Although the mission call turned out to be the overarching excitement during our quick hours in Utah, a business meeting and Baby Murphy are really what we had come for originally. This trip was scheduled before we knew the mission call was coming that day, and we just lucked out to get that added bonus.
Here’s Claire breaking the news to Baby Murphy that she was going to be leaving her for 18 months:
I’m pretty sure that might be the hardest thing for her to do. She is my pure baby girl.
Thank Heavens for FaceTime…but then there’s the 16 hour time difference…
It will all work out though, and she’s snuggling up baby Murphy as much as possible while she can!
I could hardly wait to get my hands on that baby again!
Dave gave her another little “coaching” pep talk.
Grace stole her from me so she could try out the carrier thing-a-ma-bobber.
But I got her back!
Can we just take a look at these cute parents?
I love them so, so much!
I posted a group photo when I posted about Claire’s call, but here are just the Pothier part of that group. Love that there are so many cousins up there (this just represents a portion of them).
My sister Saren got to meet Murphy for the first time:
(Yes, those are painted toenails, ha!)
There were quite a few questions about missionary work in the comment section of the post about Claire’s mission call. Things like:
- How mission calls are determined?
- How much do missions cost and who pays?
- Will Claire serve only in Sydney?
- Why is she going to learn Mandarin in an English-speaking country?
- Did Elle serve a mission?
I also linked to Max and Grace’s mission call openings. So check out the comments there if you have similar questions!