Monday, March 28, 2011

"New" table

This post is over a month late... sorry Andrea :)

When we moved to Utah from New York, my brother gave us an old kitchen table that was in good shape. It fit perfectly into our kitchen and we were happy with it. Unfortunately, after canning some peaches, we burned the table (despite double towels!) So it looked like this:

I figured it could be fixed, but I had no idea how and didn't want to figure it out. Lucky for me, I have a brilliant and talented friend who selflessly offered her expertise to help me sand it down, paint and finish it. And yeah, it looks great!

When sanded down, the wood underneath was so pretty.

At Andrea's suggestion, we painted it a pretty off-white color.

It doesn't show too well in the picture, but you can see the gorgeous wood grain through the paint, giving it a really nice look.

Like I said, it looks great. Thanks a lot, Andrea!

Tuesday, March 8, 2011


Wherever the 3 of us go, people always remark on how much Spencer looks like Cory. Total strangers pet Spencer's hair and remark to Cory that he's got a "mini-me." He does look just like Cory, but I'm afraid he's got my eating habits. Here's the proof:

He loves cheese. If I get the bag of cheese out of the fridge, he comes crawling in as fast as he can and begs for some.

He loves homemade raspberry jam and licks it off his biscuit, not bothering to eat the biscuit.

He loves whip cream (from a Lion House pie that Cory shared with him).

That's my boy!

Trip to the Zoo

Spencer and I took advantage of one of the free days at Hogle Zoo and went in February (well, we went in January, too, but I forgot my camera). He loved it both times. He loves to be outside, go for walks, and loves watching other kids... so the zoo is a fun place for him. It's nice that it's not very far away (and nice that it was free!)

The ducks were his favorite.

Pretty view of "This is the Place"

(There's a giraffe in the background)