There are always good times. Even amidst our deepest darkest days, there are breaks in the clouds…there are rays of light getting through. Why should 2020 be any different.
Michael and I started off our year with a bang. January found us in the Dominican Republic. Sun, sand, beauty. But first, I actually began January 2020 by doing what most of us would be doing some 2 1/2 to 3 months later. I baked. No, it wasn’t banana bread! I baked a Tarta de Santiago. Some call them Camino Cake.
As mid-January approached we were off to the Dominican!
It was the time of our lives…and just in time.
January became February became March and one day we found ourselves at Congee Queen. Our last supper before it all came crashing to a halt.
There was loss in 2020 for everyone. It was such a difficult year to lose loved ones. So many lost opportunities to share in the burden and come together to mourn. I never want to experience loss in a pandemic ever again. We love those we lost this year, in this of all the years to lose loved ones.
May was time to act like Spring had come, to gather together a little garden in our little oasis in the sky.
We said goodbye to May with one more Tarta de Santiago!
July was also for quiet nights at home…maybe with some red! We enjoyed our quiet evenings with Molly…awaiting the arrival of our soon to be new family members…
It was also time to start enjoying the gifts of our garden…
And MORE walks!
Come September, the great escape. Two weeks in paradise, thanks again to Michael’s sister and brother in law. It wasn’t what we had in mind going into 2020. We were going to spend these weeks in Paris. But a birthday in this paradise is a wonderful thing, nonetheless!
September also meant AUTHOR COPIES. The final version of THE CAMINO CLUB!
October. A dying plant gives us the end of its harvest…
This is where our trip down 2020 Memory Lane comes to an end. Christmas was hard. Not seeing those we love in those moments when we usually see more of them is just…bad. We ended our year with our surprise new arrivals. DollyAnn & LollyPop are here…and they’re a handful at the moment. So December has been a very busy time for us.
Happy New Year! May your 2021 be filled with hope, health and heart.