My name is: Lauren G
My favorite dinner is: Chicken Noodle Soup in a Bread bowl
My favorite dessert is: Frozen Yogurt
My favorite flower is: Red Rose
My favorite hobby is: Writing music
My favorite restaurant is: Gloria’s Little Italy
A game I like to play is: Battleship
The music I listen to most is: Alternative
My favorite thing to buy is: Shoes
A book I highly recommend is: The Secret
A movie I watch over and over is: Ever After
A smell that makes me pause is: The ocean breeze
The city I would most like to visit is: Santorini, Greece
My favorite thing to do on a date is: Getting hot cocoa and laughing hysterically…chocolate makes me hyper.
The best vacation I ever had was: Callabria, Italy
If you could be any fictional character, who would you choose? “Belle” from Beauty & the Beast. She’s classy.
If you could learn to do anything, what would it be? Ballet, I want to be better at it.
What chore do you absolutely hate doing? Cleaning the Bathroom.
When you have 30 minutes of free-time, how do you pass the time? Go for a run or try to relax my mind doing Yoga
What do you think is your very best feature or characteristic? My eyes
What is the "thing" you are most grateful for? My good husband
What is your dream vacation? A Mediterranean or Caribbean Cruise.
What's the coolest thing you've ever done? This past summer, I was out snorkeling a reef in Hawaii and ran into 2 white tip sharks…that was a rush.
How did you meet your husband? How did he propose?
Long story short- we’ve been best friends since we were born. Our parents are really close friends, and they had no part in hooking us up, it just happened on its own ;). We dated on/off through high school & college…we were never “in love” then, just dated as friends…we wrote throughout his mission and with time, he won my heart through writing. When he returned, we dated and he proposed a few months later.
We were in Austin, Tx when he proposed in a botanical Butterfly Garden. He set it all up himself. Butterflies were all around us and we were in the middle of a white gazebo. He had 3 small gifts wrapped. All three of the gifts were these beautiful white shadow boxes he made with seashells shaped like butterflies inside(if you can’t tell, they’re my thing;)). In the very last box I opened, he had my wedding ring in the middle of a seashell in this beautiful glass box. He got down on one knee and read me a beautiful poem he wrote and then asked me to marry him! One of the sweetest moments of my life… J
The best thing about being married is: Having your best friend there for you, always.
What do you and your husband like to do together?
The thing we like most is exploring. We like trying new things: like new restaurants, movies, mini vacations, hiking, and where to find the best sushi
What would be your perfect day?
My perfect day would be a simple one. I’d wanted to be surrounded by the ones I love, close family and friends. Probably on the beach somewhere all day with white horses and boats everyone could ride. I’d want to stay in a beautiful house with big comfortable beds and soft silky sheets. The simple luxuries of life. J
What was the best advice you got/would give on marriage?
Serve each other. If you’re always looking out for the other person’s welfare, you’re never going to get caught up in yourself. It’s a simple way to achieve great happiness together.
What story does your family always tell about you?
When I was only 3 years old, I would run around in my slip and ballet shoes singing phantom of the opera songs, word for word and with perfect pitch. Everyone seems to remember that story; best part is we have it all on video, so it’s pretty hilarious.