our last weekend in upstate ny came and went just like that. i could tell you about the hike we took, and the date we went on, and the breakfast pizza i devoured one last time, but so often blogs contain pictures of happiness and seeming perfection. so if i did that, i would be leaving out the fight we got into this past weekend. it's not all blogger-approved chevron stripes and frenchpress coffee and pintrest-beloved colored jeans around here. we got into a fight on one of brian's last nights in town. and it soured our saturday night and made for restless sleep and led to apologies and hugs and the gratefulness for breakfast pizza to help make it better. it was, naturally, a fight over something inconsequential, but it happened and it was unpleasant and it made us take another step towards being better to each other and realizing we still have shortcomings that need some work. we all get into fights and have disagreements and they're common enough that they don't need mentioning. but so are cups of coffee and breaths of fresh air, yet we fawn over them, still. so, just this once, let's be mindful that in between the mundane but beautiful, every now and then there's some unpleasantness that pictures don't always capture. luckily, though, there's always breakfast pizza to help make it better.