Good morning everybody! It's a frosty but beautiful day here in Holland. Fietje is glad she's in the house, after a little stroll in the garden. 'Ooooh Fietje, you're sitting on the table, again!'
Lea, the cat we had before Fietje came into our household, never jumped on tables etc. She also never entered our bedrooms, she knew that wasn't her territory ... Fietje is an animal-shelter-cat though. In the shelter they have special cat-rooms. They can walk and jump on everything in the space they have. Well, we had (and have) to get used to that, that won't change anymore ... To her great dismay she has to stay downstairs during the night.
Miauw, yep! And that's why I jump on ALL the tables and other things I can think of. I mean: not sleeping upstairs does ask for some form of revenge ...
But another thing: you know what day it is. What are you waiting for?
Okay, Fietje, yes I know why you're here. Stop with that staring habit of yours ...
It's our 20th wedding anniversary today. Time flies! Well, it's a long time ago, a lot happened but it doesn't feel like 'long ago' at the same time. We married in the village and parish of Nootdorp, where André was working (then) as a pastoral worker in the parish of St. Bartholomeus.
(By the way: do you see I had a red nose EVEN on my wedding day? Understand why I picture myself at Facebook and Pinterest as Rudolph - well, I call him Moose? Pretty logical, huh?!)
At our request the church was decorated with purple flowers, since it was Advent time. The flowers lasted almost the whole Advent time.
Our friend Ed is a priest and he confirmed our vows in church. He was a good dancer too :) We danced a lot in the evening and we are still glad we had an 'oldfashioned wedding' with EVERYBODY being there. Even André's grandmother was still dancing in the evening, in her nineties.
Family and friends, all the aunts, uncles, nephews, nieces etc. were present. The whole parish in church and at the reception part in the afternoon. It was the last real big wedding in the family. Sadly many of the uncles etc. have passed away. How good to have this memory though ...
Anyway, it was a great day. So ... today I'm feeling very grateful. I'm so grateful that we can celebrate this day, that we're healthy, happy, safe and sound as a family of five now. How blessed we are. How truly blessed.
And I still love him to pieces!
Have a great day & Dutch greetings,
P.S. The pictures aren't great: our scanner 'has passed away'. So these are pictures of pictures ... sorry!