Monday, June 9, 2008
A wedding is to be had
I'm sure the whole state of Utah already knows this, but after a lengthy courtship of exactly 2.5 weeks, my favorite sister and friend is engaged to marry her favorite friend. I'm just kidding, they have been dating since they were 16. Britten Maughan just got home from his mission three weeks ago and will be marrying my sister Chelsea on August 21st. WAHOO! I love this kid. In fact, so do my parents. The inlaw children in my family are surely going to slowly back all of us blood into a non-favorited corner. Adam was the favorite child in my family long before we were even considering marriage. Britten also managed to capture the admiration of my dad as an extremely bright, patient and good humored kid of 17. Anyone who knows Steve knows that doing so is not easy. He is much like Mr. Darcy in many ways: "My opinion once lost is lost forever." You don't mess around with Steve, or at least he doesn't want you to THINK that you mess around with him. So Britten will be welcomed with more than open arms into my family by all parties. I don't think my parents could have arranged marriages they liked better for their daughters; I told you us bio children are on our way out.... I just wish we could talk Britten into dental school and get them out here to California. All the cool people are doing it.
Though they had already decided, obviously rather quickly, that two years was as much apart time as they ever wanted to spend, Britten still managed the element of surprise. Chelsea was up in Idaho this weekend for my little bro's baseball tournament and Britten drove up and surprised her. He got down on one knee in front of the fountains at the Idaho Falls temple. Cute. So they are legitimately engaged and seriously getting married in two months. This means my sister is getting married. And it now means that I am going back to Utah 4 times in 3 months. Party on.