(By Taylor's Mom, Alicia)
Taylor flew into Salt Lake early Monday morning and spent the day with Jen and her family. Tracey, Nick, Allie and I drove and got to Jen's house Monday evening. Brent flew in Tuesday afternoon and that night we celebrated Cohen's 2 year old birthday and spent some family time together on Taylor's last night before entering the MTC.
Jennifer and Allison trimmed Taylor's hair so he would look good entering the MTC, and Taylor read Cohen his bedtime story.
Everyone gave Taylor something to take along with him. It had to be small enough to fit in his suitcases and not heavy, so it was fun to see what everyone chose. Then we went around the family, and everyone gave him personal advice for his mission. It was completely unplanned and impromptu, but a very sweet time for all of us.
Both nights, Taylor and Allie tried to stay up with all-nighters, but fell asleep 20 minutes into their endeavor!