We witness a miracle every time a child enters into life.
But those who make their journey home across time & miles,
growing within the hearts of those who wait to love them,
are carried on the wings of destiny and placed among us
by God's very own hands.
Saturday, August 23, 2008
The Thrill and Letdown of IKEA
A new IKEA opened up not too long ago close to my mom's house. I have heard all sorts of wonderful things about this store, but had never experienced it for myself, mainly because there has never been one anywhere near me. I was so excited about all of the bargains and cool stuff that I was going to find. Here are AP and my niece, S, ready for the bargain hunting. We could not figure out how to shop correctly when we first got there. The "showroom" is set up as actual rooms in your house. When you see something that you like you get out your provided pencil and spreadsheet and jot down all the necessary info. AP found a little chair that she needed to test out.
About halfway through I spotted bed linens that I really really liked and it was an awesome deal. So I jotted down the numbers for several pieces- cushions, cushion covers, 2 different coordinating duvets, shams. After you leave the "showroom", you go downstairs to try to find the pieces that you picked or have someone help you. I gathered all of my goods-and it was a lot of different pieces- just to find out that they were out of one of the duvets. It was the necessary piece that tied everything together! I found a worker who verified it was out of stock, told me that he couldn't order it, and it wasn't available online! I was so bummed. There was a chance they would have more in next week, but I live almost 6 hours away! I was so frustrated that I left my cart right there in the store with all my stuff in it. So, if you were working at IKEA this afternoon and you had to reshelve a lot of coordinating bedding please accept my apology.
This morning we took the kiddos to have cute cousin pictures made. There were several that turned out pretty good. We won't get them for several more weeks, so we tried to snap a few shots in my sister's yard. Impossible with these three! Here are the best of the bunch and a collage of our outtakes.
After dinner tonight (yummy brats grilled up by nanna's friend G) the kiddos had some fun hanging out in Nanna's basement.
Tomorrow we are going to church with Nanna and G then heading home! We are ready to see daddy again!