Back in March, when they stay at home order was first announced and we found out that Marc would be working from home, I honestly thought the worst. I wasn’t sure if we would make it out alive. We had never spent that much time together EVER. We did 2.5 years of long distance and then both worked a lot so spending 40+ days together 24/7 was hard to think about.
I will forever cherish those days and quality family time we have had. There were definitely hard parts of the quarantine life like not being able to see our extended families and friends but for 6 weeks we had the family time, just the three of us, that we have always wanted and never had.
I was wrong in the best way!
Marc and Bradyn got to build a bond and do things together. Marc and I got to focus more time on us and strength our marriage. We took walks on the trails across the street every day, multiple times a day. Marc got to do some projects around the house. While Marc and Bradyn had quality time, I got more time to work in my office. I started the hardest workout program that I’ve done to date, which I love so much. It was just what I needed in this time, making me stronger and leaner. Also the longer workouts have really helped me mentally during this crazy time as well. I have 3 weeks left until I complete it.
Marc is back to work, which was a difficult adjustment to make. Before, I would fill the long days with play dates, tumble time at the Lakes Region Gymnastics Academy, and my Monday mom days alone to the grocery store. But now it’s just Bradyn and I at home with no where to go. Except my grandparents house, we have started to see them again.
Now things are semi back to normal.
Work wise, coaching has been amazing and a great outlet for me during this time. Photography on the other hand, has been a challenge. I have had to miss taking my best friend’s newborn son’s photos, that we had planned on forever. It’s the first big milestone I haven’t captured for them and it breaks my heart. I’ve had brides and grooms have to make the tough decision to postpone or cancel their big days. I miss weddings so much and can’t wait until we can get back to normal celebrations again.
I hope you enjoy some of these photos of how we have enjoyed quarantine life these last few months. It hasn’t all been easy but there have been more good than bad that has come out of it for our family. I will forever cherish the moments we have had.