Sunday, April 18, 2010

Annapolis in Love

On Saturday we took a trip up to Annapolis, Maryland with some friends to the "Annapolis in Love" festival. The town is north of Washington D. C. on the Chesapeake Bay. The Naval Academy is there and we were able to walk around on campus before we came home. Annapolis is so cute! There are mostly just little shops and restaurants in little old buildings along the streets. The festival was directed to "finding and celebrating love."

We took a boat tour of the bay which was fun. The only downfall was that it was FREEZING. Guess we're not used to actual "spring" weather where it's still a little chilly in April.

We got there and ate lunch and then just walked around and window shopped. We got some delicious ice cream and just enjoyed some time together. Before we came home, we walked around on the Naval Academy campus which was beautiful!! We got home and were exhausted but it was nice to get out and do something different.

Other than that, things are going really well. Aaron finished the two weeks of paperwork and was picked up into Charlie Company at The Basic School, which just means that now he is officially in and can start the program. There are 300 openings but they send out more guys so if you don't get picked up you have to wait another month before starting. Weird, I know... I've gotten the house put together and am back into a routine and it feels good! We've met some great people out here so far and I'm excited for what is to come! That's really it for now, I'll try to get some more exciting things to post soon!

Sunday, April 4, 2010

The Adventure Begins!

Aaron at the Marine Corps Museum

Ok everyone, I know you must be completely shocked to see that I am actually posting! To my surprise I had a number of requests to update my blog while we were in Virginia, so I will do my best to keep up! For those of you who are out of the loop, Aaron was commissioned as a 2nd Lieutenant in the Marine Corps last summer. We will be a military family for the next 5 years. We moved to Virginia for Aaron to attend training called The Basic School (TBS-get ready for a TON of annoying acronyms!) This is a 6 month training where Aaron will find out what his job or "MOS" is for the next 5 years. Our drive out here went as good as it could possibly go-in fact, now that I look back on it I can't believe how perfect everything was. We left Phoenix and drove to Amarillo, TX the first day. It was about a 12 hour drive and with the time change, didn't get in until about 3:30am! We checked into our slightly-scary looking hotel (that's what you get for being cheap) and about 6 hours of sleep later, we checked out and got back on the road. The second day was a long 14 hours to Nashville, TN. It was an interesting drive... or should I say, NOT so interesting through Oklahoma! Arkansas and Tennasee were beautiful! The hotel we stayed in the second night was much better and I was so excited to get some rest, which I did until about 8 am when the maintenance guy knocked on our door and wanted to check our bathroom because a pipe burst through the night. I'm not the nicest person when I get woken up suddenly, so hopefully I didn't hurt his feelings :) Sure enough, the bathroom floor was flooded. Good thing none of our luggage was in there! We just decided to get up and start the 11 hour drive to Stafford, Va. We made it that evening, and here we are! Oh and for all of you who care to know, our cat Jasper was an angel the whole trip. I got some sedatives for him but did not have to use any the whole trip. He did however have the most odd riding positions, as you can tell from the pictures! The first week and a half has been great. Our furniture has been delivered and I was busy putting things away for a few days. Aaron began training on Tues. March 30. He had some long 14 hour days filled with paperwork and orientation classes, and will continue that this coming week. The exciting stuff won't start for another few weeks. I will probably start looking for a part-time job somewhere, but until then I will be busy working out because I have signed myself up for the Marine Corps Half Marathon! I don't quite know what I've got myself into so this should be exciting. Well, that's all I can think of for updates. We love and miss you all! Happy Easter! :)

Sunday, January 25, 2009

Don't hate us because we're beautiful...

About a year ago our fabulous friend Jessica graduated with a photography degree and decided to get her website up and running.  She asked us to be her models for her engagement/couples section.  She told us that she wanted to do shots that brought out our personalities and showed things we liked to do together, which in our case was being outside, eating ice cream, laughing, etc.  She also had a great idea to incorporate memories of when we were dating.  A memory that I had of Aaron was the first time I saw him at church he had a yellow tie on, and since I didn't know his name my sister and I called him "yellow tie guy."  So hence the yellow tie he is wearing in the pictures.

