Friday, October 23, 2009

Goodbye Long Week...

I love Fridays. I do I do I do. I like the counting down of hours until BAM I'm done with all of my obligations (except the family ones) and the only thing that lies ahead is two days of freedom. OK, so that's a slight exaggeration, but you know what I mean.

Friday nights are sort of our Family Date Nights. Sometimes it's a high school sporting event or something like that. The favorite though seems to be what we did last Friday night...dinner at McDonald's and then rented a movie to watch together. The boys love to turn off all the lights and pretend it's a movie theatre. We all cram on the couch...including the over-weight wiener dog who seems to think the couch belongs to him. They love it. I love it. It's a moment in the week where we just get to enjoy each other. So many other moments I'm just funneling them through what they need to do and where they need to be.

Wake up, get dressed, eat breakfast, stop running around the house, brush your teeth, get your shoes on, make sure you have your homework, have a great day at school, pick kids up, drop kids off, supper, homework, blah blah blah. I sound like a load of fun, don't I?

Our date nights are cheap, and the activities are really sort of insignificant. But I'm gonna treasure them...and I think they will too.

All too soon they will have different kinds of date nights...probably with girls I think are immature and annoying. Oh I'm kidding. No, I take that back...I am so not kidding...I'm certain I'll think they're annoying *wink*


15 comments:

  1. I love Friday too..it is our chill out night!!! ;) Im looking forward to a movie and popcorn and some snuggle time!!!

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  2. Yes definitely enjoy it while you can. My 18 year old is never home on Friday's now. So it's just hubby, me and 15 year old. The last few Fridays we've ordered in pizza and watched some TV together. Nothing special, but just enjoying being together.

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  3. I can totally relate!! I am so excited that it is Friday too. I think tonight will be a McDonald's and Menards family date for us. - Our first as a family of 6... we'll see how it goes, but I'm guessing it will be good. We have been very blessed by a patient laid back little baby Kai. Thank.the.Lord for that - because this is a busy household and anything else would have been a tough adjustment.

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  4. I just love moments like these with my kids!! We should make it more regular like you do!!!

    Hope you enjoy this Friday as well!!

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  5. Have fun snuggling up with your family... what a blessing.

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  6. I just love those family date nights. They are the best. I look forward to the weekend and spending that quality time with the family.

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  7. I love such cosy evenings as well!! GREAT!
    Blessings from Geneva/Switzerland,
    Sibylle

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  8. Oh, I love Fridays too! Family date nights are the best.

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  9. you always crack me up! how is it that I miss jenni even though I never call her anymore!? weird! hope she is soakin up some sun for the three of us!

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  10. FUN! What a meaningful tradition and laid back, too...I like. :) Glad you're looking forward to a great weekend! :D

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  11. youre going to have a baby.. :)

    & in response to beth.. jenni's kiddos got influenza a.. not so fun on vacation.. emma is still really sick.. praying she's better for the wedding.

    a baby... ahhh....

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  12. HEY FRIEND!!!!!!!!

    MISS YOU!!!!!!!!

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  13. "Our date nights are cheap, and the activities are really sort of insignificant. But I'm gonna treasure them...and I think they will too."

    Yep -- it's not what you're doing it's who you're doing it with that matters :)

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