Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Tomorrow is the BIG DAY!

IT'S FINALLY HAPPENING . . .
My son has been an Elder since November
and he will finally get his mission call
TOMORROW!!!
We've had lots of tears at the Smith house lately.
(Not usually something you see in a house full of boys!)
We've had . . .
Happy tears because we now have a beautiful
piece of property.
Sad tears because I no longer have any storage
and we miss our old house and neighbors.
Happy tears because we bought a canvas garage to store
a few things in.
Sad tears because it blew two acres away into
our neighbors yard.
Happy tears when we got to meet the new neighbors
and found out they weren't mad that our
garage was on their fence.
Sad tears because my oldest will be leaving
for his mission soon.
Happy tears because he is choosing
to serve the Lord.
All in all . . . I think things are going pretty well.
(At least that's what I keep telling myself!)
I'm all about making hard things FUN,
SOOOO. . .
I'm thinkin' it's time for a CONTEST!
We will be making guesses as to where we think
Chris' mission call will be.

You might as well join in with your guesses.
The closest one to the actual place
WINS
A Spiral Bound
Here's What We Did This Year Journal!

Woot . . . Woot!
. . .Winners will be announced Thursday Morning. . .

77 comments:

kimber said...

I think Chris is going somewhere is in south america

shauna said...

Can I tell you how happy I am that you are back online? I've missed this blog and all the great ideas! Sorry about the flying garage. That's why we've never bought one even though we need the storage too. I'm afraid it will end up on top of the mountain behind our house!

As for a mission call, how about the good ol' Canada Calgary mission...although the BEST part of the mission is BC not Calgary!

Tricia Smith said...

Kimber . . . Call me! I lost you number somewhere in the move! I'm cell phone only right now while I wait for the new phones.
(801)309-7183
South America huh!

Evelyn said...

I'm gonna guess Brazil...Sau Palo or Recife, to be exact!:-) Congratulations to you!!

Natalie said...

Baton Rouge Louisiana. Good luck. It is a very emotional time!

Liz said...

Villahermosa Mexico Mission. That is where my son is serving and he comes home in April, so they will need a good replacement. :)

Shauna said...

I think he will stay state side. New York maybe???
Thanks for your blog! You are so inspiring!

Home Owner said...

I'm going to throw out a guess. . . .Honduras. Though,I'm sure where ever he is called, he will make a great missionary!
clintandrachael@gmail.com

Rob and Heather said...

El Salvador - Central America

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April said...

Brazil is THE best place to go. So I hope he goes there. Where ever he goes it will be great!!

Melanie D. said...

I'm going to guess Spain!

Gibbons said...

Hope he comes here to England!

*A* said...

My guess is RUSSIA! We just had a young man from our ward leave for his mission to Russia, so that's my guess!

Sarah said...

I'm glad you're back too! :)

My guess is Rancagua, Chile. Only because that's where my awesome little brother is right now!

Have fun!

Shari said...

My nehpew has been friends with Chris, and I know it would make my sister the happiest mom in the world if her son would "see the light," get a testimony and go on a mission. Sadly, my faith isn't strong enough to even hope for such a miracle. Congratulations on the pending mission call.

My guess.....Alabama

AC's said...

Finland. I'm voting for Finland. Thanks for an awesome blog. I check in everyday!

Tiffany said...

I don't know your son at all, but I do love reading this blog...so I think Chris is going to colorado spring, colorado or better yet maybe he can come to Alberta Canada. Sorry is that two guess ?

meghan said...

North Carolina is lovely. so I will Vote for NC!

Tersa said...

I'm guessing Africa!

The Alaska Coyles said...

Congrats and I am saying...Alaska. The best mission there is!!!

Marie Hatch Chambers said...

The Ivory Coast.

Melyra said...

Congratulations on the Mission Call. My son is awaiting his call also. We are checking the mailbox everyday hoping it will be in there!
This is such an exciting time.

My guess is New Zealand.

Jess said...

My guess is California, spanish speaking :) I'm so excited! Jess

Miss Katie said...

I'll just guess Atlanta, Ga!! Since it's where I'm from!

Mark and Shannon Family said...

Alaska, Anchorage mission- God bless him and your family. Thanks for your blog.

Lory said...

So glad you're back :)
My guess is Columbia!
P.S. my second graders LOVED the Be Mine Valentine... thank you!!!

Our Happy Family said...

Congrats to your son and I am going to say.....Arkansas!

Veronica said...

I have to say Belgium. So happy to have you back!

Rogers said...

I was going to guess Brazil (lots of friends and family going there), but it's already been guessed a couple of times. So my REAL guess is Missouri. My brother is coming home from there in about a month! Congrats to your son!!!

B and Angie said...

I guess Sydney, Australia! Fabulous place!!
angiemsimmons@gmail.com

kimber said...

I am going to guess again that is Flordia or California! lol

rita said...

I don't know your son, but love your blog. I check it everyday. I am going to guess that your son is going to go Pittsburg, PA. That is where my youngest son went!

sharon said...

Independance Missouri, We only have the best missionaries! Treasure this time. It's the HARDEST and the MOST REWARDING!

Susan said...

New Zealand! Congrats on the mission call!!! Lots of fun!

Lynn said...

Canada Calgary Mission. Only because we have a soft spot for missionaries who come here. ; D

Donna said...

Absolutely the Brisbane, Australian Mission. oh, we are still a little soggy here so if he gets a call to here, pack the gumboots!

