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Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Congratulations, Mom & Larry!

At 1pm, at the First Presbyterian Church in Marshfield, WI, Mom Stahl and her beloved, Larry, exchanged their wedding vows. The ceremony was officiated by Pastor Don Houdeshell and Pastor Jorge Ramirez. Katy served as Matron of Honor, Larry's son, Greg, was his Best Man. His grandson Kevin was a Groomsman/Ring-bearer while 3 year-old family friend Jasmine was the Flower Girl. Bruce escorted Mom down the aisle. Katy's cousin Gayle sang (while playing Uncle Dan's guitar so that he could be there physically as well as looking down from Heaven). After the service -- which was conducted in both English and Spanish, depending on which pastor was handling that part of the ceremony -- the small group of family and friends sat down to a yummy lunch of Mexican food and wedding cake in the fellowship hall. Katy and Greg proposed toasts. Gayle sang "The Mother-in-Law Song." Carmen and the children led everyone through a traditional Mexican wedding dance. And the Huntwork/Howard family posed for a portrait with everyone holding up "bunny ears" to represent a loved one who was not able to attend.

Despite the cold temperatures of a Wisconsin winter, a warm and happy time was had by all.

Congratulations and best wishes, Mom and Larry, with all our love!

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