my biggest concern with this blog is that somehow our lives comes off as perfect, tied neatly in a bow. it's really important to me that you know i cook terrible meals, have totally uncreative moments, let my house get messy (pipe down peanut gallery ryan & lizzie -- i do!! :), say mean things, have frozen pizza for dinner quite often, have big doubts about the balance in my life, and ryan & i get in fights. my guess is if i blogged about that all the time, this would stop being a moment of joy in your busy lives, and, well, life is tough enough. so, i try to keep a balance between being transparent (see my failure dinner post...) and also knowing this blog can be a bright, loving moment in a sometimes tough world.