When Spencer and I first stared dating, Nate was nothing but a punk kid that was lots of fun to be around (here's proof)
and now, four years later... he is a punk teenager and we gathered to watch him open his Mission Call.
I am fighting my urge to do a gushy, nostalgic post all about Nate and settling for a post just about him opening his call (the gushy/nostalgic post will come later as we get closer to his reporting date)
Julie set up maps so that everyone could guess where they thought he was going. The map right below is of the United States
And this one was the entire world. Everyone got two guesses, one in the States and one out
Nate is Mr. Popularity so the Keele house was swamped with teenagers (to the point that the Little Guy stared bawling at one time when he was trying to get through and everyone was so much taller than him) this meant that the actually opening was done outside.
Yes, I did cry
Going to Hermosillo, Mexico!!! He is reporting to the Mexico MTC on August 5th which means that we get to take him to the air port and he will fly our directly.
Julie and I sat down and read the packet right away to see what he needed and to see more about his mission (we are two peas in a pod when it comes to certain things). His mission includes the inside up to the Arizona border, basically the state of Sonora including the East side of the Gulf of California. We keep hearing the same thing, it is mighty hot there. On his missionary checklist it says that he can have his family send him winter clothes later to make room in his suit case but it sounds like be may not actually need them for a really long time, if at all.
Congratulations people of Hermosillo, you are getting a good one.
Love you Nate! We will sure miss you!