September 30, 2016

a late anniversary post.

we celebrated our fourth anniversary a little differently this year - up until now, we have always had the freedom to take a trip, stay in a hotel, drag out the celebration for a few days. this year, jordan was barely able to manage an hour long dinner break. ha!


i got stuck in traffic and couldn't find a parking spot while meeting him at his office, so he walked to me & had me get in the passenger seat, since he is a much more aggressive driver. as i saw him approaching, walking in between cars in a crisp suit, flowers in hand, my breath caught in my stomach.



and i guess that's the whole point, my breath still catches in my stomach all the time.











jordan's good friend from his office has come to church with us, and he told jordan specifically about investigating the church, "i want what you have. what you have with kayla." (first of all, he is obviously the sweetest human alive.)


now i am well aware that our relationship is not perfect, we DO NOT have it figured out by any stretch of the imagination, and i am not na├»ve enough to think that we do !!


what jordan's friend wants is a relationship founded on solid, unwavering principles of the gospel, a relationship that is eternal in nature and is treated as such. he wants a relationship where both people feel like holy cow! i hit the jackpot! and a relationship where you support each other, lift each other up and make each other better. he wants someone to trust completely. he wants to be in love.


and I HAVE THAT. and i really, really hope i never lose sight of how special that is.

September 1, 2016

LP 2016













even though jordan had already started work in sf, he encouraged me to go to lake powell sans himself so i could enjoy one more year with his family. (and wasn't even bitter and didn't complain once, bc he is the best.)

although it killed me a little to be having so much fun knowing that he was working long hours and coming home to an empty apartment to sleep on an air mattress (is that the saddest or what?) i'm so glad i decided to go! lots of laughter-tears were shed, all the games were played and all the books were read, and it was such a good time bonding with some of my favorite ladies.

we encountered a crazy wind storm that blew the house boat onto the beach, i manage to severely pull several muscles in my groin (i guess i can't keep my legs close while cliff diving? that was fun) but sunburns were kept to a minimum and there were no encounters with bats, unlike previous years. (thumbs up emoji)