Friday, August 23, 2013


August 21, 2013   2 p.m.

Elder Vance slept in until at 9 a.m. and had a relaxing morning.  At noon he zipped up his bags and loaded into the truck to head to Provo.  With calm confidence and a relaxed personality, Auston was able to take a little nap on the way to MTC.  We had a nice family lunch where Elder Vance gave his last hugs and good-byes.  At the MTC Elders met us at the curb, Elder Vance introduced himself and unloaded his luggage.  With a HUGE smile and no tears, he hugged Mom and Dad one last time and said," I love you".  As we drove away he stopped and waited with a smile an a wave.  Our boy is an Elder now and on his way to Nebraska.   With NO SOBBS from mom!  The whole ordeal took us exactly 2 minutes 52 seconds, according to Preston's watch.

                                           We are so pleased with his great choice to serve!