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Thanksgiving 2020


Thanksgiving 2020! I think the "2020" in the title probably sums up our celebration this year, but for the sake of the memory book I'm sharing a "tiny bit" -- as our Maggie Mermaid would say. 

Our Thanksgiving dinner was very small this year, but we are extra grateful Ryan got to be home just in time for us to all to be together. He was in California for work a few weeks ago when he was exposed to a coworker that had COVID-19. By the time his coworker found out his entire family was positive, it was too late. Ryan had been exposed to a person that had yet to develop symptoms, but tested positive. He immediately went into quarantine in his hotel room before he started to develop symptoms & soon test positive himself. He spent 14 days in a San Diego hotel room overlooking the ocean as he waited to be "safe" enough to travel home. FaceTime & Shipt shoppers can be added to the 2020 list of things to be grateful for this year. Ryan was fortunate enough to only have a mild case of COVID-19, but the grave reminder is that a person can spread it days before (if ever) developing symptoms. I know that we all know this already, it's all over the news, but to see how easily a loved one got it first hand is incredibly eye opening. For us, the harsh reality of the transmission before symptoms & asymptomatic spread is the reason we decided to protect our parents. We did a small Thanksgiving with my two sisters. They are my "safe bubble." It felt incredibly odd & sad to miss our parents, but we know protecting Mag's grandparents is far more important than anything else this holiday season. 

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Living Room Christmas Tree from Joss and Main


Hello, friends! 

Decorating for Christmas this year has been the most fun of all. I started the weekend after Halloween & I'm still going!!! Adding little bits of twinkle & merry to our home almost every day, because #merryeverything. I seriously considered pulling out the Christmas tree in March during the lockdown, so let's just say I've been waiting for this view for several months. In the past I've done all the decorating in one day. This year I've been slowly layering on more and more festive touches day after day, it's felt like icing a five layer rainbow cake!!! 

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Fall Family Photos 2020


Hey, friends, and Happy FRIDAY!!!!! I'm extra excited about this weekend because we are putting up our Christmas trees & adding a new one to the front room. Christmas is only 49 days away & we are going to soak up every last drop of magic & merry! Yesterday I picked up some Opalhouse festive red pillows from Target and they really pop on our new ivory sofa. I feel like it has transformed the entire room already and we haven't even added the twinkling tree yet. 

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Our Circus - Halloween 2020


Hello Friends, and HAPPIEST NOVEMBER to you!!! 

Halloween 2020 was hands-down the most festive, happiest, spookiest, BEST Halloween of all time! Kansas City weather could not have been any better with sunny skies and 67 degrees. Having it fall on a Saturday with a full moon was the cherry on top. After spending a large portion of the year feeling trapped and fearful it was such an incredible experience do something normal with our family & neighbors. The kids had so much fun running around from door to door collecting all the chocolate & sugar. This was our first Halloween in our new neighborhood & let me say they know how to do spooky & fun. I took the kiddos happiness & giggles and bottled it up in a bottle to keep close to my heart.
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