I can finally update a little bit. I got my two 35's and two Russian Red 53's two weeks ago. I have used them as much as I am able and I love them. The reds are a bit slicker in the handle, but I honestly like that. I use a bit of chalk now and then, but I really don't notice any trouble with the slicker grip. Perhaps I have a better than average grip though. Having four bells is a great way to go. So far I have no need for a larger size. I agree with Grissim in that if I want to go really heavy I will break out some Oly style lifts.
How are the kids Doug? Are you sleeping much?