Archive for September, 2005

David’s room is painted!

Saturday, September 10th, 2005

We just finished repainting David’s room. He had outgrown the old decor, and was very excited about helping pick out the new colors. He really wanted to have red and, instead of a traditional comforter, he chose a quilt set with deep burgundy reds and beiges and a sort of cabin-in-the-woods feel. David originally wanted the entire room red, but we decide that would be a bit much. When we first decorated his room, we installed beadboard wainscoting around the bottom of the room, so we compromised and painted the wainscoting red and the upper wall and ceiling beige. Now that it’s all finished, David is very happy with the result.

We had originally planned to finish the room over Labor Day weekend, but we didn’t quite make it for one main reason: painting beadboard is really hard! It was a painstaking process getting paint into all those grooves, especially when trying to get the deep red to cover the old green. Miraculously, we managed to get by with only two coats or else we might never have gotten finished.

Jennifer sings a solo

Sunday, September 4th, 2005

Jennifer sang her first true solo in church today, just her and the piano accompaniment in front of the whole congregation. Jennifer was very excited when she earned the solo part for the children’s musical last spring, but unfortunately the musical had to be cancelled and she didn’t get to sing. The choir director promised he would find another time when she could do her solo, so today she provided the music during Communion. She did a great job, and received a number of compliments afterwards!