Sunday, April 11, 2010

Welcome Sunday!

The weekend is come and gone and we are that much closer to April ending! So many new and exciting things to come in the next couple of weeks. I'm learning to embrace change and can't wait for the next couple of weeks to pass so the new chapter in our lives can start.

This past week Mr. participated in an event called the Road2Recovery. He bicycled with about 120 other wounded marines, army, navy, and air force veterans 277 miles. On a bicycle. They would cycle 70 miles one day, stop for the day, do 60 miles the next and so on until they arrived at the Texas Rangers Stadium today. This organization puts on rides like this all over the country and it is such a moving thing to witness. They have Legion riders (?) escort them along the route, the local VFW's feed them at night and Ive never heard my husband talk like he did about such an event. He said the camaraderie is amazing. He would push the hand cyclers up the hills when they couldn't pedal themselves, they would all just talk along the rides to entertain themselves, and he has made friends with so many people.

I went and stayed with him at 2 of the stops and it was such a neat experience to see. Needless to say, Mr. G is sore to the core. I could never be so brave to ride a bicycle that far. He is now talking about us joining a group where we are stationed every Saturday morning and cycling. I don't know where this we came from, he must have a mouse in his pocket.

Here are a couple of photo's I was able to snap!

This was right before he left.

His first day of the ride (he sent this one to me).

Last one.

Last but not least, I finally snapped a picture of my finished dresser. I will say, its not the best because I didn't take the stuff off the top because I was being lazy. Not gonna lie. But here it is with the knobs I bought and the paint.

First is the before, pardon the get up. I was trying to protect my eyes and hair and wear clothes that didn't matter if they got paint on them.

FINISHED and on to the next one!

Hope everyone enjoyed their Sunday! I know I will be!


Kara said...

Way to go! The dresser is lovely. Don't you feel so good knowing you did it yourself? I came from a houseful of refinished antiques growing up, so I learned early on the value of such a job. My husband, on the other hand, is a work in progress (like yours, I assume). He used to think it was junk, but it simply took a few trips to the antique stores and a few glances at the price tags to realize the value ;)

Brittany Ann said...

Your dresser looks great! And good for your husband!