Thursday, January 17, 2008

Off to Costa Rica with a Lay-Over in Iowa and Wisconsin

December 20th we arrived in Minneapolis for a 13 day lay-over. What brought us back to the midwest? Our son, John´s, wedding! After celebrating Christmas in Medford, WI with my family we headed to Decorah for the start of the wedding festivities. There was alot of hussle and bussle prior to the wedding. The wedding took place on Saturday, December 29with no worries. Molly´s white and red wedding dress, the bridesmaids´ red dresses, the candles, lights and poinsettas in the church along with the Marine presentation was the perfect combination for a very beautiful and moving ceremony. Ward and I are very happy to have Molly a part of our family. We would also like to thank the budwegs (all the Budwegs made it to roll call), the Spreens and our friends for sharing this special moment with us.

Still no time for zzzs. We celebrated bringing in the new year with the Putnams, Schweinefuses and Rockweilers and then participated in the annual New Years´ Day bike ride to Bluffton. Unfortunately the temperatures decided to drop below zero degrees windchill which made "warm skin" cream accompanied with sanity a must.

It was a VERY good visit and great to see everyone but now its time for warmer weather. Costa Rica here we come.

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