We have not yet heard from Matt, but we got the standard group email telling us that he was safely in the Preston MTC.
We are anxious to hear about his trip en-route, he was certainly excited when last we saw him.
At the airport he was not content to wait with all the other missionaries until the last moment, instead he gave us a farewell hug and headed through security. Last we saw he was chatting up some guy he met in the security line and seemed to be focused on getting on his way.
Good luck, Matt, we love you!
p.s. will you be home on Saturday to mow the lawn?