Saturday, November 26, 2011

Upstairs Bedroom Makeover

Ah, Thanksgiving is a time to give thanks, eat well, spend time with family, and... paint?!  Yeah, you guessed it then.  Four straight days off means that Lindsay and I had some opportunity to blast through a quick makeover upstairs.  We converted her dungeon... err, office into a bedroom for our children!

Our daughter is finally ready to sleep in her own toddler bed, and my son climbs into and out of his crib with impunity, so it has become rather pointless.  Additionally, this puts the kids right next door to us upstairs, which adds a layer of security since we will always be close by.  One thing that bothered my wife about us moving upstairs was that my son was alone downstairs and it oftentimes disturbed her to think about how vulnerable he'd be if someone broke in the house in the middle of the night.

Well, fear no more because for the last month, Lindsay has been buying all we needed to make the conversion and do the swap.  Her office is now downstairs in what used to be my son's nursery, and the kids will spend their first night upstairs in the cozy, freshly painted bedroom, custom done just for them.

4 years of this ugly walled nonsense, and it is finally over! 

Oh, the hideousness!  Notice the unpainted pony wall out the door.  It is next.

The new bedroom, bathed in sky blue.  Light, airy, and comfortable! 

Second view of the door and closet.  Kept it simple and nice.

-James

Sunday, November 13, 2011

"100 LBS to Rainier," My 2nd Blog

I intentionally waited until I had some content on my new Blog, titled "100 LBS to Rainier," which is a record of my weight loss, exercise, and life style change.  The end goal is to lose a bunch of weight (not necessarily 100 lbs - it just makes for good reading) and then hike the entire 93 mile loop of the Wonderland Trail around Mt Rainier.

Check it out here: http://100lbstorainier.blogspot.com/

-James

Friday, November 11, 2011

Thank a Vet!


-James

Sunday, November 6, 2011

The Mythical Magic Bullet Debunked Yet Again.

This article debunks the notion of the magic bullet through an exhaustive study of calibers used in shootings over the course of years.  Read it!

http://www.defensivefirearmstrainingofcolorado.com/featured/caliber/

Still believe that a 45 really outclasses a 9mm?  It may look really crazy when shooting water jugs, but in the end, what handgun or caliber you choose really doesn't matter.  What matters is can YOU do the job?

-James

Saturday, November 5, 2011

My Son's First Day of School

Ah, they grow up so fast. It feels like just yesterday I was holding a small newborn son, and now he is off to school for the first time! I'm proud of this boy!



-James