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Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Back In Arizona

The cowboy and I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas.  In Arkansas I certainly enjoyed my time with family—we ate, shopped, visited, ate, shopped, visited and repeated.  Christmas Eve we traveled from house to house—a tradition for us—appetizers at Mom’s, salads at Niki and Eric’s, main course at Danny and Ann’s with dessert and a Chinese gift exchange at Ross and Vicky’s.  There are no really young children in our family any longer—Niki and Eric sometimes have foster children but their “little bird” as Niki calls the foster children flew off to his family recently.  This little guy had spent over a year in their home and he is sorely missed! 

Niki and Eric have one teenager, Elizabeth and Leah who is almost a teen.  Christmas morning we all trucked over to their house to watch Elizabeth and Leah open presents.  Leah had a really, really big box to open only to find a bunch of weird wrapped gifts (think old glass vase) before she found “the” present at the bottom of the box—an iPhone—that was one excited little girl!


DSCN3660After all that excitement we enjoyed breakfast—Ann made cinnamon rolls, Niki made biscuits and gravy—we then all waddled off to church!

DSCN3680Sunset in Arkansas.

I flew into Phoenix Monday afternoon at 4:30 and cruised home with no traffic slow downs—not a normal occurrence!  Michael had pizza waiting—he and Emmi were sure glad to see me! 

Today we took an ATV ride down to the river to see how much water was running—we had 2.5 inches of rain while I was gone!  I’ll share those photos on the next blog.


  1. Welcome back. A fun Christmas with family is priceless. More rain this weekend.

  2. Such fun to share family traditions for the holiday. And "eventless" travels are always a plus! Those cinnamon rolls look amazing :-)

  3. Hi Janna and Mike, We have been reading your posts for quite some time. I had stumbled onto your blog through the Bayfield Bunch, who are also Canadians and who were your neighbours until recently. We are Canadians and somewhat new to RVing. I liked your blog and included it into our "Blogs we follow" so you get some of our readers poking into your site. A couple of years ago, on our first trip, we went to Arizona. We liked the areas very much there and will be back again. This winter we are in Central Florida. Wishing you a Happy New Year and all the best.

  4. I haven't been to one of these traveling dinners in many, many years. They were always so much fun!! Sounds like a good time! Lovely sunset:) Glad you got home to safely to Michael and Emmi:)


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