Monday, August 3, 2009

California Girl

Life has some amazing surprises, sometimes good, sometimes bad, and sometimes both. I was surprised to change my life in a way that I wouldn't have dreamed in a million years. On the 23rd of July, I got a phone call from Amelia asking if I could go to California for a week to nanny for Lane's boss. I had the impression that I wanted to serve these people and thought of this to be similar to the story of Ammon when he goes to serve King Lamoni so needless to say, I gave it my all while I was there and had an amazing week and an amazing time with these people. They are a great family and I feel very comfortable with them. They hired a new nanny before I came so I was just there while they were in between nannies, but I guess while I was there, we all just sort of clicked. I met the new nanny and last Thursday I handed over the job to her and then on Friday morning John made me an offer I couldn't resist saying that they will pay me well then followed this up by saying "have you ever been to Italy? Have you ever been to Italy with Mitt Romney?" After 24 hours worth of thinking and praying, I feel very confident that doors are opening up in my life and although I may not understand them and feel overwhelmed by the experiences that I will have, I am excited for this new opportunity. It seems like this is just something that was supposed to happen the way it happened. Don't worry, the new nanny knew she was only on a trial base but I do have a commitment until May. I will get to be in Utah for a lot of my nanny experiences because the kid will go to school in Utah after we return home from Italy. But don't worry, that won't be the end of my travels, after Christmas, it will be a month in The Bahamas :) I'm excited to see and learn new things both through being a nanny and through travel.

Here are some pictures from the California home where I stayed with them last week:

This is outside of the house There were two houses that they own along the beach in California and this is the other house, not the one that I stayed at. It got to dark before I could take a picture of the the main house.Here is my roomMy bathroom has a temperature gauge on the shower to know how hot the water is! My room was upstairs on my own separate wing and this is just a sitting area outside of my room.

Italy comes up on the 25th of August, so there will be more new and exciting pictures for sure :)


Michael, Xela, and Arian said...

Jaimie I just told my husband about how lucky you are to land this awesome job! We are both quite thoroughly jealous. :P I hope you have a great time becoming a world traveler! (Seriously, I'm turning green with jealousy.)

Tiff, Ry, and Jayden said...

Holy cow!!! That's awesome. What an awesome opportunity. Do you get along with the kids you nanny for?? ;) I hope so!!

Connie said...

Holy Moly Jaimie!! That is so awesome!!!!!!!!!! I'm so happy for you!!! ^_^ I miss you!!