Not only was this spring break marked by a major ski injury, but it was marked by the COVID quarantine. Upon returning home, we were quarantined to home. We first learned of the Rodeo closing on the day of our return to Houston. On the plane ride home, we watched President Trump give the first of many speeches to come to try and protect the people from this very contagious virus. Week after week, we remained quarantined, homeschooling the girls and rehabbing my knee. While it had it's challenges, it created great family memories and reminded us of what is really important.
In its worst moments, March and April were the slowest months ever as I rehabbed, waiting for surgery and then started to rehab a second time. Yet, it was also some of the best months where we got to spend a lot more family time together and really have the opportunity to be present all of the time with minimal distractions.
Nana and Grandpa were already scheduled to visit us right after our trip on spring break but little did they know they were coming to our house to help after my major injury! They both were a blessing to us, helping us in so many ways as I was on crutches non-weight bearing. We are so thankful for all that they did. The kids were spoiled with extra love and attention and we started to get into the new normal which was homeschooling.
The kids never returned to school after spring break. Instead we were on a mandated lock down. This was the start of homeschooling which ensued until the end of the school year. The kids did great with all the changes and I just marvel at how flexible and smart they truly are.
Social distancing and "stay at home" mandates made Easter look a little different this year. We were supposed to spend the holiday with Grammy and Poppy and Aimee, Israel, and Tessa, but due to COVID-19, we all were quarantined to our homes. We made the best of it. The kids were very excited to camp in a tent inside (in fact it persisted for weeks on quarantine), for their Easter candy, and for their Harry Potter Lego set and dart board. Of course both sets of grandparents spoiled them lots as well. These kids sure are loved by so many!
Park City, Utah (Spring Break) 2020:
Nana and Grandpa visit: