The pandemic put a hold on parties last year, so Owen had to be very patient for his first friend birthday party. The day came, and it didn’t disappoint! We had a bounce house, pizza and cake – all the ingredients of a perfect party!
Just shy of a two-year hiatus, we traveled north to visit Penn-tastic friends! It reminded us what great friends we have, who we’d love to se every weekend and enjoy hanging out on their “resort” grounds!
It had been in the works for many years, and officially booked for several, but Megan and lifelong friends finally got an amazing week away on the beautiful island of Grenada. We escaped the resort a few times via a boat, but for the most part, just relaxed on the beach and by the pool…
Easter started out with fun inside, and with wonderful weather, we headed out back for a special egg hunt! The thrill of the hunt was over in a flash, but the sugar high lasted much longer!
Christmas with our “bubble family” was a nice change of pace from just the four of us. We fried up a turkey and had plenty of treats on hand for a crazy, sugar-filled way to end the holiday!
With new, improved phones, combined with the end of daylight savings, we used a recent evening with our bubble family to test out some evening ad night shots. We still have to learn better technique, but right off the bat, you can see the difference.
Colin turned 8 and enjoyed a great birthday weekend, despite COVID-19! He ticked off his amended must-do list, including spending time with friends and cousins, chocolate chip pancakes for breakfast, having a picnic and scootering outside. All in all, it was a fabulous birthday celebration!
Maintaining strict quarantining and social distancing can be hard work, but it can reap some rewards. In our case, we’ve been able to “double the bubble” and hang out with friends on occasion who are as fiercely dedicated as well. We enjoyed a fun 4th outside, complete with fireworks!
When you have friends as equally dedicated to self-quarantine efforts, you make a calculated risk to get together – knowing neither party has been in contact with other humans for months. It was a wonderful slice of normalcy that made for an amazing day!