Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Farewell,Sister Hall! (Part 1)

There's so much that leads up to getting a missionary on their mission!  
The Shopping & The Packing:
I would say that Sister Hall had a little too much fun "preparatory shopping" but that's OK!  She was given great advice and guidance from many experienced former-missionaries, like her good friends Taylor and Sheryl.  Having never served a mission myself, they were such a blessing to Dee and to me to help get her ready!  And then to pack it all into two suitcases and a carry-on... OH MY! 
There's a chance it'll all fit!

It was a process of elimination, for sure!  But we made it all fit!  WHEW!

The Church Farewell:
Dee was greatly supported by many friends and family members at her "farewell" at church on Sunday, September 13th.  She gave us all an awesome and animated message (as we all expected she would)!  The people of Nebraska are in for a treat when Sister Hall speaks!

The Open House:
Sister Hall's "Farewell Sunday" included an open house for friends and family to say their farewells to her.  Our home was filled with the joyful noise of love and laughter... and lots of yummy food!
 (Sadly, not a lot of pictures were taken.  I guess we were all too busy enjoying ourselves.  Ya!)
Dee's "adoptive family"
Taylor, Bryant, Sheryl, Scotty, Dee and Ryan

Our beloved Kirsi surprised us
by making a trip down from college!
Oh how we love her! 

You know you're loved when your best friend
from elementary school days comes all
the way from norther Utah to say "farewell"!
Several weeks apart in age and in mission
report dates!  Awesome girls!!!
(Somehow missed pictures of Jesse and Molly.)
Our "Utah Family" is THE BEST!

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