Tuesday, March 30, 2010


Date 12/52
Theme: Fashion Show
Location: Our House
Day/Time: Saturday Night 7pm

For this date I spent some time shopping earlier in the day.  I gathered a bunch of things I might want for Spring and some things my husband needed too.  I tried on the different outfits and got his opinion - sometimes I listened, sometimes I didn't.  He did the same.  We made our return piles and got some laughs out of the "dad jeans" that are headed back to the store!  In addition, we ordered a few swimsuits online for me.  I felt good about the date because I got to cross a few things off my TO DO list and we chatted and laughed the whole time.  I learned that when I buy something that I wouldn't normally buy - something my husband would like I might actually like it too.  Definately a fun easy date.  To make it a little more fun I'd suggest the score cards numbered 1-10!  :)

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

St. Paddy's Day Parade! Corktown, Detroit.

The Family...
My Connor Patrick Griffin
Looking on at the Parade
Caitlin & Uncle Terry
Happy St. Patricks Day everybody!

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Monday Night Movie Night

Date 11/52
Theme: Monday Night Movie Night
Location: Our House
Day/Time: Monday Night 8pm

After a super FUN but busy weekend filled with TONS of quality family time {Ann Arbor Hands on Museum and the Detroit St. Patricks Day Parade} we scheduled a last minute do-over.  We both fell asleep this weekend our our original date night so we snuck in a little Monday night date.  Dan decluttered the living room so I can relax and I ran to the library to get a movie.  Dan made poporn and I got the movie ready.  It felt like Friday already.  We rarely watch a movie on a Monday night!  So we settled in and watched Food Inc. - a movie that very much makes you THINK.  Super interesting and had it not been so late it would've been a great topic of discussion.  Highly recommend this amazing documentary. More to come on this subject!

Date 10/52

Theme: Fish Fry Friday
Location: Moose Ridge Grill
Day/Time: Friday 4:30

We ventured out together as a family to a Friday Night Fish Fry.  We got there early and had the place to ourselves!  I got a glass of wine and just after our appetizer arrived a local was singing.  Dan and I got to enjoy each other and watch our well mannered little ones enjoy a night out too.

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Something must be in the water....

must be the time of year to throw a baby shower
lots of special requests lately!
all available in my little etsy shop.

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

FREE PRINTABLE - dresser drawer labels {girl}

So as this little one gets ready to turn three we are prepping her for a few chores.  She already feeds the dog and the next thing she chose was to put her laundry away - "all by myself" as she says.  Caitlin helped pick out some of the pics for the labels (thus the Strawberry Shortcake items) & decided what went where.  She is so proud of her new chore and is doing great - I'm sure it will wear off in time but for now she is having a lot of fun learning and helping mom!  If you'd like me to send you the printable files for these so you can use them too.  Just email me at carrigriffin@yahoo.com and I'll get them sent out to you!

Monday, March 1, 2010

Simon Says...

Date 9/52

Theme: Simon Says!
Location: Couch
Day/Time: Saturday 8:30 PM

Lazy date night (hubby a bit jet lagged - just got in from Japan) consisted of relaxing on the couch and catching up on American Idol episodes.  I've been a fan for awhile and Dan has been here and there.  However, last season my hubby got really into it because of the unpredictability of Adam Lambert (or maybe it was bikini girl?).  I swear what used to be considered girly gossip at friend get-togethers was dominated by the guys dishing over thier favorite contestants and why last season. So when someone jokingly suggested having a finale party - the joke became reality and yes, we did go to an American Idol Finale Party!

What can I say?  We love to watch.  Its totally entertaining to us.  Even slightly competitive...I love to try and be "right" and what I mean by that is say what Simon says.  After each performance we say what we think and what we think Simon will say...Will they like it?  Wrong song choice? Pitchy? Wrong "look"? You get the idea...Do you watch? Have a favorite Idol?  We think the season is going to have a tough time topping last season but it will still be fun to watch and see what they come up with on ........AMERICAN......IDOL!