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Thursday, April 9, 2009

The Big Day...April 8, 2009

Elder Matson and Dad just before the last Father's Blessing for a few years.
Elder Matson and Mom before she starts crying....again!

Elder Matson with Grandpa and Grandma Denkers

Elder Matson with brothers Josh and Jason. It will be another three and one-half years before they will all be together again.
Elder Matson with Josh and soon-to-be new sister Erin

Well we arrived at the MTC and Elder Matson received his name tag. Mom gets the honor of placing it over his heart!

Elder now wear the name of the Savior on your chest. We know you will be a great representative of Him.

The only thing we could read was MATSON, the rest is in Czech.

Elder Matson and brother Josh with their mission and MTC name tags.

Try to smile!

Our family!

One last photo of the three boys...well, actually men.

Our kids!

The Family

Our new will be growing from now on.

Good luck Elder Matson! We love you very much and are so very proud of you!

Setting Apart

Jeremy was set apart as a missionary for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on a very special day....April 6, 2009. This was the same date that our Savior was resurrected and the Church was organized 179 years ago.
Now...Elder Matson with Dad and Stake Presidency.

Elder Matson with President Dye, President Hardinger and President Reece

Elder Matson with friend Jordan Allen ~ he will be leaving the end of April for Tennessee.

Elder Matson with buddies
Matt Redd, Kirk Thiemann, Sean Ns and Jordan Allen

Elder Matson with little cousins
Tyler, Connor, Abbie and Spencer

Elder Matson with Grandma and Grandpa Matson

Elder Matson with tearful Mom and Dad

Saying Goodbye...

One last basketball game with brother Jason and cousins Steven, Garry, Nathan, Spencer and Connor.

So nice that Shemay and the boys were here from California to say goodbye too!

Jeremy and J.P. (Justin Poole)

Jeremy and the Dye Family

Jeremy with Austin, Joselyn, Karami, Katelyn and Geoffrey Dye

Jeremy with Uncle Scott, Aunt Brenda and Cousin Tanner

Jeremy with Cameron, Katie and Amanda Homer

Melissa Hansen and Jeremy...this is soooo hard!

Jessica Bringhurst and last Jer"Bear" Hug!

Come on Jeremy just one last kiss......No!!!! I'm going on a mission!!!

Meg Messmore and Jeremy....write me!

Birthday Dinner

Happy 19th Birthday Jeremy!

The Czech Republic cake was made of white and chocolate cake. The blue frosting was especially a huge hit....everyone had blue smiles!

Getting ready for friends and family to arrive. Thanks for all the yummy salads!

The tables with Czech Republic placemats and balloons, balloons and balloons. The little kids had a great time letting the balloons float way in the sky after the party.