Sunday, November 16, 2008

Saturday Night

Saturday night was game night. This is something we try to do a couple nights a month just to make time to laugh, cut up and spend time with each other. The games stimulate the brain, meaning we have to use it a little and we really enjoy it. It doesn't really matter whether we play board games, cards, domino (we all love chicken foot) or even one of those dvd games, it's more about spending time with each other and laughing and having a good time.




I made chicken potpie for dinner,

and some Dark Chocolate Coconut Bark for dessert.
We played Deal or No Deal and a couple games of Truth or Crap... yeah but that really is the name of the game.
We laughed and cheered each other on and had a good time. Mom and I even split a small bag of microwave popcorn. Not too bad carb wise, about 5 net carbs. Over all a good night.
But this lead me to wonder, what do other people do to spend time with their families? If you have a few minutes, shoot me off a comment and let me know what your family likes to do to spend time together and relax.

8 comments:

Sadekat said...

That sounds like fun! When my parents come to visit, my Mom and I spend every night playing Wahoo, a type of marble board game. My husband and I like to go shoot pool in the winter, and in the summer we like to go to a park and play backgammon and feed birds.

Vikki said...

I haven't seen a Wahoo game in years, it and chinese checkers were my fav as a kid. I'm also a huge fan of backgammon.

Sounds like you have a good time yourself.

Sadekat said...

My Dad custom made wahoo boards for everyone in the family. I have only seen them a store once, it was a game store.

October said...

Cro and I are gamers and so we play WoW together. My mom and I play Canasta when I visit, or play the Wii together, or paint (she is artistic too), or whatever comes to mind. Dad and I play guitar when I visit, or drive around "the place" (his 86 acre farm and the surrounding land where our ancestors used to live) and chat about our history, the land. We also might go out to his shop and knock fossils out of limestone, or work on a woodworking project, or just sit on the porch and look out at the pond and enjoy each other's company. Cro will go fishing or play on his iPhone when we visit my parents. :) It's a nice time being together as a family, nomatter what we do.

Vikki said...

You know October, I couldn't agree with you more. I can't tell you how many hours my mom and I have spent over the years painting, doing crafts or cooking together. She grew up on a huge farm, and my G/F deeded it out to all his children. So while it's no longer a working farm it's still all together plus some of the grandchildren have bought property adjacent so the "home place" is bigger now. I'm not much of a farm girl any more, I like my suburb dwelling, where we are has a small town feel but is fairly close to everything. But I do really enjoy going down to the "farm" and walking around. We have tons of deer and a family of wild hogs living on our part. Of course the wild hogs are pretty scary but the deer are so pretty.

Vikki said...

Donna,
How cool is that, and what a wonderful family heirloom. I would guess it's one of your most cherished gifts. I know it would be mine.

Sadekat said...

Yea, I love my board that my Dad made. He made several at once and I am proud that he gave me the best out of the bunch since I play the game more than anyone else in the family. I have already asked for the original wahoo board that he had a carpenter make back in the 70's It's really beautiful!

Vikki said...

That is just too cool. I have a bookcase and a desk my dad made. The desk is a roll top that he never managed to figure out how to make the roll top...giggle. It's a huge desk, but I'm very proud of it. I also have a set of pin and grove bookshelves. I've never seen any like them ever except for the set he made for his living room.