Today is a very special day at our house. Jiri and I are celebrating our seventh wedding anniversary, and the fifth anniversary of when I moved to the Czech Republic. Time has sure flown by. Looking back at pictures from that time, it seems we were in a fairy tale.
We were married in Prague, at the Old City Hall, in Old Town Square, Prague. Our wedding was a civil ceremony, but we later had a religious ceremony, on December 31st, 2004 back in my then home town in Texas. Both of our ceremonies were beautiful.
I have to say that while the city magistrate did not use the Bible verses we had requested, he did manage to fit in the spirit of those verses during the small sermon he gave that day. I was surprised and very happy by that nicety.
After our wedding here, in Prague, we had a fun and beautiful wedding reception. We rented a restaurant, and had a small band, lots of food and alcohol. And my Mom had her very first beer--ever--that day! Some of our Czech guests talked Mom into trying it. She did, but I don't think she's had any beer since our wedding day.
My Dad couldn't come to the wedding as one of my grandmothers was very ill, and Dad had his hands full ith my two then teen-age daughters. To celebrate our wedding day, Dad made pancakes for the girls. It was very special, for back then, Dad was not known to be a guy who did much in the kitchen. He continues this tradition each Saturday, now, back home, making breakfast for a bunch of people on Saturday mornings.
These pictures are very personal to Jiri and I, but I wanted to share a glimpse of our special day with you all. Our wedding day was like a fairy tale, and so hard to believe that we were married here, seven years ago already. Today, I still look around, amazed to find myself living in Prague--now for five years.
Over these years, Jiri and I have continued to work out the cross-cultural issues of our relationship, but I have to say that things are nice and settled now. We are an old married couple :0) I would like to say to my husband, "Happy anniversary, Dear. I hope we have many more to come."
That's all for today! Have a great day!
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