>Our first anniversary celebration

>So, Brian and I have been talking for about a month now about our first anniversary and what we want to do to celebrate it. It’s hard to believe that we have already been married for more than 7 months!

The traditional first anniversary gift is paper. So, we decided that our gift to each other will be a return “ticket” to….

Disney World! We had such a wonderful time on our honeymoon so ultimately we decided to return. We had thought about a trip to the Beach Club on Fort Morgan where we got married, or perhaps a trip to Vegas. But Disney is such offering great deals these days, and when you add in the dining plan, it makes it all-inclusive and so much less expensive than a Vegas trip. The room may cost less in Vegas, but the airfare, rental car, show tickets and gambling money really add up.

So, we’ll arrive April 24 and leave May 1. Our anniversary — Sunday, April 25 — will be spent in the Magic Kingdom. In total, we will visit the Magic Kingdom twice, Epcot twice, and Hollywood Studios and Animal Kingdom once each.

For our honeymoon, we stayed at the Animal Kingdom Lodge, a deluxe resort. For our anniversary, we’re staying at the Pop Century Resort, a value resort. It’s a step down, but we spent so little time in our room during the honeymoon. It was basically a place to shower and sleep.

We’re also downgrading our dining plan from deluxe to plus. Deluxe give you 3 sit-down meals and 2 snacks per day, while the Plus plan gives you 1 sit-down meal, 1 quick service meal and 1 snack per day.

We really enjoyed all the sit-down meals on our honeymoon, but we didn’t really see the need for all those meals this time around. We’re going back to 3 of our favorite sit-down restaurants from the honeymoon and visiting 4 new restaurants. I’ll blog some more about our favorites from the honeymoon soon.

If you have never been to Disney World or haven’t been since you were a kid, I highly recommend a trip. So many things have changed over the years, such as the addition of the FastPass system, and the food, especially at Epcot World Showcase and the resorts, is to die for!

Just don’t go June-September (too hot and kids out of school!), during spring break, during Thanksgiving week, or the week of Christmas and New Years. I would recommend January-February (nice weather and no crowds!), late April-early May (between spring break and summer break. Also the Epcot Flower & Garden Festival) and I would love to go in the fall during the Food & Wine Festival at Epcot.

While blogging about our future plans, I realize that I haven’t even blogged about our honeymoon yet, nor have I finished posting about our wedding! I’m such a horrible blogger, lol. I think I am going to do photo posts from here on out to finish it up before I forget everything. I also plan to scrapbook our honeymoon. Guess I can go ahead and buy extra supplies for our first anniversary scrapbook too!

Lastly, I just wanted to acknowledge that I’ve reached more than 50 followers through Google Friend Connect widget thingie. Thank you for reading my little blog. Lord knows I do not have the time to update daily, so I do appreciate my readers!

Is there anything in particular y’all would like to hear about my beach wedding and Disney honeymoon? Or, just introduce yourself! I’m following all of your blogs but I would love to get to know all of you a little better!

8 thoughts on “>Our first anniversary celebration”

  1. >What a fun anniversary gift ๐Ÿ™‚ I've never been to Disney, and each time I bring it up Chris says that it's not that fun… but I don't believe him! I think we'll go once we have little ones and can see it through their eyes.This has gotten me thinking about what our anniversary gift to each other should be this year… 5 years on the 18th!


  2. >I looove Disney! TBF and I are thinking of going there on our Honeymoon when the day comes. It's just so fun and accommodating! Glad to hear you thoroughly enjoyed it. It's been a joy following your blog ๐Ÿ™‚


  3. >Pop Century is a pretty nice resort, considering it's in the "value" range. Misty and I stayed there for our 5-year anniversary trip last year, and we really enjoyed it. We got there so early in the morning that the front desk wasn't open yet, so we walked around the lobby and checked out the collages of each decade and wandered about the different decade-themed buildings. I think adults would get a bigger kick out of it than kids.Make sure you use a snack credit to try the tie-dyed cheesecake while you're there! It's an exclusive to Pop Century.


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