marriage

We Are Licensed to Wed!!!

First thing this morning, Mike and I took a trip down to City Hall to get ourĀ marriage license. We were tired but excited!

Early morning trip to City Hall

Early morning trip to City Hall

We followed all the signs…

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I went through a phase where I was addicted to Ancestry.com. I loved looking at copies of my ancestor’s marriage certificates and imagining how they were feeling when they signed those forms. When I signed the form today, I couldn’t help but think of my future great, great-grandchildren looking at my signature. Hopefully this blog will still exist two hundred years from now and they’ll be able to know exactly how I was feeling today…giddy!

They even gave us an envelope. How thoughtful :)

They even gave us an envelope. How thoughtful šŸ™‚

It’s official…We’re getting married!

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ItĀ“s all in the details

The lucky frogĀ“s on top of the skull

IĀ“ve been overwhelmed by the details of the Spanish language, but positively inspired by the details of Spanish architecture. As I wrote in a previous post, legend has it that if you find the frog in the fasƧade of the University entrance you will get married in a year. Single women flock to the entrance every morning to try and find it. I found it yesterday! Haha, sorry Mike.

If you think it was an easy feat think again. The whole wall is carved with intricate flowers, animals, and decorations.

The fasƧade of the University entrancen

People stare at it for hours until their necks get sore. The frog is only about an inch tall and itĀ“s high up. I should start a business where I charge desperate women a euro for each hint as to where the frog is.

HereĀ“s a funny side note. WordPress (the site that hosts my blog) shows me what links causes people to view my blog. My post about the dreaded lisp is the most visited, and I was wondering why. I have a picture of Megan Fox at the bottom, and then I saw that hundreds of people viewed the post because of the Megan Fox tag! ThatĀ“s one way of getting visitors!

And now I will show you some pictures of the ceilings in Salamanca and Segovia. IĀ“ve been blown away by the details.

In the castle of Segovia. This was the meeting room.

This ceiling is about 30 feet high and decorated with all the kings of SpainĀ“s history. Below each one is a description of their rule and lineage. These figures are about 5 feet tall and about 20 feet above your head.

The throne room in the castle of Segovia

This ceiling is about 40 feet high. The walls are red velet. The carved section is about 10 feet wide. The detail is stunning. You canĀ“t help but drop your mouth when you walk into this room.

The ceiling of the Cathedral of Salamanca

The massive columns of the Cathedral of Salamanca

A ceiling of the old library. All hand carved wood.

detail of the ceiling

Each color is a different marble or granite.