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365: Parasailing

When we arrived in Orange Beach, Alabama Jonah was still in his 3rd cast in 7 months from breaking his arm twice. Then Covid-19 happened and quarantine delayed his cast removal. Once he got it off we quickly realized his feral little self needed some safe adrenaline. Keeping him in one piece is a challenge and we’ve learned safe adrenaline keeps him from hurling himself off of things lol. Once things started opening back up we gave him a choice of jet skis or parasailing. He LOVED it! No fear! 400 feet up in the air. That’s Jude up there with him….Taryn kept her feet firmly on the ground. Jonah said the best part was flying above the birds.

 

2020-05-12T23:37:09-05:00May 7th, 2020|365 Projects, 366 - 2020, Jonah, My Family, RV Life|

365 Project: The End of Quarantine

April 30, 2020, the day Alabama ended the Corona Virus / Covid – 19 quarantine.  Beaches reopened today with social distancing and limited hours.  And it was glorious.  Children running, adults so happy to say hello to strangers, noticing and enjoying the simple things we have all missed so much.  We’ve all been through something together and you could feel it thick through the fresh air.

2020-05-10T16:41:38-05:00April 30th, 2020|365 Projects, 366 - 2020|

365 Project: Earning a want

Jude has been hard at work doing extra chores around the RV and for my mom during quarantine.  He’s worked SO hard to earn money that he’d like to purchase a guitar with.  He’s washed the RV (an 8 hour job!), washed the truck, cleaned windows and a bunch of other small jobs over the last few weeks.  He will reach his goal very soon!

2020-05-10T16:32:55-05:00April 24th, 2020|365 Projects, 366 - 2020, Jude, My Family|

365 Project: Swinging by the bay

We ventured out to the bay tonight for a picnic dinner.  It was so nice to get out for a bit.  There were a few people in the park but everyone kept their distance and seemed just as happy as we were to be “out”.  These kids have been troopers about being quarantined.  It hasn’t been easy but being at my mom’s house with lots of space and a huge porch has helped SO much!

2020-05-10T16:24:18-05:00April 24th, 2020|365 Projects, 366 - 2020, Gee, Jonah, Jude, My Family, Taryn, Zachary|

365 Project: Magnolia Views

Our dining room view. We are parked in my moms driveway during quarantine and her property is lined with magnolia trees. We are thankful for the beautiful view out our big windows. I wish magnolia flowers lasted for than 1-2 days though. We’ve been lucky to have a few new ones each day during the last month.

2020-05-10T16:18:57-05:00April 22nd, 2020|365 Projects, 366 - 2020|

365 Project: In Memory

In memory of Sophie, Aaron & Buddy. This morning Jude burst in the RV devastated to have found all 3 birds deceased. I don’t know that I will ever forget the broken look of devastation on his face. These kids poured their entire life in to these birds over the last 2 weeks, researching, caring for and loving them. They went from very frail and sick to thriving, learning to hunt on their own and fly. We were so close to being ready to release them. We aren’t exactly sure why they passed, but our best guess is the new live food or supplement – both started yesterday. Now we are navigating grief, loss, anger, empathy, grace. So many tears with these two today.

2020-05-10T16:05:49-05:00April 21st, 2020|365 Projects, 366 - 2020, Jude, My Family, Taryn|
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