Belated New Year’s Picture

Remember New Years 2014? Well, New Years 2015 turned out to be just as awesome. It had all the same great stuff: the annual Ellsworth New Year’s Eve party, delicious food, winning $50 at the ginormous 8-table Bunco game (yes…again! once again all thanks to Josh’s luck), dance with fog machine, lasers, and surround sound speakers, the big confetti fight, and of course the waffle breakfast. Oh, and this year the Ellsworth party hit a new high: the cops actually showed up.*

A pretty awesome New Year’s. Thank you again, Ellsworths!



*Well, it’s not as exciting as it sounds. Meaning, the cops just knocked on the door, declined being invited inside for waffles, and left.

That mine’s


Note from mom:

First of all, when Annelise wants to say “mine,” she says “mines.” For the longest time I couldn’t figured out why until I realized, it’s the possessive S! Like Carson’s, Mommy’s, Daddy’s, mine’s. :) Cute.

Anyway, these are Annelise’s favorite toys. There’s Tigey, Cuddle Bear, Kitty Cat, and Baby June (named after a baby in our ward). She sleeps with Tigey, Cuddle Bear, and Kitty Cat every night and nap. Cuddle Bear is the absolute favorite because Annelise uses it to suck her thumb, but she’ll still whine if she doesn’t have all three. She often walks around the house holding all of them in her arms, plus any other animal or doll she’s into that day (like Baby June). This day I showed her how she could use the stroller to push them all around, and she was pleased about it. Oh, and that pink hat is another favorite. She wears it all the time, indoor or out.