First a bit of background. When my husband and I got married I was looking at us going to Ireland for our honeymoon. I did a TON of research and it wasn't really that much more expensive to go to Ireland over Hawaii, so why not?! But after paying for the wedding we just couldn't afford it, so instead we had a phenomenal honeymoon in San Fransisco, a place we had both always wanted to go to. Back then I told him that I would like to try to go to Ireland for our 5 year anniversary.
A few weeks ago I reminded my husband about wanting to go to Ireland next year for our 5 yr wedding anniversary. October 13, 2012 will be 5 years. He said I could look into it and start planning, but he wasn't making any promises. I was totally fine with that, because if I could budget it well, I knew he'd say yes. I've been researching, and bookmarking stuff. I'm going to Arizona over Labor day weekend and was going to tell my best friend what I was planning. I called her yesterday to chit chat and she asks me if my brother had said anything to me about the rave in Dublin the 2 of them are going to go on, which he hadn't. So she drops the bomb that she is planning a family vacation to Ireland in the summer of 2013. So of course I dropped my bomb about 2012. Needless to say being best friends one thing led to another and we hung up with me saying I was going to talk to Josh about postponing our trip til 2013 and all of us going together. Which of course he said yes to, how awesome is my husband?
So, here we are, my best friend and I planning family trips to Ireland in the summer of 2013 together!! Her two teenagers and my older two will be going with us, so 8 of us in total. My 2 toddlers and her toddler twins will stay with family. Now I am even more excited about going to Arizona over Labor day weekend!!
When my husband and I got married, we had a traditional ceremony, but because I am Wiccan, we also had a handfasting, which my best friend performed for us. When we go to Ireland, she is going to renew our vows for us!! I am SO excited!! Plus....August of 2013 will be 20 years since we became best friends!! What a phenomenal way to celebrate our friendship! I can not wait!
Erin Go Bragh!