Our favorite summer tradition

I thought I would share one of my favorite summer traditions with you today.  Some traditions are passed down from one generation to the next.  Other traditions can be started with you and your family.

Our tradition is very simple and yet has become very meaningful to our family.  What is this tradition you ask?  Well, a couple of years ago it started by packing up some food, board/card game, soccer ball, frisbee, etc. and taking our meal outside once a week.

We choose a different location each time (mountains, park, swimming pool, concert, etc.), and we choose different activities each time but the most important thing is it has become dedicated time for us to eat, talk and play together.

One of our favorite games right now is Tapple….(pictured here):

It has been fun to get out of the house, enjoy different parks/scenery and spend some one-on-one time together. We all look forward to our meal outside…without electronics and daily distractions.

Our family traditions are important, because they help our children see the value and priority we place on family, particularly OUR family.  What are some traditions you’ve started with your family?


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