52 Lists weeks #38: Our Family Traditions

 We have quite a few family traditions; though I'm not sure I can call them all traditions since after a few years I try to shake things up and change them a bit.  See while I love the idea of family traditions I often get bored with them or our kids outgrow them and we have to change them.  Yet we still consider them traditions!  




This week's list: list your family's traditions got me thinking about everything that we do as a family and in particular those that we tend to do together year after year.  Pretty much the definition of tradition right?

Well here are some of our favorites:


  • Annual summer trip to Canobie Lake Park
  • Going apple picking in the fall
  • Making apple pies one night as a family
  • Baking Christmas cookies together
  • Buying on new ornament each to put on our Christmas tree (usually the ornament symbolizes something special about that year)
  • We have an Easter Egg hunt with family on Easter morning and then my family heads to the movies
  • Every 4th of July we have a huge family cookout at the lake
  • Each August we get together as a family to have a picnic and remember a loved one that passed way to soon
  • Friday night family movies through the fall and winter
  • Watching ELF each Thanksgiving weekend while we put up our tree
What types of family traditions do you have (and keep?).






Others in this series:

Week #1;Words that Touch My Soul
Week #2: Greatest Comforts
Week #3: Things You Should Be Proud Of
Week #4: Current and Future Goals and Dreams
Week #5: What You Are Grateful For
Week #6: The Ways In Which You Can Love Others
Week #7: The Things That Make You Feel Healthy
Week #8: My Favorite Albums
Week #9: Places I Want to Go
Week #10: The Ways You Cleanse for Spring
Week #11: The Essentials
Week #12: The Things That Feel Like Home
Week #13: The Things I Want to Make
Week #14: My Dream Jobs
Week #15: My Favorite Quotes
Week #16: My Favorite Books
Week #17: The People I Admire
Week #18: The Ways That I am Energized 
Week #19: The Things I Want to be Known for
Week #20: My Summer Goals
Week #21: My Favorite Snacks
Week #22: The Things That Keep Me Up At Night
Week #23: My Pet Peeves
Week #24:  My Happiest Moments
Week #25: My Favorite Meals
Week #26: The Things I Carry In my Purse
Week #27: Trials that Make Me Better
Week #28: Things and Places That Make Me Feel Safe
Week #29: My Favorite Games
Week #30: The Sports I Watch or Play
Week #31: My August To Do List
Week #32: My Favorite Scents 
Week #33: My Favorite Places to Eat
Week #34: Random Facts About Me
Week #35: How I'd Spent 1 Million Dollars
Week #36: Autumn Bucket List 
Week #37: My Favorite Places to Shop

Comments

  1. Love all of these! I have never been to a lake, much less had a cookout by one. And what a nice tradition to gather together as a family to remember someone who passed away. I hope it continues to bring you comfort.

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  2. Lovely! We love our traditions and I think they might get even more important as the children get older.

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    1. I think so too; I know many of the traditions we carry on with our kids are traditions we had growing up too.

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  3. Lovely! We love our traditions and I think they might get even more important as the children get older.

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  4. Traditions are so much fun! ...and I agree that sometimes that need a little tweaking :) Your August picnic sounds memorable and special.

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  5. Great traditions! Even the simple ones make for wonderful memories. Elf is one of our favorite movies to watch every Christmas season too, by the way.

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    1. So very true. I don't think traditions have to be elaborate to be important.

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  6. Love your list! We also do the Christmas ornament tradition, it's such a fun way to add a special little touch to the tree. Summer lake trips also sound like a great idea and something I'd like to try in the future.

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    1. My kids look forward to their ornament each year eager to see what they're getting. It's so fun to pull them out each year and remember too.

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