Tuesday, October 11, 2016

9 Year Anniversary Trip: TORONTO!!!

First of all, if you haven't been to Toronto yet- GO! GO NOW!  Stop reading this and get in your car :)

Before I gush about the awesome 43ish hours we had in one of our favorite cities, Toronto, I have to go back to the early summer of 2015, over a year ago.

Carter was only a month or two old and we were adjusting to life as a family of five, which included three kids under two.

Josh let me know that summer that he wanted to take a trip for our nine year anniversary, just the two of us, and that he thought we should go to Toronto.

I answered, "mmmhmmm okay."

yeah right. I thought.

We have three kids!  Next year Nolan and Judah will likely be in preschool!  We both work!  Carter won't even be 18 months old yet!  That's so far away!

I essentially put the idea out of my mind.  I may have even laughed at him when he brought it up.

Fast forward to about 15 months later...

Somehow we pulled off squaring away child care (GOD BLESS MINE AND JOSH'S PARENTS) and we were off for child-free, anniversary fun.  

One of the best parts about the vacation is that we purposely made NO plans.  If you know us or have traveled with us before, we research, make Excel spreadsheets, and pretty much have every minute planned to take maximum advantage of the destination.  We had been to Toronto three other times and had done the tourist thing.  We left this vacation wide open. 

If we decided to go see a movie at 2pm, we were going to do it!  If we wanted to shop all day long, we were going to do it!  If we ended up sleeping all day long, we were going to be okay with that too!  
We were so laid back, that we forgot to bring our Toronto guide book (gasp!).

So... we shopped, ate incredible food, slept in, took naps, walked for hours and miles (Kristin Hundt does not pay for public transportation), and stopped many times just to sit, talk, and enjoy each other's company.  We  also thoroughly enjoyed the view we had being on the 40th floor of an apartment complex facing the CN Tower, Lake Ontario, and the Toronto Bluejay's stadium.

Our life is incredible and busy and hectic and stressful, and amazing. Taking a time out to connect, just Josh and I, was everything.  Without our commitment to each other, our incredible and busy and hectic and amazing family would not exist.

PERFECT Italian meal @ Trattoria Taverniti in Little Italy

Dundas Square
@ Amsterdam Brewing Company overlooking Lake Onatrio 

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