Lisa said...

Texas! Because we seem to have lots and lots of elders from Utah here.

Tina said...

I think maybe Florida, spanish speaking?

Michelle said...

Ecuador!

JenHunsaker said...

Chile, west mission

Josh, Melanie and Brayden said...

Love your blog!
Don't know much about your missionary...my guess is Spain!

The Edgingtons said...

I'm guessing Portugal. That's random!! Love your sight, I have missed you!!

Josh, Melanie and Brayden said...

Love your blog!
Congrats for the missionary!
I don't know your family...other than reading the blog. My guess will be Spain!

sayer13 said...

No clue why I am saying this but it is the first thought that popped into my mind. Let's say Tallahassee Florida.
Marsha

Anonymous said...

My son is serving in So Cal--San Bernardino==hope he gets called there too!!
Kristin

Grannie K said...

I think he'll go to Chili. If he does he'll love it. Of course he'll love wherever he goes.

West Family said...

I will guess the New York Utica mission. That is where I live and I would make a nice meal for him for you:)

LKSearcy said...

Alaska Anchorage Mission OR Washington Kennewick Mission OR California Ventura Mission. Good luck!

Shauna W. said...

How about the Seattle, WA mission? I too love your blog. Thanks for sharing your talents with all of us! Congratulations to your son! What an honorable decision to serve the Lord.

Tammy said...

Argentina

Tricia Smith said...

YOU HAVE ALL MADE MY DAY! Thanks for all of your guesses and sweet comments! Chris and I have had so much fun reading all of your comments and guesses.
You totally made a rough day . . . FUN!
Keep the guesses coming . . .
YOU STILL HAVE ONE MORE DAY!
Trish

The Muirs said...

Johannesburg, South Africa

Anonymous said...

I'm going to say the Seoul, Republic of Korea mission. And if he's going there let me know because we used to live there.
Glad to have you back blogging.
AL from Calif.

Dani said...

Hey Trish!

You're back and it sounds like you're having a ton of adventure. So...my guess needs to be adventurous! I'll guess Mozambique Maputo Mission, Africa!!!

Dani Souza said...

He´ll be serving in the biggest and best mission: BRAZIL MANAUS MISSION. And if he happens to be transferred to Boa Vista, he´ll have lunch in my house.
Hugs from Brazil!

Cari said...

I know that the Missionary committee prays on where to send our missionaries and truly know that they go where the Lord wants them to go. But my guess, if I had to choose a mission, it would be Mexico Torreon Mission. What an exciting time for your family! I still have 13 years before I get to have this experience with my own son, maybe only 10 years if my daughter foolows in my footsteps and serves a mission too. I served a Temple Square, and although it wasn't even a choice that I would have made myself, I loved the experience and realized that the Lord knows what he is doing. I learned so much about the gospel and my faith grew so much. So grateful for the experience.

sheri said...

we have had a lot of our elders from our area heading to Tahiti, New Zealand, and other areas of the South Pacific. My guess will be Samoa Apia. Good luck to him!

sheri said...

We have a lot of the elders and sisters from our area being called to the South Pacific like Tahiti and New Zealand. My guess for your son will be the Samoa Apia Mission. Good Luck to him whereever he is sent!

Kat said...

How exciting! My oldest son is 11 and we look forward to the day we are waiting for a call!

I think he should come to Arizona ;) But I'm going to guess that he's going to Oregon...

Dunstan Family said...

Santiago, Chile that would be awesome.

Jen Thomas said...

My Guess: Hungary!

How It All Began... said...

My guess, California. Great place and not too far from home. :)

Kim said...

Taiwan is my guess just because everyone else is picking south american countries:) And my husbands uncle is the Mission pres there. How exciting for your family.

Erin said...

I am going to guess Pittsburgh, PA

Tori said...

I vote Oslo, Norway.

He can say hello to my nephew!

Julie said...

phillipines!!! So glad you are back.

steph said...

I'm going to say Missouri. Good luck!!

Maggie said...

My guess would be State-side, but foreign speaking. But he could also be called to some place such as England, or Japan. Just have fun and enjoy the experience. It will be beneficial for everyone in the family.

Christy said...

Congrats on your mission call! I remember how long the wait was for me once it was in the house. My mom didn't want to dirty up the kitchen making dinner before we opened it so she ran up to McDonalds. In the drive thru she was behind a car with a Pennsylvania license plate (unusual in Utah). She came home and told me she wanted to change her guess. She thought I was joking when I read I'd been called to serve in Philadelphia! :)

My brother is in the Marshall Islands. He could go there. Send him to San Fran/Oakland and I'll keep an eye on him! ;)

Stefanie said...

Congratulations...how exciting! Can't wait to hear where he is going. My guess is Austin, Texas.

Danielle said...

Africa seems to be popular lately.

Becky said...

California.......

Rob said...

Houston texas South!we would love to have him.

Brooke said...

We did a similar "guess where he's going" when a co-worker's son got his call. None of us were even CLOSE...so, I'll guess the mission that her son was sent to...Ulanbaatar Mongolia.

Ryan and Celeste said...

I hope i am not to late, i am guessing Scotland!
celestestanger@hotmail.com

Anonymous said...

My guess Missouri! Good luck!

The Shupe Ohana said...

San pablo philippines!! my parents are mission presidents there and love to get american Elders!! good luck.