I don’t know if you feel this way, but I constantly feel acutely aware that we’re living in the middle of a huge, history-changing time right now.
I feel it when I go to the grocery store and everyone is required to wear a mask. I feel it on Sunday mornings, when we’re gathered around the TV to watch the services instead of with our church family at the physical building. I feel in the mornings, when Jimmy is home with us when he’s usually at work. I feel it in the afternoons when we walk Niva and there’s a lot more people outside at 2:00pm than normal.
I feel it when I’m out doing an Instacart order, trying to bring in extra income because we haven’t received Jimmy’s unemployment checks yet. I feel it when I talk on the phone with family and friends instead of being with them in person.
It’s a strange time, with a lot of unknowns. The quarantine hasn’t been all bad for our family, and for that we are incredibly thankful. We’ve spent a lot of time together, remained healthy, adopted a wonderful dog, and I’ve been able to work. Most importantly, though, we’ve learned to lean on and trust in God even more.
He has taken care of and blessed us through this crazy time like we could never have imagined. I’ve felt my relationship with God deepen in a way that it wouldn’t have if we didn’t experience financial fears when Jimmy was laid off, a worldwide pandemic, and not being able to be surrounded by our church family during such a tough period of time.
I’m praying that we’ll be able to look back on this time as just that–a time in history. With that in mind, I’ve been working on documenting our daily life with lots of pictures and a few vlogs.
So, that’s what I’m sharing today. Some pictures of our everyday life, along with two (!) vlogs from this week, which can be found here and here.
Lots and lots of walks have been happening and we all love them.
Jimmy got some work done with his assistant.
We took Malcolm on a joy ride!
My Instacart lanyard feels like an extra body part lately, lol. So thankful for this work!
These two are always up to something!
Popsicles have been wonderful for teething pain. Sadie’s canines have been coming in and it has been a doozy for everyone.
Malcolm and Niva kept me company while I painted my toenails.
Sadie hardly ever leaves her hair in pigtails, but it’s adorable when she does.
I’m pretty sure I’ve read this book 876 times in the past week or so 😉
I’ve started to have Sadie help me cook and she absolutely loves it! It’s definitely not faster or easier to have her help, but just watching her discover things in the kitchen is 100% worth it.
Sunny weather calls for Bible time on the porch swing while Niva sunbathes!
I feel this so much. Everything in our building is shut down so the gym is closed which stinks since it would allow me to feel like I was leaving the building instead of just going a few floors down. Plus I’m working from home which is great since there’s no commute but it’s also nice to have those non-work conversations in the middle of the day with coworkers
I hope things are more back to normal for you now, Maureen! ❤
Great piece Allie thank you for sharing !
Love all the pictures!
Thanks, Dad! I love you!
Yes! It does all feel so different. I’m so glad there have been joyful moments for you in the midst of this time, friend. Sadie’s pigtails are precious! And I am so with you on the joy of having your little one in the kitchen with you!
All the joy with having Sadie in the kitchen with me! Love it!
I think the best photo of all is Niva and Sadie leaning over the crib. It’s like they’ve become firm partners in mischief!
Oh yes, the most firm partners in mischief!!
I just wrote a blog post that recaps grocery shopping right now, because I feel the same way. Then I read your post… So we’re on the same page. 😉 It feels like such a historical time to live through, and I don’t want to forget all the details of it. I plan to start doing more recap blogs or vlogs too, just documenting daily life.
Thanks for sharing, Girl!!
I could relate so, so much to your grocery store post! It’s wild. Totally wild!