Sunday, December 11, 2011

Seventh and Fifth Anniversaries

Hi Everyone,
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!

God bless,
Sher :0) 

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Duni said...

Happy 7th Anniversary! You look radiant in the photos, Sher! Thank you for sharing :)
I think it takes at least 5 years to truly settle in a new country...

Ivanhoe said...

B.e.a.u.t.i.f.u.l. Happy Anniversary to you both!

Sher said...

@Duni: Thank you so much! It's hard to believe we've been married 7 years now...definitely an old married couple :)

Yes, I believe it does. I've adjusted to life here, but still can't speak much Czech. That's a problem!

Have a great day,
Sher :0)

Sher said...

@Ivanhoe: Thank you so much! We're an old married couple now :0) Every time we visit Old Town Square I think of our wedding.

One thing I didn't put in the post is that my husband planned and orchestrated the entire wedding! He did a wonderful job!

Have a great day,
Sher :0)

Karen said...

I had never seen these before! You both look fantastic. Congratulations on your success and may you have many more beautiful years together.

Sher said...

@Karen: Thank you!

Yes, I've not shared these before as they are very personal. However, this year it felt like the time to share a few glimpses from our wedding.

It's hard to believe we've been married for seven years already!

Have a wonderful and happy New Year,
Sher :0) said...

Hi Sher,

Sorry - I've been meaning to leave a comment here for ages. Just wanted to endorse what others have already said about how lovely the photos are & how radiant you look in them. May there be many more anniversaries!

Sher said...

@chaplain: Thank you for your comment and anniversary wishes! We, too, hope there will be many more! :0)

Have a great day,
Sher :0)