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I have been trying recently to use some of the pins I have pinned on pinterest instead of just pinning more. With that in mind we did a pinterest themed date. First, we went to my dessert board and found this recipe http://www.number-2-pencil.com/2012/03/06/chocolate-chip-cookie-in-cup/ for making a single cookie in a mug in the microwave. This was possibly very bad news for me, because I love cookies! The cookies turned out delicious and only took about five minutes to make. We then went to my family ideas board and found a link to free redbox codes. http://daysofadomesticdad.com/redbox-rental-codes/ We were both feeling pretty tired so a movie sounded good. We were so tired in fact that we ended up just watching one of our own movies. I loved this date because it had the potential of being any type of date. It was fun to pick activities to do together.

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Love of course! At least that’s what comes to mind first during this time of year. We did an L themed date this last weekend. Parts of our date were romantic I supposed but this date was mostly fun!! We started the evening by doing something we LOVE, cooking. We made yummy popcorn to snack on through out the night. You can find the recipe here: http://www.prettyprovidence.com/2012/03/aunt-vals-caramel.html While we snacked on our popcorn we read LETTERS that we had written to each other last year. To end the evening off we did the first two challenges from a LEGO quest. You can find the lego quest here: http://legoquestkids.blogspot.com/ The first challenge was to make a car. P1120415 These are our cars. The purple one is a minivan and the orange one is a monster truck. The second challenge was to build something with monochromatic bricks. P1120416 We each chose the color the other person was to build with. It was a lovely date 🙂


I know it sounds really thrilling 🙂 We are starting the process of buying our first home. Hooray!! Our blogging might be a little spotty for the next few months as most of our dates will probably include looking at homes and meeting with realtors and such. We apologize in advance, but don’t give up on us we’ll be in and out. For this date we did a lot of research on home loans. We narrowed down the lenders that we want to call. We also found and wrote questions that we want to ask realtors when we interview them. We did find this website useful for finding low rates for mortgage companies http://www.lender411.com/mortgage-rates/ Again we know very exciting. This date was inexpensive, but buying a home isn’t so much 🙂


Our daughter will be ready to move from her crib to a big girl bed in a few months. It is an exciting time! We are trying to get ready with some “new” furniture for her room. First we headed on over to IKEA for an end table. They have these great little tables for only $10. We have a dresser from when my husband was a little boy. We decided to update it. So when we were at IKEA we look for new handles also. We’re still debating about whether or not we want to paint or refinish the dresser. We did find a couple of websites that would help if we do decide to paint. Here they are:
http://icreatewithlove.blogspot.com/2012/01/my-new-green-storage-solution.html
http://www.classyclutter.net/search/label/Furniture


When Tyler suggested that we have a “Cookie Games” date I asked him what Cookie Games were. Before Tyler could even answer I told him, he had me at cookie. I love cookies! This date was right up my alley. Image

We started the evening by playing checkers. We used cookies as our checkers. It was so much fun! I don’t remember the last time I played checkers. Image

The second game we played was Othello. I had never played it before. It was fun to learn a new game. Our date was a fun twist on a game night 🙂


We don’t know about you, but after the holidays we had a lot of candy left over. This date was intended to get rid of some of that candy. Tyler made a memory game with different pictures of candy. If you got a match you got to eat the candy in the picture. We also played a bingo type game with dice and M&Ms. It was fun to play games and eat candy.suckers


We don’t know about you, but one of our favorite parts of the holidays is all the lights and decorations. This date was simple, but a blast. We drove around to some of our favorite spots with lights. Near us there is a street that puts up the story of the nativity. There is also a circle that is named Christmas Street. Every house on the street decorates. It is a great time to chat and reminiscence. multi-c7-led-christmas-light