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December 28, 2015

Our One Year Anniversary Vacation

Hello there, Kind Friends! I’m excited to be finally sharing with you a few details about our recent vacation. It was just what we needed after what ended up being a much more stressful year than we initially anticipated. This vacation really helped us unwind before the Christmas rush.

For our one year wedding anniversary, Chris and I went to Universal Orlando to visit both of their theme parks and spend some time in City Walk. We love going to theme parks because you get to have a lot of fun at a smaller price than many other vacations, plus they are only a few shorts hours away from where we live in Miami, FL.

Other than the relaxation and fun I knew we were going to have, I was so looking forward to having Butter Beer again. I’m not joking when I say it’s my favorite drink. It was funny though, I saw quite a few people get confused by the fact that Butter Beer doesn’t actually have beer in it, most people don’t realize that.

Butter Beer at Universal Studios

Honestly, this drink does not need alcohol, it’s amazing. Well, if you like sweet drinks it is. For the salty among us, you’d probably hate it because this beverage is obnoxiously sweet. It comes in cold (like a soda), frozen (like smooth slushie), and hot (like a hot frothy Starbucks drink). They all taste great with their butterscotch flavor, just at different intensities because of the texture.

Here is a video I put together of our trip. We didn’t do a chatty vlog like during our honeymoon, rather just a few shots here and there sharing in on the fun. During most of this trip we were “unplugged” from the digital world, which was a vacation in and of itself.

I also want to put in a random reminder here that if you aren’t on my mailing list, now is the time to join! I’m going to be giving away many more free printables in the coming months. One will be up tomorrow so make sure you are subscribed for more info on it.

Here is a really funny picture we created, inspired by the holding hands traveling photos that have become so popular lately.

Hand holding traveling photos

When we put this photo together I laughed so hard. It was Chris’ idea to have him going to the bathroom, which was so funny to me. He is so creative.

This time, I took a backpack with me on our trip instead of a larger purse. It was really helpful to have more space for jackets and an umbrella, though my shoulders were hurting quite a bit after our trip. I definitely need something with sturdier straps next time so the weight is more balanced.

The new Diagon Alley section of The Wizarding World of Harry Potter is so beautiful. It doesn’t have as many rides as the Hogsmeade area, but it is in a much more open space and looks almost more thematic than the first Harry Potter section. You really buy that you are in another world.

Anniversary vacation at Universal Studios

Chris and I can’t wait to go again in the next few years, Universal Studios really has been stealing our hearts more so than Disney during our past few trips. Though we noticed on this trip, we actually needed to go back to the hotel to take a nap before we went back to enjoy more of the rides. It has become more tiring since we are older than our first few park visits, ha!

How do you spend anniversaries? It is Chris and I’s 11 year dating anniversary in February so we’d love some suggestions.

 

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