This is a common view at the Patty household, but this day was no ordinary day. Coffee is for all seasons, but it is especially necessary for...
... Tyler's 25th birthday!
Although I flew back to Czech on Sunday evening, we were able to celebrate Tyler's birthday in the morning, complete with a southern breakfast and thoughtful gifts. Biscuits and gravy, and a new book - a great start to his birthday celebrations!
There were surprises thrown in to the morning too, like this gift from Caleb and Haley, who are all the way in Bulgaria this summer, but sent Tyler something unexpected and awesome. Caleb's note inside said something along the lines of, "I hope Lara doesn't kill me for this," as well as happy birthday wishes.
It's a pennyboard! Tyler used to be a skateboarder in high-school, so he was cruising right from the get-go. (And Lara was excited for him too!)
It was such a joy getting to spend 24 hours with two of my siblings. I love them both dearly!
Tyler, přeju ti všechno nejlepší k narozeninám! Happy Birthday. You are wise, resourceful, clever, creative, thoughtful, smart, diligent and so many other great adjectives, but most of all, I love your dedication and love for the Lord. You inspire me all the time. It's such a joy getting to live nearby in Chicago! And also, in this 25th year, you are going to be an incredible Daddy. I can't wait.