m and i went to ikea last night along with a and j to pick up the following:
we found great stuff, sturdy and attractive, that didn't cost us an arm and a leg. we are very happy with ourselves. a and j were total dolls and helped m and i carry all of the stuff into the apartment. thanks guys! we then rewarded them with ikea cinnamon rolls.
pictures will follow soon... i don't think i am going to be able to keep myself from assembling the furniture!