1. Tim Parris

    You know, if you keep writing down exactly what Jon says, he is going to start acting like a politician and watch what he says around you. At least, while you have a pen, or a digital recorder, or…

    However, I really like knowing that Jon is a human being at times. So please let him know that we accept his flaws. He is a good guy.

    • Haha! Jon is a pretty good guy, and a pretty good sport for the blog! 🙂

      But we’re married now, so even if he watches what he says, I’ll still know what he’s thinking 😉

  2. Robert Lin

    Love the pictures of Caleb and your stellar photography Liz! Seeing your blog pop up onto the notifications on my cell phone always makes me stop what I’m doing to read. Looking forward to what 2016 brings! Jon mentioned some super secret projects that’s lined up. I can’t wait! Hope Jon is okay with all the things from ikea that needs to be assembled.

    • Thanks so much for reading! I’m so glad you are enjoying the blog. I’m pretty lucky that I get to share pictures of some of the fun stuff we do.

      We do have some super secret projects!! I can’t wait either 🙂

      Jon is okay! He called in the big guns (me). HAHA!

  3. scott

    I really enjoy your photography. You do such a good job of capturing the environment and the space around Caleb. It really tells a story.

    • Thanks so much! Both for reading and taking the trouble to comment. I’m lucky that Caleb is his own adventurer, I’m just along to capture the photos, and try to make sure he doesn’t break anything expensive 🙂

  4. We went to Ikea in the summer–haven’t been for 22 years or so. It was like parking at the airport as was the interior. I couldn’t believe it. They are fortunately opening up satellite pick-up locations in the Spring, so people won’t have to go into Toronto to pick things up.

    I too find your blog posts a treat!

    • I didn’t realize they were opening up other pick-up locations! That makes a lot of sense, because it was really bananas in there. We were lucky that we already knew exactly what we wanted, and didn’t have to do too much “browsing.”

      And, thanks so much for always reading along with us 🙂

      • Yes, I just found out about the pick-up locations. They are due to open at various times. Info from their web site:

        Our new Pick-Up and Order Points will be located at the following locations in London, ON, St. Catharines, ON, Whitby, ON, Windsor, ON and Quebec City, QC.

        London – 3198 Wonderland Rd S N6L 1A1

        St. Catharines – Fairview Mall, 285 Geneva Street L2N 2G1

        Whitby – 1650 Victoria Street E L1N 9L4

        Windsor – 4115 Walker Road N8W 3T6

        Kitchener – 130 Gateway Dr N2P 2J4

        Quebec City – 3111 Avenue Watt G1X 3W2

        Our Quebec City and London locations are now open.In turn, we expect the St. Catharines, Whitby, Windsor, and Kitchener locations to open by spring 2016.

  5. mickeyobe

    Jon, From a former, but now retired, Ikea DIYer. Cut the small bent end off the Allen key. Insert the longer end into an electric drill. You can now save yourself many hours of hard labour and many, many nasty blisters. Mickey Oberman

    On Mon, Dec 28, 2015 at 9:50 PM, Wonder Pens – Life Behind a Stationery

  6. Great post – Lovely pictures. It was nice running into you all there yesterday. We were amazed to see those pics that made the store look almost empty! (It wasn’t – that was a hectic day at IKEA)

    • It was great running into you, too! We did our walk-through of the store earlier in the morning, and then had lunch before bumping into you- it was busy even for us then, but it was definitely starting to get packed around when we were leaving!

      Our pictures are a bit deceptive, we had to wait for just the right times when victims were cleared of Caleb’s path! 🙂

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