Sunday, November 10, 2013

A Utah Man, Sir, I will be til I die!

Win or lose, we're Utah fans for life.  

On Thursday, I picked up Will from school on my way home from work.  We parked by "romantic ravine" and walked through the U's beautiful campus with the sky a dusky pink.  Lovely.

Saturday, we of course cheered on our Utes to the end.

These two are our heroes.  They come to every game and he is so good to her.  True love, folks!

Sunday, November 3, 2013

Happy Halloweenie

Will and I hardly ever take pictures.  We recently spent a phenomenal week at my family cabin in Arizona and did not take a single photo the entire time.  The biggest problem is that I don't have a smart phone.  But we really just don't think about taking pictures!  I want to do a better job of chronicling our experiences (aside from my nightly journal writing), and I'm going to use this blog as a motivation.  My goal is to post a weekly photo; consider it an Ellison family highlight reel!

(p.s.  I'm still not used to that new last name!)

So here are our costumes from Halloween:

Utah's running backs are Lucky Radley, Bubba Poole, and Kelvin York.
Will, Em and I dressed up as Lucky Rattle-E, Bubble Pool, and Elvin York.


The Wedding: The End!

I knew it would take a while to post the rest of the wedding photos!  Here you are:

I love my dad.  We both started crying during the daddy-daughter dance.

I love him.
 The dance party was the most important part of our reception.  It was a blast.

Oh, Keith. 


The beautiful view at night.

My sisters are incredible dancers.

Will and I were waiting up on the 18th Floor as our guests took the elevators
down to South Temple for the sparkler send off.  Will wanted to enjoy the view
and savor the moment.  But I insisted that we go, and as we stepped out of the
elevators we saw the sparklers were already lit!  We ran through but it was still
SO fun.  And then we walked to our hotel!  

Monday, September 16, 2013

Wedding photos- The Reception (1 of 2)

The reception was wonderful!  Great food, dancing, and people... what more can you want?
I wrote a timeline of our 3.5 years of courtship on little cards, and collected photos of us through the years.

My dear friend Kelsie Jones did an AMAZING job with all the flowers.  They transformed the room!

The view from the Founder's Room is gorgeous!

Our menu: fruit, cheese and crackers, coconut shrimp with mango dipping sauce, grilled zucchini and caprese salad skewers, chicken marsala tenders, and gelato shooters.  It was all delicious!  I guess we ran out of food pretty quickly- I blame my own underestimation and my cousins' big appetites :).  But Will and I were none the wiser that evening (the food was in a different room during the main reception), and since my parents ran out of food at their reception and have had a wonderful marriage, we've decided it's a good luck charm!

Kelsie made the signs, too.  She's so talented.

 After the ring ceremony ended and the reception got underway, I looked over and realized there weren't any flowers on the cake!  I tasked my bridesmaids with picking blooms from arrangements where they wouldn't be missed, and soon they came running back to me with their hands full of peonies and roses.  It was really fun to place the flowers in my own cake!

Check out that sultry face :)

JoAnna was my Beta Advisor- love her!

Will's mom's one request for the wedding was that we didn't shove the cake in each other's faces.  I appreciated that we didn't have to make the decision ourselves :)

To be continued!