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Thursday, March 14, 2013

Welcome...and...WRITE ME!!

Welcome family and friends!
I am assuming you are here because we have something in common...we know and love a certain girl heading to the 
Philippines Tacloban Mission

(If not, and you're just here by chance, then welcome anyway! If you stick around you will come to love her! I promise!!)

This is Nicole, Katie's older sister. Katie always looked up to me as a role model and example of the type of woman she aspires to be one day. Just kidding, she is an example to me! She will be such a wonderful missionary and I am already so proud of her! I am creating this blog for two reasons: #1 I want to keep a record of her emails home, updates and pictures for her to have when she gets home and #2 to keep you, her adoring fans, up to date with her progress! So check back weekly! I will try to keep this current!

The Beginning...
Katie entered the MTC on March 13th at 1pm...well, she was a little late as there was so much 
picture-taking and goodbye-saying to do, but she made it!
{wearing her sister's tag to get a feel for it}

She was greeted at the curb by some very excited and sweet Host Elders who gave her a minute to say her goodbyes and then grabbed her bags and escorted her to her new home for the next 6 weeks!

{a very kind Host Elder getting her bags, hugging Mama Linda goodbye, walking away!}

We have some good friends from our home ward (a couple) who are in the MTC leaving tomorrow, I believe, preparing to serve in Florida. My mom happened to send them a text telling them to watch out for our Katie and guess what?? She was sitting right next to them!!! Here are the two pictures they sent us!! It's so funny, she just left yesterday, but it feels like so much longer! I can't tell you how many times I have looked at these pictures!!

{eating lunch in the cafeteria}

{pointing to the Philippines with her companion, we think her name is Sister Bray. Katie started talking with Sister Bray on facebook before they entered the MTC when they discovered they were going to the same mission on the same day!}


Here is a simple tutorial on how to write Katie FOR FREE while she's in the MTC. Follow the steps in red. Its as easy as 1-2-3...4. Seriously, you can do it!

That is all I have for now! Hopefully we'll hear from her soon and I can post her first email on the blog!

On behalf of Katie, thanks for stopping by, and we hope you enjoyed your time here on Katie's mission blog!
Please come again soon! :)

P.s. Coming soon is the goodbye photo shoot for anyone interested! I'll post all the pictures from that last day!

1 comment:

  1. Nicole, I'm so glad you're doing this blog! I wish all you kids had had blogs for your missions. They are so fun!. It was so great to see all of the Hogges together before Katie left. And I hope to see you again Soon! I cant wait to read all about Katie's adventures in the Phillipines. So awesome! You're a great sister:)