Well, 2020 sure did throw us for a loop but we made it through! I know that we came out stronger and appreciate all the goodness that came from this past year.
Most years I choose pictures that I am proud of, pictures I took with my big camera. This year I used my cell phone pictures because they are the most “in the moment” shots. Much like these pictures, it wasn’t a perfect year but we are grateful for each moment we were together making memories. We will never forget 2020.
Yesterday I went out for a fun run with a couple friends before work. We got it in our heads that we would write out a message on Strava. Here’s our finished product. I think we did pretty good but now the challenge is to see what else we can write during our run 🙂 Just in case abstract running art isn’t your thing, it says Let It Snow!
This morning we got everybody up earlier than teenagers like and trekked out to find our Christmas tree. It is a gorgeous bluebird day in Summit County. We have had a warm start to winter and there is only a couple inches of snow on the ground. We hiked for about an hour and found the perfect 2020 tree.
It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas around here. Happy to wrap up this weird year with some holiday spirit and lots of wine.
Like everything this year, Halloween was a very different holiday. The kids at school were able to wear their costumes but there were no parties or parades around the building. Our own kids did not go to parties with their friends or trick or treat. We passed out candy to a few brave kids in self serve cups, sitting 6 feet back. It was weird, just like everything else this year, but we are making the best of it! Alice dressed up as Scott and entertained us with her dad impression. Happy Halloween peeps!
Last weekend we had a long weekend off of school so we hopped on a plane and headed to the much colder and snowier Montana. Man, we were glad we had our puffies and hats. It was so amazing to see Sam after two months apart and enjoy a bit of family time. Only one month to go until he is home for winter break.
Yesterday the girls ran in their last regular season cross country race. it has been a fun season of running for both of them. They were blessed to have a season at all and they didn’t take it for granted! Although they dealt with a ton of changes (masks, waved starts, no team dinners, slower meets) they pushed through! Alice did a great job as the girl’s captain and leader of the team this year. She ran strong all season right until the end. She was battling a cold and cough yesterday but still managed to finish 6th overall, Paige has also had a great season of running. She ran varsity all season and had a blast running and practicing with her team. She joined her team in a third place finish. They did get some good prizes this year including belt buckles and buffs!
The girls will run on Thursday at the regionals meet, which is the only qualifier for State Meet. Fingers crossed for our girls 🙂