Elder Porritt had told us that he wasn't going to be able to Skype. Which had some truth to it, he wasn't sure if it was going to be possible. But when he found out that it was possible, he wanted to surprise his Mom and Dad, so he kept it a secret from us and only told his brothers so they could set it up.
So.. on Christmas morning while we were waiting for just (what we thought was a phone call), Logan asked us to come downstairs to see something he had for just a minute. I actually was a little mad because I didn't want to go downstairs because I was waiting for the phone call and didn't want that phone to ring while I was down there. So we all walked downstairs. As I turned the corner and saw this cute, happy, beaming, son of mine, I couldn't hold back the emotions. He had the biggest smile on his face I think I have ever seen. Wow, was I ever surprised.
The reception for Skype wasn't the greatest downstairs so we went upstairs to talk on just the laptop. I think Casey would have liked to set up the Skyping a little bit better, but it was fine and it was a surprise to him too.
We had a wonderful visit with Elder Porritt, and he got to visit with Grandma & Grandpa Oyler and Grandma Porritt, along with a cousin, Elder Carson Porritt, serving a mission in Madrid Spain. That was pretty awesome in itself.
It was wonderful to see him and see how happy he really is. It was also hard to actually see him and have to say goodbye. We closed our conversation with a family prayer offered by Elder Porritt. I will never forget that.
This Picture Says It All
Our Christmas Family Picture