Wednesday, February 19, 2014

And so it begins!

Today Austin entered the MTC. What a strange flurry of emotions for parents (and I'm sure for him too!) We are so proud of him and excited for this much anticipated experience to begin! We will keep his blog updated as we get letters... I (his mom) will try to keep my commentary to a minimum :) Thanks so much to everyone for their love, support, and prayers for Austin.

Family pic at the Provo Temple (across the street from the MTC)

"Oh!!! You lucky, lucky missionary!" said this cute sister as we
dropped Austin off. She and her husband served in Cambodia 8
 years ago and said they loved it so much, they didn't want to
come home!

Hugs all around...

Goodbye Elder Steadman... we love you!


  1. And so the journey begins. I'm glad you have that hard day behind you. Yeah Elder Steadman! We are so thrilled for you! Hugs.

  2. A tender mercy to have that sister missionary there to tell you and Austin how wonderful Cambodia is! Big hugs to you all...hang in there, when his emails start coming, it will get easier! Love, Annie

    1. Go elder Steadman! So happy for you!:)

  3. So excited for this kid! I love these pics... brought back so many memories and emotions! He's going to be AMAZING!!!! xoxo
    Shirley Heaps