Wednesday, January 9, 2008

I Hope They Call Me on a Mission...to Boise???



Today was a big day in the Walker Family. The one and only boy in the fam, the baby bro, embarked on his two-year mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. What a good boy! Mom put him on the plane in Phoenix this morning and 3 of his 4 sisters (that's right, I'm in dumb old AZ) met him in Utah and delivered him to the MTC (Missionary Training Center--bet you non-mormons didn't even know one of those existed, didjya?). After about 3 weeks there, he'll head off to the war-torn region of, uh, ok, Boise. Not really war-torn. I was going for some drama.


I love these pictures, especially the one with all 4 of my siblings. Are they not gorgeous, people? I ask you! I'm sad I missed that moment, but happy for Jerry and his big adventure. Good luck, Elder Walker! And good luck, ELIZABETH Walker (aka mom), who no doubt is home right now sitting in a dark corner amidst a pile of crumpled tissues and thumbing through Jerry's baby pictures.


15 comments:

wog said...

Good Luck Elder Walker! It's ok mom!! Cry away! (no she's not my mom, but I met her and she's really nice, and she likes The Office, so I feel that we are somewhat related.)

The Epps Fam said...

Truly a bitter-sweet experience today! All i could think about was having to do this with Braddock one day. I'm so proud of Jerry and his decision to go! He'll be a great missionary.

Kristi Smith said...

Is he old enough to be an elder . . . yep, token Baptist here. =)

Gorgeous family!!!

Good luck Elder Walker! Poor Elizabeth Walker . . . someone should call her.

Jenna said...

He is such a stud of a missionary, if I do say so myself. I am excited for all the other missionaries that get to serve with him. He is freaking hilarious. I already miss him!

Lors said...

That is so exciting! What a good look'n Elder, and family for that matter. Jacy- sorry you live in dumb old AZ and had to miss out on the MTC! Good Luck Elder Walker!

Kristi Smith said...

whatcha doin'?

CresceNet said...
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Kristi Smith said...

What in the world did you have to delete??? =)

In regards to your e-mail . . . all of the above.

And as to the e-mail you sent me before the last e-mail, I now see why you have NO Dogs in your blog address. ;)

BossyMommy said...

To Kristi, I say HUH? No dogs? Refresh my memory on the email I sent. And aren't you the nosey one, asking me what I had to delete? Some kooky person, spammer, posted something on here, so I deleted it. Aren't you glad you asked? Exciting answer, no?

Kristi Smith said...

Does puppies ring a bell? =)

Kristi Smith said...

BTW . . . I am nosey!

Kristi Smith said...

You should do the hubby tag, I think you and Polly are the last to do it! =)

Debbie said...

Are you two just having some bizarre conversation here or what?

BossyMommy said...

Well, Debbie, if YOU think it's bizarre, then the answer would be YES! Have you ever HAD a conversation with Kristi? Bizarre is usually par for the course. (love ya, K.)

Lors said...

Jacy- Tagged Ya. Go to my blog for instructions.