Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Almost 12 Years Ago...

When we moved to Portugal, we only brought our luggage. Each of us could carry 2 pieces on the plane. I packed, and re-packed for two weeks. But any way I put it in, it always weighed more than 50 pounds. So many things were left behind.

Somehow, only one of my wedding pictures made it here.

June 14, 1997

I can read your mind.

  • Yes, I was a bleached blond.
  • Yes, we were married in a night club. (I've never been one to do things like they are "supposed" to be done. What fun is that?!)
  • And Yes, I was much thinner then...but you just wait! (I'll be wearing this dress again in no time!)

I had fun with the scanner. I've not ever scanned a picture before...I know..I'm lame. I may have to find some other old pictures to scan.

Last night Michael and I had some "Mommy/Daddy Time". I'll call it our Valentines date. Ms. Dawne stayed with the kids and we went to IKEA to do some shopping for the Valentines Day Dinner we are having this Saturday. We've invited all the folks from the church to come to our house for an Italian dinner. Michael and I will do all the cooking, serving and cleaning. Ms. Dawne has volunteered to babysit all the kids at her house. We just want to do something nice for the folks here in the church that have been so kind and welcoming to our family. And bless their hearts, they listen to me try to speak Portuguese. They deserve so much more than just a dinner!


Tori said...

Oh my, talk about blond!!!

Okay you two are way too cute, love it!!

Sounds like a perfect night out, at IKEA, what could be better?

Have a great time, wish I lived near I would crash your Italian dinner!

Aurora said...

Glad you had fun on your Valentines date. And you are getting much better at speaking adn understanding Portuguese. Way to go Nina!

Dani Joy said...

Wow, Nina!! Actually you didn´t read my mind. I thought,"who in the world is that with Nina´s husband!" hahaha.. no really I see your face and you are gorgeous! It was just the hair. You are a beautiful brunett and a blond! LOL Which does your hubby like better?

What blessing you got to have a date!

Well, you, Tori and I are on a slow train to getting it all off! Do you know anyone else? We gotta keep at it! Animo!!! as we say here in Spain!

Anonymous said...

Awww! Ya'll are so cute!!

I love this picture. Hope ya'll have a great Valentines Dinner!

(can you believe I finally left a comment?)

Mom said...

What a beautiful bride my little girl was!
My son-in-law wasnt so bad either.

Amrita said...

Lovely wedding photo that is.

Have a great Valentine supper. Sp good of you to invite all the folk from church to a love feast.

Anonymous said...

OH MY GOODNESS! I can't believe it. Why haven't we seen this side of you sooner?

I didn't even recognize you with the blond hair! I'm laughing because it's just great. Of all the pictures you could have stuck with, you got a GREAT one! I love it.

The hair and legs really change my perception of you. ;-)

Anonymous said...

You both have awesome smiles! Hope the dinner goes well.

Jungle Mom said...


Anonymous said...

That photo takes me back. I loved you then, but it is no comparison to how much I love you now. You are more beautiful than ever because your heart is beautiful.

You have given me such a wonderful family with my son. I love you all and miss you more than words can express.