|Making Grandpa's hair pretty|
The primary reason for his visit was Tim's promotion to major, which happened Friday morning. Here's a picture Tim Sr took of the girls right before we left the house. I love this picture. They're growing up so fast.
|Here we are pinning on his new rank.|
After the promotion, The CO told us that they will be keeping Tim very busy. He will be taking out the MEU (Marine Expeditionary Unit) detachment sometime late spring. He will be on a ship for about seven months. Between now and then he'll be doing a lot of preparation for that, so our days of seeing Tim walk in the door promptly at 4:30 every day are about to be over. Tim gave a speech of his own in which he said that we're ready to "pay the piper" after four years of the good life in Boston and Quantico. I don't know if I'm exactly ready, but ready or not, here it comes. Tim's definitely ready -- he was hoping he'd get the MEU, so I'm happy for him. The good news was Tim got the rest of Friday off!
The next morning it was time to say goodbye to Grandpa. Like all visits, it went by too fast.
A year ago today: A fun Saturday morning