Monday, January 10, 2011

Fun With Cousins

We had so much fun seeing family in Salt Lake over Thanksgiving break. Our kids loved spending time with their cousins.
We hope to get together again soon.

Fun at Temple Square.

Jeremiah, Quinn, and Eli

Makaylee, Brenna, and Hannah

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Grandmother Leila

My grandmother Leila passed away the Saturday before Thanksgiving. We were able to go to Salt Lake for her viewing and funeral. It was wonderful to see so much family that we hadn't seen in years. It was nice remembering her life and we are so grateful to have the knowledge that she is now with my grandfather and other family members. It was a joyous time. A couple of years ago my grandmother learned how to send emails to all of her posterity at once. We loved receiving those and reading of her life as a child and frequently she shared her testimony. She was a wonderful example.

All of my siblings were able to be there. It was awesome to see Amy, it had been over two years since the last time we saw her.

This is almost all of the Shipp side. (Brenna and Richard are not pictured). It was an impromptu family reunion. We thought that we were going to have Thanksgiving at home, but ended up being with so many loved ones- it was great.