|Although it isn't Christmas yet, it is for this family. For the
first time since April, we are all together at home - and that
includes Tyler, who had wrapped up his training before getting ready
to head off to Germany in a couple of days. We were even joined by
Tyler's girlfriend Rose, from Michigan! With them in town, that
meant that we had one opportunity to celebrate Christmas together,
and that meant not waiting until Christmas day do so.
The kids did
a name draw this year, each picking one another to purchase a gift
from. We included both Rose and Samantha's boyfriend Derek, making
it a true family affair. Tyler wanted the opportunity to buy
everyone in the family a gift, so each of us got a little something
special from him.
Although this celebration was a little rushed, and not every gift
was here and wrapped, we were thankful for the opportunity to spend
time together. We love and miss you Tyler!