Monday, March 23, 2009

A Special Day for My BabyBoy

Last Fri. my BabyBoy received his mission call. He'll be serving a mission for our Church for 2 years. He leaves July 8th. Where do you think he's going?
Here he is getting ready to open the letter that came from Salt Lake City. He was nervous, but very excited:
Family and friends waited in suspense as he opened the envelope:
Here he is reading the letter. Where do you think he's going?

Here is a teary-eyed boy telling everyone he's been called to serve in Auckland, New Zealand! That's right! Land of the Kiwi's:

And land of Lord of the Rings! Yes, that's where they filmed the movies. I wonder if he'll meet any hobbits!Here is my BabyBoy doing a happy dance:
Here is the PurseDog and Daughter #2. They would have never guessed New Zealand!
None of us did! Here he is with some of his friends as he's making lots of phone calls to friends and family.

And here are his two proud parents. We are thrilled.
It's hard to believe. My BabyBoy will going out to serve the Lord for two years. Now there's lots to do to get ready. July 8th will be here before we know it!

18 comments:

Evaly said...

That's awesome!!

Material Mary said...

Congratulations to Baby Boy. That is great and there is a lot of preparation that goes into getting them off. Good luck.
Mary

jlk said...

Congrats!

dee said...

Wonderful news for your son. What a great place to spend time in.

Jodi said...

I am so excited for him...he can baptize some orks...(geek alert)

Sherri said...

Congrats...New Zealand...wow...don't think I've ever known anyone who has gone there!

Thimbleanna said...

Wow! Congratulations Vivian -- that's an awesome mission call!!!

Bonnie said...

Having a missionary out brings many, many blessings! My oldest served in Brazil, & my youngest will be sending off his papers a year from now. Congratulations & good luck in the coming months as you prepare for July 8th!

Trisha said...

Congratulations!! Very exciting!

Allie said...

Congratulations--I think that is so exciting! I am always so impressed when somebody will give up 2 years to do something so great. Tell babyboy I'm proud.

Dawn said...

Congratulations!! That is so awesome! My son is currently serving in TN!!

GARI said...

What a gift, to be sent to NZ.

Shannon said...

THAT is so awesome!!

LaVonne said...

I'm so excited for Todd. My bags are packed & ready to go with him. Guess, I should update my passport. I've got a gift coming for Todd to welcome him to the Land of the Long White Cloud.

Fagg Family said...

We are so excited for him and for for you. Now, if only my son could get a call there in a little over a year...you know how that story would end...

Suzanne said...

Congrads to Baby Boy and the whole family!

gramakas said...

Congrats to your son and your whole family! New Zealand is awesome! I had 2 brothers serve their missions there...one in Auckland and the other in Christchurch. I know someone else that is on pins and needle right now waiting for a mission call: that would be me and my husband! maybe next week we'll get our good news!

Diane said...

We are so excited for Todd!!! He's going to be a GREAT missionary! We just love the kid! Tell him congrats from us! Also, that's a great picture of the two of you. Sure do miss you guys and couldn't be more thrilled!