“A great marriage is not when the “perfect couple” comes together. It is when an imperfect couple learns to enjoy their differences.”

It seems impossible to believe that one year of being married has gone by already. 6 years ago we were laying on a tube in a pool floating around and talking about random things. Now, we’ve been married for a year. It’s hard to think that “camp crushes” actually last…but we are living proof that they do! I had a feeling when I met him that this guy was going to be around a while. I somehow knew I would end up marrying him. Well what they say is true…when you know, you know.

We wanted to take a trip that would be fun, but low key. We didn’t want to do anything big because our goal/dream/plan/trip/IT’SGONNAHAPPEN is Paris.

Minneapolis was the perfect place! Here’s our trip:

Our hotel was scheduled for Friday-Sunday, but Thursday night we had this random idea of being adventurous and spontaneous. Around 8pm we decided to get in the car, drive for a couple hours and see where we would end up! It was a super fun car trip with junk food and jammin out to Taylor Swift (shout out to my home girl). We ended up staying in this cute little hotel.

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Friday we got up early and finished the trip to Minneapolis. Coffee is a must for getting up early. And afternoons. And evenings. And breathing.

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I was soo hungry I couldn’t speak for the last half hour. Every time my husband talked to me I felt sick. Does this happen to anyone else? When we arrived at the Mall of America we ate at the first place I could make it to (dramatic?). Luckily, it was a shrimp place. We love shrimp. Also, It was a restaurant based off Forest Gump. We love Forest Gump. Double win.

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When people think Mall of America they think shopping all day and buying lots of stuff. When I think Mall of America I think of buying lots of food. We went to every floor, didn’t buy anything, and made it out in 4 hours! Buttttt…..on the other hand….I love Burlington Coat Factory. Thank you husband for taking me to 3/4 of them.

 one year anniversary trip my chic obsession<<—–Bubble tea and gelato. That’s where it’s at.

After a day of traveling and shopping it was hotel/pool time. It doesn’t hurt to casually throw in you’re on your first year anniversary…you might get a really nice suite and free breakfast.

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Saturday was a great day!

We strolled down Farmer’s Market and explored the Global Market. I loved the Global Market because they had food, clothes, and gifts from all different countries. I had some legit pad thai for the first time and ohmy.

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one year anniversary trip my chic obsession<<—Does anyone else see the irony?

With a stop at a coffee shop later we were ready for our next activity. Spyhouse is pretty big I guess. I prefer my coffee less coffeey, but it was good 😉

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Como Conservatory is a conservatory, zoo, and fair into one! Triple whammy.

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dubuque-ia-photographer (18 of 21) Here is a picture of a seal. Because why not?

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            cotton candy couple holding hands

All of those activities filled up our Saturday and we ended the day with some wonderful hot tubin’.

Sunday was beach day and I read a book on how to be Parisian Chic. My husband thought I made this term up but then I could finally find it in print! So there! 😛

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All in all what a fantastic weekend. It’s back to the real world now with jobs and school. I can’t wait to see what the 60+years bring. Love you T

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4 Comments

  1. Renee

    August 6, 2015 at 3:35 am

    Aww love hearing about your trip!

    1. IT’SGONNAHAPPEN— haha no one doubts you. We know it will happen for sure!
    2. I love how much coffee you drink.
    “Coffee is a must for getting up early. And afternoons. And evenings. And breathing.” <—yes!
    3. 3/4 Burlington coat factories is dedication!
    4. lol not dramatic at all! Sometimes when you're hungry, it feels like the world stops, or should stop.

  2. Natalie Morell

    August 6, 2015 at 6:34 pm

    “And breathing.” hahaha 🙂
    would the irony be “can’t fit” when clearly both signs can’t fit?
    I am wearing that exact same outfit today (black romper). we must be like sisters or something..
    Way to be adventurous!! and congrats on not buying anything! that is a really big feat in the nation’s largest mall.
    ditto what Renee said. #IT’SGONNAHAPPEN

    1. spoonfulofsparkles

      August 11, 2015 at 10:22 pm

      Yes, that is the irony. I don’t know if it was on purpose or not…but it’s so funny!

      black romper=sistas4eva

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