This year has brought many changes to my life...
I started the year working at
as a Parent-Teacher.
Mooseheart is a residential facility for
children from infancy through high schoolers.
The children live in family-style homes
arranged by gender and ages groups
with 2-4 adults in each home.
I began working in New Jersey Home which housed
middle school and high school girls.
At any time I had up to 11 girls in my care
To say the least, it was challenging.
I learned a lot but realized that being a parent to
11 teenage girls at the age of 24
was not for me.
I transfered to "Baby Village"
A group of homes designated for babies and toddlers.
I absolutely loved working with this age group!
I also got to work with my new friend Brittany.
Here were some of my children...
How could you not fall in love with these faces?
On August 7, 2010 I got married to
Benjamin James Craig
The wedding was wonderful
I'm pretty sure everyone had a good time
at the reception too.
After Ben and I got married,
I moved to Coronado, CA
And got an apartment at
Coronado Bay Club Apartments
We acquired a cat, Lucy, from my sister
And adopted the cutest dog in the world,
Sierra, a Pit Bull Mix
My family lost my brother (and my Godfather)
Josh in September
At least we were able to find the
"silver lining" in this tragedy....
We were able to learn what an amazing teacher,
mentor, and friend he was to his students at
Cristo Rey Jesuit High School
I finally found a nanny job ....
only to lose it when the father got released
from the San Diego Chargers and
joined Jacksonville Jaguars.
I experienced The Rocky Horror Picture Show
for the first time
I survived my first "stint" of Ben being gone.
He was gone for 15 days on a pre-deployment work-up.
I had my first visitor
Ms. Nikki Skells!
Ben and I hosted our First Thanksgiving
With special guests Mom (Peaches) Nemeth and Matt Nemeth
I attempted to find friends through
I ended the year in Chicago,
spending time with my family for Christmas
and celebrating the New Year at the Knickerbocker Hotel
for my sister Meg's wedding
And I'm beginning 2011with a JOB!