Michael Faria & Diana Loose spring 1987
How the years pass! This November our Diana will have been married for three years. One of her best buds from birth has been her cousin Michael. This coming Wednesday at 3:00 in the afternoon Michael is getting married to Miss Sarah Shaver!
The little house on the corner is full of family and bursting at the seams. My sister Gena (mother of the groom) arrived yesterday from Denver with Emily, Allison, and my mother Helen. Cousin Charlie the schnauzer came too!
Steven flew in this morning from El Paso. He has been working in
Carlsbad, New Mexico at a contract job.
Chris joined us from Provo last night along with Diana, Nick and bride-to-be Sarah!
The groom arrives tomorrow early from Fort Sam Houston.
Here is how it has gone down...
Last fall Michael meets Sarah in Salt Lake.
Michael was living with us at the time and he was so good at keeping secrets! He never told us he was dating anyone. He was just "hanging out with friends..."
Michael falls in love with Sarah.
Michael buys a ring and brings it home to show me.
I say, "WHAT???"
Michael takes Sarah home to Denver to meet the family.
Check out the story of the surprise proposal here.
Michael goes to boot camp in South Carolina.
Michael graduates from boot camp and goes to San Antonio for Specialist training.
Sarah patiently waits in Salt Lake City to find out when he can get leave so she can plan a wedding.
Sarah buys a wedding dress and some for bride's maids too.
Anxious mothers wait!!!
Michael calls Sarah last week early and tells her the army has given him leave for the following week. Does she want to get married on September 1st?
What? That is only 8 days away! Like any anxious fiance with a wedding to plan she does the only thing she can do...she says, "Yes!"
The last week has been a bustle of activity.
Sarah has been blessed to find a place for the reception, Noah's in Lindon.
That is where we had Diana and Nick's reception. She got such a deal! The main room and garden for way less than our middle sized room cost 3 years ago!
She has a cake, flowers, and a photographer already too!
I told her she is truly being blessed.
She is amazingly calm about the whole thing.
Her family arrives from the east coast tomorrow too, so with them and Michael here it will all start to feel real!
I will post photos of the big day later this week! Until then wish us all luck! I still have 8 table cloths to hem for the bride!