Friday, March 26, 2010

The Last Night Home!

It was a crazy night. We started out going to dinner at the Dragon Isle, Chinese Restaurant, then went over to the church for Jonathan's rocket derby for scouts. Then we all went home and changed into our church clothes. At 8:15 Randy Moore from our bishopric, Michael and Jerry Purles and The Stake Presidency, President Miles, President Schmidt and President Funk came over and set Nick apart as a full time missionary! It was an amazing blessing and you could just feel the spirit so strong! After they all left we had presants and cake for Nick's Dad, Allen's birthday! It was a great day! Nick went with his Mom and Dad and Ryan down to the Mount Timpanogos temple to do a session. That made 13 temples visited and when he is at the MTC he will also get the Provo temple making it 14! Pretty Amazing!! It was Nick's Dads Birthday!
So proud of our missionary!
Nick and his sisters!
One last picture of our family!!
With Grandma and Grandpa Holton after being set apart as a missionary!
Elder Holton, Ryan and Jonathan
The missionary and the future missionary!
THE LAST SUPPER at the Dragon Isle Chinese restaurant!

Thursday, March 25, 2010

The Farewell!

The weather was beautiful and it was a wonderful farewell. We also had a missionary who had just returned from his mission who had his homecoming on the same day. Their topic was on Service and it was a great meeting. It was so amazing to see how many friends, neighbors and family who came to support Nick!

Nick and his friend Trevor Hunt!
Ashley, Nick, Dani and Tracey

Nick and Ryan his cousin (and big brother) went on two different temple trips to do endowments in 13 different temples between Rexburg and Los Vegas!
Nick and his Mom!
Uncle Dave, Aunt Sara Lee, Grandma Nicki and Papa Kent
Ron Wilkins, Grandpa Holton, Nick and his Dad.
Heileson Family Picture!
Nick and his Grandma Holton!
Elder Holton and Elder Plaskett both had their farewells on the same day and both entered the MTC on Wednesday March 24th 2010.
Nick, Travis, Jared and Taylor!
Nick and a bunch of his High School friends after the farewell!