Quote of the week:

"The Lord doesn't call the qualified, He qualifies the called"

Friday, July 29, 2011

The Final Goodbye... @ the San Diego Airport

It's about 5:45 am July 27, 2011. One last family picture before Josh goes through security and we can no longer be with him...

One proud Missionary Mom!!!!

Jen and Josh are 21 months apart in age...
they will be apart for 24 months, longer than they ever have been!
Jaden will be starting High school the next time Josh see's her....

Josh turning his head while in the security line. He wanted us to leave at this point. We were determined to stay and watch him make his way through security in hopes of getting one more look at his big blue eyes.

We watch him slowing walk through the line of security and get a little farther away with each step he takes... We can't take our eyes off of him.

Josh's journey is just beginning.
He will just keep walking on the path he has always walked... the straight and narrow one.

He doesn't look back... He is focussed on his mission that lays ahead.

After he goes through security, we watch from afar as he replaces his shoes, belt and throws his backpack back on. He turns his head for one last smile... makes eye contact with Dad and gives a strong wave, with arm fully extended, as if to say "I will be fine and am ready to serve." From there he hurriedly walked out of sight to the plane awaiting him, destined for Salt Lake.

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Reporting to the Provo, MTC - July 27, 2011

You would never know it by the look on his face, but he woke up at 3:30am!!! We left our house at 4:15 am to take Josh to the San Diego airport. He flew to Salt Lake City airport where Jackie and Andrew picked him up. A few hours later they took him to the Missionary Training Center in Provo Utah. Josh was to report by 1:00pm. These picture were taken just before entering the MTC.

Josh is pointing to the Argentina flag!!!

Andrew and Josh are pointing to their missions.
Both of them called to Argentina... but not the same mission (area).

One proud Sis. (Yes that's Jackie with dark hair!!!)
She played Mama and took him to the MTC for me.

Josh's Farewell Party!!

We are so proud of Josh and his willingness to serve a full time mission! Josh spoke at church on Sunday July 24th, 2011 , the topic he was given was Repentance. After church we opened our home up to friends and family to come say their goodbyes. We are so grateful for every ones support!!!!
Thank you!!!!

Whats a party without Mama's cupcakes????

Auntie Penny, Grandpa Gordon and Grandma Cassie

Cousin Katie and Uncle Chris

Cousin Ty, Grandpa and Frannie

Katie and Jen

Cousin Ty and Josh

Cousin Katie and Josh

Ty hugging Josh again....

And again!!!!
(There were too many pictures of this to post them all!!!)

Josh giving Grandma Cassie one last kiss goodbye

Dan and Josh

Lindsey and Kelly...
(Josh looks like he's enjoying this!!!)

Jon Lyon and Josh... Buddies for life!!!!
(Jon reports to the MTC one week after Josh)

Grandma Mary gives great hugs... He's lovin this!!!

Big Sis and Big Bro... Jackie and Andrew Hyder

Little Sis

Called to serve in Argentina

Jen and Josh
(They have two years to find each other a spouse!!!)




Proud Parents of a soon to be AMAZING missionary!!!!

The Sibs!!!

The Eisenhuts...

The J Crew and Andrew too!


Capella Kehoe

The Billings

Bishop Pennock and Family

Sister Borchard

The Taylor Fam

Tysa Curry

Grandma Cassie

Brookie (the other sis)

Gary and Emylee

Ellyn and Brooke

Dave and Laura Tenney

Devin Downing

Kelly, Dan, Josh, Lindsey, Derek and Ellianna

Paul Davis, Josh, Bryce Davis and Ralph Holding

The Sorges

Dan and Derek

Deven, Kellie, Josh and Lindsey

Ellyn Schiavo

Grandpa Gordon

Auntie Melanie

The Pearcy Family

Grandma Mary

Cousin Tatum

Grandpa and Ty


The Hyders

Addison, Jordon, Josh and Kylie