Tuesday, December 19, 2006

special gift

My Christmas gift this year is that my family is coming here. My mom and dad, 2 of my brothers, and my parents' dog are all arriving on Friday and will stay until early next week. I am so excited to have them here. Beyond excited. Usually we go to them...either before Christmas to stay through the holiday, or right after Christmas. My parents have come to celebrate with us before, but they came the weekend before Christmas, so technically they've never been here on December 25th.

I have a big family, and my parents were high school sweethearts, so everybody on my side pretty much lives in the same town (except me. Also, my youngest brother moved to Los Angeles this past spring but we're optimistic that some day he'll move back closer to home.) When we go for a visit, my mom cooks up a feast for us every day and looks after our every needs, both spoken and unspoken. She leaves us wanting for nothing. My dad takes us out to wonderful restaurants and insists on paying our way if there's anything we want to do - movies, a day at the zoo, a show. I always tell people that I get spoiled when I go to see them. I'm not sure if I can do the same thing for them exactly, but I can do my best to make sure they have as nice of a visit here as possible. I just want them to relax and not worry about anything. I want to cook for them. I want them to enjoy as much time as they can with my sons. I will (hopefully) make them feel like they are on a holiday.

15 comments:

RaNae said...

Ohh Meg that is soo wonderful - Yall will have a fantastic time.
Love the mantle and carolers too awesome.
RaNae

Ashley said...

that is just beautiful...i love the small tv and the fact that your whole living area there doesn't focus on the tv, how nice! it's beautiful!

thepreppyprincess said...

Wow that looks absolutely PERFECT! I just love your style.

Kim - ScrapToMyLu said...

What a beautiful room! Love the creamy festive look it has. Looks very inviting and comfortable.
Thanks for sharing.

Leona said...

Love your room,Looks beautiful! How fun for you, about your parents coming. It's always nice to be the hostess.

Deb said...

Your room looks so warm and inviting. Wishing you a very Merry Christmas!

Naturegirl said...

Truly having your family around for Christmas is the ~*best gift*~ of all!
Again a pleasure visitng with you and your warm hospitality!hugs NG

suburban mom said...

Have fun with your family :)

Elle said...

That is so wonderful! I hope your Christmas is spectacular with all your family :)

Jen said...

How wonderful for you, Meg. Although it sounds like you are missing a lot by not going to their house! You must have a wonderful family.

Chris said...

As a woman who married her HS sweetheart almost 32 years ago, I hope you have a wonderful holiday with your loving family.

Belle-ah said...

Have a wonderful family visit!

Peg said...

What a beautiful room, any visitor would feel right at home in there :o)

Peg UK

cityfarmer said...

Sound just like musings of my family...the ties that bind.

Lisagh said...

What a perfect setting for a family Christmas. Beautiful!