Sunday, September 4, 2011

Au Revoir!

I don't know where to really start. I've got a lot of mixed emotions right now regarding all the changes that are about to occur. I'm excited, scared, pumped, nervous, freaked out, and just ready to go already! These final days feel like they are going to be the hardest. I feel like I have been slowly pulling off the band-aid for the last two weeks saying goodbye to people. In some ways it would have been nicer for one swift pull and be on with it instead of this slow process. Saying goodbye to this person, then this person, then this person, but not really saying goodbye since I can still talk on the phone with them. I'm just missing seeing most of your faces in person. Ok, time to stop being whiny, right? No time for this on the mission! 

So anyway, the farewell was awesome. Thanks to all who came and supported me and for those of you who missed it, you totally missed out! Not really, but I'd like to think you did. I didn't get a lot of pictures that day. Doh! Oh well. One picture I did love though is this one.

I only hope that I will still look that awesome in my eighties. My grandma inspires me with her spunk and how she'll always tell you what she's thinking. Hopefully I can make her proud.

And these crazy kids came and supported me too. We missed having you there Shellie! Oh how I'll miss these guys. Family is what it's all about. No matter what happens in my life I know they've got my back and will always be there for me. Love you guys!

So the plan here is this, while I am gone I will be sending emails and letters home to my family on a weekly basis. They are pulling together a team effort and will be updating this blog with my emails, letters, and photos for anyone who would like to see how I'm doing. My most recent address should always be here as well. I'll always accept letters and treats. :) 

Thank you in advance for your love and support!

And remember, be the change!


  1. Sweet! I am the first to comment! Hope you see this before your great escape down South. Know that we love you oodles and oodles!

  2. Hey! I was gonna comment first but then i didnt think she`d see it anyways, oh well. Just to let you know, the mission wont let you tell your parents about the real interesting stuff like gators eating your companion and stuff like that so you can let me know and i`ll pass it on :) Good luck on the mission! Looking forward to seeing all the fun you and bumblebee have ;)

  3. Don't know if you see this comment, but I thought I would put it up just in case!
    You know I am so excited for you and can't wait to hear all about your adventures!

  4. The picture of you with all the siblings rips my heart out. We love you and are so proud, excited, and anxious for you. We can't wait to hear about EVERYTHING! And yes, we'll sent treats.:-)