My big project today was unpacking our books ... this is about half of them:
So I've still got quite a ways to go. Unpacking Frank's books totally rekindled my book envy ... he has so many great ones. I'm thrilled to add them to my home library!
I discovered that between the two of us, we have at least two copies each of the Divine Comedy, Hamlet, the Republic, Things that Count, and Aristotle's Ethics. #nerds
Frank's dad hung stuff up around the apartment while I unpacked the books.
^^He put up my blue and white plate collection in the kitchen. There's a fourth plate too, which I got (for free) at an estate sale last week, but it's lurking somewhere amongst the boxes so we're hanging it later once we find it. I can't wait to keep adding to the collection!
^^He mounted our darling little white cabinet for storage in the bathroom.
^^We got our industrial shelving!! Frank and his dad assembled it yesterday. Right now we're just kinda throwing stuff on there, but I'm excited to make it all pretty once we're fully unpacked.
^^Frank's dad hung our giant mirror above the fireplace. I got a kick out of finding these little baseball player bobbleheads on the mantle. Frank must have put them there earlier.
^^Last but not least, Frank had some magnets lying around so I put up the first few things on our fridge. Save the dates for my sister Lillian and Matt and our friends Patrick and Jessica, and a darling postcard from JoAnna. And of course, my trusty "All out of" shopping list.
Hope you're not getting bored with the deluge of apartment pictures! It's pretty much the only thing I can think about right now. I'm so excited!
Frank just took his dad to the airport and my mom is coming to join me in unpacking for a little bit, so I better get back to work. But before I go, I wanted to share this great article written by my very own twin. And full disclosure ... I might just be the "Sara" mentioned in the story. If you get a chance to read it, I would love to know what you think! Do you admit to reading mommy blogs?