Yup. We were in Ottawa helping my daughter, Alex, move into her university residence.
Despite the fact that she took along everything but the kitchen sink, it only took two trips in and out of the building to get all her things inside. One of the major incentives was that each family had 15 minutes to unload and move the car out of the designated area reserved for kids moving in!
The building she moved into used to be a retirement residence up until last year when the university leased it. It's a beautiful place with so many areas for the students to hang out in. This is one of them.
When we got up to her room, we were pleasantly surprised to find that each door in the residence had vinyl records attached with the names of the students written on them.
My daughter was the first to arrive in her residence (her other roommates are moving in this weekend), so we had the place to ourselves. We helped her unpack the boxes and settle some of her stuff, and kept commenting about what an adorable place it is.
This will be her bedroom for the next few months that she'll be sharing with another student. It's a small space but I don't see her spending much time in it. My daughter is quite the social butterfly.
And, of course, we can't leave home without some cherished stuffies.
After we got her settled, we took her to dinner and then to the market to pick up some refrigerated items like eggs, milk and juice. Then it was time to say good-bye...
It was a very long and exhausting day but it was also very exciting. We are going to miss my daughter's daily presence but we are thrilled about this journey she is on. The next four years will be quite memorable for her. Let the fun times begin!
Have a wonderful weekend, everyone.