Friday, April 17, 2009

The Box and the Wait

The day finally arrived. My chairs were delivered yesterday morning. The driver told me the boxes were so big, he had to drop them off first so that they wouldn't be in his way the whole morning! Big, yes. Heavy, no. They weigh about 7 pounds each and made of aluminum.

I emailed Kevin to let him know they arrived. I told him that I was going to mop the floor because I didn't want the chairs to make their first appearance on a dirty floor. He asked if I would wait until he got home to open the boxes.

Reluctantly, I agreed ... cursing him under my breath. He then said he was just checking to see what I would say ... knowing my eagerness to tear into the boxes as soon as I could. But, I got the point and told him that I would, indeed, wait until he got home for the grand unveiling.

Last night, I had a Girl's Night Out Game Night. We were all going to meet at Brandy's house for a fun night of Scrabble, sangria, hummus, Nutella, and Brie. But, Kevin was running late.

By the time he got home, I was very tired and not really looking forward to unpacking the boxes anyway. It was almost time for me to be at Brandy's, so I determined that Kevin's "punishment" for being so late was that he needed to get the chairs set up for my return.

Game Night was a blast! We were able to relax and concentrate on the game (instead of the tots). We gabbed about our college days and how our lives have calmed down so much since then. And, of course, we talked about the kids ... and the husbands.

It was so nice to come home that night and walk (with my eyes closed) into the dining room all set up and looking so pretty.

I really, really, really heart my new dining room. I feel so relaxed in there. It feels so open. With the table top being white (with a two year old ... really?), it makes the room seem so much bigger than it was. The drawers on the side are charming. And the chairs add such a retro, industrial touch.

I can't say that they have completed my life, but they have completed the dining room/kitchen part of our house.

I can't wait to host the next Game Night. For now ... I'll have to settle for showing it off online.


Jen said...

Absolutely beautiful! I can't wait to see them in person! Congrats on your "new arrival"! (It's almost like having a new baby, right? And the bonus? It won't cry!)

Melisa said...

Wow! No wonder you were so in love with them! Looks great!