My journal entry written at my home in Loveland, Ohio from April 8, 2020. Since COVID-19 has caused social distancing and a stay-at-home order, my family and I have tried to stay positive about the blessings that we still have.

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My dad walks out to our back porch to check on the burgers and brats cooking on the grill as the evening sun shines on our screen door on Wednesday April 8, 2020. We almost always eat dinner out on the back porch when its warm out and the sun is setting. 

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Our family goes for a walk in Grailville, a nature preserve in Loveland, Ohio, on Monday April 20, 2020. We have been taking our two dogs on walks to one of the few nature preserves near our house a couple times a week.
Our family goes for a walk in Grailville, a nature preserve in Loveland, Ohio, on Monday April 20, 2020. We have been taking our two dogs on walks to one of the few nature preserves near our house a couple times a week.
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The morning light shines through the blooming magnolia tree in my front yard on Monday April 6, 2020 in Loveland, Ohio. Our magnolia blooms every spring and its pink petals look beautiful on the tree as well as on the ground.
The morning light shines through the blooming magnolia tree in my front yard on Monday April 6, 2020 in Loveland, Ohio. Our magnolia blooms every spring and its pink petals look beautiful on the tree as well as on the ground.
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My dad, Dan, reaches down to pet our dog, Mia, on an empty Loveland Bike Trail early on Monday May, 5 in Loveland, Ohio. My dad likes to go on walks around 7:30 a.m. anyways, and since COVID-19 has begun, this habit has become a good way to stay safe in public. 

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My mom, Jennifer, digs her shovel into our backyard garden as she turns the soil, preparing the ground for planting on Saturday May 3, 2020 in Loveland, Ohio. Since COVID-19 and social distancing has started, my mom and I made plans for a garden to help k

My mom, Jennifer, digs her shovel into our backyard garden as she turns the soil, preparing the ground for planting on Saturday May 2, 2020 in Loveland, Ohio. Since COVID-19 and social distancing has started, my mom and I made plans for a garden to help keep ourselves busy.

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My mom returns from Kroger with her weekly trunk full of groceries on Tuesday April 14, 2020. I usually like to go with her to help, but since social distancing has started only one family member is allowed into the store at a time.
My mom returns from Kroger with her weekly trunk full of groceries on Tuesday April 14, 2020. I usually like to go with her to help, but since social distancing has started only one family member is allowed into the store at a time.
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My mom reaches into our refrigerator to put groceries away after making the weekly run to Kroger in Loveland, Ohio on Sunday, April 26, 2020. My mom does all the grocery shopping for our family and since COVID-19, she goes to the store alone.

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My friends and family enjoy the warm spring night after a backyard picnic on Saturday May 2, 2020. My girlfriend, Laine, on the far left and my brother Sam’s fiance, Macy, on the far right are the only people who have regularly been coming to our house si
My friends and family enjoy the warm spring night after a backyard picnic on Saturday May 2, 2020. My girlfriend, Laine, on the far left and my brother Sam’s fiance, Macy, on the far right are the only people who have regularly been coming to our house since COVID-19.
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The waxing gibbous moon shines through the clouds on our backyard on Saturday May 3, 2020.
The waxing gibbous moon shines through the clouds on our backyard on Saturday May 3, 2020.
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My dad looks back at me as I follow up to the attic. We've grown closer and more aware of one another as I've been back home from school since March. 

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