Friday, December 5, 2008

Man It's Been Awhile

So I really need to stop saying that I'm going to update more often. Because every time I say that then I don't update for a really long time. Although in my defense I really don't have that much happening in my life. So I don't feel like I have that much to write about that anyone would be interested in. Honest. I'm kinda boring.

Anyway, we had our first real snow of the season this week and my mother has asked me to post pictures of it. So here are some views around my apartment building. My cousins Elizabeth and Paul posted about having to shovel snow from their driveway after the storm went through Colorado. Luckily I don't have to do that because I live in an apartment building, so they take care of that for me.

This is a shot across our parking lot to the houses that are just behind us.

And here is the view jsut to the right of that. I think that's my car in the lower left hand corner. Isn't it cute?
And here's the back of the building. You can see the little patio area that people use for bar-b-ques when the weather is nicer.
To the left of our back door is the bird feeder all covered with snow as well.
This shot is through the trees behind our building and down the hill. Those houses are across the street diagonally from our little hill. The street that you see is 12th Ave. I turn left there in order to go to work every day.

So there are some shots of the snow. I'll have to put up some more pictures from life in the Quad Cities as soon as I get them. Unfortunatley I'm not as good at taking pictures as my mother is. But I've got some good ones of my animals that I'll have to put up eventually.

Other than that things are moving along as always. My Thanksgiving was great. I went to the house of a family that has adopted me since I first moved here. They go to my church. We had an amazing meal cooked by the father of the family. I played quite a bit of air hockey, watched "Sleeping Beauty" which I hadn't seen in a long time and played cards. It was a great holiday.

I did audition for the Mouse Trap at Playcrafter's which is the next show they are doing, but was not lucky enough to get a part. So now I'm just sort of waiting until auditions come around for the next set of shows. I do know that auditions for Music Guild are in February. So I'm attempting to figure out what I want to sing for that. I'm thinking maybe something from "Anything Goes" since that would match my vocal range a little better. However I do not have the score from that, which I will need to audition...(hint, hint parents...that's a Christmas present idea for you). :). So we'll see what happens.

Ok, I think that's all for now. I hope you all enjoyed reading and please feel free to leave comments!


Neabear said...

Such fun seeing pictures of your area. I look forward to seeing the ones of your pets too.

Shawna L said...

Yeah, I wanna see your pets too!
As far as what we would like for Christmas, gift cards are easiest- I love Petsmart and Petco and Borders; Nils is wanting to buy a blue-ray player soon so probably Best Buy gift cards for him so he can pick out his own blue-ray DVDs. And how about you missy? Whats on your Christmas list?? We need ideas too! Just wanted to give you a heads up- if you buy any clothes for Shaylee, by chance, make sure they are 3 toddler or larger- she is so tall and growing so fast even the two toddlers are getting too small! I subscribed to your blog so I can keep up with you all! Chat at ya later!

Neabear said...

Here is a post that is interesting. She lives in Japan. Notice her hands. She does beautiful work making those thimbles.