What a wonderful opportunity we had March 23-25, 2007 to have an adult Mostert Family Reunion as all our sons and their wives were able to join with us in attending our daughter's wedding in Waukesha, Wisconsin. We got to become acquainted with all the Waltersdorf family as Sherry joined Troy Waltersdorf in marriage on Saturday afternoon March 24th.
On Friday was the Wedding Rehearsal, which I missed as Erik and I went to pick up my rented tuxedo and had to wait for the trousers to be shortened. Following that, all of us plus many of the Waltersdorf family as well as the groomsmen and bridesmaids (matrons) had a sit down dinner at a wonderful old German restaurant. We had a terrific time learning more about our new in-laws and sharing our lives with them.
Saturday morning we went various directions: Erik and I joined Troy, his brother Brian, his dad Keith, and Dan a groomsman pheasant hunting. Troy has two hunting dogs and my were they having fun chasing down and pointing the pheasants planted in a cornfield. Meanwhile Kari, Timo and Mika went to Milwaukee to visit the Harley-Davidson Motorcycle plant and museum. Itzel and Mindy took Tepa to have her hair done, while Gina drove to Illinois to visit a former college roommate. Sherry was busy doing whatever almost-brides do with their bridesmaids.
Saturday afternoon was the lovely wedding followed by a reception and delicious sit-down dinner at a resort hotel. There were perhaps a hundred at the wedding and several hundred at the reception and dinner, which concluded with a DJ'd dance.
Sunday, I and Tepa along with the boys and wives had a late brunch together, then as Timo, Mika and Itzel headed to their planes, the rest of us drove to Keith and Kerry Waltersdorf's lovely home in the country to enjoy Sherry and Troy opening their many presents. Then Tepa and I drove home to Champaign talking of the enjoyable time we had seeing our daughter get married and spending time with all our children. Kari and Gina left for their flight back to the Carolinas. Erik and Mindy stayed overnight and then flew out for Salt Lake Monday morning.
Sherry and Troy flew to the Yucatan area of Mexico on Tuesday for their week long honeymoon.