Sunday, January 31, 2010

Lindsey & Greg's Wedding

Jeff and I had an amazing time at Lindsey and Greg's wedding. Jeff and Greg were fraternity brothers in college, and have remained friends through the years. Greg met Lindsey about a year and a half ago, and it's hard to remember him without her. We are so thankful that he found such a sweet, fun wonderful wife. Here are a few pics from their big day.
Lindsey and Josh breaking it down to Footloose
Me and Terrence

Josh and Jeff at the afterparty
Lindsey and her adorable neice, Claire.
Britney, Brandon, and their future son :)
Jeff and Greg
Josh and Kelly
Melissa & Chang
Lindsey dancing with her Daddy
The Sheffler family (+Jeff)
Jeff & Me

Congrats Mr. & Mrs. Smith!!!
Our welcome bag - isn't it cute??
By far, one of our favorite weddings : ) Thanks Mr. & Mrs. Smith!

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Beautiful Award!

I was so happy today when I read Emily's blog and saw that she gave me the "Beautiful Blogger" award! Thank you!!! She and I planned our weddings around the same time on The Knot, and I really enjoy keeping up with her life by reading her blog, Just the two of us...and a cat.

The rules are as follows -

1. Thank the person that gave you the award
2. Paste the award on your blog
3. Link back to the person that gave you the award
4. Share 7 interesting things about yourself
5. Nominate up to 7 more beautiful bloggers
6. Link to the bloggers you nominate

I'm not incredibly interesting...but here are my 7 things...

1. I have a 25 pound Pomeranian. The vet calls him "abnormally large". All I wanted when I was in college was a dog I could carry around in a bag. Bandit was tiny enough to fit into my hands when he was a puppy - and he just kept growing and growing! 6 years later though, I can't imagine him any other way!

2. I really want to be crafty. Really, I do. My Mom is incredibly crafty and creative, but I just didn't seem to get those genes. I'm working on it though : )

3. I've a newlywed! We have been married for 9 months, and it has been the most fun, rewarding and interesting challenge ever!

4. One of my favorite things to do is enjoy a great glass of wine. There is nothing like unwinding at the end of the day with a glass of vino. And, I swear it tastes better out of a fancy glass...and with some fancy cheese....mmmm.....

5. Inspired by the ladies on The Nest, I have a list, 30 Things to do before 30. I only have about a year and a half left, and I still have, um, about 30 things left to do...

6. I HATE working out. I don't know many people that truly enjoy working out, but I do not care for it at all. I hate getting all hot and sweaty, and then my face turns red, my whole body hurts, and it is pretty much miserable. But, I do it because I hate not feeling good about myself more.

7. Since I've been married, I'm becoming a bit of a neat freak. Jeff is a little OCD when it comes to cleaning and keeping things picked up, and I'm afraid I'm picking up the habit. Any of you that knew me before I married Jeff know that I am pretty much the messiest person in the world...well, maybe not as messy as my friend Lenti :) So, I guess marriage has changed me for the better!

Thanks again Emily!

Now I would like to nominate the following Beautiful Bloggers:

Saturday, January 9, 2010

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year! We had a wonderful New Year's weekend. Jeff and I decided to stay home this year. We played dominos, watched the ball drop on TV and shot off fireworks. It was a great first married New Years. We had Jeff's parents over on New Year's Day for the traditional serving of ham, black eyed peas and cabbage...yummy!

My sparkler! I didn't get to light all of these, beacause Bandit wanted to bite them!
Bandit fell asleep waiting for the New Year!
This could be trouble...
This was the first time that I remember ever going to a fireworks stand. It was fun - check out all the great things we picked out!
We hope you had a wonderful NYE and best wishes for a great year!!!

Friday, January 1, 2010

Our year in pictures

What an amazing year we have had. We are so blessed - God has truly watched over us this year and given us so many blessings! We are so greatful! He is a picture summary of our year - hope you enjoy!

Jeff & Michelle Ellis - Est. April 25, 2009

Our dearest friends, our wedding party.
Dancing with my Daddy
Our honeymoon. We spent a week at the Sandals Royal Bahamian. It was the most wonderful week of our lives!
Our dear friends, Kristi and Talton welcomed their first child, Connor. We are so hapy for them!

We celebrated Lindsey and Greg's upcoming wedding at their couple's shower. Their wedding is in one week!
My Birthday brunch with my favorite girls!
My parents had my wedding florist design these flowers for my birthday.
We had a great time at Zieg Fest!
Go Texans! This was Jeff's first Texans Game!
We put these pumpkins up for Halloween!
Lindsey's Bridal Shower. She will be Mrs. Smith this time next week!

Our dear friends Kenny and Heidi are going to welcome Kenneth into their family any day now! We are so very excited for them and we can't wait to meet him!
Our first marriage prayer.
We went the Third Eye Blind at the Verizon Wireless theater. That was our first time at that venue, and we loved it!
I got Jeff Monday Night Football tickets for his birthday - SO FUN!
Our first married Christmas picture
My parents :)

The girls took me to Vegas for a long weekend for my Bachelorette party. Best.Weekend.Ever.

I met Whitney from the hills....haha!

Britney celebrated her bachelorette party at the river. What a fun weekend that was! The boys went to Shereveport...Jeff didn't come home with any pictures of that...haha!
My sister, Valerie, graduated from UNT and got a job teaching at a community college! I am SO PROUD of her!!
I loved our tree this year!
Jeff and Bandit celebrating an early Christmas at my parent's house in Dallas.
We got to have Christmas with Emommy and Edaddy! What a treat!
We spent Thanksgiving at the Cowboys game, compliments of my wonderful Daddy! What a great experience! The stadium is amazing!
We had great seats!
Our wedding ceremony
These wonderful ladies threw me a lovely shower! Thank you Pam and Gale!
My Mom, Me, MIL, SIL
I carved a Texans pumpkin this year!
We spent Halloween with my friends at the best house party - Rickey is an amazing host! He proposed to Erin this year, we are so happy they are getting married!!! Lenti and Brandy came in town and stayed with us, or, little red riding hood and the vampire stayed with the sexy housewife...ha!
Daddy walking me down the aisle
Mr. & Mrs. Cleaver - Halloween
Jeff took me to Vegas for my birthday this year! I adore Vegas, and this was his first trip. He loved it! This pic is of us at Rain in The Palms.
Memorial Day. We spent the weekend at Jeff's parent's lakehouse in Crockett, TX.
Mother's Day with Jeff's family.
The girls in the limo after our wedding
Britney and Brandon's wedding. They are expecting their first baby in May!
Valentine's Day
Thanks for taking the time to take a look at our year! Wishing you a wonderful 2010!