Saturday, February 8, 2014

Starting Out

Starting out on Tuesday night, our very last night with her for the next 18 months, we let Kelly decide what she wanted for her last dinner with the family. The answer was obvious for everyone; she wanted In N' Out.
Kelly thinking about what she'll experience in Oregon.

Here is a picture of me with my sister missionary. :)

"Never say goodbye because goodbye means going away and going away means forgetting." ~Peter Pan

As of Wednesday, February 6, 2014, Sister Kelly Martin boarded the plane going to the MTC in Provo. Mom and I took Kelly to the airport and said our goodbyes. I go by what I say, "Goodbyes are never easy and they're usually always messy! Sometimes it's best to just smile and wave."

My last selfie with her!

She's so excited!
Getting her ticket!

We parted ways at this point.
Headed for the 'abyss'.

And here she is waving to Mom and I.

The best for last! 
She arrived to the MTC safe and sound and has been there ever since Wednesday. I've sent her a letter already, using! I'm stoked to receive my first letter from her the time just won't come fast enough!

Saturday, February 1, 2014


Hi everyone, my name is Sister Kelly Martin and I am going on a mission to Salem, Oregon! I leave for the MTC this Wednesday and I'm super excited. My little sister Stacy is going to be managing my blog while I'm gone, so she has the fun job of sifting through my letters!

To distinguish between what I write and what she writes we have decided that everything written by Stacy will be written in italics and everything written by me will be in not italics. Well, I guess we will put another post in about a week or two when I send my first letter from the MTC home! :)  

Oh yeah, this is my MTC address:
Sister Kelly Rene Martin
2009 N 900 E Unit 144
Provo UT 84602

and there is also the website in which you need to make an account but they do send letters same day delivery while I am in the MTC after that, I leave the MTC on the 19th. After that, this is the address that you should send letters to:

Sister Kelly Rene Martin
Oregon Salem Mission
700 Deborah Rd Ste 260
Newberg OR 97132

Write me lots of letters!