Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Life Changes for the Anderson Family



EricRoss got his mission call last month. He is going to Lima Peru North Mission. We just went out last week to go through the temple with him to take out his endownments. It was an amazing experience. Eric and I were sealed in the Manti temple and then to have our oldest son take out his endownment in the same temple was really special. He doesn't go into the MTC until August 19th. He will spend 3 weeks at the MTC in Provo and then 6 weeks in the MTC in Lima.

While we were in Utah I applied for a 1st grade teaching position in Manti, Utah. There were over 100 applicants for the position and they selected 8 people to interview and I got the job. We really feel the hand of the Lord in our lives. We are now back in Texas and packing to return to Utah on June 22nd.

7 comments:

Melissa said...

Congratulations! That is wonderful news. I'm very excited for Eric Ross

britni said...

Oh, I am so sad! We will miss yall. I love seeing you at church although not often enough! Those little kiddos will have an awesome teacher. We are also so excited for Eric Ross! He will be a fabulous missionary!

Karen said...

Congratulations to EricRoss from the Scott family!! We are so happy for him! AND...we are so happy for US that you will be moving to Utah! Arlene, it's been way too many years that we've lived close enough to actually get to "play" together once in awhile! I can't WAIT!!

Melissa said...

oh how wonderful for Eric Ross. He will love his mission! I didnt realize he was that old already. I know what it really is.... you cant live w/out the ballantynes! Manti is just an hour or so away. We will have to get together when your here. Congrats on the job.

Em said...

Arlene, I am so happy for you about the new job and sad for us here in Texas. You will be missed. Like Britni, I always enjoyed seeing you at church and out and about. You will do great in 1st grade and those kids are lucky.

The Turley Times said...

Lots of fun changes in your family! Peru...how exciting for E.R.! And congrats on the teaching job...I would love to have you as my child's teacher! The family is getting so big... And Ethan still has his little sweet smile I always loved! Looks like we are both moving in June. We are going back to Cali June 10th and Isaac will be going back to finish his teaching credential to teach/coach high school. My school year ends in two weeks, so we are gearing up to go! We wish you guys all the best and good luck on the move! Miss you!

Elika said...

Happy Birthday Auntie Arlene!! We wish we were closer to you guys! At least Utah is a little closer than Texas! I hear Eric Ross is coming out here in June sometime? How exciting...we haven't seen the kids in way too long! Hope all is well and good luck with the move to Manti! We miss and love you guys!