Sunday, August 31, 2008

The last of Seattle

These are the last pictures of Seattle. These two pictures are of the SpaceNeedle itself. One is during the daytime and the other one is during nightime. I really like these 2 pictures. Sit back and relax!

Friday, August 29, 2008

Back to Seattle

This red sculpture in this picture here, is very near to my heart. Some of you might say, a red sculpture? Well, I say yes. I say yes because, my Uncle E painted it around 14 or 15 years ago. He even had a picture in the local paper of him spraying it. It's called the Iliad Sculpture, and it was moved about 100 yards from where he originally painted it. They moved it with a big crane so they could expand a building on it's original spot. Pretty cool huh? TTYL

P.S. Is there some kind of artwork or painting that you or a family member or a friend created?

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

People to People International

People to People is an Ambassador program founded in 1956 by President Dwight D. Eisenhower. Yesterday I received one of their letters inviting me to Australia for the summer of 2009. This is my third PtP letter. My first one was to the United Kingdom. My second one was to Greece and Italy. And finally my third. I got asked to go to Australia. If I go "I can experience 15 days of rewarding activities and meet the people of Australia. My local will represent the United States overseas, experience new cultures, and make lifelong friends. I will advance as a young leader through special access and focused excursions and will gain:

. Confidence and leadership -Snorkel and swim at the Great Barrier Reef and learn to surf at one of Australia's pristine beaches.

. Cultural understanding- Play the didgeridoo and throw a boomerang with Australia's Aboriginal people. Join in their traditional music and dance.

. World awareness- Discover the planet's diversity as I go four-wheeling on the world's largest sand island and bush walk amid 40-foot ferns of the lush rainforest.

. Friendship and memories- Stay with a warm, welcoming family, cuddle with a koala, and watch kangaroos, then bond with the other delegates while cruising the Sydney Harbour."

I really want to go to Australia next summer but it costs a lot of money. This is my third letter and I really really want to go.

Monday, August 25, 2008

A picture of good ol' Pike's Place Market

This is a view of Pike's Place Market. I think looks a little crooked, but my mom says it's fine. Sit back and enjoy!


P.S. Have you ever gone on fun trips with family and/or friends?

Sunday, August 24, 2008

Another view of Seattle

Here is another view of Elliot Bay atop the SpaceNeedle in Seattle, Washington. I think it's pretty.

Saturday, August 23, 2008

SpaceNeedle view

Since I got a digital camera for my birthday, I've become picture crazy. Here is a view of Elliot Bay from atop the SpaceNeedle in Seattle, Washington. I'm really proud of my picture-taking skills. They're novice skills, but they're skills. So, sit back, relax and enjoy the view!!!

Friday, August 22, 2008

Sleepy Daddy

On Friday, the 15th, the night before we left, my daddy had to work late. In fact, he got home around 3:30 on Saturday morning. Because of that, my mom drove for some time while my daddy slept in the car. This is a picture of him sleeping.

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

More Stuff: stuff from Seattle

As you know, I went to Seattle for the weekend. On Saturday, we walked around. And about 7:30 at night we went up the Space needle to watch the sunset. It was beautiful.I also bought a key chain for a friend. I cannot show the picture yet because it's not on the computer. On Sunday I went to Pike's Place Market, I did the Underground Tour, went to the Ye Olde Curiosity Shop, and went to a t-shirt shop. On that day I bought a hair decoration, a bag of Jelly Beans, a key chain for myself, a pink bracelet, and a shirt. On Monday, on the way home we stopped at the big fruit and antique stand in Thorpe, Washington just outside Ellensburg. I bought 4 honey sticks and 2 carmals. It was very dusty. In fact, we drove through a dust storm. While I took a nap, my mom drove by a freeway brush fire outside of Moses Lake. I had so much fun in Seattle!!! This is the view of the sunset from the SpaceNeedle.

No P.S. question today. Sorry!!!

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Headin' to Seattle!!!

I'll be gone for the next few days. I'll be heading towards Seattle early Saturday morning and coming back home on Monday. It'll be so much fun. I'll let you know more on Tuesday. On another high note, are any of you watching the Olympics? I am. For Men's Beach Volleyball, I'm rooting for Phil Dalhausser & Todd Rodgers (USA). For Women's Beach Volleyball, I'm rooting for Misty-May & Kary Walsh (USA). For Men's Swimming I'm rooting for Michael Phelps (USA). For Women's Swimming I'm rooting for Katie Hoff (USA). For Men's Gymnastics I'm rooting for USA. For Women's Gymnastics I'm rooting for USA.

Monday, August 4, 2008

Huzzah! Hurray! Alright!

Hey everybody!

I had such a fun weekend! On Friday August, 1st I turned 13. My mom and I made cupcakes on Friday night for the party on Saturday. On Saturday morning my neighbor took me on a motorcycle ride. He has a Harley. Later that day we had my b-day party.

From my three friends I got: 1 $15.00 gift card to Aeropostle, 1 $15.00 gift card to Barnes 'N Noble, 1 shot glass from Arizona, and a 1 year subscription to American Girl magazine. Yesterday, on Sunday, I had my family party.

From my parents I got: 1 shirt that says I LOVE THE BOYS OF THE BEARING SEA, 1 pin that says Capt. Johnathan's my homeboy!, 1 earring tree, 1 $25.00 gift card to Barnes 'N Noble, 1 shower proof AM/FM/CD radio, 1 shot glass that says Alaska Ship Supply- Dutch Harbor, 1 shot glass that says Lighthouses of New Jersey, 1 bracelet that says Leo with the symbol, and 1 bracelet that has my name written in Chinese.

From my gramma I got: 1 pair of her old earrings, 1 necklace that has a mustard seed inside, and $10.00.

From my Aunt&Uncle I got: 1 $10.00 gift card to Blockbuster and 1 $10.00 gift card to Starbucks.

From my brothers I got a red Casio digital camera.

From my brother's mom I got $50.00.

Well, folks, that's all I've got to say!

No P.S. question today. Sorry!