Ciao a tutti! Hi, everybody! Welcome to this week's Thursday Thirteen!
The topic this week was a natural choice, as today is the hubby's and my ninth wedding anniversary. It's hard to believe, but nine years ago today, Alle and I made our way through snowdrifts to have our wedding ceremony in the aftermath of a snowstorm.
Totally worth it.
And now, please allow me to present to you:
Thirteen Images from Nine Years Together
This pic was taken during Alle's first trip to the US to meet me. My friend Cristy worked in a portrait studio - what better way to commemorate such a special event? 2003
Post-wedding kiss, February 2004.
In Ferrara. 2005.
A kiss in Siena. May, 2006.
Lago Maggiore, September 2006. Photo taken by my stepfather, Martin Riley.
My all-time favorite picture of us. Taken by me, May 2007.
In Fontanellato, on the anniversary of our first phone call (in 2003). June 1st, 2008 (taken by me).
A kiss in Cavriago, Italy, October 2008.
At a family dinner at the family restaurant outside Carpineti, Italy. January, 2009.
At the family restaurant for a birthday/anniversary celebration, March 2009.
In London for the launch of Ask Me if I'm Happy, November 2010.
En route to Cades Cove, Tennessee, 2011.
With Simon Forward's Pizza. Lago di Como, October 2012.
And there you have 'em: Thirteen images spanning our nine years (plus a few months) together.
I hope you've enjoyed them as much as I've enjoyed sharing them.
And I know what you're expecting now.
So I hope you won't mind something that's still in the spirit of the other pics and the nature of this post.
I married a hottie!
Don'cha just LOVE a man in uniform?
Buon anniversario, amore mio!