Thursday, January 13, 2011

how do you spend your fourth wedding anniversary?

….why the same way you’ve spent your honeymoon. In different locations. That’s if you’re me/us.

When the hubby and I got married on this very day, four years ago, we had a great day. That is, until my newly acquired family wanted to head back early in the evening because wait for it…wait for it…my father in law…ahhh what the heck…I digress and this is really a story for another day.

Either way, the wedding was great. Wouldn’t have changed a thing except maybe the registrar looking up midway through her speech, asking us to swap seats. Apparently there are rules for where bride and groom may stand or be seated during the ceremony. I had no idea. Luckily we had asked beforehand if it were okay to wear our wedding bands on the other hand. Because in Germany it is tradition to wear your engagement ring on your left ring finger and once you are married, you put it on your right finger.

So the hubby and I swapped seats, right in the middle of the ceremony and while I hardly remember a word the lady was saying, two things will always remain etched in my memory. Firstly that the registrar continuously mispronounced my husbands middle name and that she asked us to swap seats…RIGHT IN THE MIDDLE OF THE EFFIN’ CEREMONY! Can you believe it?

The day after the wedding we headed off onto our honeymoon. Just not together. The hubby went back to Munich where he lived at that time. And I went back to Dublin, where we used to live and where I still lived at that time.

Don’t worry, I may sound sarcastic but I am  really not and we thought our wedding was perfect. Like I said, if I were to do it all over again, I wouldn’t change a thing, except maybe make sure I am sitting in the right seat this time. We also decided that it would be a good thing if we, now as newlyweds, lived in the same country – maybe even the same place! And much later that year, we even took time to finally go on our real honeymoon, to Thailand no less.

These past four years were awesome and there is not a day that goes by that I am not thinking about how blessed I am, to be sharing my life with my best friend, lover, confidant…you name it. To me he is all that and more. Even though we cannot spend this particular anniversary together, I am certain that we get to spend many more anniversaries together.

Happy Anniversary! I love you bhb!


Melisa with one S said...

Happy Anniversary, Kat and hubby!!! Love you guys!
(How about a belated 4th anniversary trip to Chicago? Huh? Huh? Huh? :) )

The hubby said...

This is her hubby..

Hey Melisa ! so, tell me then, which one would you like to order as we spend our 4th anniversary apart? :)

Thanks for the good wishes..

Anonymous said...

Happy Anniversary Kat & Hubby! Wishing you many more years of happiness.

I'd say a trip to NYC is in order! :) But I think Melisa would disagree! LOL

Tara R. said...

Happy Anniversary. The day is well to remember, but also remember to celebrate your marriage everyday.

Lindz said...

Your ceremony reminds me of Four Weddings and Funeral and the Vicar :) I hope that Nick and I are still traveling for our 4th wedding anniversary. Traveling is my fav! Happy Anniversary!

Anonymous said...

Jan 13 of '07 lol 13 contrasted with 7 bad and good luck? or 'for better or worse'. Interesting. My husband and i consider our not-so perfect attributes FEATURES.. to appreciate. Well good luck! and in your face sucker! :)

Mags said...

Happy belated anniversary!

I'm curious though-what's the big deal about where you sit? If you stayed in the original seats would you NOT have been married at the end? It's strange they didn't catch it before you started. Either way, I'm glad it was perfect.

NerdyRedneck Rob said...

{sigh} the good ones are always taken!


misguided mommy said...

you cant just start a story about your father in law and then just STOP!!!! The curiosity is killing me now. Stop by and say hi to me later...I'm blogging again