Dated - 2/15/2012
"So the first day is done... it's been interesting. I miss you all so much already, but at the same time I know I'm supposed to be here! And it's exciting like no other!!
My companion is a awesome Welsh guy from Welsh!! Elder Jones, he's really rad! Rides trail bikes...lol I know heavenly father loves me haha. Trail bikes are where they take dirt bikes and get them over impossible objects, rocks and cliffs. Something I'v always wanted to do!! My other room mates are cool, one is actually from Canada, and is going to Calgary also. Awesome accent lol. These next two years are going to be awesome thats all I gotta say...eh? lol.
MTCs pretty amazing majorly high (something?) but still cool. Still miss everyone though.. Anyways I gotta kill the lights here soon. I'll write asap!! I love you guys. Thank you for everything, I appreciate it.
Your son, Shelbey"
So he sounds good and excited, we couldn't ask for more than that. Except for him to be home. We miss and love you like no other.