Wishing you happy holidays

From the Connell Family

Our Year 2020

What to say about this year? How about, "It was a doozy!" Or maybe, "A year that will live in infamy." Or, "We hope this doesn't happen again for another 102 years."

A lot of bad things certainly happened to a lot of people -- lives cut short, long-term health problems, political paralysis making things worse. We have been lucky so far; no one in our immediate orbit has been stricken. We hope to keep it that way while we await our turn with the vaccine.

Our year was not completely bleak, as we tried to find good times amidst the fear and isolation. Below are some pictures from those days.

One of the highlights of our year was Chuck's niece Abby Cutter and awesome family (husband Joe and son Finn) moving to our area. We loved spending time with them and look forward to more.
Bedford, MA
Christmas 2019
Charles and Abby L taking in some culture at the Institute of Contemporary Art.
Boston, MA
January 2020
Katie and a protective big brother skating in Kendall Square.
Cambridge, MA
January 2020
A family vacation at the end of February just before the world went crazy.
Sanibel, FL
February 2020
We did a dress-up dinner at home to perk up our mood after six weeks of lockdown.
Bedford, MA
April 2020
A day trip to get out of the house to Wachusett Dam, once the largest dam and reservior in the world. Not far from our home but we had never been there. (On the far right are 200 steps that local athletes run up for training.)
Clinton, MA
May 2020
A relaxing weekend getaway when travel was allowed again.
Cape Cod, MA
June 2020
Elizabeth graduated from high school in a ceremony delayed two months by COVID restrictions. (And she has completed her first semester remotely at Smith College.)
Bedford, MA
July 2020
On a day trip to Wingaersheek Beach. If we went late afternoon, it was uncrowded and we could watch the sunset.
Gloucester, MA
August 2020
Charles turned 30 years old!
Ogunquit, ME
September 2020