2020. It will be a year I never forget.

We moved from San Francisco to Sausalito right before the pandemic, postponed our wedding, took road trips to see loved ones, celebrated Patrick’s 30th Birthday and brought home our puppy in August. Looking back at this difficult year, I’ll be forever grateful for the extra time I got to spend with my fiancé at our new home in Sausalito, time that I never would have had if he wasn’t able to work from home. I am grateful for having outdoor space amidst a lockdown, something that we would not have had if we didn’t move from San Francisco prior to the stay-at-home order. I am grateful for our extra time at home because it allowed us to welcome our puppy Seba into our family and be able to give him the best life we possibly could. I am grateful that we were able to travel safely to see family, when I know so many weren’t as fortunate.

This year also brought incredible grief. We lost a very special person in our life. We were unable to see my grandmother who lives in New York and unable to see most of our close family and friends. And as the year closes, we search for silver linings and can only hope that the lessons we learned this year create a more intentional tomorrow.

“There are farfar better things ahead than any we leave behind. ” —C.S. Lewis

Cheers to a new year filled with health, the strength to power forward, unconditional love, immense blessings and happiness.

Photographer: Ashlee Brooke Photography

Robe: Utah Gowns