My husband and I have always enjoyed spending quality time with our children while, hopefully, building family memories that will last their lifetime.
That's my husband and two children in the photo to the left. It was taken at Epcot Center last March. It was our son's 25th birthday, and we celebrated with a family trip to Florida.
The following are a few of our family traditions.
Friday night is pizza night at our house, and we have fun making Mediterranean Pizza together! I usually make the crust, and everyone pitches in adding the cheese and toppings. It's a great way to relax and spend family time together at the end of the work/school week.
When our son comes home from school for a visit, our family loves to play Monopoly. Let's just say that my son and I are both extremely competitive when we play, and some of our family games have lasted for hours. We also have fond memories of playing by candlelight when the power went out once during a snowstorm.
My husband plays sports one night a week, so while he is out doing that, my daughter and I enjoy having a mother/daughter spa night. In preparation for our spa night, we usually visit our local Christmas Tree shop, to stock up on inexpensive pedicure and manicure supplies, facial masks and other spa pleasures. After that, we make a quick trip to the grocery store to grab some some yummy snacks and a movie at Red Box.
Once we're home, we change into our lounge pants and tee shirts. We give ourselves manicures and pedicures, while watching movies, favorite television shows, or just catching up on things that have happened during the week. It's a great to spend time together and to feel pampered.
Fall Trip to Mt. Wachusett
Every Columbus Day, we enjoy packing a picnic lunch and driving to Mt. Wachusett for the day. Once we are there, we ride the ski lift, so we can get a good view of the beautiful fall foliage. You can see the view from the lift in the photo to the left. We also go apple picking at nearby orchards and visit a few country gift shops in the area.
We have many other holiday traditions, but I'm going to save those for Marie's Celebrating Holiday Traditions in October.
After-Dinner Scripture Reading
Of course, the most important family tradition we have at our house is reading scripture after dinner. Whoever sets the table makes sure the Bible is out on the table. When we have finished eating, my husband usually reads a few verses, and we each take a turn sharing what the verses mean to us. It only takes a few minutes a day to teach our children about God and His Word.
Thanks for stopping by!
Thanks to Marie, of Emma Calls Me Mama, for hosting Celebrating Day-to-Day Traditions. Be sure to visit Marie's blog, to read about her traditions and for links to other participant entries.