As the name of my blog indicates, I spend a lot of time thinking about home. Of course, my Heavenly Home is the one that is eternal, so that’s where I need to lay up my treasures, and that’s the one I’m striving for. But in the meantime, I have been given this tiny piece of the here-and-now—this home on the edge of town, this family, this neighborhood—in which to serve Him. And, though this is in the earthly realm, I want the things that happen here to be investments in the Heavenly realm.

Sunday, July 1, 2012

Sunday Snapshots: A{n Unusual} Tradition

I can't even remember when it started.  But one year, after a sweltering hot day spent at a family reunion, one of us (probably me) suggested that we meet for a nice meal in a cool place that evening, and we went to Olive Garden.  The next year we did the same thing.  And, as is the case when you do something fun two years in a row, it became a tradition.  I don't know of anyone else who eats Italian on Independence Day, but that's what we do.  

Over the years, the tradition has morphed into going whatever day during the holiday week that fits everyone's schedules.  So today was the day, and this afternoon we met up at Olive Garden and filled up a long table and ordered lots of macaroni and cheese from the kids' menu and ate lots of salad and bread sticks and garlicky things.  I love tradition.  

                       Kids in front of Olive Garden                                                            Alaine and her "mommies" 

Back at our house, we played games...although one of us preferred to catch up on her reading.  

Do you have any unusual traditions in your family?

1 comment:

  1. Not that I can think of though I certainly would not be opposed to this tradition in the least. What a great way to celebrate and avoid the entire BBQ scene in the heat. We're having a picnic to avoid that whole scene actually, but now we'll have the whole picnic scene. Oh well!


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