Even though we had been married a year, we still had to get the famous "ring shot."
What movie comes to mind with this picture? Forrest Gump maybe?

This is just a silly picture of Aaron but I thought it was cute. ha ha

This was at the end of the photoshoot when Aaron was obviously DONE.  We couldn't get him to be serious anymore.  She did a great job of capturing his personality for those that know him! :)
If anyone needs a photographer let me know.  I think Jess does a great job and has different ideas which are nice.  When Aaron gets his Marine uniforms I'm going to have her take some pictures of both of us that I'm sure will be awesome!

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Thirty, Flirty, and Thriving

Our friend Jessica threw a surprise 30th birthday party for her husband Braden on Saturday night.  The theme was "13 going on 30" and we were supposed to dress like teenagers from the 80s.  As you can see, Aaron found a classy plaid button-up shirt with a hood, and some snug fitting Lee shorts.  He completed the ensemble with boots and white tube socks.

Luckily in my "evening wear" section of the closet I had a pair of 5 button- fly, tapered, maroon denim jeans and my stunning "cat and butterfly" t-shirt.  

It wasn't until I did my hair that I took a trip down memory lane.  I dusted the cobwebs off my curling iron and scrunchies and let the magic happen.  
We went to the party and ended up being the only ones looking totally ridiculous.  I was the only female who attempted the "Utah Claw" bangs.  So sad people.  Jess had bought some popular snacks from the 80s and 90s including Capri Sun, Ring pop, Razzles, Pringles, Fun dip, and Cheetos.  As a treat to you all, here are some fun facts and lists from 1985:

Top songs:
Say you, say me--Lionel Richie
I want to know what love is--Foreigner
We are the world--USA for Africa
We built this city--Starship
Can't fight this feeling--REO Speedwagon

Top Movies:
Back to the Future
Rocky IV
Out of Africa
The Color Purple

Most popular Toys:
Teddy Ruxpin Storytelling bear
Cabbage Patch Kids
My Buddy
Pound Puppies

Tv Shows:
The Cosby Show
Golden Girls
Miami Vice
Who's the Boss?

This was also the year that the average price of a movie ticket was $3.55, the US stamp cost 22 cents, and we all made fun of the lady in the commercial saying "I've fallen and I can't get up!" 

I will return my cat shirt, jeans, and vintage Nikes to the darkest corner of my closet, and if I ever get them out to be worn seriously, please shoot me.

Sunday, November 30, 2008

Will Workout for Pie

My sister-in-law Kindy and I signed up for a sprint triathlon on Thanksgiving Day.  And I survived to tell you that we both finished! Wahoo! It was so much fun. Just so you all know, this was not an "Olympic" triathlon.  A sprint means that the distances are shorter.  This particular race was a 2 mile run, 12 mile bike, and a 400 meter swim.  My parents kept telling everyone that I was running a marathon.  ha ha Sorry, not quite there yet. Going from 2 to 26 is quite a jump.  The weather was perfect and everything went great.  We smoked our goal time by about a half hour.  Thanks Kindy for asking me to do this with you. Good job! And now for some extremely unflattering pictures of myself...
We totally earned our Thanksgiving dinner...

Dominating the breast-stroke

I'm laughing because my paparazzi photographer (Aaron) was screaming and cheering at me.

I would like to start doing these events a few times a year so if anyone is interested, let me know and we'll sign up for one!  

I have to post this picture of some of my nieces and nephew.  They are so stinking cute.  Thanksgiving always reminds me of how grateful I am for family.  I hope you all had a great Turkey day and have wonderful holidays to come!

