The best gifts aren't things you buy at the store, the best gifts are those little unexpected moments you get to spend together as a family. Peter and Nathan were scheduled to be back to work early this morning, Logan would head home late this afternoon....just missing each other again. Logan rarely gets a good crew change time and never on Tuesday evening. We were all so happy when we found out that Logan finally got paid back for all the times he went in early and would get home Tuesday night this time :0) So, the three of us headed to Dockside yesterday to spend the night with Logan and Lindsey! :O)
We had been able to visit them a few weeks ago, because Peter hadn't been released to go back on the boat yet. We didn't get to exchange gifts then because it was too early and neither of us had finished shopping yet.
It is no fun that Peter and Nathan are on the opposite tour of Logan. Logan and Nathan hadn't seen each other since April, so they were both VERY happy to be reunited!
Once we all got there, we ordered take-out from Water's Edge, then Logan and Lindsey opened all of their gifts from us. We watched Christmas Vacation, talked, laughed, and got caught up. Peter had to leave for work around 3:00 a.m., so we called it a night, but left Nathan and Logan still chatting away until Nathan had to leave at 2 a.m. for a long drive to Philly. They really miss hanging out together, so they both loved having this time, even if it was only a few hours.
I took lots of pictures but forgot to upload them from Peter's phone before he left. I will do another post later with more pictures! :O) :O) I know this year is different, but strange enough, it has been one of our best Christmases yet!!