Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Elder Whittaker is off to CHANGE THE WORLD

This kid is going to make an incredible missionary.  I am so excited and proud of him.  The people of Mexico as so lucky to have to him.  

J spent the afternoon with all of his buddies.  They all came over to the house, and shared memories that they have had with eachother.  You could hear them in our basement laughing, crying, then laughing some more.  This is a true friendship that these boys have.  I haven't ever seen anything like it before.  They all went outside to say their goodbyes and made this awesome little huddle, and literally sobbed their eyes out.  I have never seen so many boys crying before. It was awesome to see how much they loved my brother.  He truly is such a great example to everyone.  

All of the worthy Priesthood Holders who stood in the circle to set him apart as a Missionary.  The blessings was so powerful.  It was so neat to be able to hear of all of the blessings that he and also my family would receive from him being an obedient missionary.  He was promised that he would be protected, and that he would be a faithful missionary.  I know that he will be an amazing missionary. 

 My parents have now sent 4 missionaries out.  They are so incredible, and have taught us all that we know.  None of us would be there if it wasn't for the sacrifices that they make for each of us each and every day, and also for their conversion to the gospel.  I am grateful for them and for teaching me how important the gospel is. Pretty neat that all of their children will serve missions. 

This little boy was in tears all night.  It was so neat to be able to see how much he loves his brother even after all of the teasing.  

I love this boy more then words can express.  Yes we have had our ups and our downs, but my love for him will never change.  He is the one who keeps us all going, and always gives us a good laugh.  He would always sleep with me because he knew I was scared at night.  He was my little protector.  He has been through some trials to get him to this point today, but I know that he is worthy to serve.  He knows and understands the Atonement, and because of that he will be an amazing missionary.  

Sadly Jensen is Wyatts favorite, and this picture shows you why.  I will miss seeing these two play together.   
Missionary: Someone who leaves their family for two years so that others can be with theirs for eternity.  We are so proud of you Elder Whittaker.

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Easton receives the Priesthood

I can't believe my baby brother turned 12 today.  I remember the day that he was born.  My mom had promised me that I could be in the delivery room when he was born, but I was at Girls Camp and they didn't have cell phone service up there.  I was so bummed that I missed it.  It was an instant love the moment I got to hold him in my arms.  I can't imagine my life without him.  He is my little car dancing buddy.  He brings such a light to our family, and brings us all so much happiness.  
I am so grateful  that all of the men in my life hold the Priesthood worthily.  I am grateful for the many blessings that it brings my family each and every day.  

This little boy is such a great example to me.  He loves to pass the sacrament, and is always so willing and ready to use his priesthood.  He came to my talk, and was so bummed that he wasn't able to pass the sacrament in my ward.  Logan pulled some strings so that he was able to pass.  The kid was literally beaming. I have never seen him so excited!  What an example he is of always doing what the Lord has asked us to do.  He is always ready and willing to do whats right.  I hope that I can be better at living up to what the Lord expects of me.  Sure do love my little E. 

Jensen's Farewell

I can't believe that this little kid is going on a mission.  Today he had his farewell.  He did an incredible job.  He bore such a powerful testimony.  He truly is going to be such an amazing missionary.  I am so excited for him to get to experience so many miracles, and come to truly understand the Atonement.  There is nothing greater then being a missionary. 

This is his group of buddies.  Out of 11 boys 10 of them have their calls, and will be leaving within the next 4 months.  These boys are going to change the world.   

What am I going to do without this crazy boy.  
 Yes we are crazy, but we LOVE each other so much.  

I love this picture because it is such a typical moment with the Whitts.  Everything always ends with a wrestling match.  I love that even cute little Wyatt is in the middle of it. 

I am so grateful for my family.  I honestly don't know what I would do without them.  I love the definition of a Missionary.  Missionary:  Someone who leaves their family for 2 years so that others can be with theirs for eternity.  I am grateful for Jensen and his sacrifice to go and serve the Lord for 2 years.  I can't wait to see the changes that he makes in his life.  I will forever be grateful for my mission and I know that he will feel the same way.