Wednesday, November 20, 2013

"Will You Marry Me?"

"Ugh. I love it up here, Kenneth; 
isn't it beautiful?"

"Yeah, it is nice. And, it's like part of our story, ya know? Like one day, we will have kids, and we will be able to point up there or take them up here and tell them, 'this is the place your mom and I had our first kiss'."

"Awwwww, yeah!"

"But… I don't think that's the part they will care the most about…"

"What? What do you mean?…"

"Katie Leann Ellis, will you marry me?"

And that's how it went.
The day the man of my dreams asked me to be with him forever and marry him. 
I am getting teary eyed all over again thinking of that evening on October 4, 2013. 
It was perfect weather with no wind and only a beaming sun in the backdrop. 

We've set a date.
We will become Mr. and Mrs. Roberts on 
November 22, 2014.

I couldn't be happier or more in love.
God has blessed me with a hard working man full of integrity, honesty, and some goooooooood looks! 
I am so excited for our future together as Mr. and Mrs.!

Saturday, August 17, 2013

Time To Catch Up!

WHAT is going on! 
For all you blog followers, I hope you haven't given up on me! I'm hoping to start blogging more; I have just been so busy! 

For those of you whom I haven't talked to, seen, or heard from in quite some time, my life is rapidly changing and I'm constantly on the go so here is a little catch-you-up!
In regards to school, which I want to spend very little time talking about, I am almost DONE! I will be graduating in early Spring 2014 with a B.S. in Communications from ASU. Spring seems forever away, but time is always flying so I'm not too worried! ;) 

I still work at Dutch Bros. Coffee, they are an amazing company and I have nothing but great things to say about them. Recently I had the honor to be a part of a huge community event where we raised over 29,000 dollars for a local family in need. So I'd like to personally give a BIG thank you to all of you who came out and supported this girl!
You can read the story here

Though Dutch Bros. has been an awesome company, I am currently look for a more career focused job opportunity at the time. 
My ultimate career goal is to move to the beautiful city of L.A. in hopes of working for E! News as a reporter/journalist. I know I initially wanted to go into sports broadcast journalism, but as of now I'm loving the idea of working for E! someday, so we'll just see what happens! I'm along for the ride, and enjoying every step of the journey thus far! 

Ah, yes, something I have been asked a lot about--- my relationship! 
Yes, I'm "still dating that baseball player" as people always ask when they see me! 
I moved back from Tennessee in March (PS. I had a blast there, and am so glad I went for an extended trip), and came back to Tri-Cities. Part of the reason I took the job back at Dutch Bros. is because of how incredibly lenient they have been through this whole long distance dating process. Because of my awesome crew at Columbia Center, I was able to leave for a week once a month to fly down to California to watch Kenneth play. 
Recently, however, Kenneth got moved up to Double A! This was huge for him, and I'm so incredibly proud of him! 
Though I am so happy for him, he found out he was moving up to Oklahoma literally less than a week before I was supposed to fly out to California one last time. 
Welcome to the life of being a baseball girlfriend! So for those of you who think it's a glamorous lifestyle, think again! Things like this happen in Minor League Baseball all the time! It's such a fun adventure, but definitely has its ups and downs! I wouldn't trade it for anything though!

On another note.... 
Things are starting to slow down, and I'm ready to recommit to my desperately lonely, abandoned blog page! 
However, I need your help! 
What are some things you would like me to blog about? 
I have already got a good response from asking people, but I want to hear more! 
I am an open book! :)

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Happy New Year!

Wow! What a long time it has been since I've last blogged! You know, it's crazy as I read through my blogs of 2012 to see where I was and where I have ended up. I mean, who would have thought last year at this time that I would be living in Tennessee, working, and just spending every day with Kenneth. I'll try not to make this a sappy little blog post, but the truth is that my life right now, my life as a 20 year old girl, is nothing but sappy. I mean, I read and think about how Kenneth and I met, my travels throughout the year and our journey through long distance. I think about how this little bundle of joy named Emmalyn has completely changed my life this year, and I am left with a heart full of love. 
I figured since this is January 1, 2013 I would blog and catch people up on my crazy life with details instead of pictures here and there on Facebook that keep people wondering where I am now and what's going on in my life. 
I'll start first with my little Emmalyn Lily. The way I talk about her sometimes makes her sound like she is mine, but maybe that's because I love her as if she is my own. That little girl stole my heart the instant I first held her, and gradually kept me wrapped around her little finger without even knowing it. When Dana started going back to work, I would stay the night with Mike and Emmalyn and was on "baby duty" throughout the night. Though I was tired, it was worth every moment to see those sleepy little innocent eyes look past her bottle and straight into mine multiple times a night. I love being an aunt. I can't describe to you the feeling, but I know that at every moment, for the rest of that little girl's life, I will be wrapped around her finger and spoiling her the only way aunties know how to. Saying goodbye to her when I was going to leave to live in Tennessee for four months was SO hard. I can't wait to squeeze this cute face again soon!! 

As most of you know, I am currently living in Tennessee and though I miss my family and friends, I wouldn't trade this time for the world! Here I am, 20 years old, exploring life! Sometimes, it sounds so strange or unrealistic, like it's not really happening to me. 
Through meeting Kenneth I have been able to travel more, see more, and do more than I never imagined I would before. I have met so many people and have seen so many things, and all the while getting to be near Kenneth and his family. Though I was away from my family on Thanksgiving and Christmas, Kenneth's family really took me in as part of their family and has been nothing but hospitable, caring, supportive, and a ton of fun to be around. 

I am continuing classes at Arizona State University and doing them all online so I can continue to travel and work wherever. 
I am truly blessed;
 I can't wait to see what happens in 2013!