Thursday, December 16, 2010

Holiday Travels

I'm not going anywhere this Christmas. But Daughter is....

Daughter (who says I need to give her a better pseudonym on the blog) is a full time college student at the University of Hawaii and works two part time jobs. For one, she waitresses four nights a week at a cute little restaurant that I will feature someday in a Thursday post. Her second job is working as a nanny/personal assistant for a lovely young couple with four adorable children between the ages of 2 and 9.

This family is traveling to Whistler for Christmas and taking Daughter to help with the children. Her whole trip is paid for and she will be paid daily as well. It is an incredible opportunity for her. The family only decided to take this trip a week ago and Daughter had to get her passport and arrange with coworkers to cover her waitress shifts. All in the midst of finals week.

She is 21 and has never seen snow.

I will miss her terribly - this is the first Christmas I will be without her. But I couldn't be happier for her.

Got travel? Some snow photos? Link on up...

16 comments:

Jan said...

I vote for "Beautiful, Talented Daughter" - BTF, for short. :)

I hope BTF has a wonderful time in Canada!

Kristan said...

Jan, shouldn't it be BTD? Hehe.

Anyhoot, WOW what a great opportunity, I hope she has a wonderful time!!

sage said...

Heck, I'm envious of her! May she have a wonderful holiday, love the snow and learn to ski!

tulpen said...

How awesome for her!!! Safe Travels Daughter!

Brian Miller said...

well we are getting that snow today..maybe around 3 inches so far...it has switched over to ice at this point...ugh. hope she has a great trip...and know you will miss her...

lisleman said...

great opportunity for her - hope they give her some time off to enjoy the slopes.

Lisa said...

That sounds like a great trip for your daughter! I hope she has a wonderful time.

I also hope you enjoy your changed holiday. I know it will be different, but I hope it's fun all the same.

secret agent woman said...

Good for her!

Joanna Jenkins said...

How awesome is that! Her first time in the snow is going to be in a very nice place! Tell her to dress warm (realllly warm) and take lots of pictures to share.

Merry Christmas! jj

Twenty Four At Heart said...

It is a great opportunity, but I bet she'll miss you as much as you miss her on Christmas day.

only a movie said...

Wishing your wonderful daughter a fabulous trip!! Such a cool opportunity!

xo

TechnoBabe said...

Whistler is so beautiful. It sounds like your daughter will be able to do her job and still have time to enjoy herself. I want to hear about it when she gets back.

Sprite's Keeper said...

I'm 34 and I'VE never seen snow. :-)
Enjoy, Daughter!

Captain Dumbass said...

Couldn't pick a better place to see snow for the first time and she'll be seeing lots of it. Whistler's been getting about a foot a day for the last few days. I can see the North Shore mountains from my office and they are nice and white.

gretchen said...

She's going to LOVE it! I hope she gets a little time away from the kids to flirt with cute ski instructors in the ski lodge.

And tell her not to get frustrated if the little kids pick up skiing faster than she does! Kids always do.

Smart Mouth Broad said...

That is awesome! It's so hard to watch them grow up. And so rewarding and lovely too. So happy for her to have this opportunity.