Saturday, January 13, 2007

Grandma Esau-Upholstery Specialist

Today was a lot of fun. Jon and I have had these dining room chairs that we absolutely hated-- until today. We finally got the chance to re-upholster them with the help of Grandma Esau. The chairs themselves aren't bad but the upholstery on them was a nasty floral and they were getting pretty tattered looking. So after my boss told me I could have any extra fabric I could find at work, we decided it was time to give the chairs a face lift.
And I have to say, I am pretty proud of how they turned out! The colors work perfectly with our house. What do ya think?

In other news, for those that are curious, our first small group night was awesome! So thanks for your prayers. Our group consists of 4 other couples and another lady, and they are all SO nice! I didn't need to be nervous at all. Everyone made us feel so at home (even in spite of being the only ones without kids, and the fact that we are approx. 8-10 years younger than everyone else). We are both really excited about getting to know our group better and continuing to grow with them. It is such a nice feeling to be a part of such a caring group of people and to finally feel a part of an amazing church family. Praise God!


Heidi Epp said...

Okay, hold on, wait a second, what the...

Okay...Today, I saw your comment on Denita's blog. I was like, who is this girl that shows up everywhere...(i even wrote that, you can go check it out) and then I re-read Liz's comments and was like, What??? You go to my CHURCH? AND are in my brothers (not to mention ours till like 2 months ago) care group?

I saw you in church one time, and I LAUGHED at the conversation I had in my head: "I think I know that girl, but from where?...Oh, wait, yeah, shoot. I snooped on her blog. Should I say hi? No...probably not because I don't really know her at all and it might be wierd...." In retrospect I should have said hi.

So, hello. Officially I've come to say hi, though am still very curious how it is you seem to know EVERYONE I know :)

Heidi Epp said...

AND you grew up in hepburn (and remember me from my ONE year at BBI? why does that concern me...) Do you know how many people I love that grew up in hepburn...primarily JoDee Hildebrand and Brian Cool (Although I don't know where he is now I'll never forget him)

Bonnie said...

Hey Heidi! Thanks for stopping by! I am laughing right now because I don't blame you for being concerned :) Don't worry though...I'm not a wierdo :) That's just it...your face was familiar (keep in mind how small Hepburn is-- you start to learn the new faces of Bethany people without even trying). Plus, one of my best friends growing up lived across the street from JoDee and I knew her quite well. And my parents are REALLY good friends with the Cool's so that is another connection. So is kind of wierd how we know a lot of the same people...perhaps even a bit creepy, but trust me, its just a small world...nothing intentional :) And if you mean, Jamie and Lauren and Kath, they're some of my closest friends out here. So, maybe we'll have to meet sometime....get to the bottom of all this craziness.

Heidi Epp said...

Honestly, that is so funny and not creepy at "concern" was only that I pulled some ridculous stunts at bethany and had a moment of hoping I wasn't remembered for wreaking havoc on the town in the brief time I was there. Did you go to bethany? I always laughed at how all the hepburn kids seemed to end up at bethany, I asked JoD about it and she said that you grow up watching the college kids having a blast, and can't wait to join.

It's all begining to make sense: you happen to know my cousins and know my sask connections because you lived in Hepburn. Such an incredibly small world and I swear blogging makes it unbelivably smaller. DO you know where Brian Cool is at? I talked to him like 6 yrs ago and he was falling hard for some girl and totally in love with Jesus.

I read your post about finding a church. Is that central? If it is, I'm so glad your feeling at home there! I hope to see you there soon! (We always sit in the balcony, where do you sit?)

SOOOO good "meeting" (and I never thought it wierd...only amazing how you could be connected to so many people I knew)

Anonymous said...

The chairs look good. Way to be creative!
I think a small group is better when there are people of different ages in it. There is so much to learn from the different generations.-Rebekah friesen

Jen said...

BONSTER!! WHOA GIRL! those chairs look SO good. I mean it. MUCH better than the ol' black and floral print. Ha ha, although I do have good memories of those chairs in Lifestyles "assisted" living. I'm cracking up right now. Thanks for calling last night..I woke up and was still smiling :) despite my 4 hours of sleep. I couldn't sleep after talking to you...just too worked up I guess. Anyway, good job on the chairs, can't wait to try one out!

Anonymous said...

Hey Bonnie,
Yeah it was a shame that we didn't get to hook up over the break. One of these days... I don't know what those chairs looked like before but they sure look good now. Yup, that's all I got.