Matthew grew up calling Ellis "uncle." He loved seeing Uncle Grant and Uncle Ellis come over to play. They were such great fun! When Ellis married Merri, naturally she became part of the family too.
Matthew was so excited when he learned they would be coming for a visit. He was also anxious to see "baby Kevin." When we left Utah, Kevin was just shy of one year old and just the happiest baby with great big smiles for everyone. We have some sweet pictures of Matthew holding him somewhere... He really liked Kevin. We were also happy to meet Lincoln for the first time.
Ellis and Jonathan first met as roommates during their freshman year in college. Here they are 17 years later and 6 kids between them.