We're going to miss Crystal. We're thrilled that she's entering the MTC, but 18 months is a long time to wait till we can see her again. On Tuesday night we toasted her goodbye at Grandma and Ed's house. They had a VERYwell aged Cranberry cider that had been several years for an occassion so monumental.
Every meal last week was like the last one we would share with her. On the way to the MTC we couldn't resist stopping at JDawgs for one last bite to eat. Crystal was afraid they wouldn't feed her at the MTC, and Ed and I were anxious to try the justifiably highly-touted hot dogs sold just south of the BYU campus. I'm wishing they had a stand here in Broomfield, they were so good. They made our Costco dogs pale in comparison!
We took some final pictures at the Provo, temple, which was just accross the street from the MTC. Ed Melzer got us started crying when we said our goodbyes from them. We then picked up where we left off at the MTC. Fortunately, they had missionaries there to greet us and take Crystal's luggage. We had to hug and cry quickly, and then she was whisked away. Crystal predicted it would be like pulling off a bandaid quickly, and it was. We're so happy and excited for her, but we'll really miss her, too. We're anxiously awaiting her first email!