The Five of Us, Spring 2014

The Five of Us, Spring 2014

What? I Thought We Weren't Doing Any Projects?

Despite the fact that my hunky, handy husby told me not so long ago that we would not be starting any new projects because he'd be unable to choose fun over working on them, he's accomplished quite a lot in the last handful of weeks!

First he made these little boxes. One for his mom and one for her mom. Most of A's woodworking equipment was given to him by Grandpa (his mom's dad), so they were extremely thrilled to own even a small sample of his expert workmanship. They said they show it off to everyone who sets foot in their little apartment. :) Mom, of course, loves hers too. When A last talked to Dad, he said, "We got your package. Mom......" Aaron said, "Likes it?" And Dad said, "Yeah." Guess A comes by that getting choked up stuff quite naturally!
I'm not sure what all the different exotic woods are, but there are at least three. The lid is bubinga, like the bunkbeds. I just can't get enough of that. It's the most amazing wood I've ever seen in my life! Some day A is going to make Pea a hope chest with it.
Here's my contribution to the project. I cut the green velvet from a cache I have. Wouldn't you say this was the most important part? :)
Then, he started on this while I was away in Chicago. It's the headboard for the guest bed. It's getting an "applique" (quilting term) or onlay (woodworking term) to dress it up a little (it should arrive any day now) and then it'll be ready for me to paint. I'm doing the same technique as on the armoire, but this time green and ivory. Only I don't know which color to make the highlight and which to make the top color! Any advice?


zandyk said...

Wow...Can you send Aaron my way, I have some work that needs to be done around here! Hee!


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  • 9/24/08 Home study update home visit for Ghana adoption
  • 10/15/08 Dossier sent to AOHG
  • 10/15/08 I600A application sent to USCIS
  • 10/30/08 First heard about possible domestic private adoption
  • 11/18/08 Last spoke with contact about possible domestic adoption; expected to hear back about meeting with birthmother
  • 12/3/08 Withdrew application from AOHG
  • 1/6/09 Found out another family had been chosen for possible domestic adoption
  • 1/21/09 USCIS fingerprinting appointment
  • 1/8/09 Received USCIS fingerprinting appointment notice
  • 4/11/09 Sent Pre-Application to Covenant Care Adoptions for Domestic Infant Adoption program
  • 6/8/09 Social worker visit to update home study from International to Domestic
  • 7/24/09 Received completed home study update
  • 8/25/09 Went "on the list" for birthfamilies to choose from
  • 4/28/10 Found out a birth mom had chosen us
  • 5/8/10 Met the birth mom
  • 5/11/10 Got the call that birth mom changed her mind
  • 5/19/10 Birth mom's scheduled c-section
  • 11/30/10 Visit from DSS sw about foster parenting
  • 11/30/10 Got the call that another birth mom had chosen us
  • 12/21/10 Met with the birth mom
  • 1/15/11 @1:42 PM BB was born!
  • 1/19/11 ICPC (interstate) paperwork sent to GA for approval
  • 1/31/11 ICPC Clearance Approved
  • 2/10/11 Placement Ceremony and Pup comes home!!!!
  • 8/3/11 It's Official! Pup's Adoption Decree was issued