A few weeks ago Matt and I gave Snapper's room a much-needed makeover. When Debbie moved in with us last year, she got Snapper's pink room, and Snapper moved into the bigger guest room/office. The guest room was a beautiful blue and white. Rich blue on the upper half of the room, with white wainscoting around the bottom of the room. I have a beautiful blue, patchwork quilt that went on the guest bed, and accent pillows, dust ruffle, and valance of Battenburg lace. It was such a fresh, pretty room. But when we moved Snapper into her, her pink things were rather an eyesore. Here are some pics of the before and afters of the room.
The guest room/office when we bought the house
The guest room/office after we painted and decorated it, 2006
Not looking so hot in the middle of moving Snapper's stuff into it
Ahhhh! All fresh and pretty for our little girl.
Her pretty bed.
I also thought it would be fun to show you Snapper's swimming. Here's the video of her race last Tuesday. I was sitting in the thick of a crowd of parents cheering for the other team, so I didn't even try to make any commentary. So proud of our girl!
On a totally different note--Matt and I are pulling out bright and early tomorrow morning for our trip to Colorado. Our missions agency hosts a training conference for all the U.S. staff every other year. We worship together (there are about 5,000 of us!), listen to speakers, and hear about what is going on with the different divisions of our agency around the world. We get to go to breakout seminars about all sorts of great topics that encourage us in our spiritual growth. We also have lots of down time when we can go swimming, hang out with friends, and go see the beauty of the area around Denver. This will be out third time attending Staff Training, and it has been wonderful every time. Matt and I are so excited to have this opportunity to go! I may get in a few posts while I'm gone, but I'm not going to make any promises. Tomorrow night we'll stop in Amarillo, Texas. The next night we'll be with friends in Colorado Springs. From there it's on to Denver! Wahoo!!!