Thursday, February 3, 2011

The big day finally arrived! Amber's at the MTC, her first full day under her belt. We spent a few hours Wednesday morning picking up a few last minute items and finishing packing. We checked the kids out of school and Sarah came over so we could all be together as we drove her down to the MTC. She was so excited (and a little nervous) to finally get started! We gave her a little bit of last minute advice on the drive down to Provo, and Brenna put in her request for Amber to bring her back a cute Spanish boy (or a blanket). It was fun driving into the MTC and seeing all the missionaries out on the curb helping the new arrivals. Brenna even recognized several of them. We all gave Amber one last big hug and kiss, and watched her head up the sidewalk, Elders towing her luggage behind.

It was a little strange and quiet after we got back home, knowing that we'd be missing her for the next 18 months. Then we found her blanket and a few items of clothing that she left behind in the dryer! So we drove back down and delivered her first 'care package' to the front desk.

We're so excited for her and the great experiences that await!

Here's her address while she is at the MTC:
Sister Amber Nicole Lewis
MTC Mailbox #265
SPA-MAD 0406
2005 N 900 E
Provo, UT 84604-1793

Write her a note and keep her in your prayers!

(Thanks to Jamie Blaisdell for the great picture!)

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