Friday, February 1, 2008

The Waiting Game...

Well, the physicals are done, the interviews complete, and the paperwork was sent in 3 weeks ago. We are watching the mailbox every single day to find out where Buddy will be serving as a missionary for the LDS Church.

In the meantime, my brother came up with these guess maps. Fun, huh? Family members all got one guess in the USA, and one international.








Oh it's hard to wait!

27 comments:

Scuttle said...

That is a neat idea

I think he'll go Manchester England

Or Louisville Kentucky

Melissa said...

Very fun maps! We did something similar when my brother got his call... except we were bad and made root beer float bets! Can you imagine? Betting on a Mission call! We're horrible :)

Anonymous said...

Holding her breath in Arizona.

Yvonne said...

What a great idea. You are so right--the waiting is so tough. But it is SO EXCITING WHEN THE LETTER COMES!!!

Can't wait to hear ; )

the wiz said...

I guess South America, if I have to be more specific, Brazil.

"Vern" said...

my nephew just got his mission call yesterday - it took six days to get from SLC to Arizona. It finally arrived on the day he had his wisdom teeth pulled and was practically in a coma. They finally aroused him enough to get him to open the envelope, and hope that he remembers it! Good luck!

Marilyn said...

oh-we were doing this EXACTLY one year ago, Actually Elder Steve had just barely gotten his call. You are never prepared. I was totally shocked.....he's in Nashville TN speaking SPanish.. be prepared for that....there are Spanish speaking missions EVERYWHERE! Wouldn't it be awesome if his call had one of the last ones Pres. Hinckley signed???

Kimberly said...

What a great idea!

I'm going to guess Dublin, Ireland and mmm....somewhere in Kansas.

No Cool Story said...

Fun! :)
Uncle Todd said Utah (he he he) and I can't read who said Greenland, but wow.

Oooh, I'm saying Germany, Spain and NY.

Heather said...

I'm guessing Abq. NM- maybe my parents ward and Austrailia. Perth to be exact.

kristen said...

How fun!

My U.S. guess: Pocatello Idaho

International: Buenos Aires Argentina

Janell said...

Antarctica!

mindyluwho said...

Tulsa, Oklahoma

Somewhere in South America

Waiting on pins and needles for the letter...

mindyluwho said...

P.S. I love the maps. I have a Grandma Barbara too!

Paul said...

Hi Randi,

Okay, I read enough of your blog to know that this, indeed, is the Randi I know.

I sent you an email. I would LOVE to catch up on how the family is doing! I have thought so much of you all as time as passed. If you get a moment, could you give me a run-down on the siblings and your wonderful parents? And, would you mind forwarding my email address to any interested parties? I'd love to catch up.

Susan and I just had our second child a little over a year ago. Once I hear back from you, I'll send over a more detailed update and some pictures (because, you know, I know a day doesn't go by in your life when you don't say, "I wonder what ever happened to that strange person to whom we introduced the gospel."

COME ON! You KNOW that's the truth!

Lauren said...

Ten bucks he is replacing my Ted and going to Madagascar.

Watch me win...

sogratefultobemormon.wordpress.com said...

south africa or oklahoma.

what do i win if i am right?

congrats to your buddy! that is awesome. i am jealous girl.

hey, i got back in from utah early this morning. when i had some extra loving from security, i immediately thought of you randi.

later, kathleen

The MomBabe said...

Well, I vote Arizona because I live here and Russia.

Jenny said...

We are so excited to hear where he will be going! You'll have to let us know right after you find out!!

Laurie said...

oh, how exciting! and nerve wracking. i remember when my husband got his call... the day that i left after visiting him and his family. he got home from dropping me off at the airport, got the mail on the way home, and there was his call. humph. way to reject the future wife. LOL!!

Corrine said...

put me down for Brazil! or Texas!

it is hard to wait, but so exciting once that letter gets there!

Nancy Face said...

I'm so excited for your family! I'm guessing Oklahoma...or New Zealand! :)

Nancy Face said...

My son Ty only wanted his family to be there when he opened his call...but when it came in the mail, he got so excited that he started calling a bunch of people to come over! That was the quickest we have ever put together a party! ;)

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Yvonne said...

I never ventured a guess. It almost looks like someone guessed Winnipeg????

I will say Japan or Florida.

Pedaling said...

i don't really know, Buddy, but many have gotten calls to California lately, so I'll guess California.