Friday, April 24, 2009

Here comes the bride!

Here's some big news!

Seems the man and I might have to get married. Again.

In the near eternal quest for papers for the girls we went off and visited the local justice of the peace. Seems our marriage papers are not valid here and we are therefore, in the eyes of the Spanish gov't, not officially married.

Little did I know ;-)

Aside from the fact that I have just found myself single again, the implications of this probably have more to do with benefits and social security payments along with wills etc etc etc.....

Given the incredibly horrific realities of trying to get paperwork done over here, (our marriage certificate is still languishing somewhere in the Spanish Embassy in Ottawa after nearly a year) it may be simpler to go about 150 meters down the street to the city hall and get married.

Again.

This'll make it three.

Good thing I am so fond of the guy.

13 comments:

The Bodhi Chicklet said...

I guess that answers the question, "if you had it to do all over again, would you?" Perhaps 3 will be the charm.

J.G. said...

So amusing. Sounds like you're experiencing the ultimate in bureaucracy.

At least you already know you'll be living happily ever after!

Anonymous said...

Do I get to give away the Bride? And does Mom organise the party again?
There's only two weddings in the family this year, lets go for a bunch



Sea Dog

TeacherMommy said...

Obviously I have some archive reading to do, because now I'm curious--third time? Did you do a civil ceremony and then a public one later, like I did?

Anonymous said...

great excuse for a party!
it was a pretty great one last time!
Right now I am feeling very lucky to have a french livre de mariage ;-)
JVLF

swenglishexpat said...

So you will be well married!

elpadawan said...

Supermarried? Well, Three times congratulations and best wishes of happinness. Does this make three different anniversary dates, with thrice the amount of presents?

C.S. said...

Don't forget to take pictures!

Beth said...

That's pretty crazy! But I guess it's a good excuse to give a party, right?

The strangest things seems to happen to you...

oreneta said...

Bodhi, without a second's hesitation.

JG, the kids thought it would be kind of weird to come to their own parents marriage....

Sea dog, we'll see if we can make it three...or not....I think the party could be a little lower key, no? Not that that one was all that involved, but still....

Teachermommy, I don't think I have posted on the topic, we ended up getting married twice on the same day. Believe in getting things thoroughly done. It is a longer story, maybe I will write it one of these days.

J-vlf, having the local papers is certainly darned handy. You registered the kids with the Canadians didn't you? I hope so. I wasn't thinking of having any sort of a party at all, should we have to do it....now you have me pondering the idea.

Swede, if we have to do it again, we might end up being one of the most thoroughly married people on the planet. Two ceremonies is not all that uncommon, but three?

ElP, Umm, I think no....the first two were the same day, keeps things simple. This one, naaaaa. Super married though. It's nice.

CS, oh yeah! Usually I am the one with the camera. Maybe the kids would do the honours.

Beth, sometimes I think I lead a very average life, and then sometimes I don't.

Carla said...

Third times a charm, or so it should be.

Hmmm... if you do it, would you celebrate all the dates (even though there are only 2 dates). Think of the side benefits.

oreneta said...

Carla, honestly, half the time I am not sure of the date we have..two????

Beth said...

A blushing bride - yet again! ;)