I can't begin to tell you how wonderful the MTC was. The spirit is so strong there. There is nothing like seeing 20 missionaries at a dinner table stand while the sister missionaries sat down or to hear about 1,000 missionaries, all in suits, sing. We thoroughly enjoyed it and met so many great people all excited to serve our Heavenly Father. Below is a picture of 6 missionaries we met at the MTC who are going to our mission in February. They are studying Spanish. We really had a fun time with them when we would see them at meals. We have 5 languages in our mission: English, Spanish, Haitian, Portugese and sign language.
We are home for 3 busy days getting everything closed up, the house cleaned, the laundry done, and ready to leave on Monday morning. It will take us about 4-5 days to get there. It is over 2,500 miles.