27 September 2011

5 years ago

Today I'm thinking about mission stuff. Five years ago today, I left the world and entered the MTC. Will I eventually forget this date? Why does it seem like I remember this date more than any other? Like I can't quite remember the date I came home. (Of course, that could be because I was supposed come home one day and then the stupid Denver airport made me wait til the next day, but still—I should remember those dates more, right?)

As I began to type the post title, I was sure it had only been 3 years, but that cannot be if we just celebrated 3 years of marriage. So weird. I counted twice: 2006, 7, 8, 9, 10! 11!


Anyway, here is a photo of a P-Day where our zone decided all we wanted was a good ol' fashioned, home-grilled hamburger. It was a pretty big deal. A member that lived across the street from us agreed to host it in her back yard. Her son's name is Tommy, as seen behind me. Maybe he was named after this guy.

*special thanks to hermana ashley who loaned me this "interview dress" for the extent of my mission. it was just as fancy-feeling and classic and easy as she promised. to my understanding, it was passed on to another sister after i was done.


  1. i saw that dress and got real nostalgic. You are so wonderful! ahhh... missions, I can't believe it has been five years since I came home. 5 years!

  2. yay ashley, i'm glad to get to see the memory that is this dress.

    long time no contact. i'll get on that. ;)

  3. yes, it's hard to comprehend how fast time is going! can't believe it!

  4. That picture makes me laugh. I don't know if it is your expression or that burger. Where did you serve?

  5. Dominican Republic—Santo Domingo West!