Wednesday, March 21, 2012

A Visit

Thank you for all of the sweet comments. I feel so blessed to have such sweet friends and family praying for us. Maybe someday I will be able to gather my thoughts and share as I'm sure it would be theraputic for me, but for now, I am thankful for His love and praying that He will continue to direct my steps.

As a family, we were so excited to have my mom's sister, Cathy, fly in from Arkansas to be with us here in Detroit this past week. It helped to cheer our spirits and, we joked, that she must have brought Arkansas with her- we had weather all last week in the 70's!! Unheard of  in eastern Michigan in March!

We did a lot in a short amount of time.

We spent many hours sleeping in, reading, playing games with Harbor, and working in the yard.

We took Harbor to our neighborhood park and pier so Cathy could see Canada from the end of our street.

I drove to Lake Erie so Cathy could experience her first Great Lake!

We celebrated David's 31st birthday a few days early with dinner out and dessert at home.
{Yes, I cut about six inches off of my hair! It has been a good change for spring/summer}

We took Cathy into the city on St. Patrick's Day. It was wild.
Hundreds of people on the river walk. This nice weather brings everyone out of hibernation up north.

We made sure she saw all the landmark sights.

We drove to the island for Detroit's famous skyline view.

We stopped at a popular fishing pier.

We walked the Detroit River walk.

And introduced Cathy to the heart and soul of the city- GM Global Headquarters.

As luck would have it, their showroom inside was open to the public.

Harbor requested a ride on the DPM {Detroit People Mover.}
It is the best way to see the city and all of the districts.

We passed by the Joe Louis Arena, which is home to the Detroit Redwings.

And we stopped and unloaded in Greektown for dinner. Greektown was so, so crazy.
Packed with people who were celebrating the holiday.

We ate at our favorite Greek tavern, Pegasus.

To end her visit, we drove by the iconic Fox Theater. So many big names come here to preform. Charlie Sheen debuted here when he went on his crazy rant after being let go from his show. Remember that? Anyway, Madonna is coming soon and the Fox Theater is always a good place in Detroit for a celebrity sighting.

We enjoyed having a familiar face and have missed Cathy now that she is back home in Arkansas!
 David recently celebrated a year of living and working here.
My, my.. time has sure passed quickly!


  1. I was so HAPPY when I logged on and you had blogged. You have been on my heart so much lately and I have been lifting you and your family up in my prayers.

    I have told you this before, you have always been one of my favorite blogs to follow. I love who you are a a Mom, daughter, wife and SAHM. You inspire me in so many ways.

    I hope you have found PEACE and are enjoying the nicer weather.

  2. I hope everything is well. I'm fixing to go back and see if you posted something I missed. I will definitely keep your family in my prayers.

  3. So glad your aunt could go visit you! I am been thinking about you guys a lot lately! Praying for peace and comfort!

  4. Definitely have missed your posts! I have been praying for your family and hope things are better! Great pictures, I'm jealous of your family coming to visit you!

  5. i'm so happy to see you back on the blog! i really love hearing about your adventures and all the fun things you do staying home with harbor. i continue to pray for you and your family!

  6. I have been thinking about you so much lately, Jessica. So glad to see you checking in. Yay for company, that's always such fun. Your mom and aunt look a lot alike!

    Know that you continue to be in my prayers. I just know God has big plans for you, it's just that it's so hard to wait for His timing sometimes. Hugs to you friend.

  7. happy to "see" you :) i pray for comfort during your time of need. bless her lord.

  8. So thankful that Cathy had a spring break that she was able to come & spend some time with you guys. By all the photos she got to get out & see allot of sight seeing. I know you all miss her but if you didn't let her come home to Arkansas we wouldn't be able to carry on, so you will just have to come back home to see her & the rest of your loved ones. We miss & love you all very much, Mom

  9. So glad to see your new blog update. I hope things are going well. I may have missed something but am praying things are okay with you guys? Keeping you all in my prayers.

  10. Visiting family is good for the soul.

    Praying for your family.

    Love your haircut!


  11. I'm so glad you were able to visit with your Aunt--what a blessing! You've been on my heart--continuing to think about you and pray for you guys.

  12. You look BE-U-TI-FUL!!! I love how David is "representin" the Hogs in the North! Family visits are the best! Love and Miss you!