Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Did you think I forgot? HA! An Unforgettable 5 Years!

I didn’t forget! How could I forget to post about our 5 YEAR ANNIVERSARY on August 22!! Really, I didn’t. Here was my logic. Denis has the whole month of September off from school and so we planned a GIANT road trip of New England to celebrate our five amazing years together. On August 22, 2013 we celebrated by going on a nice little date. It was a great, simple day! A day that reminded me that everyday I get to spend with this man is a blessing beyond belief.

As for our 5 year anniversary trip…it was stellar! Even all the planning that we did for it a month before was so fun! And of course when we got home and Denis sat down to catch up on our finances, we celebrated even more when we learned that we only spent $1.56 over the budget we set for our trip…nailed it!

Places we visited: Hershey Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, New Jersey, New York City, Boston, Sharon Vermont, Manchester Vermont, Palmyra New York, Niagara Falls, Kirtland Ohio.

Things we did: Hershey factory, Valley Forge visit (loved that place!), Liberty Bell and Independence Hall in Philly, dinner and staying with my awesome cousin Shayna and her husband Ian, the train ride fiasco 2013 from NJ to NYC, 9/11 memorial, a delicious lunch at Shake Shack, matinee of Lion King on Broadway, a walk through central park, top of the rock, mastered the NYC subway system, a drive by looking of Yale, a tour of Harvard, Freedom Trail in downtown Boston, visited the place where Joseph Smith was born (beautiful!), stayed at a 5 star resort in Vermont (gorgeous!), a very wet camping night spent near Palmyra, Peter Whitmer Farm, Hill Cumorah, Palmyra temple, Sacred Grove, Book of Mormon publishing store, a very happy me that we decided to get a hotel instead of camping in the rain and cold another night, Niagara Falls, Maid of the Mist boat tour of the Falls, Kirtland temple, Issac Morely Farm, and then HOME!



I made Denis some balloons with memories written on the outside from each year we’ve been married, love notes hidden inside, and hung them from the ceiling to surprise him in the morning.

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My beautiful flowers

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I don’t want to forget that we got two free extra pieces of cheesecake on our anniversary from the Cheesecake Factory…want to know how? Message me and I’ll tell you the secret.



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Let’s move out!

Hershey, PA

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Valley Forge, PA

(one of my favorite places on our trip)

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Philly, PA

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Independence Hall

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New Jersey

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New York City

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Subway experts!

The survivor tree at the 9/11 Memorial

The survivor tree

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Shake Shack!

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Sharon, VT

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The original foundation of the home where Joseph Smith was born

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Manchester, VT

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They upgraded us to their suite for free because it was our anniversary

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The upstairs our of suite

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A quarry where people go to cliff jump

Palmyra, NY

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Hill Cumorah

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Sacred Grove

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Smith Farm

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Peter Whitmer home

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Niagara Falls

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Kirtland, OH

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Going HOME

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