Friday, April 24, 2009

I will miss you Room 14!!!

Yesterday I was informed by my principal that I wouldn't be returning to Brinton because they have to move one teacher to another school in the district. To decide who goes they go based off seniority and I unfortunately was that person! When she broke the news that I was for sure being obliged I was overwhelmed with emotions because the last two years teaching at Brinton Elementary have been amazing years. I have taught two wonderful classes who inspired me as a teacher! I have made wonderful friends with the teachers and staff members I work with. When I first moved to Arizona I didn't think I would be this sad to leave but of course I only have 19 more days to enjoy the time as a Brinton Bear! I don't know what school I am going to yet or what grade I am teaching! I just wanted to thank all my friends and the wonderful parents and kids at Brinton! What a wonderful place to call home! Love you guys and I will trully miss you all!!
*The picture was taken today at field day! We all look warn out from being out in the hot weather! But oh well they still are the cutest class in the whole world, and I hope they know that!

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

An Ellsworth Update

Sorry ya'll I have been so bad with blogging! I don't have much going on in life except that I never really did update people that Jon didn't get into graduate school. We are going to continue trying next year and hope for the best! We were both disappointed because we were ready to get on with our life. We took the house off the market and now are just going to stay put for a year atleast!

As far as my job next year, that is all up in the air as well! As many of you know many districts in Arizona are cutting HUGE numbers of 1st, 2nd and 3rd year teachers. Most of these are excellent teachers with great ideas! Luckily Mesa didn't cut me and I still have a job (cross your fingers for me, cause you never know). The only problem though is that Mesa does this thing called obligs. When schools enrollment goes down they have to move teachers around. Well unfortunately my school is losing one teacher in 1st grade. That means who ever is the least experienced in 1st, 2nd, or 3rd grade has to be relocated to a school with openings. Again another unfortunate spot for me to be in cause that person happens to be me :( So I have been so emotional since one week I didn't know if I even had a job and now this week I have a job but I have to give up everything I love at my school!

Jon keeps telling me to be thankful that I have a job because things could be a lot worse! I could be those 1500 teachers in Arizona who were laid off!

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Happy Easter!

I think Easter is such a happy and bright holiday!! Jon and I got released from Sunbeams and so I wanted to make them a special treat for our last Sunday with them, which happens to be Easter Sunday. I have to brag about my cute creations because I think they are so dang cute! Anyway these are my cupcake easter baskets!! I just wanted to share my cute idea! Hope everyone has a great Easter! Love you all!

Saturday, April 4, 2009

It's Time To Prepare



About a month ago our Bishop challenged 10 families in our ward to live off their 3 month food supply for 10 days. These families followed the council of our wonderful Bishop and last week they reported to the adults of our ward at our 5th Sunday combined meeting. Jon and I have both been telling each other we needed to get preparing our food storage but both have kept putting it off. After hearing these great families and how prepared they are, it made us really feel a prompting that we to needed to be prepared for troubled times that may lie ahead. So I know it doesn't look like much but I am starting out slow. Being in Arizona makes food storage a bit tough to find storage space. You can't store it in the garage like other places because of the heat. We also don't have many basements here in Arizona so its like a game finding space. Luckily, I have lots of cupboard space in my kitchen and I was able to clear a few cupboards and start storing there. Our plan is to use the pantry and cupboards for the food storage part. We are storing water under beds in all bedrooms. I will use a guest room closet to store all other neccesities like laundry detergent, paper towel, shampoo, soap, toilet paper, etc. Like I said it isn't much now but I will build at it little by little!

I think I love going grocery shopping now to see the great deals and what I can buy for our storage!! I found killer deals today on all this!! Yeah!