Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Going into the MTC

Tues Feb 27th- Todd finished packing, 
 with some help from John

That evening Todd was set apart by Pres Lovelle (who was called to be our new Stake President just last week) and his councilor Pres Jensen, and Todd officially became Elder Jolley,
 ready to serve in the California Long Beach Mission!

That night we drove to Nephi, and spent the night at 
Grandma & Grandpa Anderson and Mike's house

Wed Feb 27, 2013- We drove to Provo. First we had a nice lunch at Chuck-A-Rama (They gave Todd a complimentary meal, since he was going into the MTC)

 Then we drove up by the Provo Temple to take our last pictures:

 A nice family from North Carolina was also there taking pictures with their missionary, and they offered to take the above picture of us. 
Come to find out, their son, Elder Jones, is also going to the California Long Beach Mission, speaking English, also going into the MTC today at 1:15, they are wearing the exact same shoes, they are both 18 and even their birthdays are only a week apart! 
 Can't wait to get Elder Jolley's first letter and find out if he and Elder Jones are together in the MTC :)

Then it was time- we drove Elder Jolley into the Missionary Training Center
 We pulled up at the curb, and some helpful Elders unloaded his luggage.

Elder Jolley handed over his cell phone (no, Jayci does not get to keep it :)

The last goodbyes 

And then Elder Jolley was off to his new life, his two year adventure!
We love you Elder Jolley and are so proud of you and your choice to serve the Lord!
Watch out California!!

Sunday, February 24, 2013


 Todd spoke in Sacrament Meeting today, before he goes into the MTC on Wednesday.
Sure wish I would have grabbed my camera and taken more pictures of the almost 40 wonderful family and friends that traveled through the snow to be here to support him today!

But I did at least take these:
Troy and Samantha drove down clear from Tooele to be here
with their cute kids Brenton


and Trevor

Julene is currently serving a Mission in Moscow Russia, and she sent Todd this Russian tie, which he wore today

Dad with John and Trevor

Todd with Mom

Todd with Heather Jensen
Heather leaves for her mission to Nashville Tennessee in April

With people here for the weekend, we partied!
On Friday night we had an Aggravation game, and the girls were the All-time winners :)

Trevor (5 months old) and John (10 months old)

We are proud of Todd, he gave a great talk today in Sacrament Meeting.
 He is going to be an awesome missionary!!