Thursday, June 30, 2011


What I did today...

Killed a huge spider who decided to make his home in Taylor's car. Seck.
Okay, I didn't really kill it.. but S did. I just hosed him down real good.

I also danced with baby H to "Bicycle Race" by Queen. She loves that song and was seriously laughing so hard at it.

I got an amazing facial, courtesy of S. She's the greatest. This was a REAL facial, not one of those janky little ones that you get at the mall. Homegirl massaged my feet, hands, neck, shoulders, popped all my zits, and completely rejuvenated my skin. It was niiiiiice.

I played with T a lot before bed time, she was so happy and laughing so much.. it was just one of those moments that I needed.

I'm looking forward to a fun weekend with my girl Jen, and good fourth of July!

I hope you are all having an amazing summer, and I'll be back in 2 weeks.

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

some things.

My time is winding down here. I only have 16 more days. I have mixed emotions about going. S put it perfectly when she said, "you're happy to leave, but sad to go." I am so happy to be getting back to having an actual life and friends. However, I love this family and will never forget them.  I am sad to leave them.  I guess sometimes love is not enough.

Things I will miss:

Things I won't miss:

not the baby, just the crying part

Things I'm looking forward to:

No, not buying textbooks.. just going to school.

Monday, June 27, 2011

cheer up, charlie.

If you are ever sad or in a bad mood...

You will soon be happy

I feel better now

Thursday, June 23, 2011


I know all I blog about is Taylor, but she seriously takes up all my time. So I guess that's what I have to talk about.

Today after her ballet class, which is adorable.. but I have to say that ballet class for 2 year olds is a waste of money. Anyway.. we were driving and I didn't want to go home quite yet so I asked her if she wanted to go to Starbucks by the little airport here in Carlsbad and watch the planes land.

Her response...
"YEAH!!!!! You get coffee! You excited Jenna, You excited?"

hahahha for real?

It was such a fun morning with her. I have to say I love just having time with her to myself because I get to let her do things that normally probably wouldn't happen. i.e- be shirtless half the time. She wants to be naked all the time but her parents never let her. I figure, what the hey. They're gone.

A man at starbucks paid me a very nice compliment and it made my day.. he started talking to me about how Taylor is really outgoing and how that's a good thing but can be a bad thing because of the whole "stranger danger" thing.. he mentioned how that will be a hard concept for her and something for us (the parents apparently) to deal with. I told him that I'm just her nanny but yes that will be interesting. He then said... "Oh wow, well I guess that's a good nanny then when you can't tell the difference between nanny and mom." I am not trying to toot my own horn here, but I just thought it was a lovely moment.

A and S get back on Saturday night, you can bet your ass I'll be outta this house ALL DAY sunday. I am hoping to go to the Del Mar fair soon, it's really popular I guess, and everyone keeps talking about it and the food there.


yep. I'm going.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011


So the parents I work for left on Friday night for their trip of a lifetime to Necker Island, Richard Branson's private island in the British Virgin Islands. Yeah, that's one place I'm sure I'll never get invited to in my lifetime. ha ha

So it's been me, taylor, Babula (russian word for grandma, cause she's russian), and baby H.
It's been interesting to say the least. I love having time with Taylor though, she is so fun to be around. She is adorable. I get sad when I think about saying goodbye to her, and then remember that in years from now I will see her and it will be one of those, "Hey do you remember me? I watched you when you were little..." -"Uhh, no." Experiences... haha it's okay though.

It's so crazy the little things that make me happy in times like this. This morning I opened up my itunes and saw that something was downloading, and then realized that it was the Bon Iver album that I pre-ordered. I seriously started freaking out because I forgot that I ordered it. I am now very happy, the man has done it again. He is a genius.

Ignore the pictures. But here is one of the songs from his new album for any who care to listen.
It's a little hard to tell what he is saying, but basically the song is about realizing that you're part of something bigger.

Only a matter of days until I am back in Utah, and I am really excited. I never in my life thought I'd say that, but I am.

Saturday, June 18, 2011


I miss...

this face.


this one.


dees one.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

after the storm.

Hey peeps.

