Tuesday, June 18, 2013


I know this is very late in coming and so it is hardly news any more but I wanted to record the wonderful event anyway. On May 7 Alex proposed to Wendy Lobos and they are now engaged. Last year when Sarah got married and after a very short engagement was married, Alex (along with many others) gave her a pretty difficult time. Well, Alex and Wendy are on the same track. 
The story of how they met is an interesting one. Alex has a favorite study carol in the University of Utah library where he likes to study (good boy). One day he headed for his carol and it was taken. In fact all the carols were taken so he had to resort to a table. He figured that if he had to study at a table then he would sit next to the prettiest girl in the library. He picked out Wendy. As you can tell from her picture she would have easily been the prettiest girl there. 

Lucky for us by the time spring break came around their relationship was well on its way to a courtship so Alex brought her home for spring break and we had the good fortune of being able to get to know Wendy a bit better. When Alex brought three car loads of boys from Utah home for spring break Wendy was the only girl. I'm sure she was glad to have Sarah there as well so she wasn't the only girl. From what I could tell however she enjoyed the attention and boy did she get a lot of attention. The boys would all randomly start chanting "Wendy, Wendy, Wendy". It was funny. It was so much fun to have her here in our home for a week but it was not fun to send her back to Utah at the end of the week. I found her to be not only beautiful on the outside but beautiful on the inside as well. 

Wendy was born in Guatemala but moved to Chicago when she was seven years old. I think is funny how Alex and Wendy are both immigrants. Alex was born in Canada but raised in San Diego (moved from cold to warm) and Wendy was born in Guatemala but raised in Chicago (moved from warm to cold). I think Alex got the better end of that deal.

Immediately after their semester at the U ended Alex and Wendy headed off to Chicago for a week or two to meet her family. While out there he decided to pop the question. I guess there is a tall sky scraper in Chicago that had these glass rooms that extend out into mid air. From the pictures it looks like it would be a bit of a thrill to stand out in the air 70 stories in the air with nothing but a thin sheet of glass beneath your feet. That is where Alex decided to propose. It turned out to be a pretty good picture. I don't know if it was as romantic as it looks but it does look rather romantic. 

The big day is going to be August 16, 2013. The wedding is going to be here in San Diego and we are very excited. It is going to be a big party. 

I am very excited to have Wendy become a part of our family. It is also the end of an era because now all six of our children will be married and our family is complete. Our six children have become twelve children and I couldn't be more pleased with who they are. Christmas's are going to be very exciting now. I guess we will have to buy a bigger house. 

Welcome to the family Wendy. I'm thrilled to have your for my daughter and I couldn't love you more

Divorce rate for Temple Marriages is about 6% 
as compared to a national average of about 45%.


Lynn said...

What a beautiful tribute for a beautiful girl, Fred!

Congratulations to them both! Happy Wedding planning.

P.S. Just as a side note: They were engaged the same day as Colby's birthday. The same day I was in the banff Emergency hospital after my accident. I'm a nut like that when it comes to dates. HA ha.

Peter and Mandy said...

Yay for Alex! She's really pretty. I thought the wedding was August 16th not the 6th...that would put it on a Friday and not a Tuesday. I thought it was super close to my due date of the 19th that's all....I hope we'll be able to make it.

Fred ... said...

The wedding is Aug 16th. The "1" key on this keyboard is sticky. Time to throw it out. Thanks for pointing this out to me.

Sarah Christine Leavitt Taylor said...

Wendy is definatly the prettiest girl there is!! :) so excited for them both!!! <3