Taking in Life Around Me.....Sunday Stills--My 2020 in Retrospect
So I'm starting out by joining in on #SundayStills hosted by Terri at Second Wind Leisure. You can find her post for this week here. Every week will have its own theme. I may post each week or wait til the end of the month. We'll see how it goes.
The day they came home, we went over to see them, and I love this photo of my hubby snuggling our little buddy.
This little guy has made our lives richer, and I'm sure he'll be in many of the photos I choose to share in this post.
Just before the pandemic hit, my youngest daughter celebrated her 21st birthday. She and a bunch of girls, including our oldest daughter went to Disneyland to celebrate so we helped our Son in law watch our little buddy when he had to work. When the girls got back, Disneyland shut down that week. Phew they just made it.
We had a plan to hike Mt. St. Helens in June of 2020 so we had slated to do 4 hikes to prepare for it, and this was the first (and what would be the only one since they shut down the trails....alrighty then). They also canceled all permits for hiking Mt. St. Helens. I'm so glad we got this one in. It was a beautiful, but REALLY long hike. I was so sore.
Because we were all considered essential employees our oldest daughter was still working, so we kept babysitting. It was fun doing this craft with Indiana.
We made use of our fire pit. Not the way we really wanted to use it....with a lot of people around it, but with those of us living in our own home.
My dad came for another visit. Indy loves his Bapa.
We took some drives down the road and just pondered life.
In June, some restrictions were loosened and so I flew to Ohio to be with my moms side of the family on Kelley's Island Ohio. I just posted about that here, so you can check that out. It was a beautiful and needed trip, even though I hated wearing a mask on the plane the whole time. I seriously considered eating for 8 hours straight.
Our little buddy turned 2 and a friend dressed up like his favorite Blippi. Fun day celebrating our little guy.
Things tightened up for businesses so we decided at my small workplace, we would go ahead and wear masks....I figured why not wear a cute one, and of course my shirt happened to match.
Someone else loved picking blueberries with me...well, picking and eating them. His never made it in the bowl.
If you're ever in Hood River, Oregon stop by Draper Girls Country Farm. They have beautiful flower gardens, antiques, fresh produce and a petting farm. The view of Mt. Hood are stunning.
I also paddle boarded for the first time. I loved it. I was nervous because I don't swim well and I'm not a fan of deep water, but I did so well I was excited. It was really relaxing even though the water was a little choppy (it was on the Columbia River).
I tried my hand for the first time at making sliders. These were Philly Cheesesteak and they were so good.
Also continuing to work on my health...drinking a Bai drink with my Arbonne Fizz and Mind Health. So good.
Married 28 years to this guy!!!! Here's to many more.
October is also when my son in laws family opens their pumpkin patch. I help every year. This year thankfully they were allowed to be open with certain restrictions in place, but it went well, and was busy. It took up all my weekends, but it's one of the highlights of my year.
This kid is barely two and a half and has this awesome electric "motor bike" that he LOVES and has mastered pretty well.
Walking with his Poppi at the Stockyards. He loves the people in his life.
Back home, hubby and I walked our hill several times on non-rainy days because I don't like rain. haha.
I love decorating for the holidays...this year was a little more of a struggle, but I decided to just jump in and do it.
December is also my birthday month (the 9th) so my daughter and her friend bought me a cake, balloon and we did a simple celebration.
My youngest daughter and her friend went and picked out our tree while we were gone in Texas. They did a fabulous job!