We were all living the same news headlines and collective pandemic tragedy together, but we still operated in our own separate bubbles. Sometimes we felt safe there, other times trapped and bored. I went through my phone and picked out some of the highlights and happy moments from the year.
But we didn't realize that would be our last trip of 2020.
A night out on the town with two of my three Valentine's.
Meanwhile...in national news...we saw a shaky stock market and ominous reports of coronavirus cases on the West coast.
But my daughter and I had a great time.
And we are learning new vocabulary: lock-downs and quarantines.
It's so easy to work from home with two screaming kids. Haha.
But at least the bunnies don't have to social distance.
She starred in one of their "Healthy at Home" cooking segments.
Boy, did it feel good to get out of the house, even though it was just to Clearwater Beach.
Learning how to do it all virtually.
Lots of credit to Dawson Dance Academy in finding a safe way for the dancers to perform and still have a recital.
Feeling free outside at the beach again. Remember the simpler times when all you had to worry about was a little flesh-eating bacteria in the ocean?
Boating with Bobby Rich. He's so good with kids. My girls LOVE him.
A family field trip to Humming Bird Gardens.
WHEN will this hot, long summer ever end? My mood: Wine and unwashed hair.
I've tapped into a hidden talent. I'm a super creative braider.
It's kind of funny...2020 wasn't a year where you reached out and developed new relationships...no time and/or no place to meet and foster the friendship. But I've gotten to know these three over the last three months. I LOVE being a part of the MJ Morning Show.
This is funny....the photo of the baby inside the pumpkin is my older daughter (photo is from 2017). The photo on the left is my new baby. Parents learn the hard way...how NOT to get your baby stuck in a pumpkin. Don't put them in there to begin with!
And I'm loving them so much, I think I'm going to do a separate photo gallery (if you're interested) dedicated to "Evelyn Jade's Braids."
These kids are heavy. Is this year over yet?
Messy pandemic hair, don't care...even though it's for the family Christmas card.