Flashback Friday: Christian Gets Married

Exactly 11 years ago today, Martin’s brother Christian and my sister-in-law Tabea got married in Germany. Martin and I were there, having been married ourselves just a few months earlier. It was one of the last times we were all together as a family before Martin and I moved to Italy.

Now, Christian and Tabea live in a beautiful farmhouse in Bavaria with our two nieces. There are many things Martin and I miss about living in Europe, but being close to them is definitely one of the top. Telephone calls and web chats definitely help bridge the distance, but of course, it’s not really the same. We miss them.

For this Flashback Friday, I’m sharing HERE the post I wrote in 2002 about their civil ceremony. Can’t believe it was so many years ago.


Our basement is flooded. About an inch of water coming from front and back. This rain can stop now.┬áIt had never done that before. Our back porch/front porch area completely saturated before the water just started ebbing in from both sides. Martin and I were pushing furniture, moving papers, and dropping blankets and towels to sop it all and direct it to the drain. Ugh. So glad I cleaned and neatly folded all those towels during my “Hoarders” marathon frenzy.