This morning I was planning on posting a few photos of our life over the past couple days: time spent with Nutter, a spontaneous date-night at home with homemade calzones, pictures of magazines I’ve been loving lately.
But then earlier this week I started feeling the pressure. The pressure to do everything perfectly: to perform well at my job, to keep the house clean, the laundry done, to put good meals on the table, to be a happy, joyful spouse every minute of the day. And although I know it’s not realistic to always be every single one of those things, I lost a little perspective and was feeling down when comparing myself to others on the blogosphere.
I’m not sure what my life looks like to those reading E&C, but I try hard to keep it real. Joe and I have a wonderful, happy life, but it’s not all ski trips, spontaneous date nights and cuddling on the couch. There’s laundry, dirty dishes and dust bunnies underneath the bed that have been there too long. A junk drawer and a messy closet at times. And while I don’t usually post the ‘behind the scenes’ photos (how many photos do you really want to see of my laundry pile?), I thought it would be fun to show how easily we bloggers can create the illusion of ‘perfect’ by being selective with what we show.
Here are the more beautiful moments…