Thursday, March 19, 2009

Exciting News!!!

It's been a while...but I finally have something exciting to post about! Yesterday my parents got their mission call!!!

I'm amazed my dad was patient enough to wait till 7 p.m. till we all came over before he opened it. He was so excited.


I love this picture. Brandon is holding Todd (on speaker phone), Emily is holding Kristen, and there are two phones in my mom's hands, one with Amy and one with Ken on it. So the whole family was there!


Look how cute they are. They are going to serve in the Hong Kong Temple and they go into the MTC on August 24th. We will miss them but I am so excited for them to have this experience. They both served in Hong Kong when they were single (yes, same mission, same time, but no, they didn't not meet there) and so this has been their dream to go back.


Here's me and Bran. Self portrait as always. :)



This picture isn't that great but for some reason I'm including it anyway...


Here are some of the grand kids having a look at the Hong Kong Temple where my mom and dad will be spending a LOT of time.


Congratulations Mom and Dad! We love you and are so excited for you!

15 comments:

Jessica said...

Wow, how amazing! I didn't know they were planning on serving a mission, and what a perfect mission for them!! They're going to be great!

Steve and Julie said...

Yea for them. I am so excited. I guess it helps to have the invitation from the mission president ;) I didn't know they both served there though. I am glad you posted again because it reminds me that we still need to get together again. I am going to call you soon!

Ryan + Jess said...

How exciting!! That sounds like it will be an amazing experience for them. Maybe you and Bran will have to go visit them over there...is that allowed?

Emily said...

Oh man!! That is so exciting!!!! Congratulations to them! Jeffrey and I both can't wait to go on another mission together, and we're hoping for french speaking again...although we always fight over our own missions being the call! :) I'm very happy for your parents, that is awesome!!

Carrie & Dustin Nicholes said...

Congrats to them, that's great! I'm kinda sad that we don't getta hang out before I take off. :( Sad day! But you'll have to keep me updated via the blog. :)

Stacey said...

That's so fun that they get to go back there and together. Congrats to them!

Trent & Emily Davies said...

Thats so cool! Congrats to your parents!! It would be hard to be away from family for that long but it will be a great experience for them!

The Ensign's said...

How EXCITING!!!! That's so crazy that they both served there before. We're very excited for them!

Jason and Shannon Salmon said...

That is so exciting. When my parents went on their mission it was the best thing for my family

The Ortons said...

bahaha I laughed about the selfportrait comment. You guys look cute. Nathan is waiting for his call any day now... Maybe he'll go to HONG KONG too. Love youuu.

Jennie said...

Good for them. I really like the picture where your dad is reading the call. How long will they be gone? Does your mom still remember the language?

James, Cameo, Jacob, Elijah said...

That is sooo cool!! I love all the cell phones - too funny!! By the way, we are looking to sell or rent our townhouse again in May if you happen to know anybody. :)

Kris said...

I have heard awesome things about glitter toes - how fun! I love 'em!

Jamie said...

How wonderful for your parents and all of you to hear about their experiences. My parents served a couple years ago in the Lubbock texas mission, spanish speaking. THey were really good about writing weekly letters and sharing their experiences. I even got to shop DI and Savers looking for temple clothes for families they worked with on getting ready for the temple. It was fun to be part of it in that way.

dmd said...

No words can adequately express how excited I am for them! Your parents are the best! Well, next to my parents...but they are related. :)