I got to chat with Chad today! It was nice to talk to him. He's recieved 3 packages so far, and hopefully this weekend they'll deliver more to him, he has 2 or 3 yet from me and at least 1 from my parents for Christmas! Our company support group also decided to do a Secret Santa this year! They had us drop off wrapped gifts for our children at the battalion and then tonight Santa (and a few helpers) came and personally delivered the gifts that the children were told were from "Daddy" or in a few cases "Mommy" in Iraq! The boys were shocked to see Santa standing there, of course a moment later Jack turned around running and crying (he's not a fan! LOL ) Jacob I think was just dumbfounded...Santa was standing his our entry way with a gift! Jacob got these transformers go from different cars/trucks of course into the transfomer robot guys! (Funny how everything from my childhood has come back big for my own children!). Jack got this little Lion King set...little plush Simba and Nala and comes with a tree swing set, really cute. Jacob of course ripped right into his gift, showed off for the camera and happily smiled with Santa. Jack took the gift from Santa with a little hesitation (in my arms of course) and then started ripping into it, he got enough ripped to realize there was a toy in it and that was it, he was all excited! I wish I could have video taped it...but there is Christmas in 10 day!!! They took quite a few pictures and they'll be sending them down range to the soldier! :) Chad and I had gotten interrupted chatting earlier, so he called about 15 minutes after Santa and the crew had left so the boys thanked him and he got to hear the "EXCITEMENT" in their voices!! I know it made him miss them more, but he said he was still so happy that they got to have what they feel like is a touch of Daddy!
I did get 1 picture, although I'm not sure how well it turned out, so if it's decent I'll post it tomorrow. The picture I do have to post though, is of the Tart burner I ordered for Chad (which has actually been taken off the website I ordered it from, but the owner of the site very kindly sent me a picture!) and a picture of what tarts look like! :)
As you can see from the picture above a tealight candle goes in the bottom, which in turn melts the tarts that you place in the top portion of the burner and they smell wonderfully delicious!
Well it's time for bed!