Monday, February 23, 2009

Girls Weekend to Denver

A few weeks ago my sister and mother surprised me with a ticket to go with them to Denver to see my other sister Erika and her family. We all went this past weekend and had a total ball! We didn't want to come home this morning, but all good things have to come to an end. However we made lasting memories with the small time we were together. It is so hard living in seperate places because the kiddos grow up so fast and we cherish the time we have with them! Here are a few highlights of what we did over the weekend.

Friday - We woke up and got ready and took Logan my oldest niece to the orthodontist and spent the afternoon shopping a bit at Target and other places. We then met Eric my brother in law for dinner at my favorite Denver hot spot 3 Margaritas. Of course we ended the night playing Phase 10 our favorite game as sisters!

Saturday - Woke up and went to breakfast as girls; me, my sisters Tiffany and Erika, and my mom Rebecca to little french place. Yummy!! Then we hit Park Meadows mall for shopping at Nordstrom, Forever 21, and many other places. Warning- Never go shopping with the Steadman girls, it is a killer long day with us shopping maniacs! We then went home ordered pizza and spent the night in our pjs playing Karoke Revolution and Phase 10! I have not laughed that hard in A VERY LONG TIME!!! Hey Erika and Tiffany I have bad news to tell you! Ha Ha!

Sunday - We all woke up super early and headed for Denver to my nieces Logan and Sydnee's state cheer competition! We were there all day watching and had so much fun cheering Peak Athletics on! My nieces are crazy talented being only 9 and 11 and already on level 3! They are way better then most high school and college cheerleaders! WAY TO GO GIRLS TAKING 1ST PLACE in their division! Good luck at nationals in New Orleans!

Overall the whole weekend was a blast! I didn't want to leave because it isn't very often we are all together. Thank you again Erika for letting us stay with you! Thank you Tiff and Mom for the ticket! I trully am grateful for the most wonderful family in the whole world! Love ya!

Monday, February 16, 2009

Draper's Beautiful Temple

I was looking up information on the Draper Temple today and I got extremely emotional because of the importance of this temple in my life. I was born and raised in Draper, Utah until I got married. I am trully a Draper girl! I am so happy to see a House of the Lord built in my hometown. Now the people of Draper each day can look up on the mountain and see that beautiful sight above them. Its trully like looking up into heaven! Corner Canyon is such an amazing sight with the rocks and trees but now what a better sight it is with the Lord's house nestled into the canyon! I wish I could be there to see this temple be dedicated! However, I will someday go back and go through to do temple work in the Draper Temple! To those in Utah please take your children and loved ones through this beautiful place before it is dedicated. Take those that are less active or non members so they can feel of the spirit! I love temples! I am so happy to have them in my life. To have a place to go each week to clear my mind, and to feel the spirit each time! I have made it a personal goal to go each week by myself to the Mesa, Arizona temple. What a blessing it has been in my life and for Jon and I's life as a couple!

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Monday, February 9, 2009

Will we be Washington Huskies next Fall?

Jon flew out tonight to Seattle to interview for the University of Washington's MHA (Masters in Healthcare Administration)program. He will interview tomorrow and we should know by the end of the month if he gets into the grad program for Fall 2009! We are crossing our fingers that he does get in. I have been back and forth on wanting to move to Washington or anywhere for that matter. However, if it means Jon gets finished with school earlier then I will go wherever! If he doesn't get into UW then he has applied to University Colorado Denver and we should know about that one in March. Who knows where we will be living next year. Maybe rainy, vampire lurking Washington, beautiful snowy Denver, or hot and sunny Arizona. Wherever we end up I know we will end up loving no matter what!

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Where did January go?

I can't believe January is over and February is here! Wow, time flies when your having fun!! So to cover all of January and what happened in the Ellsworth home. Jon applied to University of Washington for the MBA program for Healthcare Administration. He got a call last week from them wanting to set up an interview, so he is heading out there next week. Cross your fingers cause the sooner he finishes the sooner our lives can begin!! Washington of all places may not be my 1st choice because of the rain all the time but one of my best friends Colleen who lives here in Phoenix is from Washington and we are hoping that her husband and her move back if he can get a job! That would give us 2 people we would know! Woo hoo!! Jon is also applying to University of Colorado Denver and we will see where that takes us! That would be my 1st choice because my wonderful and witty sister Erika lives there.

Jon and I are still teaching sunbeams here in our ward. We got a new batch of kids this last month and wow are they tiny! They have a hard time and cry the 1st 30 minutes but once they realize how goofy Jon and I are they warm right up! I love my ward. I have made lots of great friends and am so thankful to all you loving meadowviewers out there! Love ya!

Our house is up for sale just in case Jon does get into school. We want to have nothing holding us back so we can go. So far no offers but lots of people keep going through. Its hard to have it on the market, however its nice having it clean most the time!

I got a new sewing machine for Christmas and I have decided that I am going to take an adventure and make a quilt! My 1st quilt actually, and Im going to make two of them. Im going to make a baby girl quilt and a baby boy quilt. I want the practice and its something I will use and cherish with a little one someday!

Well everyone, I hope you are having a wonderful start to 2009. Time is rushing by so live every moment to the fullest! Love you all and miss you tons you Utah gang!