I'd like to think that this ol' bloggy started to keep our parents and families in the know on our daily lives but that isn't completely true.  When we got married in 2008 and I moved to Utah to join Kevin at BYU, being away from home was a new thing for us-- we no longer had the luxury of sharing everyday experiences with our families.  So yes, from the beginning one of the sole purposes of this blog was to share everyday experiences, chalk full of pictures and wordy narratives, with our parents and families.  But I can't say that my initial blog-to-show-mom-and-dad-the-beautiful-Provo-canyon mentality lasted very long.

I think that most people would agree with me when I say that there is a major idealistic presence in the blogging world.  It is easy to get caught up in blogging about day-to-day experiences in a way that makes you look good or in a way that makes people think that you lead a perfect life.  And I am no exception.  The first few months after I started this blog I struggled to find things to write about and frequently felt stressed about not having any "blog worthy" events/subjects to write about.  I don't know why but I felt  like I needed to entertain a large audience of people when in reality the only people reading my blog were family and close friends anyway.  It was a strange battle to keep our family informed, entertain, and impress so I decided to take a break from the whole thing to re-evaluate my reasons for blogging.  

But I'm back and feeling good about where this is going.

I'm hopeful for an organic flow of posts about all things Kevin and Bree... the good, bad, and the ugly.  I will likely be the one to keep this stream flowing but Kevin will inevitably make an appearance from time to time.  I cant speak for him but I plan to fashion our posts after the topics and events that would normally fill our personal journals; rightfully so because I'm pretty flaky when it comes to writing in my journal.

So, here's to keeping it real!