Covid Quarantine-2020


I have no words for how I feel about this unforgettable year but I had to share the way I decided to remember it, with a Christmas ornament. Our Christmas tree has mainly one ornament for every place we have vacationed. This year we were going to be in Hawaii to celebrate our 30th anniversary in November, which we had to cancel. In place of an ornament from Hawaii I decided to purchase the one thing that kept us from going there. Isn’t it amazing how one ornament says it all?

Stay safe everyone as this nasty virus is on a comeback.

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  1. I don’t want to make light of your situation but I had quite the chuckle at your ornament. It is perfect! Hawaii will still be there for you both when this stupid pandemic passes. Happy anniversary!


      • Exactly. This will all pass before you know it. My hubby turns 40 in November and we’re just gonna celebrate us three (with the scallops recipe!). The big celebration can wait.


  2. I was going to visit my son in Portugal, walk the El Camino to celebrate my 60th, and stay with our lifelong friends at a villa in Italy to celebrate our anniversaries. 2020 was in the planning for over a year! Instead we’re playing hide and seek with a crazy virus. What happened to our lives? I tell you what, as long as my family is healthy, I’m enormously grateful. Nothing else really matters. Lessons learned this year. Love your ornament memento. 💞


    • That’s exactly how I feel Cheryl. We are together and healthy so that is all that matters. Also, I am using the money from our trip to do lots of work around and inside the house. The trip would have come and gone and left us with memories but the remolding I see every day.

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  3. It has been such a tough year for so many. I am sorry you had to forgo your anniversary trip. I hope you are able to go next year to celebrate. This year shouldn’t count for anniversaries or birthdays. I do like your ornament though. I have been looking at getting that one as well.


  4. Sorry about your anniversary trip. We couldn’t even go out to dinner for ours in April. This year will be a good one to remember, for it will prove how resilient we can be. By the grace of God, we will survive, because He is sovereign over all things.


  5. The toilet paper and sanitizer, very wonderful and representative of the times, pretty much summarizes 2020 for sure. Hope you get to take that trip soon, but this beautiful piece can tide that over temporarily haha


  6. Ah so sorry about your anniversary trip, I have always wanted to go to Hawaii, hopefully you will get there next year. The ornament is cute and does say it all for sure. We can only hope and pray that this will end sooner rather than later. Happy Anniversary Diane and Terry


  7. Diane I love this! It sums up 2020 perfectly. Would you mind if I incorporated it into a blog post for my own blog? I’m happy to send you an advance copy for vetting, should you wish.

    Thanks for posting,


  8. Well celebrating your 30th anniversary in the cabana and hanging the ornament, cute and clever as it is, on the Christmas tree this year, is a bummer. I hope that in 2021 you can try again to recreate that special vacation. For most people, the calendar year 2020 goes down in history as a “non-year” so think of it as technically your 30-year anniversary anyway!


  9. Beautiful ornament for Christmas 2020! And so appropriate! I pray for all who’ve lost loved ones this year and that this crisis is over soon. Maybe 2021 will be much better! Here’s hoping you make that trip soon! ❤


  10. Love the ornament, it says it all. There are so many of us who had to cancel plans…we should be in Europe now. At least we are healthy at the moment, let’s hope it stays that way until there is a vaccine.


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