Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Mission Pictures and Four Weeks!!!

My "official" Missionary picture!
It's true! I leave four weeks from today!!!!!!! I'm so excited, I can't hardly stand it! (My Mom is dying though...the tears are coming more and more often every day!)

I got my mission pictures done on Maddi's birthday (June 13). It was a great experience because we were truly blessed with the weather! Itwas so weird! When we met Renee, the sun was brilliantly shining! Renee was worried that there would be too much sun. Then as we got things set up, it went behind a cloud and it was PERFECT for taking pictures. We got everything done and it started to POUR!!!! The Lord knew we needed these right then, that we wanted them to look good, and He came through!! YAY!!

Renee does AMAZING work and we're so lucky to have been able to have her take them on such short notice. Check out her website: Renee Packer Photography!

Me and my bestest buddy--my baby sister!

You can't even tell there was a HUMONGOUS bee buzzing me the whole time we were taking these shots! I'm TERRIFIED of bees!!!!!

There are more pictures but you'll have to look at my scrapbook for those! :)

Monday, June 15, 2009

Five and a half weeks!!

I leave for the MTC in five weeks and two days! I'm so excited and can't wait to get busy serving the Lord. My mom has created this blog so my friends and loved ones can learn about my activities and the blessings I'll be receiving as a missionary. Stay tuned!

The Draper Temple

On May 9, Zack, Kenzi, and I all had the opportunity to receive our endowments in the Draper Temple. Following the session, I was able to witness Zack and Kenzi's sealing. We had so many friends and family members there to support us. It was an amazing I'll NEVER forget!

My call

On February 1, 2009, I met with Bishop Chandler and began the process of filling out my mission papers! It was so incredibly exciting!!!!! I've waited for this day for sooooooo long!!

Then, on April 15, 2009, the day was finally here!! The mailman brought it!!!!!!! (Potters were coming up the street as I pulled it out of the mailbox...that's why I'm not looking at the camera!)

We had friends, family, neighbors, Mom's students, guess where they thought I would be going. We labeled a big world map and then the United States map in the Atlas. We had it all displayed on the coffee table until it was time to open it.

I had school and Zack had an appointment with President Dibble, our Stake President, to be interviewed to be ordained an Elder. Finally, at 8:00, everyone came over to watch me open my call. Grandma Denson, Chris (Dad's sister), Grandma Bunn, Brandi Reeder, Katelyn Krum, the Potter family, Zack and Kenzi, Mal and Tom, Mom and Dad, Maddi and Dez were all there. We even called my friend Lauren Johnson so she could hear me open it! It was so fun and I was soooooo excited!!!!!