So I guess while I was away, IKEA came to Utah. The family all really love it, and today they were heading up and finally managed to get me to tag along. I didn't have anything particularly against going, I'm just not a big shopper, but they promised it wouldn't be long (Elise and Jeff had a couple of exchanges and returns), and they also promised cinnamon rolls. Plus, after the good folks at IKEA were kind enough to hand over to Elise free tickets to an early private screening of Mamma Mia!, so I thought I should pay a visit.
It was pleasant as expected, a fun time and a lot of interesting, posh furniture. Mom and Dad picked up a few small and hip items for the T@B, and Elise and Jeff looked for a bed frame and made their returns. We had lunch in the upstairs food court (great Swedish meatballs and chicken alfredo) and then made our way out. As much as I dislike shopping in general, I didn't mind meandering through the labyrinthine setup, taking in the semi-themed decor and learning to handle the shopping cart (with FOUR swiveling wheels!). I had a seat a few times on the cushy beds while Mom and Dad shopped, and eventually we did have the promised cinnamon rolls (which were good as expected as well) and drove home.
So, though this seems an uneventful post, I thought I should commemorate my first visit to the famous IKEA somehow, and after all, that's what blogs are for.