On January 7th my great-grandpa Ellis passed away. My family drove up for the funeral, and Natalie and I tagged along leaving Mark behind. He was 94 and had lived a long, full life. I visited him a lot while I was at BYU and grew closer to him there, and was able to record him talking about his life to preserve for posterity. It was a special experience and I was glad to be able to know him. Natalie even visited him a few times in her short life, and we've got the 5 generation pics that only come along once in a while. We will always remember his stories, rib-cracking hugs, and his love for the gospel. What a great man.
Natalie with her great-great grandpa Ellis, taken last April.
My beautiful mother and her gorgeous sisters: Christine, Lynette, my mom, and Denise.
Sweet little Brooklyn!
My amazing sister Melanie with her baby Brooklyn. Oh, and me and Natalie.
On the way home we stopped to stretch her legs and she sat down on this rock. Adorable!