I Love You Adrienne, Happy Adrienne Day!


It’s Adrienne Day!

The summer before Adrienne and I got engaged I was working coaching volleyball camps. I would drive or fly out to some crazy little town and spend most of the week coaching high school girls and then come home on the weekends. I ended up in some interesting places, Truth or Consequences, New Mexico being a memorable one for the name alone.

When I was in Provo I spent every minute with Adrienne. When I was at a camp I spent every non-coaching minute thinking about Adrienne. Not just thinking about hanging out with her, but thinking about spending the rest of my life with her.

When we went to these camps we usually staying in the home of a parent of someone on the team, and in Truth or Consequences I can clearly remember excusing myself one evening to go for a walk. Their home backed up into some fairly wide open desert, and I walked around in the moonlight, trying not to step on cactus, and trying to decide if I was going to ask Adrienne to marry me.

It’s funny to think back on that and try to imagine what my thought process could have possibly been. What did I know about anything? I can’t believe I had to trust that idiot kid with my future! I would barely trust Young Josh to decide what shirt to wear!

And yet, somehow, that guy made an amazing decision.

You are kind of an idiot Young Josh, but you did good on this one. You should know that it all works out WAY better than you could have imagined. You couldn’t have chosen a better wife. You love being married to Adrienne. Just tonight you were reading through your journal and smiling at how many times you wrote something about just spending time with Adrienne doing even boring stuff like chores, and how often those entries ended with “A really nice day!”

You’ve had more than your fair sure of really nice days, and you owe an awful lot of that to marrying Adrienne. You did good Josh.

Also, she is still hot.

PS – go to class you idiot!

Take a minute out of your busy day and wish Adrienne a happy Adrienne Day!

Previous Adrienne Days [1. I need to fix some broken images in these entries!]

What is Adrienne Day?

I hate Valentine’s day. It is a cheesy, commercial mess of a holiday. I can’t stand it. Adrienne, however, I love. So, when we were dating and Valentine’s day was approaching I decided to take control over my holiday destiny and I invented Adrienne Day. I arbitrarily chose February 9th and we have celebrated it ever since.