Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Elder Ellis' Excellent Adventure

When a son or daughter leaves for a mission, there are many things they miss back home, like family vacations. The following pictures are our effort to include Elder Ellis on our recent trip to a cabin in Heber, Utah.

Uncle Aaron kicking off the family reunion with a prayer for Elder Ellis (or perhaps a nap).

Elder Ellis checking out the cabin.

Family dinner with Elder Ellis.

Watching TV with cousin Katie.

Horseback riding.

Playing foosball with Uncle Mark and cousin Ryan.

Trying out a cowboy hat.

Listening to Sophie's Chinese vocabulary with Grandpa and Aunt Heather.

Snuggling with Uncle Aaron and Aunt Heather.

Playing Phase 10 with Gianni.

Driving to Deer Creek Reservoir with cousins Ashley and Ryan.

Using Grandpa's CPAP machine to get a good night sleep.

Making French toast with Aunt Kym.

Getting a hug from cousins Sophie, Ashley and Ryan.

Doing yoga with Aunt Heather.

Getting ready from some water fun with the cousins.

Bagging some rays on the beach.

Hanging with Uncle Mark.

Taking time out of the fun to preach the Gospel to some random people on the beach.

Taking a power nap with Gianni.

Watching a movie with cousin Ashley.
The cousins eating whipped cream. Elder Ellis used to love this as a young kid.
Going to church with Mom and Grandpa.

I think Elder Ellis had a great family vacation this year. He smiled the whole time and never complained once! Love you, Elder Ellis!!!

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