Thursday, January 9, 2014

Jayden leaves for the New York, New York South Mission

Ok- totally selfish but the wedding and Jayden's "farewell" talk couldn't have been at a better time. With the wedding two days after Christmas and Jayden speaking just two days after that, it meant that we would be on the West coast at the best time to be at both! We were so so so excited that we would see both families in one trip! 

Grandma Smith and Grandpa Smith with Jayden who is their oldest grandchild.

It's crazy for me to think that when I first met Jayden he was only 14 years old. Now he is serving a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints! Looking at this picture made me remember that I totally forgot to take a picture of just Tyson and Jayden- who are more like brothers than uncle/nephew. Tyson wanted so badly to be in Arizona for this moment in Jayden's life. They really have a special connection that I continue to learn about. I enjoyed the Sacrament meeting he spoke in a listening to his beautiful testimony of Jesus Christ and the Gospel. We are so proud of him!

(Jayden and one of his friends)
My sister- in-law Janette (Jayden's mom) served Cheesecake to fit with his New York, New York South Mission call. 

We had to get in a picture of Grandma Smith with the two newest additions. Harper is just two months older than Hadleigh. I was so happy to finally meet Harper! What a cutie!

My sister-in-law Jenny with Harper. Hadleigh was oh so focused on the ceiling fan which she had never seen before. 

Jayden left just a few days ago and it's exciting to think that he will be just a few hours away from us. What a great work he will be doing! Tyson and I are planning to visit New York- maybe we'll have to make sure it's within the next two years ;)

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