Thursday, August 29, 2013

Farewell & MTC

And he's outta here!  

This is a new experience for our family, sending a missionary out, and it's been a bittersweet thing.  James is the family clown, the life of the party, and our little bro... he will be missed like CRAZY but we are so excited for this amazing part of his life.  These two years will shape the rest of his life; the lifelong relationships he'll make, the people's lives he will change, the experiences and growth he will have... we can't wait.  

Here is a video I put together to show at his farewell:

The last time we are together for 2 years!

We had to sneak in a couple pictures of us cousins... we have the best memories growing up together. We love Kim and Erin!! 

Kim's little man, Bannock & Alex.  Alex is 4 months older. 

Alex will be 3 and Claire will be 5 when Uncle Tiago gets home!! Crazy!

Yesterday, I was able to join my family for one last lunch with James and then drop him off at the Missionary Training Center in Provo. 

Our car ride was a blast. Lots of anticipation made for hyperactive children.

And then the quick goodbye followed by lots of smiles and tears.

Here is a 2 minute video of our drop off. 

I am so proud of him!  He will ROCK his mission. He will be the favorite companion. Seattle is lucky.

(Taken by Anna)

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