Sunday, January 23, 2011

Major Slacker

So I have been slacking majorly, but starting now I'm going to be a better blogger. I have just had a lot going on lately, in a good way. I am catching up for my own purposes so bare with me as I write a dreadfully long post.

So, I moved to New York to be a nanny/personal assistant and I couldn't be happier with my decision. I came up here during the the beginning of December and spent about a week and a half and then went back home to spend Christmas with my family.

So this is what has happened since.....

1. Christmas...
with my dad and stepmom,
with my nieces and newphews,
(who all got new I love NY shirts from their Aunt Steph for Christmas)
and with my mom and stepdad.
The girls with our expecting sister...who has since delivered a beautiful baby girl that I will talk about later in my post.
Girl Shot
Me and mom
Miss these kids so much!!
I was so excited to get to go back home to spend the holidays! I got about a week there before I hit my next destination, which brings me to number
2. The Bahamas!!!
I went to Harbour Island with the family that I work for a few days after Christmas and stayed through New Years. It was my first time in the Bahamas and my first time to go out of the country. It was amazing!
This was the view from my very own cottage!
(pool and all)
A private island that we visited for a was gorgeous and we were the only ones there.
Me and Posey getting ready for Junkanoo, which is similar to Mardi Gras in the islands.
My favorite picture that I took while I was there...
Gorgeous sunsets EVERY night!
I had an awesome time and feel so fortunate to have had the opportunity to tag along on their vacation. We spent our days eating, going to the beach, laying by the pool, eating, fishing, and more eating. It was so beautiful! I also had conch for the first time...Eww!

3. Back to New York for "work".
I love my job and couldn't have asked for a better family. The kids are great and it's an adventure everyday living in a new place so far from home.
I spend my time either with the kids or with my new friend Liza, who is an au pair from Germany. We spend most of our time together at a local restaurant which we have adopted as our second home or making trips to NYC to go shopping.
After a shopping trip to the city....uh oh!
Did I really just buy 4 pairs of boots?
4. Jackson Hole, Wyoming
Vacation time again...I could get used to this!!
We spent a week on a ski trip to Jackson Hole! Another first for me.
I got to spend a lot of time bonding with this little one!!
Ski time!!
Again, we spent our days eating, skiing, snowmobiling, shopping, and just enjoying the gorgeous snow!
We rented snowmobiles and drove them 60 miles through Bridger National Forest where we got to see moose and elk just roaming around. It was amazing!

Just a couple of gorgeous shots I caught on camera...
This picture was taken from our balcony.
And this picture was taken at the Elk Refuge that we took a sleigh ride through on our last day.
It was an amazing trip. We got back into New York last week.

5. Last, but definitely not least!
I am an aunt....AGAIN!
My sister, Jenn, had her second baby, a little girl, last Wednesday (19th).
Welcome to the world Blakely Tatum Floyd!!
She weighed a whopping 8 lbs. 14 oz.
The happy mommy and daddy on delivery day.
And happy big sister!!
She is a natural...

I was soo sad to miss her welcoming into the world, but I get to go home to see her in 9 days!!! Yah! I am so excited. I miss everyone so much and can't wait to see all my nieces and nephews.

So expect a lot more posts from here on out...


1 comment:

Becky said...

Wow! It looks like you are having a wonderful time! What a wonderful experience! I am so glad you get to have this opportunity!!

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