Our Marriage Celebration
Within four months, the commute was unbearable, and with enough money saved, we moved to Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn. The two bedroom apartment we shared with roommate, Robert, was tiny, noisy, and critter infested – but it was a start and some of our best times with friends were shared there.
Needless to say, after a year, we had to find better accommodations, so onward to Williamsburg…what an upgrade! Twelve hundred square feet on the top floor of a quiet street and a shared backyard for BBQ parties. Brian was working at J&R and then Staples, while Janet continued with Merkley, while also building up her web design company, Third Eye Industries.
We had a fantastic first semester in Florence, studying hard, keeping up with Third Eye Industries clients, and taking excursions to get to know Italy and a few other points in Europe. The month of August was spent with Brian’s family in Sardinia, with the highlight (of course) being Brian’s proposal on our last night there. After more challenging paperwork, our Italian marriage date was set for January 20th in Oristano, Sardinia.
We were overjoyed to share this wonderful day with our parents, a small group of Italian family, and a couple of Italian friends (see pics). We now have the most wonderful opportunity to build more memories by sharing an “American” celebration with all of you.