2020 actually brought a lot of things that I’m truly grateful for, like a slower pace to life and time together as a family. If there ever was a silver lining, that has to be it, I’m sure of it.
Every year after Christmas, we talk about how we wish we would have planned a getaway. Most times it’s an afterthought, sometimes we think of it a few weeks before but we’ve never acted on it. I think this year more than ever, we felt the pull to change our scenery for a few days. Most cabin rentals we found were already claimed, but we did find one waaayy up near the Canada border! A five hour drive north, and that’s where you’ll find us ringing in the new year!
We never have big plans for NYE, and that is just the way I like it. Since we’re up north this year, we might get fancy and try to have a little bonfire. I’m certain we won’t make it to midnight, but I did pack a few treats to make the night feel special, and really, that’s all we need.
I bought the kids some festive shirts, headbands, noise makers, and some decorations to make a little photo backdrop. One thing I’m super excited about is making our first ever time capsule! I was planning to make one as 2020 was such a big year. We built a new home, moved out of the only house we’ve ever known as a family, and had massive life style changes brought on by the pandemic. The Magical Playbook released their January playbook and it was a match made in Heaven. I’m exited to capture this year through my kids’ eyes, and record our memories as a family. We’re marking our capsule as “Do Not Oepn until 2030”, which is crazy to think about how old my kids will be when that day comes!