Here is the family at the Missionary Training Center sign
Having a super fun breakfast at IHOP! It was Yummy and Fun!
Elder Carter with Grandma and Grandpa Carter
The whole family with the Grandma and Grandpa Carter!
Grandpa Dearden and Betty Ann and Elder Carter we let him wear "service" clothes this day even though he was already set apart! Grandpa is looking a little pale but we are hoping and praying for a complete recovery! :)
We had a great day! We were all a little sad but it turned out to be a day of love. We know that we left Elder Carter in the Lord's hands and the MTC had the most happy loving feeling ever! We went to Utah to see the Grandparents. Grandpa Dearden was released from the hospital on Monday and seemed to be re-cooperating fine. Grandma Carter was released Tuesday afternoon to her home. We are so happy she is home! Hayden had a great time visiting with her. We are all praying for a miracle that she will make it until all her grandson missionaries make it home safe. Then we drove down to Provo and ate at IHOP! It was so much fun. There were about five other missionaries there all going around the world. TIP: Missionaries get their meal for FREE!!!!! :) We then drove to the MTC and took the pics. The tears were starting but under control. We then walked up to the temple and took one last family picture (minus our great son-in-law COLLEGE you can't miss or you get way behind) and then got in our car and drove to the drop off spot. LOVE is all you could feel, from every Elder that you saw! We unloaded Hayden's luggage, he grabbed is backpack and we gave him one final hug and then my very favorite son said "Ok Elder let's get to work!" Off they went and Hayden never looked back, if you look close you can see him entering the doors on the picture. I am so proud of my favorite missionary son! He was ready, willing, worthy, and excited to begin his mission!!! We love Elder Carter!