Tomorrow morning, Terra and I leave for Utah, so I can take her to the MTC on January 23rd. This is a new experience for both of us and we are excited! Pretty soon, Terra will be writing to us every Monday and I'll be sharing her letters with you on here. Then 5 weeks will pass and it will be a big deja vous while I take Drake to the MTC. Then Drake gets to share his mission experience with us, too. This is going to be a huge adventure! -- mostly for them, of course, but it will be new and exciting for all of our family. And I hope you are able to share it with us.
Terra and Drake are off Boogie Boarding in Santa Cruz right now for the last time in a long time. Like I told Terra yesterday, there isn't an ocean in Utah and there isn't an ocean in Ohio. So she has to take advantage of it NOW! Since I don't have a picture of just Terra and Drake Boogie Boarding, I'll share one of Terra and Cebre. That will have to do for now. Maybe they'll think to take one today. TTFN!
Edited to add -- Terra and Drake didn't take any pictures, but they came home with a great story! Drake said he was out in the water and a dolphin came out of the water about 10 feet away from him. He was super excited and turned to see if Terra saw it (who was 5 feet behind him). Terra DID see it, only she thought it was a shark! So she tried to run back to shore, but she kept tripping and falling into the water, while Drake yelled over and over, "Terra, it's a dolphin!" but she kept thinking shark (and continued to paddle and fall). Eventually, she figured it out and they watched the dolphin together. :)