When Byron and I got married, I constantly checked blogs. I was a year out of school, working/volunteering for the government through AmeriCorps, and I wanted our life to be blog-worthy. I wanted pictures of every little thing we did. I wanted restaurant worthy dishes for every meal. I wanted our home to be spotless and ready for hosting at all times. I still look at blogs occasionally and I still enjoy how picture perfect their lives look, but what I find more intriguing now are the posts of authenticity. I appreciate the moments where people step back and zoom out from the picture perfect square to reveal the modern mess of a not-all-together life that is still full of beauty.
While I've given up on my short-lived dream of being a blogger, I still find myself wanting to share bits and pieces of our life. A scroll down this page will reveal that a year has gone by since a post, and another year before that. Life moves so quickly, but here I am again, this time with a challenge to myself. Simply, to blog for 100 days. There are no parameters other than to log-in, write a short summary or share a photo, and post. I have decided to not even notify my avid readers (hello mom and mother-in law!), but rather let them stumble back here and be surprised.
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.
We're quickly approaching our 4 year anniversary. Year after year after year after year has gone by so quickly and as we enter our 5th and continue to grow, I welcome you to read along as I share what life and marriage looks like here at "our frozen cake."