Tuesday, December 29, 2009

I HATE moving!!!

You know there are not many things in life that I hate....except moving! Jon and I have been married not even 4 years and we have moved every year atleast one time. You would think it would get old! Plus, these moves aren't easy moves since they seem to be moving farther and farther away. We will now have lived in 3 different states in our 3 1/2 years of marriage! I thought I would vent and take a break because while venturing out on my 4th trip to Home Depot to get MORE moving boxes, the cashier asked if I was moving and I answered, "Yes..." with a moan and she so perky said, "Oh moving is soooo much fun. How exciting!" I rolled my eyes and as I pushed my basket to my car in the parking lot I mumbled to myself, "So much fun my ____ (insert a bad word here). Who in the right mind thinks moving is fun?"


Thursday, December 17, 2009

Better late than never

I have been so busy with packing and the thought of being out of this house in 2 weeks has nearly put me over the edge. So, I never got Christmas cards out to everyone and I promise to do it next year. So please enjoy this and hope you all have a very Merry Christmas! We love you all!

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

26 Candles

Happy Birthday to ME! Yes, on Monday I celebrated my 26th birthday and it was a great one. Actually it was the BEST birthday ever! Jon decided to go all out this year. A few months back Jon started talking about this HUGE surprise that he had planned for my birthday. Those of you who know Jon, know that it is hard to believe him sometime or to take him serious. So I shrugged it off and didn't stew on it too much. As it got closer Jon kept talking about this HUGE surprise and he starting telling me clues. He said it was going to TOP all birthdays and I would probably cry when I found out what it was. I began weighing all the possibilities. Was it a vacation somewhere? A new puppy? A really fancy pair of shoes? Were we going sky diving? Was I getting a new car? He actually made me think it was each of these somehow. Well a week before my birthday Jon had time off from work. He stated that he really didn't plan anything and that he probably should start working on something. This is SOOOOO typical Jon. So then I was kinda bummed out cause I was looking forward to my HUGE surprise. But now there wasn't going to be one. Thursday came before my birthday and I came home from work. Jon wasn't home and the house was spic and span. That brought a smile to my face but I was still sad. At 6:00 p.m. there was a knock on my door. I heard Jon outside saying LET ME IN! I walked to the door saying, "SHUT UP I'M COMING MR. IMPATIENT!" much to my surprise when I opened the door Jon was standing outside along with my best friend Emily and her little boy Christopher. Jon had arranged for her and her baby to come for the weekend to celebrate all the way from Utah! I WAS SO EXCITED. I first stood there in amazement not saying anything but then I screamed and jumped up and hugged her. I couldn't believe it. So yes we were able to spend time shopping, watching movies, trying out yummy restaurants and just catching up since we hadn't seen each other in awhile. I thought Jon was done with his surprises but then Friday came. He had been spending time with his cousin who is in the hospital and he called to tell me he wanted to meet for dinner at Red Robin. He was craving and whiskey river hamburger. Emily and I got ready and headed out to meet him at 6:45. Well we were running late like many girls do when Jon called me freaking out cause I was 10 minutes late. I kept saying, "Calm down... we will be there shortly." When we got there I realized why he wanted me to be on time because Jon and about 20 of my friends were hanging out waiting for me! They all surprised me for my birthday! I stood there again amazed with nothing to say, except, "Emily why did you let me come to my own birthday party looking like this?" I had even done my hair for the day and wasn't dressed up like I wanted to be for my own party. Oh well we had tons of fun anyway!!

The entire birthday weekend was fabulous. My boy Jon is so amazing! I want him to know how much I love him and am so thankful for what he did to make my 26th birthday so special. Thanks to Emily as well for coming all the way out to hang with me! I had tons of fun girl! Thanks also to my friend Colleen who helped Jon with the surprise party at Red Robin. You rock!

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Where has the time gone?

Wow now that it has been almost a month since my last post, I thought I should atleast let everyone know we are alive and doing well! We have been crazy busy and it isn't going to get better... in fact the craziness is going to get worse for the next little while. So what have the Ellsworth's been up to? Well we had my family in town over Thanksgiving to surprise my Dad for his 60th birthday. We had a huge party for him, we had family pictures taken, and we ate two Thanksgiving dinners. Don't worry we manage to get some pre-christmas shopping done too! Now that Thanksgiving has passed we are now moving right along with the Christmas season. This year Christmas is a little different for Jon and I. This is the first Christmas that I didn't pull out my 15 boxes of Christmas decorations. There is no wonderful gingerbread tree to stare at. There is no amazing Christmas snow village to awe at, and there are no wonderful garlands hanging anywhere! Instead they all sit in the boxes stacked high in the garage awaiting the day in just a few weeks where we move yet again! It is really hard for me to not set up Christmas and even harder to know I have to say goodbye to my husband for 6 months. It is starting to hit home and I'm really scared and emotional if anyone brings it up. So this Christmas is going to be really hard but I have to keep my spirits up and enjoy the time with Jon and our friends and family nearby because next year we won't have an Arizona Christmas.

To keep everyone updated we are moving out of our house December 31st and the house will go up for rent through a rental company. We will load the moving truck and Jon and his Dad will head to Denver around January 6th. I can't believe this is all happening so fast! But, I am excited to move there and to be near my other sister and start a new adventure somewhere new. We are pretty good at that. What do you think?