Here are some comments from our traditional "Person of the Day" that went to Ian in this week's e-mail to him:
From Seth: "I like Ian because he is a great older brother. I appreciate all the personality traits that I realize I got from him; they are great traits to have, like being disciplined and being a leader among my peers. I also appreciate his example of serving a mission, and I am excited to go to BYU with him."
Elisa's cracks me up: "I like Ian because every time I pull my emergency break in my car I think about how sometimes he pulls it so hard that it gets stuck and then I can't drive anywhere."
Sarah's: "I like Ian because he has such a solid character. He has so many wonderful qualities and I'm so proud of him for serving a mission. And because he's an awesome uncle and will be so great with Hannah just like he was with Nathan!"
Emma's: "I like Ian because he is not into drama....he just likes to have fun and stay positive and it's infectious to those around him."
From Chris: "I like Ian, well, because he is Ian... He's been a good friend."
From Gregory: "I like Ian because...he hasn't decided to rest on his laurels. He has take a maximum-effort, sprint-to-the-finish approach to his missionary service. "
From Jim: "I like Ian because he's a manly man, a man of science, math, and engineering, but better yet, a man of God, and a trusted agent."
Mine: "I like Ian because he has brought me great joy for 21 years. He blessed me with the opportunity to use all my mothering skills. I like Ian because he will be a blessing to me for eternity."
See you soon Son.
A great dinner awaits.
Here are some pictures showing why we miss Ian around here:
Elisa and Ian shortly before he left.
Chris, Ian, Emma, & Elisa
Ian, Jim & Gregory
Just throwing this in because I like it.
Elisa, Sarah & Emma
Typical of Ian's personality.
And so is this.
Love this one.
Enjoy the rest of your mission Son.
It will be over before you know it.