Day 25 :: Building Memories Together

Today’s post offers specific ideas for how to build your family through special times together.

I have learned so much from Rand & Amber and know you will too. Some of the ideas won’t be applicable to you if you don’t have children, but many of them are very adaptable – whether you’ve been married 6 weeks or 60 years! Enjoy!

 

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HAPPY TIMES through BUILDING MEMORIES

1. TRIPS AND VACATIONS

  • Camping
  • Hiking
  • Amusement Parks (Being willing to at least try the rides once)
  • Listen to story tapes to enjoy the trip itself
  • Stop at famous attractions
  • Make the truck drivers blow their horns
  • Visit the famous, fancy hotels (Grand Ole Opry, The Ducks at Memphis, The Breakers, Grove Park Inn)

2. NIGHT TIME FUN

  • Make a puzzle
  • Read a book
  • Work on a sewing project (Quilt Kit)
  • Make crafts
  • Make your own birthday cards
  • Play catch (Baseball, Football, Frisbee)
  • Have a dress up tea party for the whole family (Hope no unexpected company comes) 😉
  • Family video night with popcorn
  • Go for midnight walks together

3. DO FUN THINGS TOGETHER

  • Games: Bible or Fairy Tale Charades
  • Hide & Seek for Mom and Dad
  • Tickle Fights
  • Pictionary & Playdough-ary
  • Guestures
  • Old Maids
  • Ride Bikes
  • Go roller skating or ice skating
  • Go picking fruit together
  • Go play Putt-Putt
  • Bowling
  • Volleyball
  • Date Night: Dad and daughter; Son and Mother
  • Play in the leaves
  • Play in the snow

4. HOLIDAY TRADITIONS/SPECIAL EVENTS

  • Christmas Traditions
  • Treasure Hunt clues for presents
  • Local events (Area colleges and town events have many cultural activities. Check with the Chamber of Commerce)
  • Plays
  • Concerts
  • Parades
  • Craft Shows
  • Fairs

5.  Special Guest Night

“One night I told the kids that we were having some very special guests for dinner … they were to get dressed nicely and be at the table at a certain time. The best dishes were used and a special meal was prepared. When they came to the table they saw only four places were set. I proceeded to tell them that they were the special guests since they were the most special people in the world. We had a wonderful evening and at the end of the meal they signed the guest book.”

~ Rand & Amber, married 33 years

What memory can you make with your spouse or family today?

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3 comments

  1. Shannon says:

    Christa, Thank you so much for sharing these!!!! I REALLY like the idea about the Special Guest dinner….my kids would be all over that one!!! Can’t wait to try it! These are ALL such great ideas!!!

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