Friday, December 24, 2010

6 Things

6 random thoughts this Christmas week:

1. This week Hailey wrote Santa a letter, the first line read,
"I know this is a lot to ask you but I know you can do it." 

2. I got a new kitchen sink and I am so excited!!!  For the first time in 20 years I can actually soak my dishes. Even when we moved into this house new 20 years ago, the sink stopper never worked. We bought numerous stoppers through the years, but nothing would keep that water from going right back down the drain. 

3. When the checker lady at Traders asked us about our family we started talking about our soon to be 18th grandchild. She gave us the oddest she just could not figure out why we were so happy about that. Then another lady standing behind us winked and smiled as if to say, "I get it even if she doesn't." I love people who wink and smile!

4. A dear friend at church put a book in my hand a few weeks ago and said, "Read this, you'll like it." I read to chapter 5 when I got busy. Den saw it, read the whole thing and LOVED IT. With that advertisement, and because I had an infected toe, I read the rest of it. Den said it reminded him of both the good, and disappointment of Christmas past. We both saw it as a story on overcoming trials and thinking beyond ones self. 

 5. Amy and Logan and the 7 kids have been in Arizona this past week visiting Logan's grandparents. They left at 4:15 this morning just so they could be here tonight for our family Christmas Eve party! Fearing for their safety, I kept telling Amy "this is just a party" but she insisted they not miss it! They had to take 2 cars so it's not like Amy and Logan can have a break in driving. I wonder if they will ever be able to get the twins back into car seats after this trip, but last I heard Austin said the babies have been great little travelers, as long as they keep the movie machine going.

6. I want to wish you a VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS!! Yes, YOU.
Thank you for reading, even on this very special busy day.


the Rich girl said...

Merry Christmas to you too, Jill! We sure hope our package to you makes it in time for Christmas morning!!

Give Dennis (and everyone else) a big hug from Texas!

Heather said...

Merry Christmas, Jill! Have a wonderful party tonight, how sweet of Amy and Logan to make such an effort to be there.

grandmapeg said...

I love your 6 things! I remember how excited I was when I got a new sink a few years ago. And I loved that book, The Christmas Sweater! I read it last year and I told you to read it. I'm glad you got around to doing it :-) Those small dvd players are a life saver for kids!! All of our kids have them for their cars. It sure would have been nice to have them when our kids were small. And a VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS to you too!

Kathy's Red Door Welcome said...

Merry Christmas Jill! Sounds like you will have a very wonderful time with kids all around you. I love your list and always enjoy reading your blog. Can't wait to get together after the holidays.

Dad and Susan said...

Jill, I thought the 6 things were from Hailey's letter to Santa, so when I read (aloud so Richard could hear) that she got a new kitchen sink and could soak her dishes, I said, "What? Hailey soaks her dishes in her play kitchen sink?" We got a good laugh when we realized it was a list of 6 things that YOU were saying! Merry Christmas to you and Dennis! It was wonderful to see all the kids tonight! Love, Dad and Susan

darlene said...

Merry Christmas to you and your big, wonderful family, Jill!!

Scrapally said...

Merry Christmas Jill! I love reading your blog! I learn a lot! :) We loved the Christmas sweater as you read the Richard Paul Evans small Christmas books? They are quick and delightful. Anyway, enjoy your family...they are all you!!

Karen Mortensen said...

You have such a great life and family. It is a pleasure knowing you and all of them.