It's not like I've got a backlog of posts or anything, but back in APRIL, my three BFF's and I packed up #BFFbaby and headed to Ohio on an IKEA pilgrimage.
We had a long list of items for family and friends... and in the end we probably should have rented a giant RV... but we made it work in a big big pickup truck.
But first... we made a pit stop in Jeffersonville, OH at a giant outlet mall. We didn't arrive till late afternoon on a Sunday, so we had to supermarket-sweep through all our choice stores.
And then our littlest shopper pooped out, so I was basically in heaven with a heavy baby in my arms. WEEP. She's so much bigger than this now!
We spent the night near IKEA, and packed up our truck in an absolute DOWNPOUR. There were some construction folks at the hotel who were QUITE concerned that four girls in dresses (and a baby) were strapping a tarp to the back of a truck in the pouring rain. Hot mess!
Luckily, the rain stopped right as we pulled in, and we were off to the races.
We snapped a quick group photo - and yes, we're all a little rain-rough.. and it was off to the show room!
We let the little monkey sample the goods... she liked it.
I think the pic below might be one of my favorites of #BFFbaby. I love how she's lounging!
I found some really essential items that I wasn't really sure why they were selling...
And we created a cocoon in a cart when our littlest shopper pooped out... she napped in there for a couple hours. I won't even tell you how many times we walked around an aisle and said, "wait, where's the cart?!?" You know, the important one carrying a tiny human.
After approximately 6 hours of shopping till we drop - it was time for the ultimate task of loading up the car.
Everybody thought we were nuts, but we managed to load up our ride and then cover it with a tarp because there were strong storms forecasted our entire drive home. LUCKILY, we didn't get a drop of rain and made it home in one piece.
And then it took me over a month to put all the IKEA stuff away and together. Which, according to my husband is FOREVER ... I bet there are plenty of IKEA boxes in garages all over the country - un-assembled.
IKEA is always such a fun trip when I bring my BFFs... I'm trying to convince my husband to make a pilgrimage with me in July.... bad idea?