Anniversary Stay-cation – Part 1

On September, 15th Joe and I will be celebrating our 2nd Wedding Anniversary. I think Wedding Anniversaries are awesome and deserve much celebration. Not because we are celebrating “making it this far” but because “on this day several years ago we made a life changing covenant”.

We decided to take a little “stay-cation” this year. Joe hasn’t taken off any vacation time from work so we thought this would be the perfect opportunity. We’re about half-way through our “stay-cation” and so far it’s been packed full of fun.

It all started Friday evening after Joe FINALLY got off work at 7pm. We had a lovely dinner at home, spent some down time as a family and then Joe’s parents arrived to visit for a few days. Saturday morning/afternoon we spent at the NC Museum of Life Science specifically to check out the special event, Hero’s, Villan’s and Special Effects. It’s already a great museum as I explained here but thrown in some Storm Troopers, Foley, Special Make-up and Model Artist and Joe was in heaven. Oh yeah, Jude had a good time too!

We got home late afternoon and Joe and I pack a bag and left Jude with Grandma and PaPa for the night. We had reservations at the Brownstone Hotel and dinner plans at Shaba Shabu. After gorging ourselves with Sushi and Chocolate Mousse Cake we headed downtown to walk around on such a gorgeous September night. As usual we ran into some friends and chatted. Then we came across a Free Outdoor Symphony concert in City Market. They finished off the evening with the Star Wars theme and again Joe was in heaven!

We ended our night with drinks at The Busy Bee. Chatting and planning our Sunday morning breakfast with some visiting out-of-town friends.

This morning we slept in (till almost 9am!) Yes, we skipped church. Then met our friends DJ and Zoya at Finch’s for a good ole southern breakfast complete with grits and biscuits. After a nice long visit with our friends and finally being reunited with our snuggly little boy, who had a great time with grandma and papa, we decided it was time for lunch. (at 2pm!) We ate lunch with the In-laws at Brio Tuscan Grille before Grandma and PaPa had to go home.

Now we are planning for the second half of our stay-cation which will be just as awesome but maybe a little less busy. Tomorrow we’re hoping to take a day trip to introduce Jude to the beach. I’m pretty sure he’ll love it. Then on Tuesday, our actual anniversary, I think we’ll just play it low key and relax as a family before Joe has to go back to work on Wednesday.

All-in-all it’s been a great weekend even though it sounds a bit like this anniversary weekend. But I guess the new ultra modern 2nd anniversary gift should be sushi… or maybe just every anniversary. YUM.


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