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  1. Nicole
    May 6 2013 @ 7:03 am

    Oh boy, this really spoke to me this morning. Pouting is so depressing, isn’t it??? I lay in my bed last night, in the dark, on the verge of tears. Over what you ask? Rocks. I won’t go into details, but I had EXPECTATIONS that while I was gone at a family party yesterday, Al and the older boys were going to be busy picking up rocks (so I wouldn’t have to, lol) off the back of our property to prepare it for mowing. When I got home, my expectations were not met. Al got so much done yesterday, but all I could see were the rocks they missed. Of course that led to some yelling and that’s hurtful, but it stemmed from my bad behavior over something so trivial. I really appreciate your candor here, it reminds me that my own reality is shared by others as well. I don’t have any pictures to add right now, but I could probably capture a few dozen moments over the next couple of days, lol. Sorry your trip wasn’t the best it could be, but I am so happy for you that you can see the sonshine through the clouds.


    • Lori
      May 6 2013 @ 9:58 am

      Thanks for understanding, Nicole! Expectations really are powerful. And sometimes what we’re not expecting is just what we need.


  2. Sean
    May 6 2013 @ 10:37 am

    We’re definitely joining you on this. Love it Lori!


  3. Ann Ehlerts
    May 6 2013 @ 2:11 pm

    Awesome! I’m so in with the Instagram photos. I’ve been trying to post photos of our real life lately. Someone asked me recently to see a photo of our headboard so I posted it on Facebook with an unmade bed. I rarely make our bed lately so I thought I’d show the real us.

    Love this post and love getting to know you.


  4. Missy
    May 7 2013 @ 6:24 am

    Andy and I had the discussion not long ago of how FB could actually contribute to the growing discontent and depression in our society…”everyone’s ” virtual lives are so funny, beautiful, and exciting…so perfect, and ours- are not.
    I will definitely join you in this fully authentic sharing of life.
    Thanks lori, loved your words!


  5. Rutha
    May 16 2013 @ 8:00 pm

    I’m in. It’s one of my favorite parts of taking pics: telling the off camera story, just never had a good catch phrase for it. Well said! Love you.


  6. #whatthecameradoesntshow
    May 22 2013 @ 10:38 am

    […] what we choose to share. By one frame of a moment. By the best captures of our day. So in my post What the Camera Doesn’t Show, I asked you to join me in sharing a little bit more to our current reality than the cute pictures […]


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