Monday, September 21, 2009

The Race

Our sweet G-Money is in Landsharks this fall! It's a running club designed just to get kids excited about running. Here he is approaching the finish line of his first race! It was 1/2 mile and he did great! We are so proud of you, buddy! (You you see the Schepers chin?! He does it all the time!!! Genetics are truly amazing.)

On a side note...we are not usually quite this bundled up mid-September here in CO. I did see snow today mixed in with the rain we got. I'm not ready for winter yet. I really hope we don't skip fall this year. Rumor with the weatherman is that it is going to be a beautiful weekend! We're going to see the aspens...

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Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Labor Day 09

He has looked forward to this day since we left the park last year. I couldn't quite get a shot of his excited face, but he was SO, SO happy.

Poor boy was really sick. Can you tell? We had a "summer virus" that made him MISERABLE. Lets just say it involved sores in the mouth--but not h, f and m...thankfully. (?!)

We met our cousins there!! Hooray for the bed head, JG!!!

She was just fascinated.
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It's the perfect conditions...sunrise, mountains, colors. I love Labor Day in Colorado Springs!!
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Monday, September 14, 2009


I promise my floor is not crooked...I just can't take a picture straight. :)
Do you remember the BEFORE shots?

I'm very, very happy with the way they turned out. The vanity mirror isn't finished and neither is the stool, but they will get done soon. There isn't really space to get the mirror up, so we'll store it for a while. I think the bed looks great too, but I'm not ready to move her out of the crib yet. :) No rush there...

SO...if you have wooden furniture at home that you think you just need to "paint" to make it look better, DON'T be afraid of this! If I can do it, anyone can. :)

Wednesday, September 09, 2009

just about done...

The final coat of this project was Tung Oil (Formby's Low Gloss is what I used--from Lowes). You can tell the difference in the second shot--the foot board on the left is only Minwax. The one on the right has about 5 or 6 coats of the tung oil--it is a wipe on varnish that leaves the furniture super shiny and very well protected. :) I finally got the shine I wanted! Its a little tricky to streaks some, but I think I got it pretty streak free! :)

Next of it in her room. Just have to move some stuff around. :)

Hooray!! It only took me a month or more...but, it's done!!