This past weekend Michael and I decided to see a couple of movies before Cricket came along. Michael would choose one movie and I would choose the other. So on Friday night we saw Michael’s choice which was Guardians of the Galaxy.

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Guardians of the Galaxy is a great movie! Now I do not claim to be a movie critic and nor do I want to be one. My philosophy is the first watch is for enjoyment and anything after that can involve a more critical eye. Guardians was entertaining and funny. I thoroughly enjoyed the movie and would recommend going to see it. Of course I do not recommend that young children go see it but for those who are more mature and older would really enjoy the movie.

After seeing Guardians of the Galaxy, we made our way to Steve’s Diner. I had always wanted to go and finally got my chance. As we sat in the booth trying to decide what to order the fried chicken came highly recommended. Michael ordered the fried chicken with green beans and fries, while I ordered the chicken fingers with green beans and fries. The recommendation was spot on! Both meals were excellent! On top of great food, the service was great. All in all we had a great evening with movie and dinner.

Then on Sunday we saw my choice which was Step Up All In. For those that know me, know this choice is not uncharacteristic. I have seen all Step Up movies in theaters, and own all of them, and would not have it any other way. I am fully aware that the Step Up movies will not win any awards however, two things it does do is it gives jobs to dancers and allows choreographers a venue to create. Being a dancer and choreographer myself it is always great to see more avenues opening up like this. With that said this movie is so fun and of course has great dance scenes. I would not recommend this movie to young children, due to language but older more mature children it is a great choice!

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It was so nice to have some alone time with Michael this weekend and spoil ourselves with a couple of movies and a great meal. I am quickly learning how important it is to have time with just Michael and know that we will have to make a conscious effort to continue making time for each once Cricket comes along. If it has been a while since you have spent some alone time with your significant other I highly recommend it! Taking the time to reconnect and focus on each other is so vital, and I believe is a necessary component to a healthy marriage!

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