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Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Where to Begin...

Today Robert, Brian and I flew to Utah for the New Mission President's Seminar in preparation for our Mission in Puebla, Mexico. We immediately drove to the Mexican Consulate in Salt Lake City (I didn't know that there even WAS a Mexican Consulate in SLC...) to finish getting our Visas for Mexico. We had our pictures taken, we were fingerprinted and signed the papers. All ready to go!

Some of our children and their wives were able to come up for the day also, as we were going to be set apart for the Mission. Kelli & Adam, Richard, Larry & Melanie, Kimber & Ryan, Lindsay and Brian were there. Nickie had to stay home with their kids, and Darren surprised Lindsay by flying her out here for Van's first birthday and the setting apart. Darren had to stay in Georgia and work. We missed both of them! We all met for lunch at Tucano's after finishing at the Consulate. My mother and my sister, Cindy also met us for lunch. It was so yummy! I think my mom has a new favorite restaurant... After lunch we parked at the Church Offices and walked around the Conference Center and Temple square, then headed over to Elder Holland's office to be set apart. Elder Holland set Robert apart to be the Mission President and Elder Gonzalez of the Seventy set me apart as his companion and Mission mom. It was wonderful and the start of a great week.

Richard, Brian, Lindsay, Sister Sue, Grandma Heagle, Robert, Janet, Elder Holland, Melanie, Larry, Adam, Kelli, Kimber, Ryan

Richard getting some advice from Elder Holland. Doesn't get much better than this...

We stayed the night at the home of Robert's brother Dave, and his wife Vickie. I think they might be considering putting a nameplate on the room where we stay because we're there so often! We love them both and are grateful for their love and support.