Sunday, November 13, 2011

Cover Letter

My assignment was to write a cover letter to apply for the position of food preparer for the country of Ukraine in International Towne. Here is a link to my rough draft [draft no longer shared], it would be great if you could leave comments or suggestions on the Google Doc.

Thank you.

Update: Thanks for all the comments - here is the final draft.

Monday, October 17, 2011


I went to my Aunt Wendy and Uncle John's wedding in Ohio and I wore a dress. Also, I was a flower girl with their daughter. I had a lot of fun there. I spent a lot of time with Mara and her other two cousins. Here are some pictures and a short video of the wedding and the reception.


Sunday, October 2, 2011


My assignment was to find 10 facts about Bermuda. I did some research online and then had a Skype conversation with Shannon James (who my Dad found through Twitter) and his wife. Here are my 10 facts and the video of my Skype conversation.
  1. Bermuda was first settled in 1609 by shipwrecked English colonists headed for Virginia.
  2. It is about one-third the size of Washington, DC.
  3. The weather is mild and humid with strong winds common in winter.
  4. Bermuda can have hurricanes that are really devastating.They have had 2 really devastating ones in the last 30 years.
  5. They get all their water from the roofs of their houses when it rains. The water is stored in tanks until they need to use the water.
  6. They play lots of soccer and the girls play a  sport that they call netball. It is like basketball without the backboard.
  7. They are only allowed to have one car per house.
  8. The mostly speak English (official) and 20 to 30% speak Portuguese and some speak a different language.
  9. They eat a lot of fresh fish. A favorite meal is fish cakes, potatoes and bananas.
  10. About 70,000 people live in Bermuda. Bermuda is about 24 miles long. Hamilton is the capital.
"CIA - The World Factbook." Welcome to the CIA Web Site — Central Intelligence Agency. Web. 01 Oct. 2011. 

Skype conversation with Mr. Shannon James, middle school science teacher in Bermuda, October 2, 2011.

Thank you Mr. and Mrs. James.

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Splish Splash Annie

Here is Annie helping my Dad and me adjust the sprinklers. Here are some pictures.

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Grandma and Grandpa Schmidt

Grandma and Grandpa Schmidt were here - it was really fun to have them here because we got to do a lot of fun things. We got to see their new RV, I played guitar for them, they taught me how to make a latch-hook rug, we went to Golden Gate Canyon State Park, got an iPad for Grandma, played Angry Birds with Grandpa, played Wii with both of them, went to Daniels Park, we got new phones, and they came and watched me play softball.

After I learned how to do the latch-hook rug I liked it so much that I wanted to make one myself. So we went to the store and bought one and I love working on it.

We all got new cell phones. I got my first phone and I like to text on it. The phone has a slide-out keyboard so it's easy to text on.

Here are some pictures.

Monday, June 27, 2011

Water World

I went to Water World with Shanley. It was really fun. We went in the wave pool, we also went on some rafting rides, we went on a slide like 13 times and we went together on it. We went backward and forwards and it was awesome. We rode a lot of different rides. Here are some pictures. Thanks for going with me Shanley!