Our little Hannah is a missionary! During the October 2012 General Conference, there was a big change in the missionary ages for the Mormon church. Young women are now able to serve missions at 19 years old (before they had to wait until 21 years old) and young men are now able to serve missions at 18 years old (19 years old is what the requirement used to be, not a huge change, but it allows boys to go out as soon as they graduate from high school.) That Saturday, during conference, we talked to Hannah and she said, I'm going!
Way back in early November she started her missionary paperwork. In mid February she submitted all of her paperwork, and on March 7th, she got the big white envelope in the mail!
She is called to the Denmark Copenhagen Mission!
I can't get the video to upload here, but you can see the video at our Facebook page. But maybe only if we are facebook friends...sorry!
We headed to Utah for Easter to go to the Provo Temple with Hannah!
We were so lucky to see some of our good friends from Hawaii! Diane Alailima just happened to be in Utah to visit her son Tavanah! Aloha!
I'm not sure if you notice something odd about that picture... am I really that short? yes
We had lots of family there to go through the temple with Hannah! It was such a special day!
Grandma and Grandpa Barrett were there, along with Aunt Barbara and Uncle Keith Damon.
Uncle Terry and Aunt Lori Barrett were there! Even Jennah Barret was there!
Grandma and Grandpa McBride were there as well.
It was an incredible day! I'm so glad that I was able to share that day with Hannah. That Hannah girl just shines so bright!
She has been in the MTC for one week! And she is doing great! She is blogging about her mission over at Livet er Dejligt (Life is Lovely) Posting up her thoughts has made me want to make sure to journal my own thoughts, as well. Tomorrow I will post about the MTC drop off.