we knew we had upgraded when we moved to our new apartment in May, but we didn't know how much until we drove by the recycling bins in our apartment complex on our way home from church on Sunday.
the tale begins with a small desire in a girl's heart to have a dresser for her baby's room. she was willing to spend about $30 on a used dresser and was keeping her eye out on Craig's List. nothing had come up and she was starting to think she might as well go buy some plastic bins to house the baby's clothes come november. but wait! what is that she sees next to the recycling bin? could it really be a big beautiful mocha stained dresser?
i couldn't believe the piles of discarded things next to the bins, the best of which was the dresser. i told a very tired and worn out Byron (he had taken care of Connor for two hours of church because Connor refused to go to nursery that day, but that's another story) i was going to go check it out after we got Connor in the house. i looked at it and i couldn't see a think wrong with it. who would throw away such a treasure!?! i came back and told Byron if i had a dolly i would have brought it home with me. so Byron went to check it out and confirmed, yes, indeed it's a great find. we wanted to snag it before anyone discovered the beauty, so we did what any other family would do after coming home from church on a Sunday...we all walked outside in our nice church clothes (i was still wearing heals) and Byron and I hauled the dresser back to our apartment while Connor ran ahead of us exclaiming, "yeah! new dresser!" upon inspection at home, the only thing we found amiss in the dresser was a broken middle drawer. there was a slight scare when Byron opened up one of the drawers and we found some silky leopard print material. i was about to take the dresser back when Byron started laughing and found the material to only be harmless jewelry bags. whew.