Zaragoza & Flowers 💐

Every year on Oct 12 the Spainards and citizens of other Nations come together to celebrate El Pilar in Zaragoza, Spain.  This year is no different then previous years even for my Husband and I. Since moving to the United States in 2011, we have tired to come back each year for the Festival. There are a few reasons for doing this, the main reason is of course Family. My Husband being the only one of his entire family who lives in the US, owing home during this time offers him the opportunity to spread time with his family. A luxury when there is a ocean separating your and your loved ones. A another reason is because I had the great opportunity to live in Spain for a few years myself before marrying my Husband and honestly fell in love with Spain, so for me it’s a nice escape to a place I love very much as well. Another reason is what’s happening to day the Ofrenda de Flores, in English the Offering of Flowers. On this day one must dress in traditional costume, regardless of the country (that’s one of the most interesting parts) to be able to process with flowers for the Virigin (El Pilar) through the the town to the square of the Basicalla known as El Pilar. El Pilar is a statue of Maria the Virigin with Christ in their arms, this statue has a skirt almost ever day of the year, but today is an exception. The flowers that the processor bring with them are used to make a replica of the statue outside of the Bascillica in the El Pilar Square. I don’t know the exact dimensions of this replica but to put in into perspective about  280,000 people offered flowers in 2016. I think that probably gives one a general idea of how big this skirt becomes. The final reason is tied to the second reason in that I am able to participate in a cultural activity of country to which I am not a Citizen of. It has become a special experience for me in that I started to process the year my husband and I married, 2010. I was hesitant to process before then despite living in Spain. I almost felt well it’s not my culture not apart of my traditions so I why participate. Now I feel the opposite, almost to say it’s become apart of me and a tradition I look forward to each year. I will post some pictures from later today on the second posting El Pilar Part 2.. Now it’s time to get dressed to bring my flowers to the Virgin.

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NYC High line April 2012

The morning path3DMorning readHello Sunshine!In between the tall girlsGlad I looked up
Flaunt it baby!Madame et MonsieurMust be Spanish......yes?What are we looking at again??Lunch for two
Lunch for oneThe light at the end.....who knew she was actually famous!Sunday outingBright whitesBesos Des De NY
Low low downIt's always thereIt's always there II

NYC High line April 2012, a set on Flickr.

Highlights of my High Line session! Enjoy!

1 Year Anniversary –> All you need is love!

Since it was our anniversary last weekend I thought I would relive the fantastic day again!!!
Thank you to everyone who attended and supported us on this special day!!! Nos quieromos!!! Besos!!!
I am sure that most or nearly all of our friends and family have seen this video.  I know that all you other readers out there are probably wondering how an American/German and a Spaniard do a wedding right? This video will show you how it’s done! Enjoy!

We would like to give special thanks to Alberto and staff at Amarcord Bodas de Cine for their outstanding video! To Sergio and Feran from Silvermoon Fotografia for their glamorous photos!!!

 
 

All you need is love!

Since it will be our anniversary was last weekend I thought I would relive the fantastic day again!!!
Thank you to everyone who attended and supported us on this special day!!! Nos quieromos!!! Besos!!!
I am sure that most or nearly all of our friends and family have seen this video.  I know that all you other readers out there are probably wondering how an American/German and a Spaniard do a wedding right? This video will show you how it’s done! Enjoy!

We would like to give special thanks to Alberto and staff at Amarcord Bodas de Cine for their outstanding video! To Sergio and Feran from Silvermoon Fotografia for their glamorous photos!!!

 
 

Why do we dislike, hate, strongly dislike people???

So.. why do we truly hate strongly dislike, people? Is it because we truly have something against them or is it because we hate them because of someone else?

Well the other day I was trying to get into my flat, and I had a lot of bags in my hand I could barely get my keys. So I saw someone standing at the door but on the inside of my building. I thought that the woman would be nice and open since she saw me struggling to get my keys. Well I should also add that I don’t like this person but not because she has effected me personally but because she has done some nasty things to someone I know. So she is known as the nasty girl in the building. Well I was hoping that nasty girl would open the door like I said. Well guess what she was on her phone and apparently blind as well! She didn’t even move a damn muscle to help me. She was standing right at the door and about to leave! But she just kept walking back and forth talking! So she had finally confirmed my suspicions that she truly is a nasty girl! Now I have my own reason to hate her!!!!