Sunday, April 25, 2010

One Dozen!

Chris has the same dazed, "how did I end up here" expression that he wore on April 25, 1998! Here we are sailing out of the Åland Islands with some champagne! 12 years ago Chris' sister, in a toast in my parents' backyard, poked gentle fun at his propensity to study the world's less common languages. She was mocking the Teach Yourself Irish and Welsh books that still line our living room. Could anyone have predicted that a) we would still be married and b) more comfortable in Finnish than Swedish. As I stood in Ålands Museum this morning I found myself wishing that they had the exhibit information written in Finnish. That is what 12 years of marriage will do to you!


  1. Congratulations! May you have dozens more happy years to come!

  2. Thanks! I will do a lot for wedded bliss, including learning a rather tricky language.