Wednesday, September 21, 2011

our parents

Patrick and I have been blessed with amazing parents. Seriously. All four of them are wonderful. This past week we had the chance to go to Chelan for a week of vacation. And I am not kidding when I tell you that we were spoiled rotten by our parents. (Is it possible to spoil adult children? Yes, I think so.)

My parents host us when we visit Chelan. And for seven days we take over, TAKE OVER, their home. They never complain. They are so gracious. We eat their food, we swim in their pool, we pee all over their toilets (sorry - we're working on that!). We are so very comfortable in our home away from home.

We have been in need of a new computer for a few years now. When we were finally ready, I asked my Dad (former owner of Chelan's premier computer store) for his input. He found us a great deal on a laptop and had it ordered and at his house when we got there. Then he spent hours getting everything transferred and set up. What a gift.

Patrick's parents have a tradition where they take our kids school-clothes shopping every September. The kids look forward to this day all year long. And we are so thankful because we could never afford to give them so much. When they get home they put on a pretty amazing fashion show!

Amy Grant and Michael W Smith were performing in Wenatchee last week. My parents treated Audrey, Liam, and I to tickets to the show. SECOND ROW! I could feel the sweat as it flew from Michael W Smith's brow. No kidding. (He's a sweaty man on stage.) And Amy Grant has been one of my favorites since I was Audrey's age. It was so much fun!

On Monday, we took a walk around Riverfront Park with Patrick's parents. As we finished our route through town, they took the kids into the bookstore and let them each pick out a new book. On Thursday they cooked us pancakes for breakfast. And on Friday, they had the kids over to bake cookies. All very special traditions my kids enjoy so much.

See what I mean?? We have been so blessed to have the parents we do. It is something we do not take for granted. They love us, they care for us, and from time to time, they spoil us rotten!


Misha Leigh. said...

This makes me sooooo happy. I love that you had this all happening last week!

Kimberly said...

You are BLESSED!!