Wednesday, August 11, 2010

The First Round of the Pictures...

Unfortunately, I don't have any pictures of the whole "we're all settled and unpacked" situation, because, well, life got in the way, and sometimes there are more important things to do than unpack every single box (thanks, Will, for reminding me that it doesn't all have to be done yesterday).

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.
Pretty floor.

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 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.  :-)


  1. Yes, it is. I can't wait to visit!

  2. Wow - your place looks GORGEOUS Kim!!!! Can't wait to see more pics!

  3. thanks for mentioning the help on the paint job. Can't believe its time to say goodbye (sniff sniff) That was a fun painting adventure! Any colors in mind for the new place or will it be beautiful and white?

  4. I love your attitude. You go girl! I've been preparing myself for the fact that Mike and I will likely both be working full time when we find an apartment, and so unpacking and nesting will likely take a lot longer than I would prefer, and I keep reminding myself of the same thing - there's more to life than the boxes and it's all going to be ok. :-)

  5. Thanks, everybody!

    Becks - remember how when we painted, Keira was like, 6? Not even 7 years old yet? And now she's 10? Jeez. Where does the time go?

    The new place is staying white - the landlords had it painted before we moved in. They gave us the option of not having it painting if we wanted to paint it ourselves, but at this point, I know I was ready for a more neutral background :) AND we didn't want to paint it ourselves!

    And yeah, ASG - working full time + unpacking full time = tired and stressed. Not good! :)

  6. Looking good Kim! Hope to see your new place one day.

  7. Well, then I guess you'll just have to come up North!