Aug 22, 2009


#1 officially left for her second year of college on Thursday afternoon. We have been taking loads to her new apartment for over a week now. It is so nice that her school is only forty miles from our house (if that much). We were able to get #2 all settled in her dorm in between the trips to #1's apartment. I cannot tell you just how busy and how hard we've been working over the past weeks. I feel like we lost a month of summer because of all of the events happening around here. I literally sat at home for over three weeks when the air conditioning was being replace (along with the hole in the ceiling). I got and still am so behind because of it.  I am looking forward to  some calm!

Being the wonderful dad that he is, the Man of the House brought a truck home from work to keep the furniture moving part to only one day. This had to be the hottest, stickiest day on record. August in NC....... take a deep breath and drown!

This is our first trip last Thursday.

#1 has three roommates and they didn't move in until the next day. It was nice to have the place to ourselves that day and get our stuff situated.  My mom is always there to lend a hand. She wiped down everything, washed all of the dishes and organized the kitchen. 

So cute!

Here is a view as you come in the door. 
I love the brick walls and cement ceilings with the exposed ducts. 
You would think you were in NYC or some other big city somewhere. 

This is the LITTLE living area several days after all of the roommates moved their things in.
Since this picture was taken, I've hung pictures and someone else bought a rug. 

#1 spent a lot of time over the summer refinishing and painting an old bedroom suite that belonged to my grandparents. It has been in our attic and it was in pretty bad shape. 
I think she did a great job. 
We bought glass knobs with brushed nickel to give it that Shabby Chic look.  
Her room is so cute!

The entire wall is her closet and there is a floor to ceiling curtain that hides all of her mess!
This picture was taken before we put her bed up.

We still have a few things to do and get for her room. We are looking for a rug and a small piece of furniture to put her TV and printer on. Those things will have to wait a week or two. 

After a week of going back and forth, she was finally ready to go and stay and get the school year started. She left Thursday evening. Classes start on Tuesday, but her sorority has meetings all weekend long. They are getting ready for Rush Week and planning their year.

#3 is going to miss her sisters, but I think she is glad that all of the chaos is (just about) over. 
It is time to get back into a routine....... as if we've had one before!!



Frau said...

Her apartment looks so cute, I love it. There is something to be said about routine and calmness. I hope you catch your breath soon and enjoy what's left of the summer.

Carrie B said...

What a cute apartment. And her room is so Antrhopology, love it.
Dreading and looking forward to my college girlie doing the apartment thing, one more year of resident hall living.
Have a great weekend.

Aimee said...

I love her apartment, so colorful and cheerful!!!

Have a great weekend!

Pink Martini said...

Hi Lisa, Thank for leaving a comment. I see we have two in college in common. I can't believe the apartment! It is so cute and all your daughters are beautiful. I bet you all had a lot of fun around your house. Good luck to them this year! So much fun seeing the south through your pictures.

Tales From My Empty Nest said...

I am right there with you Lisa, although I am only moving one daughter back into her apartment this weekend. I know what you mean about a fast summer. It has flown by!! Your daughter's apartment is precious!!! I hope she has a wonderful year! The furniture turned out great! I want to do the same to an old bedroom suit that I have. Daughter #3 will feel like a Queen now that the other 2 are gone to college! Try to settle down and enjoy some quiet time for a change, if that is possible. Love & blessings from NC!

Belle (from Life of a...) said...

I know what you went through...we moved our son to his new apartment in Chapel Hill two weekends ago (he's a 2L at the school of law)and another with our daughter at Clemson last weekend. That is the cutest the exposed brick.

Joyce said...

Love the cute! I keep saying life at my house will settle down in the fall, after Christmas, in the spring...and on and on...I'm not sure it will truly settle down completely for a while.

And ya gotta love having access to a truck when it comes to moving girls! Enjoy your day.

Cathy said...

What a darling apartment and what a darling daughter!!!

I always miss mine so much when they are away at school!!! Summer flew by way to fast!!!

This is my first visit to your blog and I had a wonderful time!!!