We took a few pictures in the morning before we left Here he is already to go, feeling excited and yes he admitted it, a little nervous too! .
Blake slept most of the way out to Provo. We ran a few errands when we got there picking up last minute things that Blake was going to need. ( Which he ended up leaving in the car and we didn't realize it until we got home) We went to Sizzler for lunch before taking Blake up to the MTC. So this is a picture of the guys enjoying their food.Our waiter was from Virginia, which is where Blake's mission is. He said that his parents feed the missionaries all the time. So that will be neat if Blake ever gets to meet them.
There is a parking lot dedicated to families dropping off their Missionaries, just below the Provo Temple.
It is very peaceful there. Lot's of laughter, hugs, tears, and pictures. But with all of that, you can feel the spirit so strong. I Cherish the memories of our family there.....We all tried to keep our emotions in check. I didn't wan't Blake to be upset, as he was just glowing. He was set apart as a missionary the night before by our Stake President, Bradley LeBaron. And by looking at Blake you could tell that he was a Servant of our Heavenly Father.
The moment came when it was time to take Blake across the Street to drop him off for two years. We all hugged him and said our goodbyes. When I hugged him I couldn't help but cry! Oh how I will miss this boy, who turned into a man overnight! We gathered our family into a circle and Corey offered a prayer, it was a sweet tender experience.