Monday, May 31, 2010

Off to London

Last Thursday my brother Dan left for the Preston, London MTC. We have received one email from his mission president letting us know that he had made it safely. We are excited for Wednesday when he will be able to email us.

The last couple of weeks we have been spending as much time with my family as we could, before he left. Bob and Dan have been painting the apartment downstairs and doing yard work at my parents house almost everyday. And then at night we would get together for dinner and games.

Last Wednesday we had a nice dinner with our family and Dan's friends before he was set apart. My mom cooked an amazing meal of grilled chicken and smoked ribs. It was fun to have Dan's friends over for dinner. All 3 of them will be leaving for their missions within the next couple months.

I was a little emotional the whole night, but once I said goodbye and left I was just fine. I know that my brother is doing a great thing. I am so impressed with him and his dedication to serve the people of London for the next two years.

The siblings together one last time!
Dan and my parents.

Our family! Bob had to leave early to go to young mens.

Dan's friends who came to the dinner. And the girls who came over for one last visit.
Gus, Melanie, Greg, Dan, Carlos, Maele, and Kiahna


Steph said...

These pics are so cute - aren't missionaries so tiny these days?
fun side note: my husband went to the Preston MTC also (he served in Leeds).

Brittany said...

Yay for a cute elder brother!! Its so fun having a brother on a mission. Im so excited for your family and for Dan for the journey you all are about to embark on.

Danielle said...

P.S. Get those bangs on my face!

Danielle said...

Dan is on a mission and now i feel 100 years old. ha ha! Please bless we get to Olive Garden soon....really soon. And if not your still my BF anyway.