Did you recently just celebrate an anniversary too? I have so many friends that told me they hit 5 years this year! In today’s post I’ll include all about our wedding, our trip to San Diego, our itinerary and then feel free to shop the post!
First – a little bit about our wedding. We had been dating about a year and engaged a little over a year, so picked the January 21 date because it held significance on both sides of our families. The weather in Florida was really nice and not too hot that time of year, so it sounded perfect for us. We had about 100 of our closest family and friends (mostly out of town) join us at the Hyatt Regency Resort in Clearwater. We loved this setting because it was technically outside and on the beach without all the sand.
Looking back on that special day, I’m so thankful. I honestly had a blast. Yes, there was stress with making sure everything went perfectly, but overall it was so much fun. I got to hang out with the people that meant the most to me, all in one place! Clint and I danced all night, and enjoyed an amazing suite over the weekend. Then we headed to the Dominican Republic for a week-long honeymoon! Who would have thought 5 years later we would be living in Ohio with two little boys? Life is good!
On to our 5-year celebration! We knew our anniversary trip was approaching and were pretty exhausted after the move over the past few months, so had little desire to do a big trip like we had originally planned. Come to find out, my sister Laura and her boyfriend were traveling along the California coast that week, and Jessica already lived in San Diego, so we decided to make a long weekend out of our anniversary celebration in San Diego.
San Diego is one of those special places in the US, where you really can’t find anything quite like it. It has the beach, big city, and lots of little towns and areas that are unique on their own. We stayed at the Loews Coronado Bay Resort, since we love the little town of Coronado. It was a great place to stay – comfortable, huge, had an awesome little juice bar for the morning, and a lovely spa that we enjoyed on Friday morning!
After a relaxing morning at the spa, we had lunch at Leroy’s in Coronado (it was restaurant week, whoo!) then met my brother-in-law Brian at the Naval Base to see the helicopter that he flies. Hands-down this was the highlight of the trip. I have so much appreciation for what he and our servicemen do. Those helicopters are SO big too – I never realized it until I was up close!
We headed to meet our Tampa neighbors that we missed dearly for a drink in downtown San Diego. It was so much fun catching up with Elizabeth and Kyle, hope we get to see them again soon!
Next, we had dinner at THE BEST, and I mean THE BEST Italian restaurant I have ever been to. Seriously. Called Buona Forchetta you will want to order everything on the menu (and we pretty much did). Homemade pizza, fresh pasta, burrata, prosciutto and gnocchi – all my favorite things!
We started the day with brunch at Rusted Root downtown and it was also such a great atmosphere on the roof of the restaurant. I’m seriously jealous of all the great food in San Diego. Then we rented bikes and went from downtown to Point Loma (took a little over an hour). We were all pretty exhausted afterward, but got to see some amazing things along the ride (including the San Diego Women’s March!). We walked along a pier to see a bunch of sea lions, which were absolutely adorable!
Dinner that night was at Ironside (seafood) also downtown, and we enjoyed amazing cocktails and a huge seafood tower.
We headed home early that morning and after a pretty long day of travel, we were so happy to be home to our boys! Below I’ve linked up my outfits from the trip! What did you to celebrate your most recent anniversary? Be sure to link up in our Thoughts for Thursday below!