I found my new favorite Christmas song for this year (thanks Laurie!!) It is truly the Christmas wish of each person at this house and I know Derek's too. Scroll down to the bottom of the page and pause the music there (the little square in the top left hand corner with little bars) then come back up here and click on play (the circle with the arrow) to hear the song.
I even got the boys to draw pictures to go with the song. So here are their drawings of their Daddy in his "dress blues."
Brian's Picture (it says "Daddy1" cause thats what he calls him when they exchange emails)
Andrew's picture (he got a little carried away with the blue marker, and actually was having more fun drawing on the counter than his picture-- silly kid!!):
Jodi's picture (she doesn't draw she uses a camera):
We love you Derek and wish you a very Merry Christmas in Afghanistan!! If you see Santa don't forget to jump in his sleigh!