Wednesday, August 19, 2009

I survived...

My little brother reported to the MTC today.
But first, we all went out to breakfast.
We stuffed our faces, talked, and laughed (of course).

Then we headed to the temple grounds to take some pictures with our missionary.



Then with hugs and tears, we had to send him off...

Whew... it was tough.

I couldn't be more proud of Sam.

He is off to serve the Lord for two years.

Florida is one lucky state and these two years better fly by. (I already wrote him a letter.)

8 comments:

tonya said...

Katie, thanks so much for sharing these photos. I can't even imagine how hard it must have been sending him off. And, those pictures are making my eyes water and giving me a pit in my stomach, but I hope I get to send off four of my own little elders. You are right, Florida is very, very lucky.

God Speed, Elder Creer.

Harrison and Christine said...

So exciting!! And I bet very bittersweet.

Your photos are AMAZING, by the way. I definitely need more practice!

Lindsay Pace said...

Love your pictures. And to be honest...I almost cry when I look at the pictures of your parents hugging him goodbye! My brother has already left and come home, two years will be here before you know it!

Kamy said...

I can't imagine how it will be when Cade leaves. Well maybe I can, I will be a crying mess and Casey will say something like, "He's where he needs to be, you should be happy."

FAMILY FAMILY FAMILY said...

Is it going to drive you CRAZY knowing that for the next couple weeks, he's right next door, and you can't even see him?

I'm sure he'll be great. It runs in the family!

Jamie and Mike said...

This post made me weepy.

LittleQueen said...

My name is Emily Littlejohn and I am so lucky to have your little brother in my area! He is super-awesome and has such a huge and great spirit! Your mom directed me to your page for the wafer cake recipe, I told your brother I would make it for his birthday!!! He is very lucky to have such a great family and he loves you all so much!!! He will forever hold a special place in our hearts, our family just loves him!!!!

Katie said...

take care of him for us emily! i miss him...