Extending Christmas-Harkers Island

Extending Christmas-Harkers Island

When I (Shannon) was a child, it seemed like the Christmas season was as long as our summer break. My mom began decorating the weekend before Thanksgiving, and we left our decorations up until at least the first week of January. That all seemed normal to me, as most of my family operated the same… Read More »

Music Monday: Los Lobos- Llego Navidad

Music Monday: Los Lobos- Llego Navidad

We have a blog series called, “Music Monday,” here on Arner Adventures. Since music creates a soundtrack for our day-to-day living, it only makes sense. I was looking for a little something different for Christmas music listening, and came across last year’s release from Los Lobos, “Llego Navidad.” Ahhh! I had forgotten about this little… Read More »

Simple, Yet Sentimental Christmas Décor

Simple, Yet Sentimental Christmas Décor

If there is one thing that has changed in the past few years, it is our style of decorating for the holiday season. In years past, Gerry and I (Shannon) had Christmas cocktail parties each year, decorating the entire house in everything that screamed, Christmas. We had a tree in every room (including the bathrooms),… Read More »