Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Our Easter Shelves

We are home today recovering from a busy weekend and a day full of doctor appointments that kept us hopping all day yesterday. This weekend we went to the Detroit Zoo and the Detroit Institute of Arts, which is an enormous art museum- one of the top six in the country! We feasted our eyes on original Pablo Picasso's and Renoir's, walked through Egyptian relics, and marveled at sculptures dating back to the Renaissance.

I've got lots of pictures to upload, but for today, I'll share our Easter Shelves.

We have been had our pretty Easter napkins on the table for about a week now and plan on using them through April.

And just for fun, here is a look back at our previous Holiday dining room shelves.

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!