love that it is low-key, but still a memorable, special day.
Post # 13
Thanks for sharing ideas and your own anniv. plans. I guess I should also focus on the fact that we’ll actually be dining at the venue we were married at so that’s going to be special to revisit. We’ll be able to say “wow, a whole year ago at exactly this time I was walking down the aisle to you 50 yards away from here!”