A quick trip to Edmonton
Our new residence is nice and new but slightly small so we headed to Edmonton to do a little shopping to maximize our space. We stayed at a hotel Friday night and in the morning headed to the Edmonton temple. Our friend Erin's sister Lauren lives in town and was nice enough to watch the boys.
After the temple we picked the boys up and headed to the west Edmonton Mall, the biggest in Canada. It was huge and therefore overwhelming for three anti-shoppers but they held on long enough for me to go to two of my favorite stores, H&M and Anthropology. Then we headed over to Ikea. We purchased a sectional and a wardrobe to store toys and headed home but the store doesn't end there. Mike had a little work to do so I was driving when we heard a thud. We looked at eachother and decided we had better pull over. Mike jumped out and I thought he was kidding when he said, "the couch is gone." When we hit a bump the slack in the straps must have released the hook and out popped the couch onto the highway. Faster than you can imagine we switched seats and Mike kicked the truck into reverse. He drove on the shoulder for a mile or so and then we jumped out to move the couch out of the traffic lanes. Surprisingly the couch seemed fine so we loaded it up and continued on our journey home. As it had rolled down the highway it lost the box and plastic that were wrapped around it so of course we hit a storm on the way home and had to wrap tarps around our load. We finally made it home around 4 am or so. The next morning we rushed to church where Mike was called into the bishopric. We wouldn't have gone if we knew Mike was going to be called but we were halfway to Edmonton when the stake presidency called. It was definately a weekend to remember.