I was finally able to upload some pictures from Moving Day though, so here you go...some pictures of our empty, clean, beautiful new apartment!
|The view from the kitchen sink (how appropriate).|
The nicest landlords ever left us flowers.
And Triple Karm.
|The view from the living room (remember all those "from the couch"|
pictures I've been posting? Well, this is what it looks like empty).
|I don't know why Blogger won't let me import this picture|
vertically, so you'll just have to turn your head. Or not.
|Having a hallway makes the apartment feel more spacious.|
Also, it's 200 sq feet bigger than our last place.
That could help.
|The view of the living room from the dining area...you can kind|
of see the patio out back. It's nice.
|Me saying a blurry bye-bye to our old place.|
Yes, I painted it myself (with help).
|A celebratory mimosa-filled brunch with cousins.|
Not pictured: Will
Guess who was the designated driver?
Hint: he was also the designated photographer.
So there you have it. Moving Day 2010. We are about 2/3 of the way unpacked at this point, which at only 10 days into the month is not half bad (get it? because it's more than half? I slay me). Last night, I closed the linen closet door for the first time, which I'll count as a small measure of success. I'd like to be fully unpacked and settled in by the end of the month, but I am also trying to work on just relaxing and not stressing about a few more boxes. Because (and maybe you know this already) there is more to life than that. Such as: walks around the lake, photo shoots with Em the Gem, seeing my favorite 10-year old in a play, and last-minute trips to Cafe Biere for Taco Tuesday (if it seems like we're there a lot...well...we have been going a lot in the last two weeks. so you're right).
You know what? It's all going to be ok. :-)