Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Connecticut Wedding Reception

Our great-nephew, Benjamin Strobel, married Lecith Taylor in the Monterrey, Mexico LDS Temple the last day of May.  Ben's parents hosted a reception in New Haven, Connecticut, on the Yale campus.  With permission of President Bulloch, we drove to Connecticut Saturday, June 16, to attend the party.  What a fun time we had!
There were a lot of Mexican elements.

Luminarias lit the stairs to Kroon Hall which was on the 3rd floor of the building.
A Mariachi band joined the party!

They were really good! Everyone enjoyed clapping to the music and dancing.
The bride and groom here, enjoying the music.  Her brother is to the left of Lecith, and her parents are the tall man further left and the lady in the lavender dress.

Even the Karlinseys enjoyed dancing to the lively music!
Ben's sister, Sarah and her husband also enjoyed dancing.
Surprise! We didn't know that Eileen, the groom's aunt, and her son Marcos from Oakland,California, would be there. We had a lovely visit. 

 Sunday morning we went to church with the Strobels and the Taylors, then trooped over to the Strobel's for lunch. Scott took Bill on a tour of his wood shop and the house, showing all the wonderful projects he has made for the house. He has some beautiful wood that he has collected from the Yale campus, cured, then made bowls which he sells on the internet. We had fun visiting with Rebekah, the youngest daughter in the house, who is home from her freshman year at BYU, as well as Sarah, Ben, Lecith and her parents, Lynette and Scott (I can't believe that I didn't get a picture of them!) Turns out the bride's father is a great-great-grandson of Parley Pratt who was sent to Mexico to help establish the Mormon Colonies more than a hundred years ago. He had some fun stories to tell. We finally left in the middle of the afternoon to return to Utica. We were so happy to be part of this wonderful event.

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