Top 5 Non Sewing Highlights

I’m continuing to play along with the Sewcialists Top 5 of 2020 and today we are looking at the non sewing highlights of the year. Here is the prompt:

Top 5 Non-Sewing Highlights: Usually we suggest you might talk about vacations or adventures, but this year more than most, your highlights might be small pleasures – learning to bake, nature walks, or just that fact that you were out of bed and clothes some days. Victories look different to everyone!

Sam’s progress!

My two year old son is a completely different child than he was this time last year. He’s sooooooo close to walking, close to talking and uses signs regularly, and is growing and healthy. We spent a lot of 2020 working with him and it’s beyond fulfilling to see how far he’s come.

Family Time!

Like most of the world, we have had a lot of togetherness this year. But I am so proud of my little family and the five of us have never been closer. We all faced challenges and disappointments and we all worked together to figure out the positives we could focus on. I think we’ve all grown quite a bit this year and I’m happy we had this time in a new place to bond and connect.

Exploring Together as a Family!

We had so many fun plans for our new home that had to be cancelled. Trips across the state, skiing, finding activities for the kids, finding a church, all of these things had to be put on pause. And we were definitely grumpy about it at times! But we also chose to focus on creative ways we could explore together and connect with our new community. We created lasting memories and found all the great trails and we will be ready to get back to our plans when it’s safe to do so!

Mastering the Breakfast Sandwich!

This may sound like a weird one, but it really was a highlight! Most days, Chris is working from home and we’ve started eating a big, late breakfast together. I have officially perfected the breakfast sandwich and every day the two of us look forward to it. Changing our routines and making time for each other when we are physically together most of the time, has been a nice challenge. Taking the time to eat together and savor a sandwich has been one of those weird things that could only happen in 2020.

Reading Harry Potter Together!

This is the year we started reading Harry Potter together. My kids have been into a different series and never wanted to start this one, even after loving all the movies. Chris and I said they had no choice, they had to listen to the first one and if after that they didn’t care, we wouldn’t read anymore. Of course they were hooked by chapter two and it’s been something we all look forward to at the end of the day. They are getting number four for Christmas and I can’t wait to dive in with them!

A theme to the highlights for sure, lots of togetherness. While there were many people and places we missed, getting to focus on this chance to bond was the highlight of my year. I look forward to busy years full of activities and parties and places to go, but I’m very proud of the way all five of us were able to slow down and embrace the rhythm that was given to us.

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