WHAT IS THE “BEHIND THE SCENES” LINK UP?
Social media and online relationships can make us feel like everyone else has it all together. We’re edited, proof-read, Pinterest-perfect versions of ourselves (or so some might think!) when – in reality? There is an unfinished pile of laundry around the corner. That cute toddler smiling for the camera just had a massive meltdown seconds ago. That yummy breakfast-for-dinner you just showed us on Instagram? It’s because the cat licked the chicken that was supposed to be for dinner.
“Behind the Scenes” is a fun link up where we show those photos – but tell the real story behind them. The sneak peek behind the scenes, a look past the edges of the photo to the real life behind it.
You’re invited to join in – we’ll write up our posts & link up on Tuesdays! Read more here!
|Interesting things to note: my husband & I both have significantly more hair in these photos. Also, the juxtaposition of these photos makes me laugh 🙂|
I decided to share a bit of a “throwback” with you this week. When we were in high school and college, our parents were kind enough to let us have our friends over for the holidays to eat good food, laugh a lot, and just have fun. I’m not sure I can tell you why we chose to have a Boys vs. Girls Gingerbread House contest (or what the boys were doing in that photo), but I know we had a great time.
I look at these photos now and see couples who have been married for more than 7 years, 9 children, major career changes, moves hours away and a lot of…life. It’s been nearly 9 years since this photo was taken. The dining room table is still in that same spot at my parent’s house. The gingerbread houses long since discarded, the gatherings no longer occur. Some things have stayed the same, while others have changed dramatically.
If I’m honest, we don’t see some of these friends anymore. It’s been years since we made plans to get together, long before the excuses of children and naptimes and schedules closed down our calendars. Sometimes, life just changes.
And some of those friends? I see them weekly – not to go out to dinner like we once did (good grief, can you imagine the money we spent on THAT?), but to meet over Google Hangout to do book studies and catch up on life in the leftover hours of our days.
That dining room table at my parents house is the first “bench” I remember – the place friends came to gather, to talk, to laugh and make memories. The occupants and the venue have changed over the years, and we haven’t figured out a way to do a gingerbread house contest on a Hangout (yet), but we’re still meeting, making memories, and having fun.
And if you ask me, I’m pretty sure the girls won the contest 😉
Alright friends! It’s your turn to link up. Now, remember the number one rule of linkys- make sure you visit the person who linked up before you & leave them a little love on their post! (even if you just say “hey! great photo – stopping over from Crystal Stine’s blog!…it’s ok..you can copy/paste that. I won’t tell.)