100 Days of Blogging: Day 4

by Maggie Griffin

Don't get me wrong...our wedding day was full of happiness, but it wasn't the "happiest day of my life." There have been countless times since, in the four years we've been married, that I've found myself overwhelmed with a joy that surpassed what I felt on our wedding day 4 years ago. 


It often comes in the daily moments from my last post, the ones where we find ourselves giggling in uncontainable ways. The moments where we collapse in tears on each others shoulders, knowing that in that person we find a safety and comfort we don't get elsewhere. The moments where we've dreamed of experiencing that finally come to fruition. The moments where we think about all that is to come. Happiness abounds in our marriage. 

We are flawed, too. We argue. We fight. We make each other feel bad. But we know that is temporary and that our love, trust, and hope in one another is lasting. 

So thankful for a day to remember all the special moments that are wedding day offered us--the friends who surrounded us, family who came from far to join us, the ceremony, the reception, the dancing, everything! 

May the 4th be with us forever and always, B. 

100 Days of Blogging: Day 3

by Maggie Griffin

Well, Year 4, we've reached the end. 

In the last year, Byron and I road-tripped from Texas to Nantucket, exploring the country along the way. We celebrated my sister's wedding in Alabama. We partied hard with Uncle Buck in Louisiana.  We saw the original rules of basketball in Kansas.

My position at Baylor moved to full-time. Byron started his Master's and moved into a new position at his school. I brought my calligraphy business out of a year-long hiatus. 

We ate delicious food. We drank delicious drinks. 

We learned more, laughed more, and loved more.

 Enjoying our anniversary pie last year: the beginning of year 4. 

Enjoying our anniversary pie last year: the beginning of year 4. 

As each year comes and goes in our marriage, I am amazed at how much we have packed into our time together. And even with all the adventures, the days at home, sharing a meal and swapping stories of our days are my favorite moments. As we were cooking dinner on Monday, laughter filled the kitchen as we tried to finish each other's sentences. That's the stuff you don't think about on your wedding day that becomes the heart of the marriage. 

Marriage has been the sweetest gift and I'm excited to start Year 5! 




100 Days of Blogging: Day 2

by Maggie Griffin

I did it! I've found time to grab a seat in front of this computer screen and put fingers to the keyboard and welcome you into our life for two consecutive days! I've definitely got that in the W column for today. And with that said, today I'll share the ups and downs, our W and L column. 

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100 Days of Blogging: Day 1

by Maggie Griffin

Life moves so quickly, but here I am again, this time with a challenge to myself. Simply, to blog for 100 days. ... This little challenge is for me: an ode to an old dream and a chance to continue to share our journey for which I am so grateful.

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Hello...from the other side!

by Maggie Griffin

It's been a while since we've sat across from each other. You on your screen, me on mine. It's good to be with you again! Right now, I'm writing to the sounds of laundry going, to the scent of our latest Blue Apron meal, and with the ambiance of a flickering candle bringing peace to a messy place.

Happy hat-wearing strawberry-picking Griffins. 

Towels with muddy dog paws, school supplies, tennis balls, newspapers with half done sudokus, laundry waiting to be done and ironed...our house is filled to the brim right now. And for the most part, it's also filled to the brim with happiness. My last post was about buying our house and rooting ourselves in Waco. Over a year later, our roots and our happiness continue to grow. 

I have plans to write fuller posts on all the developments over the past year, but here's a short and sweet list to hold you over until then...

- more animals
- new roles at work
- new hobbies and passions
- more travel
- projects around the house 

There is so much joy shared between us, shared in the home we've been in for over a year, shared in the city we love. And it is such a joy to share our lives with you.

It's good to be back. XOXO, the Griffins.