2020 Photo Essay

2020 Photo Essay

Inspired by a lovely photo essay from my world-traveling bestie, I decided it would make me feel slightly less bummed about the poop fest that was this past year if I assembled something similar for myself.

In an effort to make this a positive venture, I have omitted photos of me at my office sweating in uncomfortable PPE, me wearing the same pair of stretchy pants day and night for weeks on end, and me crying in the garage with the lights off. But you can rest assured that all those things did happen, because this was 2020.

I tried not duplicate pics from our Summer Photo Essay, and I tried not to inundate the gallery with too many selfies, food pics, or portrait-style photos of my children. (For what it’s worth, all of the canid photos here are truly candid. If my kids know a photo is happening, they have to smile at the photographer or get out of the way. Overly-orchestrated photos of children meant to look like they’re not posed are obnoxious.)

Okay here we go. Enjoy!

Morning coffee with Mount Lamborn (Colorado) in the background.
Early spring in uptown Sedona.
Kachina Trail, Flagstaff.
Buffalo Park, Flagstaff.
Submarine Rock Trail, Sedona.
Secret Slickrock Trail, Sedona.
Early morning rainbow, Flagstaff.
Oak Creek colors.
Fischer Point, Flagstaff.
Learning about fossils, since we didn’t learn anything in school this year.
Our noble quest for the one remaining open lounge. The name is highly appropriate.
When your kid makes you trade headphones with him.
We liked unicorns before they were cool.
The spot where we got married – 9 years later!
Coronado Beach, California.
Here be dragons. Reddington Shores, Florida.
Just tubin’.
Camano Island, Washington.
Quaren-tini. Cheers to summer.
Low morale at the you-pick blueberry farm.
Blueberry coffee cake with just-picked blueberries.
North Fork of the Nooksack River, Washington.
North Fork of the Gunnison River, Colorado.
Minnesota Basin, Colorado.
Bear Creek, Colorado.
Baldwin Trail, Sedona.
Brins Mesa, Sedona.
Templeton Trail, Sedona.
Balancing rocks at Red Rock Crossing.
Grand View Trail, Grand Canyon.
It’s even steeper than it looks. Grand View Trail, Grand Canyon.
South Kaibab Trail, Grand Canyon.
Pipe Creek Beach, Colorado River, Grand Canyon.
Roaring Springs, Grand Canyon.
North Kaibab Trail, Grand Canyon.
Skeleton Point, Grand Canyon.
Rim Trail, Grand Canyon.
Downtown Sedona.
Agassiz Trail, Flagstaff.
Stay on the trail.
Doyle Saddle, Flagstaff.
Trail running in Flagstaff.
Reflections in Oak Creek, near Midgley Bridge.
That time we got to be guests on this awesome podcast.
Our family in Legos, per our teenager.
The Loch Ness Monster. Obviously.
Bell Rock Trail, Sedona.
Huckabee Trail, Sedona.
Curecanti Trail, Colorado.
Javalina Rocks, Saguaro National Park.
Black Bridge Winery, Colorado.
“If you don’t know where you want to go…”
Spooky donuts.
Trail running with the stroller.
Reflections in the West Fork of Oak Creek.
Tired-from-travel toddler.
Tired-from-travel teenager.
Paonia, Colorado.
Humphreys Summit Trail, Flagstaff.
Uptown Sedona.
Mandatory family photo with Christmas decor.
Tlaquepaque, Sedona.
Hiline Trail, Sedona.
Just the fam, in the forest near our house. 🙂

Happy New Year, everyone! Best of luck with 2021!

2 Replies to “2020 Photo Essay”

    1. Thanks so much for reading and commenting, Elena! We did the best we could. 🙂 Happy New Year to you and yours as well!

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