Sunday, December 23, 2007

Just Ducky.

Not last night, but the night before, after driving for 7 hours we arrived at Grandma and Grandpa's house and the kids and Grandma wanted to open presents immediately. All I wanted to do was be horizontal for at least an hour. So I asked, "Do I have to watch?" *insert whatever version of whining your imagination comes up with* "Can I LAY and watch?" Everyone agreed that I could lay and watch so I did. As the kids were tearing through their presents and marveling at the greatness of each gift and Grandma and Grandpa were grinning from ear to ear, I was particularly struck with how much love and devotion they heap on my children and was moved to tears. Today they took us to see the new National Treasure movie (complete with movie snacks). Directly following, my Father-in-law took my son and myself fishing. He is always so patient with my son. A really good man and role model. We mighty fishermen didn't catch any fish, but we did get told off by this duck....


His Girl said...

love this post. i also love that you are able to appreciate and enjoy the love your inlaws have for your kids. we are blessed, aren't we.

by the way

holy moly i get to see you soon!!! are you here yet? are you here yet?

Becky said...

Sounds like you all had a nice visit with family. I can totally understand needing to lay down after a long drive. I took my boys on a two day trip to WA for my sister's wedding this past myself. That can be exhausting!

You are very blessed to have good in-laws, too.

Have a great New Year! Sounds like you are going to visit His Girl? If so, you gals have fun!

Jenster said...

How nice for you to have in-laws like that! I'm sure you know you're blessed.

Have a great 2008!