Sunday, April 17, 2011

6 years. Family Spirit day. WEEKEND.

saturday april the 16th was 6 years married. I kinda couldn't believe it. 7 years ago right after jordy sent me on a WILD goose chase all around the Jackson town...we ended up at nikai right after we were engaged. we try to get back there as often as we can.

sometime in the AM on April 8th...Jordy gave me a sealed card and said don't open it for an hour and then he left the house to go to the gym. I opened the card like 10 minutes later and it said to pack an overnight bag...cause we weren't coming home. Then it said to get today's paper and inside it was a message just for me. I started with the front page...and started reading...and reading and reading..then about 10 minutes later it dawned on me that I was loved and important, but not that I checked the classifieds...and quickly found it. It read: LAURYN, come to 180 N. Center St. right away and to DRESS SHARP. I threw some stuff in a duffel bag....took a shower...and got ready to go to town...
I didn't know where 180 N was so I had to stop and was before the FANCY IPHONE...I found out that it was Charal Floral in Jackson...and I parked and ran in and said that I am Lauryn and that my husband told me to come here...they handed me a box of a dozen roses...and a card that said don't stop and smell the roses...but to head to ELLA's room (a fancy lingerie boutique in Jackson)right I did. They handed me a box that said: Don't open yet, but head to Inn on the Creek Bed and I did. I walked in. The woman behind the counter handed me a key and a card...
I opened it up to a candlelit room..and Jordy...
What a fun surprise...I loved it...we played checkers..and talked...and then after I beat him pretty good at checkers he got down on one knee and told me that I am the woman that he wanted to marry...that I made him want to be a better man...that I was the one...and I SAID YES!
It was a night to remember!
Now look at us.
Happy 6th Anniversary to a wonderful husband who truly does treat me like a princess...and makes me want to be a better woman every day. I love you Jordy!

I know...sounds cheesy, but lately Jordy and I have been wanting to be better about our FAMILY Sunday Funday...and more intentional about it as well. So, we decided that from now on...we will continue with our Sunday morning waffle breakfast...but also bring something to share to the table...literally...a article...a rule...anything. Jordy read from COACH John Wooden's book this morning and I just reminded us how important the golden rule belongs to NO is what it is!
Simply: Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.
I have been reminded of this rule this year quite a bit in my professional world...thanks mom and dad for teaching me.
So, back to F.S.D...after our share...we went to one of my student's farms in Alta. His mom randomly called me Sunday afternoon and asked our whole family over for a tour of the farm and homemade icecream (with cream made from their cows)....
it was just what we time with another wonderful family..outdoors...reaching out...getting to know another family was perfect...not to mention the mint chocolate chip icecream cone devoured in less than 3 minutes..yum.
So F.S.D is in the making GRIFFIN style and it's somewhat spiritual...but we don't go to church...AND we really don't want to go to church because we have figured out that we don't connect with an organized religion so to speak. We want to be intentional in "our day" about our family...about our lives...about our teachings to each other...we want to teach whityn to be good help strive to be the best person that he can be...
as we go...we will figure it out...we hope. More to come on F.S.D

1 comment:

  1. That was the sweetest anniversary suprise in the whole wide world. We miss you guys. Whit looks so grown up with his new do and you look gorgeous as always. Come visit!


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