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We are in a stage of life where things are often busy. It feels like I’m always running here and there, whether it’s for a play date, work, play rehearsals, church commitments or something else. There is always something.

When life is busy it’s so easy to get caught up in everything that’s going on around us that we forget to stop and just be. It’s so important to set aside special time together as a family, besides just dinner time. And, let’s face it, some families don’t even have dinner time together because of their crazy schedules.

But time together as a family is what we need; time to appreciate each other, love on each other, and just have fun together.

Here are five ways my family likes to spend time together.

 

Movie Night

Every Friday night at our house is movie night. We eat dinner together and then gather in the living room to sit and watch a movie. Even though my husband and I may have other things we want to get done, we put all that aside to spend some time with our boys and enjoy a movie.

 

Game Night

My boys love to play board games. We will often put time aside after dinner and sit and play games together. It’s a simple and fun way to spend time as a family.

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Family Outings

What better way to spend time together as a family than go on fun family outings? We often go to the zoo, children’s museum, aquarium, parks/playgrounds, and the library. You can also do things like bowling, miniature golf, fun parks, ice skating/roller skating, etc. The possibilities are endless!

 

Family Story Time

My boys love reading books. So, every night we sit down together before bed time and have story time. It’s something we all do together. It’s not only a way for us to spend quality time with each other, but it also fosters a love of reading in our children.

 

Crafts

We love doing different crafts in our house. Anything from making cards for others, sticker books, collages, coloring, play doh, painting, putting model cars/planes together, and more. It’s a great way to get creative and spend time together.

 

How does your family spend time together? Leave a comment and let me know.

 

 

 

I got tagged in a game of blog tag by my friend Christine over at Grateful for a Coffee Break.  As a result, I will be sharing with you 11 random facts about myself and then answering 11 questions from Christine.  So sit back, relax, and enjoy these fun facts!

Eleven fun facts about me

  1. My first cavity was when I was 25 years old
  2. I am allergic to rabbits
  3. I love watching Professional Bull Riding (PBR)
  4. My second favorite movie of all time is The Holiday (for my absolute favorite, see below)
  5. I messed up my husband’s wedding proposal and he still wanted to marry me.  🙂
  6. I played the flute from 4th grade through college.
  7. I have lived in New York, Pennsylvania, and Illinois
  8. I have travelled out of the country to Italy, Sicily, Germany, Austria, Ireland, and Canada
  9. When I was in high school I told my English teacher I didn’t want to be a teacher.  I now teach Theater classes.  🙂
  10. My husband makes biscuits that taste exactly like the ones at Red Lobster. YUM!
  11. I love Jillian Michaels and her workout DVD’s

 

Christine’s questions

  1. If you could go back in time what is one thing you’d do different? – I would be more careful about choosing who I spent time with at one of my old jobs.
  2. What’s been your least favorite job of all time? – Working in a call center for ADT Security.  Hated it.  Only thing good about that job was that I met Tim there.
  3. Perfect vacation.  Go. – My perfect vacation would be to take a couple of months and tour around Europe.
  4. When was the last time you cleaned your bathroom? – Ummm..do I have to answer this?  haha.  Actually, it was two weeks ago.
  5. Have you ever met someone famous? – Yes.  I have been an extra in some movies and TV shows and have met a few actors. 
  6. What is the most awkward question you’ve ever been asked? – Hmm..when I was pregnant I got asked many awkward questions.  One of them being, “Are you happy?”.  I felt like people were actually asking me if the baby was planned or not.  Ummm…not your business.
  7. What’s your favorite childhood memory? – Spending time at my grandparents house
  8. What’s your favorite movie of all time? – The Princess Bride
  9. What do you do to wind down? – It varies.  Exercise (yes, it helps me wind down. weird, I know), read, watch tv, sit and chat with Tim, snuggle with my little G.
  10. What’s the most important quality you look for in a friend? – Loyalty
  11. What’s your favorite dessert? – This is tough, but I’m going to have to go with Oreo Ice Cream cake.

My questions

  1. If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would you go?
  2. What is your favorite book?
  3. Who is the one person you have always wanted to meet? This could be someone who is living or someone who has passed away.
  4. Who is your best friend and why?
  5. What is your favorite romance movie of all time?
  6. What is your favorite sport?
  7. What is your favorite memory from college?
  8. where is your favorite vacation spot?
  9. What is the one burning question you want to ask God when you get to Heaven?
  10. What is your favorite kind of chocolate?
  11. What is the one thing you have always wanted wanted to do but have been scared to do it?

 

Tag!  You’re it!

Amy at Sugar and Spice

Lesley at Bucket List Publications 

Kerney at A Detailed House

Reem at Doodling Through Life

Debbie at A Mom Inspired

If you’d like to play along, here are the rules to the game:

– Post these rules-
– Post a photo and eleven random things about yourself-
– Answer the questions provided by the one who tagged you-
– Create eleven new questions for the people you tag-
– Contact those you choose and let them know they’ve been tagged-
 
Hope you can play along!

 


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