Sunday, August 31, 2008

An Ellsworth Update

I haven't done too much blogging lately because our lives have been so busy!! It seems like whenever the end of August and September comes Jon and I get so busy that we almost forget to take a breath. As you know school started for me and I am teaching 2nd grade again at my same school as last year in Mesa, AZ. My class seems to be okay but they have interesting quirks! Their individual quirks are stories themselves. If you need a good laugh let me know and I will humor you with the weird 2nd grade stories from room 14!! Jon also started school and a new job all in about two weeks of each other. He is working full time at Hanjin Shipping dealing with all the imports from China and he is going to school full time at ASU at night. We don't see each other much except for our daily together time which is getting ready in the morning and making out lunches together!! As the beginning of September came we both got excited because we knew Labor Day weekend was here! We didn't plan any elaborate vacations, family picnics, or anything to celebrate our long weekend off of school and work. Instead I got very sick on Thursday and spent most of my weekend wiping my faucet of a nose and hacking the nights away!! It's the best way to describe it. So, as you can see life at the Ellsworth Residence is quite eventful (NOT). However, we are looking forward to the upcoming months. I absolutely love fall in Arizona. It means the weather will cool down finally around mid October just in time for the best holiday Halloween. Don't worry Jon and I already have out costumes planned out for the Steadman Halloween Party at my sister's house. I am going to be launching my new Scentsy business doing many hostess parties. My parents will be back down to Arizona at the end of September and I can't wait to have them through the winter here. I also have about 5 friends having babies in the next two months. I am also planning the best shower for my girlfriend Colleen.I can't believe all the babies being born. I feel like I am the last out of everyone to have a little one. So the next few months even though life may settle down a bit, they will still be a lot of fun. I can't wait for fall to come!! Hope everyone is doing well! Love you all!

Thursday, August 21, 2008

My Part Time Jobs!

As if teaching 5 days a week for 8 hours (thats not including the additional hours I put into school and on a typical day I do not leave until about 6 pm) wasn't enough. I have decided to take on two additional jobs for the heck of it. I thought they would both be fun! I wanted to put my advertising out there in the BLOG world for both of my new adventures.

First, off I am going to use my teaching expertise and start after school tutoring for children 1st-6th grade. I will be helping in reading, writing, and math. If you know anyone who is looking for a tutor to help a child advance in school or to just better a skill please let me know.

My other part time job is also a Scentsy Consultant. I am now selling the newest and greatest thing in candles. These are wax burners that use a lightbulb instead of a flame. I wasn't going to do it but I had people asking me to do it and when I saw the fall/winter catalog I fell in love with all the new scents and warmers. It can't hurt to sell what you love! So, if you are interested in having a party or ordering from scentsy let me know and I can help you out! If you do have a party for you and your friends you get lots of free things from Scentsy and you get to have a fun time with your friends. Let me know!

Okay those are my only two new adventures in life. So now you can call me Crazy overworked teacher (slash) nightly tutor (slash)smell good seller! Ha Ha! Love you all!

Saturday, August 16, 2008

Beijing, Bigger than ever!

Wow, after one week of watching the Beijing Summer Olympics I have been in awe with the wonderful athletes the United States have! I have been so into these games more than any other olympics. I think even when the olympics were in my home state of Utah and I was able to go to many events and medal ceremonies, but nothing compares to the games in China. I know since I was over in China before the olympics started and I was able to see the olympic sites and be in the wonderful city of Beijing. That has also helped ignite by interest in these games. But the one thing that has captivated me this year are the athletes. They are amazing! First of one of the best athletes I have ever seen is Michael Phelps.
He is extraordinary! He is so captivating to watch while in that water. His speed and intensity for swimming is so amazing. Plus, may I add he is very nice looking! His upper body is oh so.... well what can I say? HOT!!
Another great sport that I have been watching is gymnastics. I know the U.S.A womens team had a rough time at first but Shawn Johnson and Nastia Liuken are great gymnasts. They have helped the team go very far in this competition. It has been great to watch the 16 year old be a team leader! These games are such and experience! I am so excited that the Unites States are doing great in these games. And just think that was only the first week of the games and we still have one mroe to go!! Yeah!!

Thursday, August 7, 2008

Welcome to Ellsworth's Campsite!

I have been so busy this last week with being back to school that my blogging has been terrible. I wanted to let everyone know I am alive, but barely! Yes, it was the first week back to school for teachers and the precious kiddos come back this Monday!! I have stayed pretty busy adding a bit to my room and I am very proud of the extra work I put into it this summer! I know each year gets better but this classroom is awesome! For all my teacher friends out there good luck on the first weeks of school! Enjoy my pictures of Ellsworth's Campsite!