The whole family came down the night before and we went to Bonsai in Sandy for dinner. It's sort of a tradition now since Branson went there the night before he entered the MTC. I had been to a restaurant similar to this before, but man was it GOOD! I absolutely loved watching "Abi" cook our food right in front of us. He was so entertaining and we had such a good time laughing and being together.
Abi, our cook. He was hilarious!
P-dawg chowin down with those chop sticks and bib
Harm..she is just the cutest/funniest girl!
This was before all the meat was piled on but those noodles were heavenly.
The next morning we went and ran some last minute errands that Derek needed before we headed to the MTC. It was SUCH a quick process. We literally drove up, unloaded his stuff, gave quick hugs, and off they took him. Wam Bam thank you mam and that was it. We miss him already but are so proud of him for his decision to serve the Lord.
Branson and Harmony look a little too excited for what was to come...haha
Preston is so sweet. He's really gonna miss his brother.
And away he went...
Here are some pictures of a couple weeks before when D went through the temple for the first time. We drove up to Idaho for the weekend and had an awesome time with tons of family and friends!