Saturday, May 28, 2011

Shipping the Books to Iowa

My parents have told me for a long time that I could have their collection of more than 2000 books as soon as I had a house to put them in. Well, that time has come so two weeks ago I flew out to Washington to gather all the books up and then rented a moving truck to bring them back to Iowa. What's nice is that they also gave us eight huge shelves three couches with one of them being a hide-away bed. My grandma Marj also gave me a beautiful seascape painting, two end tables and some lamps. It has transformed our house (especially the front room) and we're very grateful. I spent a lot of time growing up looking at these books and I love that they can now be used by my children as they grow up. Here are some pictures of the move and the transformation to the front room. What you see in the front room is only about half the books. The rest have been put in other parts of the house...



3 comments:

Karen said...

WOW! That's a lot of books. What a fun transformation.

Lucia- insert creative nickname said...

That's so great! It definitely makes the living room more homey! Can't wait to see it in person!

Rob and Jennifer said...

how fun. it is cool to see the before and after. thanks for sharing