I am a coming back to Utah soon! Woo. It's really weird how excited I am actually. I can't wait to see my friends and family and my bed. My bed here is nice, but there's just something about my bed at home that I love. No bed will ever be better. My return date is not final yet.. but it's sometime in July. I can't wait to spend the majority of the summer with good friends and family! yay!

I haven't really gotten sad about leaving yet, until today when Taylor said..."Jenna has a go home. See Bruce." I don't know why she said "see bruce..." but whatev, she must like my dad. But I started to get sad and told her I am sad and that I'll miss her. She looked at me, smiled, and in her high cute little sing-song voice said... "No being sad! Play wif Tay!!"

another hilarious story about her... I hope her momma doesn't mind me sharing this.
Okay so T goes to the bathroom with her mom and me, and well.. we are both women and have that fun time of the month. So she knows what tampons and pads are.
The other day she picks up her mickey mouse flashlight and starts putting it by her crotch and S says... what are you doing? T responds... "I'm putting in a tampon" hahahahhahahahha we both started busting up laughing and then S decided that maybe we shouldn't take her to the bathroom anymore.

I'm really going to miss this little girl, and the whole family. It's time for me to go back to school though, and I am so excited about it!!! Hooray for school.

Honestly... there's really not much else to write about right now. I am just trying to get things sorted out for when I get back to Youtaw.         Aw I'm gonna miss the goggies. And they are gonna miss me. A says they are going to commit suicide after I leave hahahh because I am basically their mommy.

tell me this is not the most precious face.

Friday, June 10, 2011


So I'm in the bathroom with Taylor the other day and I whip out every woman's favorite thing.. a tampon. Boo. Anyway, so I start unwrapping it and she starts whining like she's scared. I say, "what's wrong?" her response..."I scared of a tampon." hahahahhaah seriously? Just a reminder people, she is not even 2 yet.

My school decision has finally been made. It is such a relief to have that decision made so my head can calm down and I can think about something other than what school to go to. It seriously occupied my thoughts for like a month. Ahhh relief.

It's the weekend, and I am happy. Although I don't really know what I'm going to do yet. The Del Mar fair has begun, it's all the rage here. So I'll have to go check it out.

So I was thinking, of course this experience has made me question my desire to have children. I think anyone who goes through this would ponder the same thing. It's very good birth control. I do love the kids I nanny, but I see some of the other kids in the neighborhood that are whiney and annoying and I want to scream. I guess that can be blamed on the parenting some-what. Being here has helped me realize that being financially stable is crucial to having a child. I know that people struggle and make it work, but really... that's the main thing I am taking from this. BE COMPLETELY READY. But then again, can you ever be completely ready to raise another human?

just some thoughts.

haf a good weekend

Monday, June 6, 2011

summa summa

This weekend was lovely! First off, I had frozen yogurt with some new friends. Yay! Then on Saturday I saw Bridesmaids. I can safely say it is the funniest movie I have seen in a looooong time. If you haven't seen it yet, I strongly suggest you do.

"What kind of name is 'Stove' anyway? are you an appliance?"

"No, my name is Steve and I'm a man."

"You are a flight attendant."

Annie's two british roommates are probably my favorite part about that movie. hahaha You will only understand this if you've seen it. Please. go. see. it.

I got to see my Bailey last night! Yay! It was so much fun.

So, I'm here for 2 more months. Better make it goooooooood.

Also, my current debate.


Thursday, June 2, 2011


I am becoming such a slacker with updating. Honestly, I just don't really have much to say lately.
haha why do you people even read my blog? And I know you do because I check the stats. Whatev I guess I am somewhat interesting.

My thoughts are consumed with if I want to start school in the fall and if I do, which school to go to. I have no idea. I guess my goals for now are to figure that part of my life out. I have such a hard time making deshishins. I am also going to start living in workout clothes so that will motivate me to workout when I have free time during the day. I got the Biggest Loser game for the kinect and it is so awesome!

Is anyone watching the Bachelorette? I am in love with William, their Vegas date was the greatest thing ever. Stupid show, giving me false hope. This picture of him is kind of goofy.. but he is so cute.

Okay I am seriously pathetic, that's all I've got people.