Thursday, 22 August 2013

Long time no post.

My computer died.  Then we got it fixed and now I have double the memory.  That's good, right?  Anyway, that's why I haven't posted in ages!  Lots of things happened though.  Do you want a run-down of August all in one post?  Well, here you go.

I spent the first weeks of August dying in 100 degree weather out in my garage repainting these two dressers.  They look good, eh?  They used to be pine, but now they're "promenade" white with freshly painted "oiled bronze" hardware.  I love the dressers, but my decorating skills are nil, and my attempts here are a complete fail.

I desperately need my sister Amy to come decorate my daughters' room.

Here's the unfinished embroidery.
It will be cute eventually.

 This is kind of the look I was going for.
 And remember I'll eventually make these quilts to go on their beds too.
 Here's another two rooms that I was kind of basing the look after.
 Any ideas of how to make it work, anyone?
 Nicolas turned 1 year old.

He got a bear cake with fudge icing that was impossible to ice the cake and not tear it to pieces so the sides aren't iced at all. Oh well.  But it was sure delicious!!!
 He got a djembe-a drum.
The kids love it.

 Leo broke our bedroom window.  Then two days later, Elena broke our living room window, with her bum.  I'm not sure what happened or how that was possible, but she ended up with four stitches in her rear.  We did not go to Austin that weekend as planned, since all extra monies went to fixing windows, but Leo's parents did come down to visit us after we cancelled.
 Leo turned 33.  And yes, there are 33 candles on the cake.  The kids were in awe.
 Sebastian has been dressing up like a pirate every day for two weeks now.  Arghh!

 Leo got a camping axe.
 I'm not so sure that was a good choice now.
 Nicolas fell asleep on Ana.
And Ana taped all the kids' noses up while she was babysitting.  And then she took pictures.

We also went swimming quite a bit.  Good times.  School starts next Monday and I have to say, I am excited.


Kayli said...

I love your dresser!!

Leo with his ax-- Hi LAR ious!

The kids with their pig-noses!!! Isabel doesn't even resemble herself! Awesome!

Lindsay Ann Rasmussen said...

Ana you are hilarious!!!!

Andrea said...

Welcome back! Ana--that was awesome.

Lynn said...

I LOVE your dresser redo. Gorgeous! I think you are on the right track already with redecorating the room to look like those pictures you have for inspiration. You could easily take some of your fabric pieces and make those fabric flag swags to hang or drape across the walls that need something or else across the drapes already there. So fun!

You have the BEST babysitter. LOL. Awesome is right!

P.S. OucH on the windows. Yikes! Glad it wasn't worse. Stitches are fun. Poor little one.

jt said...

I loved this post. Ha hahaha. Thanks for the update.