Monday, October 25, 2010

Making Our Home a Haven Challenge week 4

With the music playing, your candle lit and your clutter areas clean , lets move on to family fun. That's what the challenge is this week over at Courtney's website . Sharing tender moments with your family..whether you work or stay at home, I know how hard it is to carve some 'fun' time with the family. Last week was my daughter's 9th birthday and my family asked me what she wanted for a gift. I said 'board games , board games and more board games!"  We love to play games with the family, in fact every evening we play a board game right before bedtime. Lately it has been the game Trouble since Ashley got that for her birthday. Other things we love to do is take walks , throw the football outside and turn on the music and dance.. the kid's think the 80's genre of music is hilarious. We have neighbors that live across from us, they are a very quiet elderly couple and even though we have lived here 4 years , we haven't talked to them very much. They prefer to keep to themselves and that's fine. Although the other day, the neighbor stopped my husband and said " I enjoy seeing your family, it's so refreshing to see a family that is always together, whether you are going away or playing outside, I can tell you all really love each other" I have to tell you that is one of the greatest compliments I ever received. She could tell that our home is a haven to our family and that we love being together. Remember when you don't think anyone is looking ...they just might be. So now you need to get off of the computer and go have some fun with your family..Enjoy!!   Enjoy God's Blessings today! -Tina


  1. Awww! That is a lovely compliment!

    Enjoy the challenge,

  2. I'm so excited about this week's challenge. :) Love board games! What is your favorite?
    Off to make spend some time with the kids !:)

    Have a great week!

  3. Wow - that accomplishes what I set as my goal. To model marriage (or in your case, family) according to God's design - so that other's might recognize the joy that is inherent in God's plan for families. Powerful stuff.

  4. What a sweet thing for them to say! We used to have family night one night a week, as the kids got older (and began jobs) it became a lot harder to work out a schedule.

    Now our oldest is back at college, but we did manage a game night before he left! We just have to take advantage of the available time that we have!

  5. I forgot to thank you for linking up to Making Your Home Sing Monday, today. Although you did forget to give a courtesy link back to my blog. It's just a courtesy, as I said, but also so that your readers can see what the other meme participants are up to.

    Do you know how to link to an individual word (instead of typing out the whole URL)? If you'd like to know let me know and I'll be happy to tell you know. It's really easy!

  6. Thanks..I'm all new to this blog stuff so any pointers would help!

  7. The first 11 years of my parenting, I lived out in the country. It was a shock to move into town and feel like our family of many kids was being watched. Neighbors would comment on things we were doing, but I knew they hadn't walked by or been out in their yards. It was a little uncomfortable at first, until I realized they probably enjoyed watching us, as you learned from your neighbors. It also kept me accountable when I realized how far my voice traveled.

    I like board games, but my favorite is to play with my daughter's dolls. I even have some of my own, so that when the kids leave and take their toys, I still have some! :)