Monday, December 25, 2006

Merry Christmas

Its been a FULL visit here to Dallas, full of cookies and chocolate, visits from friends and family, and full of presents. Everytime our adult attitudes would lag, Anna would festively shout, "I'm full of the holiday spirit!" and get us back on track. Rest assured, the Highlander will be as full on the journey home as it was coming up here!

This holiday we've also run into people who have tried long and hard to have children and still have no babies in their arms; the holidays seem very quiet and a little sad for them. That is juxtaposed by others who have children and don't really seem to want them, people who are happy to let others raise their offspring. That is so strange and foreign to me, and makes me hug my own babies tightly and kiss them for their oblivious happiness. It also makes me grateful for my husband, who is patient and engaged with our kids, and does odd jobs and the dishes for his mother. Today he loaded 3 wee bikes onto our car, loaded up 3 small children, and pushed them around the park for their maiden voyage, which only lasted about 2 minutes. Then he uncomplainingly loaded us all up again to go home. 12 people can generate a lot of dishes, but Anthony got them all cleaned up.

Tuesday we go home, and I can't wait to walk on my new patio! It was poured just before we left, and I haven't stepped foot on it yet!

6 comments:

A.Norma said...

Reads like you all had a good time,Jenn, and that we all need an Anthony!!! he sounds just like your Uncle Noel who always ended up washing the dishes...ahhhhh xx

ColeBugsmommy said...

Christmas is nice, but I always breathe a sigh of relief when it's over until next year! I'm happy though because I'm commenting on your blog from my brand new laptop computer, I got from Santa!

Emily said...

Merry Christmas. Glad we got to see you all while you were in town.

Joey said...

Merry Christmas! Hearing about couples who desperately want children and can't have them reminds me how lucky we are. Even though I joke that John & I just have to look at each other and we get pregnant, I know we are the lucky ones. We really need to count our blessings. I'm so proud of my family.

Anthony said...

Just for the record there was 14 there for one dinner. But who's counting...

A.Norma said...

hahahaha guess you are ,Anthony! but you all enjoyed it I'm sure.x