Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Just For Now

I put together a little video for my brother who just got home from a mission.

He served a two year mission for our church .

The majority of his mission Spanish was his primary language.

So the first song is him singing a hymn in Spanish. I made him.

I just can't even believe he is home.

It was hands down one of the most emotional things I have ever had the pleasure of witnessing.

My favorite is the video footage at the end when he sees his mom.

Waiting for him to walk through the gate, and then actually seeing him.

Ugh I could cry right now just thinking about it.

Yes I know the video is long. Just watch it, you will laugh. And maybe cry.

Who knows how you will react? I am not a psychic.

But seriously, him and a few of the other missionaries made a music video which I had to include.

He is the bouncy missionary in the shorts, red plaid shirt, tie and beanie. Don't even worry you'll know him once you see him :)

Also please note how easily the Garrett Girls' entertain themselves.

We waited at that airport for about 3 hours.

To my brother,

One of my favorite people.
I am so impressed by you and the grown up man you have become.
It was fabulous to see you.

Love your oldest sister,


(He always called me that growing up. I hated it and threatened to hurt him all the time. I heard him call me that when we were all up in Utah and I didn't even mind. THAT is how much I missed him.)

Elder Garrett's Mission Video from Krystle Johnson on Vimeo.

Fun facts about the video:

Okay so my sisters and I all agree if we ever meet the other young man with the red shirt from the music video (the one that is not our brother) we will ask him for his autograph. Check out his body roll around 5:36. We rolled on the floor laughing.

Feel free to fall in love with my brother from 6:53 to 7:04. Try not to faint ladies. He totally gets his dance moves from me.

8:37- This is a tradition they do on the  last free day (P-day) in the field for the missionaries getting ready to leave. They call it "flying home".  They 'flew' my brother home.  They almost flew him right to the hospital in take 2.

10:58- Listen to me bark out orders to Natalie. See how quickly she obeys. Boo Ya.


  1. I laughed, I nearly fainted, and I cried.

    Totally worth staying up late for.

    Love you.

  2. I watched the whole thing! When he is normal, we need to set him up with my adorable sister-in-law!

  3. oh jeez, krystle. totally cried. why do you do this to me?! loved the video.

  4. That is so sweet! You captured such precious moments! GREAT JOB!

  5. Oh here I am crying and I've only seen is a gazillion times. Ugh I just love it.

  6. ahh i completely LOVE this and it made me cry (thats not hard to do though ha)!! im going to have to copy you and do it for blakey who comes home in 5 months!!!!!

  7. KRYSTLE! This makes me miss my missionary so much! The airport part gave me chills! ps. his mission president is my old stake pres./ bishop! Love them!

  8. krystle, thanks so much for everything! I still cry when I watch it. Love you, stacey
    p.s. does the skirt fit ok?

  9. Great video!! He will be so glad to have that. I was going to say you can tell Gordon grew up with girls with his dance moves but then your dads wave made me question where he learned those moves!

  10. You are so awesome Krystle! That's was fabulous. So glad I got to see it. The dance moves reminded me of Golden Corral!! Amazing how the moves stick over the years :) so awesome!! Wish we could have been there! You are so talented!! Yes I cried too! Thanks & welcome home Gordon!

  11. I seriously can't stop watching it! I, too, cry everytime I watch it & I probably always will! I'm so glad you got video at the airport & I'm so glad Gordon was willing to sing for us! I can't wait til we're all together again!

  12. Awesome! Then I am ready to hook you up!

  13. Love it!! This makes me so excited for when my little brother comes home!!
    Love your blog :)


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