Saturday, January 30, 2010

Another way to get in touch with Ross....

I've had a lot of people ask how they can get in touch with Ross. One way is to use his mailing address that is posted here, but there's another way I learned about that I LOVE. Here's what you can do...

While Ross is in the MTC (until March 30th) you can use this way to send him letters free of charge via

Go to

On the left hand side under the heading "Send Stuff" click on "Provo MTC (FREE)"

Type in your information in the top few boxes and Ross's in the bottom few boxes....
Elder Ross Little
MTC Box #277
Mission Code is CA-SD
Estimated MTC Departure Date is 0330

Enter your email address so it can email you a copy of the letter

Then scroll down and type your letter in the box, click "send letter" and you're done! Your letter will be printed out, stuffed and sealed in an envelope, addressed to Ross and hand delivered. As long as your letter is sent before noon (mountain time) it will be delivered THAT DAY! If you write it after 12pm (1pm Texas time) it will be delivered the next day. This is fast AND saves you the cost of a stamp...what more could you ask for! So to all of Ross's friends out there....write him a quick note!! He would ABSOLUTELY LOVE to hear from you, especially in this first week of being gone. Let me know if you have any questions.

Thursday, January 28, 2010

MTC Address

My parents got an email last night updating them of Ross's address. If you would like to write him while he is the MTC he will be there until March 30th. Here is his contact info....

Elder Ross Christopher Little
MTC Mailbox #277
CA-SD 0330
2005 N 900 E
Provo, UT 84604


Wednesday, January 27, 2010

The big day!

Today was the big day! Ross entered the Missionary Training Center today around 1-ish Utah time. My parents dropped him off...the MTC is totally serious about curbside drop off. You literally pull up and drop your missionary at the curb. There was another missionary assigned to Ross waiting for him so they met and off they went. My parents had already said their goodbyes to Ross so off they went as well. It was an emotional day for all, I'm sure.

I know it seems odd that we are kinda sad about Ross doing such a great thing. But you have to understand we won't see or talk to Ross other than letters and occasional emails for the next 2 years and when you come from a family as close knit as ours, that's hard. So it's not that we're sad that he's going on a mission, we're totally ecstatic about that. It's that we won't see him for the next couple of years. But we are so proud of him and excited too. So good luck to Ross! Thanks for all of your good thoughts and prayers sent his way. He'll continue to need lots these next few days as he is adjusting to the MTC and life as a missionary :)

More updates to come as we're updated on Ross's address and such. :)


Saturday, January 23, 2010

And he's off!

So it's official! Ross is now Elder Little and is on his way to Utah. He and my parents left this morning to fly out to Salt Lake for a few days before he enters the MTC on WEDNESDAY! We totally can not believe the time has already come. Hopefully the fact that time flew by up to this date means time will continue to fly by until we see him again in 2 years!

Ross gave his first farewell talk in Sherman 2 weeks ago. It was in front of our ward (congregation) that we grew up in, so there were LOTS of people there that know and love Ross. He also invited some friends like the lady who has cut his hair since he was 4 and his football coach both of whom came...he is already doing the missionary thing! It was an awesome meeting and Ross did a great job of conveying the spirit.

He gave his other farewell talk this past weekend in College Station. This was in his ward he has attended since August of last year. He has made a lot of friends there most of whom where there to hear him speak as well as lots of our family. Again, Ross gave a wonderful talk...I'm totally biased as his sister, I know. But he did do a great job. It's so comforting to know he has SO MANY friends and family who will keep him in their thoughts and prayers...what a blessing!

Friday the 22nd, Ross was set apart as a full time missionary. We are all so proud of him and his decision to serve the Lord for 2 years without a glance back. He'll miss everyone here, we'll miss him, but that won't detract from his desire to serve the Lord. I am excited for the opportunities and experiences that he is about to have and wouldn't want him anywhere else right now except on a mission. After Ross was set apart we had a family dinner at Olive Garden for all who could attend. We crowded around a table without about 20 or so of us and had a great are some pictures from after dinner...

I'm so sad this one turned out blurry! But it's the only one I got of Ross and Grandma & Grandpa Wertz so I had to post it. :(

Ross, Hillary and Jake (sister and brother in law)

Mimi, Ross and Popa

Alivia, Ross and Andrea (Ross's cousins)

Jessica (cousin) with Ross and her 2 kids, Shawnee and Kayson. Her husband Dayne is one of Ross's closest friends...he was working hard and couldn't make it.

Kelly and Thomas (aunt and uncle) with Ross and their girls. Their son Ashton is another close friend of Ross's, but he had a SHS soccer game.

Us again!

Being silly is what we do best.

Hillary, Ross and Brooke...siblings!

Ryan, Ross and Brooke (brother in law and sister)

And last but certainly not least....the 2 people who are mainly responsible for helping Ross to be the person he is today.....

Ross, Mom and Dad

Come back and visit the blog for letters, pictures and updates on and from Ross over the next 2 years. Once we hear from him, we'll pick things out to post here for all to see. We appreciate your thoughts and prayers in Ross's behalf...we can already feel them and know you will be blessed as well for your kindness and love for Ross over the years, whether you've known him his whole life or just a few months. Good luck Elder Little!