Thursday, February 16, 2012

What can happen in four and a half months?

So, we've officially been slacking on updating this bad boy (last post back in September) but hey, we've been busy.  If you know us we're big fans of lists, so here's a recap of what's been going on in the JEllis house:

October: We went to lots of football games
November: Family, friend, more football...and an earthquake?
  • Mild earthquakes hit Kansas and Oklahoma
  • Great trip to Austin, TX with lots of friends and fellow K-Staters to watch the Cats hook the Horns 17-13
  • Ellis family Thanksgiving in MHK
  • Operation make our house awesomer. We cut a hole in the wall separating the living room and kitchen and couldn't be happier with the result.

December: Parties and Christmas
  • Jake's work Christmas party
  • The 3rd Annual Ellis Tacky Christmas Party (I'd say it was a success)

  • Payne family Christmas in Olathe
  • Ellis family Christmas in MHK
January: Football ends, basketball ramps up, and lots of travel
  • Road tripped to Dallas to watch the Cats play in the Cotton Bowl, I didn't realize I needed to drive 500 miles to watch the game on a TV
  • Woke up at 4:30 AM the morning after the Cotton Bowl and drove to MHK to, luckily, watch the Cats demolish Missouri
  • Went on a cruise with the whole Ellis clan (watch out for a future post) to Georgetown, Grand Caymen, Falmouth, Jamaica and Labadi, Haiti
February: Julle's birthday and more traveling, this time for work
  • Immediately following a week in the Caribbean, Jake packed his bags and headed northwest (way, way, way north and west) to Bethel, Alaska for work. Check out this view during the flight from Chicago to Anchorage, pretty astonishing
  • We celebrated our friends Adam and Whitney's engagement...congrats!
  • Julle turned 26, for her birthday...
    • Her amazing husband surprised her with a massage
    • Her amazing husband cleaned the entire house while she was getting said massage
    • Her amazing husband took the dogs to get groomed
    • Her amazing husband planned a nice soiree to celebrate with wine and beer
  • Jake hit the road again, this time for Latrobe, Pennsylvania. Latrobe formerly was the home of the Rolling Rock brewery, Arnold Palmer and Fred "Won't You Be My Neighbor" Rogers
In a nutshell that's what we've been up to, we hope your past four and a half months have been as fun-filled as  ours!

Monday, September 26, 2011

The joys of home ownership

For awhile we have been working on updating our kitchen.  One of the joys of buying a house built in the 50's means that there are plenty of areas for improvement.  Luckily, the bathroom in our house was already updated when we bought it, so we've been wanting to update the kitchen for awhile.  Back in June we got the countertops replaced and couldn't be happier!  However, then we got married and one week turned into a couple weeks...and finally over Labor Day weekend we finished the backsplash!

I don't know what Julle's beef was with the previous look, kind of rustic if you ask me!

So, after a coat of paint, some mosaic tiles...voilĂ !

I was nervous about installing tile since I never had before, but it was simpler than I made it out to be.  Now I think I can tackle the kitchen just the "easy" part of picking out tile with Julle!

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Married life begins...

As you probably know (and probably do if you're reading our blog), we got married just over a month ago.  It seems so long ago that I can't believe all that we have done in the days that have past since tying the knot!  What a better way to kickstart our new blog than with some pics from our special day?  Here are some of our faves, enjoy!

Studly Groom
Beautiful Bride
Our ringbearer - Jake's nephew, Adrial (love this one!)
All the gents
All the lovely hosts
All the ladies
Jake's family
Julle's family
Not cheating!
Here comes the bride
We did it!

Wouldn't be a Kansas City wedding without some fountains

Maybe the next post will have some shots from the reception ;)