Monday, February 13, 2012

Kaitlin's First Tournament

Kaitlin plays softball for Fresno State and they had their first tournament this past weekend. Mrs. Griffin was able to go out there and I know that she had so much fun watching Kaitlin play. Kaitlin played awesome this weekend and really got her senior season off to a great start!

Their first game was on Thursday against Toledo and they won 9-1. Courtney Moore hit a grand slam in the 4th inning to put Fresno up 4-1, Michelle Moses hit a homerun, and then in the 5th inning Kaitlin hit a 3 run homerun to win the game, 9-1. Mackenzie Oakes, Kaitlin's roommate, pitched. All four of these girls are seniors and they just had an awesome first game.

On Friday, they beat North Dakota State 1-0. Saturday they played UC Riverside and were losing 2-0 in the 4th inning until Kaitlin hit a 2 run homerun to tie the game up. They ended up winning 6-2. Mackenzie also pitched that game. They also played Sacramento State on Saturday and were losing 1-0 in the 6th inning until Kaitlin hit a RBI single to score their only run. They went into international tie breaker and ended up losing in the 8th inning, 2-1. Kaitlin threw out two runners in that game.

On Sunday, they played Long Beach State and went into international tie breaker again. They had a chance to score in the 7th because Kaitlin hit a single with runners on, but they ended up losing 4-1.

Here are some pictures from the weekend that Mrs. Griffin took...

after one of Kait's homeruns (she's #35)
Here are some highlight videos that Kait sent me...

Kait's first game of the season
Kait's 2nd homerun
Kait catching

Good luck with the rest of your season, Kait, we're so very proud of you! Go Bulldogs!

Shrimp & Grits

I threw together some yummy shrimp and grits tonight and it only took me about 30 minutes, so I wanted to share this easy recipe! 

3/4 cup of dry grits
3 cups of water
10 ounces of shrimp (I buy the cooked, frozen shrimp at Winn Dixie - they are usually buy 1, get 1 free) 
4 slices of bacon
Tony's Creole Seasoning

1. Thaw shrimp.
2. Cook bacon in fry pan.
3. Bring water to boil in a sauce pan, add salt, slowly stir in grits, reduce heat to medium-low, cover and let stand for 5 minutes.
4. Once bacon is crisp, remove, crush up into small pieces.
5. Cook shrimp in bacon grease and sprinkle with Tony's Creole Seasoning.
6. Once shrimp is cooked, pour them into the grits, add chopped up bacon, stir and it's ready for serving!


Wednesday, February 8, 2012

New Products I'm Loving

I wanted to share some really good products that I've tried recently. I have been using Redken shampoo and conditioner for years and I feel like it is just drying my hair out, so I have been wanting to try something new. The lady working at Sally's recommended this line of products...
I bought the shampoo and conditioner and I absolutely love them! This stuff smells so good and it makes my hair really soft. 

A couple of months ago I was looking at the different whiteners at Walmart and a lady recommended that I try Colgate Optic White toothpaste. She said that her sons dip and she buys it for them and it works well on their teeth (a little too much information...but I bought it and it seems to be working). 

It's definitely the best whitening toothpaste that I've ever used.

I also tried a new liquid eyeliner. The kind that I have is not waterproof and it runs down my face anytime my eyes get the least bit watery. I bought this kind at Ulta...

It's waterproof, easy to apply and lasts all day. I bought the dark brown and I'm loving it so far.

I hope everyone is having a good week and if you're looking to try some new products, try these and let me know how they work for you! 

Saturday, February 4, 2012

End of Hunting Season Party

Hunting season is finally over so I thought it would be fun to have an "end of hunting season" celebration dinner at our house. We ate some yummy food, played with Adam and Carrie's precious baby Marleigh and had a good ol' time!

the girls (minus Magen)

Jami & Anthony, such a cute couple

another cute couple + Jami


they would not cooperate

Court made these delicious brownie/cupcakes in camo baking cups, so fitting for the occasion