Monday, November 10, 2008

Husband Tag

My friend Dez tagged me and I've actually never been tagged before, so here's a little dirt on Mr. Aaron Wolfley.  I apologize to those who may NOT want to know more :)

1) Where did you meet?  I met Aaron at our singles' ward "Break the Fast" the second weekend I moved to AZ.   We got to talking and found out we lived right across the street from each other.  That night our first "hang out" included making brownies and looking up Helen Keller jokes with my sister and his roommate Rustin.
2)  How long until you got married?  We met in January  and got married a little over a year later.  We had a couple-month breakup in between :)
3) How long have you been married? Just over a year and a half.
4)  What is your favorite feature on him?  I love love love his big blue eyes.  I hope our kids get the Wolfley blue eyes!
5)  What is your favorite quality about him?  Aaron is the most sincere person I know.  For those that know him, he jokes around ALOT but when he gives you a compliment or says how good something is, he really means it.  
6) Does he have a nickname for you? Yes about 500!  Here are a few:  jitterbug, stripes, chelscrack, babe, bumble boo, sweetheart... He comes up with a new one about every week.
7) What is his favorite food?  Pizza. Hands down. Not a day goes by that we don't have an empty  Little Caesars Hot n' Ready box in our apartment.
8)  What is his favorite sport to watch?  Freaking college football and I HATE it!
9)  When was your first kiss?  We had been dating for about 2-3 weeks before we kissed.  We had gone swimming that night and came back to my apartment and while I was mid-conversation he planted one on me!  I thought he was such a gentleman for waiting.  I hated when guys would try to get some right away.  Then I found out that he usually didn't wait long and was known for making out with a new girl every weekend.  I don't know why he waited so long with me.
10) What is your favorite thing to do as a couple?  We love watching movies, playing games, anything hanging out with friends and family!
11)  Do you have kids?  No, not yet.  We're waiting so that the good ol' military will pay for it!
12)  Does he have a hidden talent?  He has a DESIRE to play the guitar but it hasn't happened yet... and he would like to think he's a good singer :)
13)  How old is he?  He just turned 25 on Oct. 27. 
14) Who said I love you first?  I did.  I had been "criticized" in a previous relationship that I didn't say or do loving things often enough.  So I decided I needed to let him know.  Turns out I was the first girl to say "I love you" to him. He said it back but I think he kinda freaked out.   We broke up a few months later and a few nights after getting back together we went to a movie.  Aaron walked me to my car (I met him there) and said goodnight.  As I started my car, he came back and when I rolled down my window he kissed me and said "I love you Chelsea."  It was really cute... that's when I knew we were going to get married.
15) What do you admire most about him?  I admire many things about him... his patience with me, working hard through school, and probably most recently, graduating from Officer Candidate School (bootcamp) this summer.  It's crazy what those guys go through.
16) What is his favorite music?  I think he likes all types of music.
17)  Do you think he will read this?  Aaron likes to change the title picture as a joke to one of his hunting trips like him gutting out his deer, but I don't think he actually reads my posts.

I tag...   my sis'-in-law Anna, Joyce, and Kindy!
* Aaron used to be a school bus driver and this is how sexy he looked driving it :)

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Yes, we're alive... Boring, alive, and well.

Ok I know I haven't posted in awhile...a long while.  I've been a little anti-blog for a few months.  I keep telling myself I'll be better at doing it, but let's be real, it's me we're talking about.  Also, Aaron made a hunting trip and lost our camera so there has not been any picture taking recently. Who cares about blogs if there's no pictures?  That's the only reason I check everyone else's! Anyway, to put the last few months in a very small nutshell, things are going good.  Aaron made it home from summer camp of Hell and is now in school, taking 18 credits.  He's crazy I know, but there is now a hint of light at the end of the education tunnel.  If things go according to plan he'll be done this summer.  Too bad we had to sell our souls to ASU to pay for tuition.  As for me, I've just been up to the normal routine: working! Love it. Love my 8 am Saturday mornings.  I've decided that I will not complain, I'm thankful in these crazy times to have a fairly decent paying job.  Some exciting news coming up! My sister-in-law Kindy and I have entered a Thanksgiving sprint triathlon!  We are both first timers and we're just hoping to finish.  I've been training for it and I'm getting stoked for it so we'll see how it goes.  So how's that for an update? Did you fall asleep? Well check back soon because I hope to get a camera and start posting everyday like I used to.....rrrright.