A few days after the funeral Jeff and I started not feeling well. Not feeling well turned into worse and worse and we realized we had catch the dreaded Covid that we’ve been hearing about all year. We both got tested and it was confirmed. We were tired, feverish, no appetite, cold symptoms, lost her taste and smell and on and on. I had just put up all the Christmas stuff but every day went by in a blur of just hoping to get better.
We stayed at home and ate soup and because I could work from home I continue teaching but it was all I could do to sit upright during my class and then I would lay back down again as soon as it was done. Jeff was very sick for two weeks I was feeling it for more like three. We feel like we lost most of the month of December.
I stayed home a lot but when I was feeling better I was able to do a couple things but not nearly what I normally would like to do during Christmas. One of the things I did do was paint these ornaments and gave a few out.
2020 the year we all stayed home for sure!
Since we couldn’t be connected with church members we decided to send out Christmas cards to the whole stake and have an address service requested so they could update records. That was a huge undertaking. Missionaries ended up helping stuff envelopes and get them ready to mail. Just the prep work alone was a big task!
For the relief society sisters we had wood cut ornaments that I ordered from Utah. I just had who is society presidents come pick them up for the ward since I wasn’t feeling good. They seemed to like them.
Trying to get in the spirit of zoom school when you’re not feeling well. Right as I was getting off for Christmas break I was a little bit on the upswing but still tired most of the time.
I did do a couple of Christmas craft projects to try and help me get in the spirit.
There’s a beautiful sunset but I was able to enjoy one day
A few days before Christmas I had enough energy to go out and hastily try and pull together some Christmas presents for our family.
We pulled off Christmas and were able to enjoy the day with Taylor Rose, Rhea, Taylor, Jacob and Ashley.
This is Christmas Eve and we didn’t have matching pajamas but I was able to find matching T-shirts and everyone got pajama bottoms.
One of my favorite things is to play games during Christmas with family.
We were also able to get together with the Zook’s and the Oleson’s to do our white elephant gift exchange.
It’s always a little fun, a little crazy and you never know what you’re going to get!
We had a few real presence thrown in there for the nieces and nephews as well.
The funniest was this to person T-shirt that the Taylor’s got. perfect for them!
Christmas morning was nice and everyone was happy with her presents even though there might not have been as many as there were in the past.
During Christmas break one of the days we went down to the beach. That’s one thing that’s nice about being in Southern California is the weather is nice year round.
Ashley went down to the beach another day to enjoy it before she went back up to Idaho.
After the holidays we say goodbye to Jacob and Ashley as they went back up to school.