Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Garrisonville Ward Elders

The Garrisonville Ward sent out five missionaries this summer.  They all had a great time meeting up at the MTC before they all went their separate ways for the next two years.

Elder Robert Christiansen, Elder Wyatt Kirk, Elder Alex Wright, Elder Sam Woodruff,  and Elder Jacob Rasmussen

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Provo MTC

My District
My companion, Elder Pegram, and I

This is where I will be if you need me

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Saying Goodbye at the Provo MTC

Last goodbye to Jordan, Aubrey, and Kaden

Jake and Kaden, best buddies

Also, a few friends stopped by to say goodbye!

The drop off at the curb

One last look back

Goodbye Jake!

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Saying Goodbye

Jake left home on July 6.  He flew from Washington, D.C. to Salt Lake City.  His brother picked him up at the airport when he landed and Jake spent the night with him before entering the MTC the next day.

Last glimpse of my boy for two years

Monday, July 5, 2010

Packing Day

Our tiny one bedroom apartment was bursting at the seams with five people staying in it for a while.  But it seemed to get even crazier when we started packing Jake up!  Needless to say, it was quite the production getting him packed and making sure we didn't forget anything.
Let the packing begin!

A sea of white shirts

I checked things off as we packed them

Jessie wrote Jake's initials on all his shirts and pants

Poor apartment!  It was a wreck!

Molly wasn't sure what to make of all the excitement

And what you ask were Dad and Julie doing during all the packing?

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Now a missionary

Jake was set apart as a full-time missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on the 4th of July at the Fredericksburg, Virginia Stake.  The Stake President gave him a beautiful blessing.  We were happy to have both of our daughters here in Virginia so be with us at the setting apart.