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Sunday, March 13, 2011

Yes, it's true...

I'm back... kinda. I'm not doing any adoption updates right now. Please don't ask for them, when I'm ready to share what's been going on around here, I'll share, until then, please respect that that area is off limits and private for now. We've had custody for just over 4 months, and been home just over 3. Vlad is in school, and ACADEMICALLY doing well beyond what his ESL teacher anticipated he'd be doing by this point. As a family we are still very much adjusting, we have some OK days, some bad days, and some days I consider slamming my head through a window...

But, that being said, here's a recent photo. He sure can be cute sometimes.

That being said, here are some projects I've been working on lately.
We've... errrr, ok, I've done some major overhaul on the house lately. Unfortunately after 3 months at attempting to keep all the boys together, it just wasn't working out. So, I cleaned out the playroom and have redistributed the toys and turned the playroom into Asher's "big boy" room. He hasn't slept in it yet, I'm waiting for his dresser to arrive-it's gotta be complete you know. Then the TV which also used to be in the playroom got moved to the office. The office had to downsize it's number of books to make room for a second desk since I'm going back to school in the fall (that's another story). And that lead to my sanding, priming and refinishing the old desk and turning it into the entertainment center, allowing me to move the dresser it had been sitting on upstairs for Vlad to use. Then Darren and I both got new $100 desks from Target. Yea, we're big spenders. HA.

Pictures of the desks makeover-inspiration came from my SUPER talented friend Natalie.

As it was

1st coat of primer

3rd coat of primer

1st can of colored paint

After 3 cans... (it took a total of 6 cans of spray paint)

Finished pictures to be added at a later date. =)


  1. Yeah, I'm glad you're back! Vlad looks adorable with his new glasses and I love the desk/entertainment project! Can't wait to see the finished product!

  2. The desk looks like a project! And looks great.

    Vlad does look so cute in his glasses - are they new??

    Did he get a package last week in the mail?

  3. WOO HOOOO! Way to break out the spray paint! Oh my gosh, I can't WAIT to see how it turns out! I'm so proud of you. :)

    Best wishes with the adjustment period. Hang in there, girl! If you ever need someone to vent to so you DON'T slam your head through a window, you can always call me! (719-628-2468)

    Love ya!

  4. Thanks Judy. =)

    Debbie, yep he got the package and thought he was quite the stud with new books just for him. THANK YOU. And yes, the glasses are new-about 3 weeks... something like that. Just glad they are still in tact.

    Nat-girl I MISS YOU!!! It turned out pretty good. I used yellow for the drawer knobs, but didn't realize until it was too late that the desk was a matte finish and the handles glossy... oh well, as perfectionistic as I am I don't care enough to redo it. ;)