Saturday, November 7, 2009

Pictures and Wisdom Teeth

Friday, November 6 we went and picked up Dawson's new suit that was being altered at Adrians. Then we went to Kiddie Kandids to get his picture taken. He only wore the top half of his suit with shorts and slippers so the photographer had little trouble coming up with shots of just his top half. We got some good ones and then proceeded to stop by Grandma Flake's house and put Dawsons missionary picture on her Missionary wall. She is so proud of all of her 7 sons and many grandchildren who have served missions. Dawson and I were just as excited to put his up and be the next in line.
Next stop was to get his four wisdom teeth pulled. It went pretty smoothly and Dawson watched "The Man from Snowy River", which is one of his favorite movies from his younger days. Later he watched another movie with the boys while I worked on the Flake Family Newsletter. He slept well and was up and going the next day. He did go over to Grandma's and watch the BYU vs Wyoming game with her. We watched the first half and then went to buy Andrew some new shoes. It is such a beautiful fall day.

Mission Call!

Dawson's mission call came today! Oct. 7, 2009. He had submitted his papers the week before and the stake president had got them in on Sept. 29 so the call was made on Wednesday, Sept. 30, the week of General Conference. We thought that might set it back a week, but it came. Dawson got the letter on the way to his 3:00 Biology class. He ran it home and hid it in his room so we wouldn't try to open it. After his class he helped Davy move a desk and then went to his institute class. Meanwhile I went and watched Andrew run at SCHS for his cross country race. We made a few phone calls and had friends and neighbors here at 9:00 pm when he opened it. San Jose, California Spanish speaking! He leaves on December 30! That is the date that we put as his eligibility date. Sweet! We are all excited.
Johnsons, Hatches, Saaralainens, Suttners, Thompson's, and a bunch of Dawson's friends were there. We had brownies and ice cream and celebrated!