Let's be real for a second...family get-togethers can be fun and awesome. BUT, sometimes they can be just as awkward. You could get stuck at the end of the table where you find yourself in the middle of every weird family dynamic there is, someone you're not sure if you just don't remember them or their a new addition no one gave you a head's-up on, some young adult that simply doesn't want to be there, the relative that feels like the world is coming to an end sitting next to the person who things live is a joke. Or, you may be the fifth wheel to every relationship or sitting with just one other person with your dinner plate on your lap because there wasn't room for you with everyone else at the main table.Read More
This idea all began with a mandatory once-a-week-dinner we started 12 years ago called, Family Nights.
Every Monday night, we would each take turns hosting dinner and no matter where you were throughout your day, you made it to Family Night. Rebekah would bring her new baby, the only grandchild at the time, her husband Matt would come from the local high school where he was a teacher. Heidi would come from some errand she was running for her new husband Jarod, who would come straight from a day laying brick all covered in dry cement. Tami was attending the local University and would put her social activities on hold for an evening and Daddy would faithfully come from the office.Read More