April 22, 2021

#TBT- Absence Makes the Corazon Grow Fonder

HolaHolaHola Beautifuls! Looking for a post from Aprils past, BB found this one from 2012. Oh the longings of new love!  Posting this is a  little ironic considering both BB and Sweetie forgot their anniversary this año, but the longings when apart still happen. Bueno, a little look at “young” love.


Absence makes the heart grow fonder. After almost 2 1/2 months away, apparently that cliché became a clincher.  Babushka's going to be a bride.  Ok, si, I was engaged before going to Miami, but the date was ambivalent and, "Well, it'll be in April. Not sure what year, but definitely in April."  Bueno, now we know the year - 2013.  Oh my.

This will be BB's third marriage, his first. I can hear y'all echoeing- Oh my.  Guess you can say "they got themselves a real live one" - and we have.  We both think we're very lucky to have found each other and actually are a bit surprised it took so long to meet.  Imaginate- he's 6'4" and I'm... Babushka, so we don't exactly blend into the crowd, especially in this little rural town.  It took us 5 years to meet, 2 years together and 2.5 months apart to set a date, but it's set. 

So, how do weddings for "mature mates" differ from the younger couples? 

 JU SO FONII!!!  Maybe because I've already had my church wedding with all the whistles, but at this point we just want FUN.  A true celebration for all involved- including and especially the bride and groom.  This being his first wedding we wanted to make sure his mother would be able to attend, so we chose to have the ceremony near her home in central Florida.  Years ago I fell in love with the beautiful and tranquil  Bok Towers and thought what a beautiful place for a wedding this would be; amazing how the heart knows long before we do. 

The spiritual sense of belonging, the soul of our celebration,would be represented perfectly in this setting.  But we all know, or should know, marriage isn't all tranquility and silence- especially with a Cubana, so we needed to find a place representing the other side. A place that was loud, in color and noise, mentally stimulating, tiring, and entertaining all rolled into one- a place like


Now how apropo, perfect and FUN is that? 

Can't you just see Babushka and Sweetie at the reception?

Actually, that's one of the reasons this wedding will be more fun. You dear readers will help me plan the little details that drive brides into bridezillas.  How do you see my wedding/reception dress?  Remember I'm over the top, but a no fuss kinda gal, so the wedding dress will go straight on the rollercoasters of Legoland. The bouquet? His wedding garb? Our wedding colors are turquoise- you decide w/what, and he likes folk music while I like something danceable. The grandbabies (all 4 of them) will be there so it'll definitely be lively and with your input lovely. 

Looking forward to the day and your visions of it.

Babushka Besos a todos.  Cuidensen.

P.S.  The number of wedding guests won't be over 25, 30 at most- so let's not go too crazy.

  Para eso estoy yo.

; )

8 years despues, and plans were made and changed.
La boda ended up being a spur of the moment with his mother, brother, and family friend
in an outdoor courthouse ceremony. And it was perfecto.
Bohemian Babushka
Bohemian Babushka

Groovy Spanglish speaking Grandma of 6 who loves life and all its adventures. Motivational while still keeping it real, Babushka shows how all things looked at with gratitude are good, and how to say to la vida- JU SO FONII!!!

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