Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Christmas in Arkanas

We have recovered from our fast and furious road trip to Niagara Falls {see that trip here} and have been enjoying the nice weather in Arkansas. Just being up north for even seven months has made coming to Arkansas feel like summer all over again. They had temps in the 50's yesterday- so nice!

Harbor loves seeing familiar faces. It makes me sad to know we have nothing familiar yet in Detroit. We are working on a "new" normal there, but nonetheless, there is nothing as joyous as seeing a room full of 50 people who know and love you.

In the last few days, we have:

1. Gone out to eat as a big family

2. Taken a family ice skating trip where Harbor ice skated for the first time.

3. Decorated Harbor's very own tree in his room at Gigi and Poppy's house

4. Cooked many dinners at home

5. Continued with our nightly Advent book reading {we packed them all and brought them to Arkansas!}

6. Snuggled with our dog and spent hours playing and coloring

7. Made our annual "Gigi and Harbor" trip to the mall to add to our Santa picture collection.

8. Melted chocolate and Andes mints to make Christmas candies

9. Played at Harbor's "park" at my parents' house

10. Went out on a date- the first since Thanksgiving that we have been alone! We went to Target and a movie. Just perfect! I adore movies, so a movie night is my idea of a good time!

My parents recently bricked an interior wall in their kitchen, added granite counters, and travertine back splash. I need to take some pictures and show you how pretty it all is!

The next few days look to be very merry and bright!


  1. So glad you guys made it safe to Arkansas! I know you are having so much fun! I don't know how you do it. Your family has great genes. You guys look younger and younger!

    Hope you have a Merry Christmas!

  2. Looks just wonderful! Those candies/fudge look DELICIOUS! And ice skating looks like so much fun :)

  3. I did get your Christmas card! It is beautiful! I sent one to your new address. It should be there when you get home.

  4. Did u also melt the Andes mints? That looks like something fun to make with my younger 2.

  5. Looks like you are having a blast! What a great idea to use the cookie cutters to make chocolate. Hope you enjoy your time here in the South!

  6. I love that your date night included a trip to Target! That's my kind of date! Is there a Target in Michigan? What a great idea to use the cookie cutters for the chocolate!

  7. so glad you are having a wonderful time with family! i love harbor's reindeer shirt! the candy you made looks so festive and delish! you should share the recipe ;)

  8. Thanks for letting Gigi hang out with you & Harbor, its such wonderful memories for me too,ha!!!And I'm sure one day Harbor will just take off ice skateing but for now it'll make for some really cute photo's.Our time together is passing so fast, I will miss you guys so much when you have to leave us again. But so thankful you were able to come home, some families can't be together during the holidays & that is sad. Enjoyed all your photos, love you...Mom

  9. You have certainly been busy dtravelling but so glad that you can be with your famiy and loved ones this christmas in Arkansas. Looks like your having so much fun and making great memories and that HArbor is having a great time too. I can feel the love . Merry Christmas to you and your family. Blessing to you and blessings to you and your family for 2012

  10. So glad you're getting to spend Christmas in Arkansas, surrounded by family and friends! Happy Holidays! :)

  11. Looks like you had a wonderful Christmas! I hope your new chapter in Detroit is contiuing to go well.