Thursday, August 28, 2008

August 27, 2008

Wednesday was a sad and a new adventure for my family. Stefen is the first missionary we have sent out, and so it was definitely difficult. Aniston and I rode down separate and I cried most of the way. I held back the tears as we took pictures but kind of let a few slip out after a picture with just Stefen, Aniston, and me. I am really sad that Stefen won't be around for the next TWO years of Aniston's life. He is so cute with her and she loves Uncle Stefen. I'm going to go out on a limb and say that no other sister in the whole world loves her brothers as much as I do. Both of my brothers are total studs and I adore them and love them so so much!! Stefen and I have always had this thing where we would tell each other secrets and promise not to tell anyone else. We kept things secret so our parents or others wouldn't know when we did things we shouldn't have done or if we did something really stupid. Stefen never told my parents that I ran the top of my dad's van into a tree branch when I picked him up from school one day (sorry dad). I am so proud of Stefen and would never tell him this, but I will miss him EVERY day and I really can't wait until he gets home. I have a hard time when I think of TWO whole years of not being able to see him and talk to him whenever I want. He's my buddy and one of my best friends, and I am so proud of him and the work he will do as he serves in Guadalajara. I envy those people who will spend time with him these next TWO years, and hope they will take good care of my brother.

My most treasured picture for the next two years, my baby kissing Uncle Stefen

My cute family

I had tears in my eyes in this picture, I just wanted to break down and cry like a baby

Elder Stefen Edward Bolander- I love him!!

1 comment:

Paige and Garret Story said...

dont worry it goes by really fast i promise! i have had two brothers and my sister go and there is still more to come! it goes by fast!