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Annual Family Get Together Tonight

Saturday, February 24, 2018

Some years ago, I started doing a "love dinner". My kids and grandkids celebrating Love. I get the grandkids something (which is getting harder with all but one a teenager). The four grand daughters get a heart necklace this year. And all get a small valentine treat. Last year I had an
Italian food theme. This year I did a Tex-Mex theme. My daughter brought a Mexican wedding cake and my DIL brought taco salad. The high point was when I asked the kids to draw a picture depicting "love." I know it was a hard assignment, but they were real troopers and each did a fine job. We adults were watching a movie called "Wed-Locked". When they were done, after dinner, we paused the movie and had dessert. Yes, I went over my calories, but my nutrients were pretty well evened out.

It is so nice to be with family and share. The kids now ask their Moms when we are going to do our 'special' dinner. I hope you all have something special to do with your families.

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    Awesomely wonderful!
    424 days ago
    emoticon Simply Beautiful, putting a lot of love into your OHANA (Family), teaching them love is good, and to be given freely. Thanks for sharing this post!
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    Comment edited on: 2/25/2018 4:52:02 PM
    Thanks for sharing Barb.So nice to have Family near by and can get along.
    Sad to say my whole Family is divided,such a shame.I have done everthing
    in my power nothing works!Cherish your Family and togetherness!You are
    Truly Blessed! emoticon

    424 days ago
    What a great memory-builder! I'm always looking for ways to strengthen the ties in my family; the kids are all spread out so having everyone together at one time is rare these days. Good for you for being intentional in celebrating with your family!
    424 days ago
    What a wonderful idea!!
    424 days ago
    Love the idea!! I can so do this!!! Thanks for the idea. I'm going to have only one child,,,he's 8 months old,,,kinda,,maybe to young?? To draw something random about us.

    Glad you enjoyed!!!

    Next Yr,,,,maybe change it away from a food theme persay,,,to something different?? The 1980s seem to be very popular now. Make more about things happening...teen girls and yes boys WILL Love the big hair. The music is very popular again so it seems in part(YouTube,,etc play for free!! Well if u do the trial it is,,,to me who loves music etc. The 10.54 is worth it ).

    424 days ago
    What a lovely tradition!
    424 days ago
  • SYLBA61
    Love your tradition...wish we could do something like this...sadly when my girls are together they argue so I visit them separately
    424 days ago
  • KATIE5668
    What a lovely family tradition you have started! Your dinner sounds wonderful!
    Next year...Raging Cajon ??? just popped into my head..
    Sadly my family is spread out all over the USA..but I do have one son close by and we visit nearly daily..for a few moments..just a "check in to make sure you are OK".

    Thanks for sharing this with all of us!!

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    424 days ago
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