Sunday, July 22, 2012

Just babies

Recap of Lexi's e-mail from Tues.
Most of you have figured out that this is Liz....Lexi's mom...(.not Lexi )posting. And I have no idea how to change that it is I posting (at the bottom of this page) let's move on.
Lexi loves her district! She dislikes French. P-days are the most blessed days of the entire week. Did I know that they are allowed to take a small nap during personal time? A NAP!! If only they could sleep in than life would be complete.
In her words " French is killing me. I don't know how I am going to do it, but I guess the Lord has a way. It's funny to me that all the new missionaries (myself included) look up to all the missionaries who have been here longer..but then I stop and think about it and I'm like...wait....these missionaries are STILL in the MTC. They are just babies like me."

Sunday, July 15, 2012

Recap of Lexi's first letter from MTC:
Hmm...  she think the place is really. In her words: "They really do plan every activity for you with about 5 minutes between each class, just enough time to get where you need to go. "
Her companions...she has two are: Soeur Jensen from Columbia S.C., and Soeur Matagli from L.A. Calif.
Lexi has also ran into several people she knows...for instance: Reece Sullivan(cousin) , Jen Moore, Nikole Smith, Katie Robinson, Bryan Perrenard(sp) Danny Olsen, Kyle Braithwaite, a friend Allison Lang from Dixie and a friend Connor Peck from BYU.
Typical of Lexi and I say this with all the love in my heart, she left me a list of things she wants sent that she might have forgot to pack.

Thursday, July 12, 2012

July 11th!

Prior to Lexi entering the MTC most of the Bracken family met for lunch at Carrabba's (per Lexi's request.) Lexi reported that she slept just fine Tuesday night and 7:15 came a little early. Hopefully she is adjusting to the early mornings! 

Here are a few pictures from lunch.
 Lexi happily showing her cleaned plate.. "I would rather eat all my food and be slightly uncomfortably full then suffer through the thought of someone else enjoying my leftovers."

As far as the drop off at the MTC goes, here is Liz's report:
  Les and I drove her to the MTC. Gave her a hug, said we'd see her in 18 months and sent her on her way. I did shed a few tears...after I shut the door. A few seconds later we honked at her as we drove off past her and she smiled that great Lexi there you have it. Lexi did want me to tell everyone thank you for your love and support.

We are anxiously awaiting her first letter! Thank you everyone for your love and support!

She would love to hear from you!
Sister Lexi Beth Bracken
MTC Mailbox # 183
FRA-PAR 0911
2005 N 900 E
Provo, UT 84604-1793

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

By the way, here is my MTC address, I'll let you know what my mission field address is when the time comes!

Sister Lexi Beth Bracken
MTC Mailbox # 183
FRA-PAR 0911
2005 N 900 E
Provo, UT 84604-1793
Lexi leaping in the air on 'Leap Day'- the day her mission call came.

Hello everyone!  So this is the actual Sister Bracken.  I leave for the MTC tomorrow and I'm just trying to get everything set up for my mom.  Man, what a crazy day!  My friend Nikole Smith and I went to the Bountiful Temple this morning (she's entering the MTC tomorrow also, going to Chicago Illinois, spanish speaking).  Then a trip to the Distribution Center and to Wally-World.  Then I had to say good-bye to Craig, and then I got set apart!  I'd packed a little earlier, but now we're in the hard-core stage.  I'll be entering the MTC tomorrow around 12:40, and then the REAL adventure begins!  Luckily for me, the MTC will be chock-full of people I know.  My cousin Reece, my friend Allison Long, Nikole, and my other two friends who are also entering tomorrow, Jen Moore and Katie Robinson.  I might even see a few familiar faces amongst the employees (from my year at BYU).  I'm not going to lie, I've cried a few times today, I'm sure from a healthy mix of being tired, overwhelmed, and having to say goodbye to people.  Hopefully it will get better!  Wish me luck!