Happy Birthday, Sage! Plus Big News Tomorrow!

I’m a little nervous right now. My 19-year-0ld son, Collin, will be opening his LDS church mission call tomorrow! His dear friend, Ali, will be opening her call too! (We are good friends with her parents as well.)

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A young man or woman doesn’t get to choose where they go on their mission. There are around 350 missions around the world and we believe it is God’s will where they are assigned to serve for two years. Collin could be called to Fiji, Paris, Idaho, North Carolina (where my son just returned from) or even Nigeria. The chances of him getting called to California (17 missions), Mexico (19 missions) or Brazil (27 missions) are the greatest. The only state I know for sure he won’t be called to is Utah! When Collin leaves, there will be approximately 86,750 missionaries around the world. I’m on pins and needles wondering where he’ll go. I’ll let you know!

Sage’s 12th birthday was yesterday and instead of having a friend party, she wanted a family party. We decided to make it a “girls only” celebration and stayed in the Provo Marriott for three nights. Some of you may know the Provo Marriott which hosted many CKUs over the years. While this hotel is only 25 minutes from our home, it still felt like a vacation! We watched some fun movies, worked on our SMASH Books (if you don’t know what these amazing scrapbooks are, go HERE to find out) and ate amazing food. (The Smash Books are on sale!)

We also got pedicures and went to Phantom of the Opera at BYU:

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Okay–I’ll let you know the news real soon!

Hope you’re having a terrific Tuesday!






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10 Responses to “Happy Birthday, Sage! Plus Big News Tomorrow!”

  1. Leslie says:

    great it looks fun I EMAIL sage how is she older than me dang it :-D

  2. Nicky H says:

    I don’t know a whole lot about the Mormon faith, and much of what I know is from scrapbookers who are kind enough to share their stories. Thank you for letting us be a part of your family. I am super excited to find out where Collin is going! :) Good luck!

  3. Lynn says:

    Oh can’t wait to hear! This is so exciting. Our son just went to the California Ventura mission. Our other son got back in June from Canada Halifax Mission.

  4. Kelly K says:

    Can’t wait to hear where Collin will be serving! Hopefully he’ll get somewhere warm and tropical :0)

  5. Lisa W. says:

    Happy Birthday Sage!!!! You are a cutie for sure!!! My Dad’s birthday was today!

    Ok nervous for you too, can’t imagine my child may be THAT far away!!! Best wishes, and got me SO curious, looking forward to the BIG news.

  6. Sage party was great – i love that idea —
    and anxious to hear where collin will be serving – -

  7. kat-in-texas says:

    Can’t wait to hear! (Maybe it’ll be Dallas…lol.) I even see them in my small town of D’ville! :)

  8. TanyaS says:

    Ok, we are anxious to hear! Very excited for your family to have ANOTHER missionary go out!

  9. kathryn says:

    Where was Collin sent, I’m dying to hear!!

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