Six years ago today Alan and I got married, for the second time. December 5, 2003. Our first wedding, was July 26, 2003…and if you guess a couple of people in my family did not agree with the date, you guessed right. But that was the civil ceremony. Later in December we had the Catholic ceremony…’cause you know that all good Cuban Catholic girls that were chaperoned have to get married by the Church too!
We got married in a beautiful ceremony by Father Albert Lahens (currently at West Palm Beach) at St. John Neumann Church. For me it was a magical day as nothing, absolutely NOTHING went wrong. And although I was scared out of my wits, I was also very very happy. Alan, he doesn’t get scared easily so he was one cool customer throughout this whole thing.
December is a special month to us for many reasons. First of all, we started dating in December as we clicked at the birthday party of a friend whose birthday is in early December. Secondly, I live for the Christmas season. Anyone who knows me knows that. Thirdly, it is our blog anniversary, and lastly it is OUR anniversary! Six years seems like a long time and at the same time the memories of that day are so vivid.
For our very first anniversary we of course ate cake. I mean, c’mon, you save the top for over a year in the freezer and then really get to disfrutar your wedding cake a year later. In our case it was doubly special because that cake traveled from Miami to Rhode Island, and you will not believe the things we had to do to keep it frozen.
That year we also went to NYC for our anniversary, as I was dying to see the Rockerfeller Center Christmas Tree and of course all the Christmas decorations around the city and the windows of the stores. It was magical, and I felt like Natalie Wood in Miracle on 34th Street. I had never seen such productions for store windows and such beautiful decorations across a city!
Yes I know the NYC picture is not that good, we had someone else take it and it wasn’t as good a camera as what we have now (it was a digital camera), but it is the memory that counts!
Subsequent years we’ve always planned different things to do around our December anniversary. Sometimes we travel, some times we stay in city. For example, for 2006 (the year Papi passed away and I broke my hand) we spent the day in Boston. But whatever we do we always find a new place to have dinner….and this year is no different. We will go to dinner and have some wine, and celebrate our 6th year together! Here is to many MANY more happy years to come! L’chaim!