25 June 2012

A day in the life, part two.

Headband: Forever 21; Shirt: borrowed, thrifted; Jeans: AE; Shoes: gifted, Toms

Yesterday morning, Kendall and I had our first talks in our new ward where we live. This wasn't my first time giving a talk in church, but it was still nerve-racking to be speaking in front of a bunch of people I hadn't gotten the chance to meet yet, and unlike the last time I spoke, I only had an outline of what I wanted to say. After I finished, Kendall gave his talk, and it was over, just like that. As people were complimenting us, all I could think about was how proud and lucky I am to have such an amazing, spiritual husband.

The point I'm trying to make is not to brag, but to show how we live our lives day-to-day. Before we headed off to church yesterday morning, we got in a little argument. I don't want to make my life out to seem perfect or unrealistic. We fight, and it sucks, and sometimes it hurts. But why talk about all the little fights when at the end of the day we're grateful for each other and we are able to appreciate the little day-to-day things? With each little tiff, I learn a little bit more how to appreciate my husband and be a better wife. Making up after a fight is what allows me to see him in a positive light at church and to post such happy, braggy blog posts. Because our after-fights usually look a little something like this:

I know that this is a hot topic among bloggers lately -- not wanting to give off a false sense of themselves to others. What do you do to avoid making your blog too fairytale-esque?


  1. Loved this post and I fully agree. I try to focus on the positive without trying to make my life seem like roses, lollipops and rainbows! ;)

  2. Great post! I feel the same way with my boyfriend, we get into arguments but at the end of the day we know how we feel about each other and we work it out together. It helps that we talk it out and compromise on the issue, it does make relationships stronger :)

  3. ok. i can't handle it. You are seriously so cute! I love how you call this out.
    Life is real and it is not all roses and butterflies! sometimes you fight but then you forgive each other and are stronger because of it.

    you go girl.

  4. Love your blog!, yeah I have a hard time finding the balance between being real but positive...I try to keep my blog upbeat but am in no way some fairy tale princess. I guess just lots of hard things I go through are way too personal to share...while others, like my never ending journey to keep my house clean...not so much. The husband and I are still figuring out that compromise!, relationships are just hard work, but that is what makes them worth it

  5. So glad you guys are already learning to work through those arguments! Haha I won't lie, sometimes I think marriage sucks with how rough it can get - but I always feel amazing and truly blessed when we do get it right :) You'll be amazed after a year to see how far you guys have come together!