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June 6, 2008

Wedding Netherlands

So here they are just a fraction of all the pictures that were taken. But I hope everyone will enjoy them as much as Rob and I enjoyed our happy day. Thank you for all of you who could made it to our wedding and for the one’s who could not make it due to the fact that it was all very short notice, please be sure that you were in our hearts throughout our happy day. Enjoy the slide show bellow, if you would like a full screen slide show use the link bellow:

May 29, 2008

Short Trip to Luxenbourg

Our religious wedding was just beautiful and wonderful. Everyone we invited came to the wedding and even people who were not living in Holland. Uta, Lance and the kids came from France. Erica, the girls and Adam came from the US. Also Claire and Owen came from Irland to see us and I was very pleased because I haven’t seen here since Washington. It was truly a wonderful day but a little sad because it was also a kind of farewell. Rob and I missed his mother and father who were not able to attend because it was too short notice for them to come from Australia. But we know in our hearts they were there with us in spirit. I will post the pictures when the photographer send us the pictures. I will post some pictures we managed to take on the day but the really nice ones you all have to wait. On the Monday we left in the morning to Luxenbourg. Rob had to go there for work so I thought it would be nice to join him and explore Luxembourg. We arrived there at 14:00pm, Rob went to work and I went to the city center. All shops were closed so I decided to explore the old part of town. It is truly a beautiful city and the old part is medieval which makes you wonder how many battles were won and lost. There was only one museum open, The Museum of Modern Art. It was great because they had an expo on Emily Bates photographs (Love Scenes). It was great to be able to see her photos. After I went to have some lunch in a very nice little pastry cafe, I had a wonderful grilled veggie salad and a really really yummy strawberry pie. I kept strolling at the old part of town till I met Rob in town for dinner after his work. We went to a nice restaurant and had German food. Rob had veal Schnitzel and I had Sauerkraut with very nice sausages from Luxembourg. The next day after Rob went to work I went to the city again. this time the shops and all the museums were open. I went to the City museum which is mainly the history of Luxembourg. It was a very beautiful building and I had no idea Luxembourg had so much history. When I was done I went to have another coffee with some strawberry pie which were really lovely. I did some shopping (I bought a kilo of sausages from Luxembourg haha) and before I knew it I had to meet Rob for dinner and than leave back to Holland. It was a very nice short trip. Rob and I are leaving to our honeymoon in Brasil on the 7th of June. So I will not be updating the blog next month only in July with the Brazil trip. Well everyone enjoy the slide show of the wedding and of Luxembourg.

May 19, 2008

Bachlorett’s Party The Hague

Alice organised a great Hen’s night for me. I was truly surprised because I had no idea what we were going to do, the only thing I knew was that we where going out for dinner. We all had a nice dinner at The Concierge and we also cracked a bubbly to mark the event. Alice, Kim, Viviane, Maya, Jessica, Mike and Rodrigo were all invited to have a good time at the hen’s night. I know you are not suppose to bring boys on the Hen’s night but Rodrigo and Mike are my friends for so long that to go party with out them just didn’t seem right. So after dinner, Alice took everyone to the surprise which everyone knew but I had no clue what to expect. When we got there I couldn’t believe it, she got for me to the Karaoke bus!! I just loved it….a Karaoke on wheels. So we all took our place in the bus, opened a couple of beers and started singing. First we sang Dutch songs than we switched to English songs. After an hour we stopped and I thought the ride was over but before I could figure what was going on, a man in a strange mask and a cape came in the bus. Yes girls, it was a male stripper!! I never laughed and had so much fun, it was the most strange 15 minutes of my life! I have added the video to the blog but please be aware that there is some indecent contents. You can’t see his front bits but you can see his bum so parents please be sure the minors are not watching this with you. After the stripper was done we just enjoyed the ride in the bus singing Frank Sinatra and Madonna. When the ride was over we took some more pictures and headed to the Karaoke bar, yes we did a lot of singing that night. We stayed there and than moved again to a gay bar to have more drinks. This bar is a small bar with very nice owner who was just so happy for me that he kept filling my drinks and all the guy men were having fun with us for the happy occasion. So by the time we left the gay bar I was already very tipsy hahahaha. We moved on to a normal bar to have just a couple more drinks and dance a little. We left the bar scene at 04:30 in the morning I could barely walk and we were all laughing so much with all the pictures and the events of the day. I got home had a shower cause all these bars in Holland everyone just smokes like a chimney and there is not very good ventilation so you smell like cigarettes and sweat. Got into bed and cuddled with Rob. The next morning I had such a bad hangover that I slept till 18:00 hahahah…it was worth it though! Enjoy the video and slide show.

February 19, 2008

Our Civil Wedding

I could not believe how nervous I got when I arrived at the Tarara Winery for our civil ceremony. I was not expecting to get nervous so it was strange to get there and feel over whelmed. We arrived late so all our guests were there already, Carolina and Uta helped me get dressed in the bathroom. Bless both of them because my nerves were not allowing me to think straight, let alone getting dressed without damaging my hair. So I greeted all my guests and had some wine to relax my nerves, Rob was as nervous as me so we kept having these frozen smiles all time (hahaha). The only thing I remember is that people tried to chat with me but my mind was just not there, so I just kept nodding and having the frozen smile. So after half an hour I could not take it anymore and Rob too so we just decided to have the ceremony so we could relax after it. Uta was playing the piano (“Dawn” from the soundtrack of Pride and Prejudice movie) and Rob and I walked together to the wedding officiant. All our guests were seated near us. The ceremony only lasted about 7 minutes but Rob and I had a feeling it took at least 1/2 hour. I messed up at the vows because I was nervous but it all went very relaxed and funny which is all we wanted really. We didn’t want a stiff ceremony so it was just perfect; small cozy and relaxed. After the ceremony we had some snack food and Uta played a little more piano for all of us. After that Lance gave a speech that was so beautiful it made me tear a little. He gave us a beautiful wooden bowl that he made for us. After that it was time for the cake, which the children so looked forward to and were starting to become inpatient. My friend Wendy made the cake for us and it was just really beautiful and delicious. We opened some gifts and in the evening we went for dinner at Firstone’s a local restaurant/bar. It was very nice to have good friends with us on this special day, the only thing we missed was our families but we will have our religious ceremony on the end of the year so all the family can come together. It was truly a lovely day and we are very pleased on how everything went. We are very happy that we are married and that we could share our love with some close friends in such an intimate way. Thank you again for all of you who came to our civil ceremony and for the ones who could not make it, we will see you at our religious ceremony. Please check our ceremony on the video below (unfourtently we had camera problems so only my vows were recorded) and check the pictures on the below links:
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