What are your favorite things to do with your family?

Discussion in 'Off Topic Chat' started by brittany, May 15, 2013.

  1. brittany

    brittany Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    May 13, 2013
    Messages:
    80
    Likes Received:
    13
    My favorite things to do with my family are camping, fishing, hiking, cookouts, and family movie night. We have so much fun, especially in the summer. My son is about to be 1 year old in June. We are planning a big family cookout to celebrate and of course see our family! What do you enjoy doing most with your families?
     
    brittany, May 15, 2013
    #1
    1. Advertisements

  2. brittany

    limcid Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 30, 2013
    Messages:
    109
    Likes Received:
    29
    Well, we don't get together as often as we should these days. So, just simply getting together for whatever reason has become a "favorite" thing. Every year we seem to do less together.

    I think I will have to step up and lead on the issue of family events. We haven't had a cookout for the 4th of July since I was a child. I think I will just get some food together, go by my Mom's (invite the rest over) and start cooking in the backyard. If no one shows up, hey, more for me! :) :p
     
    limcid, May 15, 2013
    #2
    1. Advertisements

  3. brittany

    Lilley1 Active Member

    Joined:
    May 14, 2013
    Messages:
    27
    Likes Received:
    4
    Family cookouts were always my favorite and I hope they will be for my children too. When our extended family joined in on the cookouts, they would all bring their own dish. It was quite fun because everyone was known for a specific dish and it was always so exciting to see them bring it even though we had it several times before. For the past few years, I've been known to bring home-made bread rolls from scratch. Honey yeast rolls to be exact. :p
     
    Lilley1, May 16, 2013
    #3
  4. brittany

    ACSAPA Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    May 2, 2013
    Messages:
    1,171
    Likes Received:
    198
    Location:
    Miami, FL
    My daughter and I like to play video games and go for walks by the creek to see the iguanas, ibises, manatees, fish, turtles, baby ducks ,egrets and baby frogs. We also like to have picnics by the creek, in fact we had a "romantic" mother-daughter picnic on Valentine's Day and we're making that a tradition from now on.
     
    ACSAPA, May 17, 2013
    #4
  5. brittany

    Dorothy Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 26, 2013
    Messages:
    122
    Likes Received:
    24
    i love spending time with my family no matter what we are doing! Sometimes we just get together for a movie night which is so much fun we all really enjoy this, or having a cook out maybe or just spending time at the park, which ever it is , we always enjoy ourselves just because we are all together. Love family time!!
     
    Dorothy, May 20, 2013
    #5
  6. brittany

    aa888 Member

    Joined:
    May 25, 2013
    Messages:
    16
    Likes Received:
    1
    I love going to the movies with my family, bowling, trying out new restaurants, going to the beach/park. Family time is the best. I really do cherish the moments I share with them as my parents are getting older.
     
    aa888, May 25, 2013
    #6
  7. brittany

    Suplex790 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    May 3, 2013
    Messages:
    55
    Likes Received:
    12
    I don't really do much with my family unfortunately. My parents are not really active anymore and they rarely go anywhere. My 3 siblings all moved away from the area I live and so I don't see them all that often. I'm kind of on my own when it comes to family, it can be quite lonely for me but I suppose I became somewhat used to it.
     
    Suplex790, May 26, 2013
    #7
  8. brittany

    Fearchara Member

    Joined:
    May 20, 2013
    Messages:
    7
    Likes Received:
    0
    One of my favourite things is surfing weekends. Sounds so great, I actually don't surf myself as we have the cold Atlantic on the west coast and I can't abide cold water. What is so special about those weekends is the time that we get to spend together as a family. We eat out which don't often do at home. After my husband has finished surfing all the rest of the time is spent with us as a family, walking on the beach, setting up camp, always looking for old monuments and exploring the country side. I just love it because my husband is always so busy doing all his other sports and work that there is no quality family time compared with the surfing weekends.
     
    Fearchara, May 27, 2013
    #8
  9. brittany

    Dorothy Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 26, 2013
    Messages:
    122
    Likes Received:
    24


    That is so sad, do your siblings live very far away, maybe you could go visit for a weekend or something, I have some family members that live out of state and I miss them so much, and it is hard to just get up and go where they are sometimes,especially the way gas prices are now, but i would be nice to go visit for a weekend or something. As for your parents, maybe you could just spend some time with them watching movies or something at least so that you don't feel so alone.
     
    Dorothy, May 27, 2013
    #9
  10. brittany

    ihopper Member

    Joined:
    May 18, 2013
    Messages:
    11
    Likes Received:
    3
    My family and I love to travel. So when we have long holidays, we usually travel. This really helps us bond since we don't use gadgets or the internet when travelling abroad. Instead, we just enjoy each other's company. We tell stories of how life has been so far. We eat at different restaurants. When we're not travelling, we usually go out to see a movie.
     
    ihopper, May 28, 2013
    #10
    Dorothy likes this.
  11. brittany

    Mortontfrh Member

    Joined:
    May 27, 2013
    Messages:
    18
    Likes Received:
    0
    I love sitting down with the family and playing board or card games. It's a nice way for everyone to come together, and it usually adds a little bit of a competitive edge which is always fun. We've spent hours upon hours playing Settlers of Catan.
     
    Mortontfrh, May 28, 2013
    #11
  12. brittany

    christa Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    May 30, 2013
    Messages:
    59
    Likes Received:
    8
    I just love family time!! In winter time we usualy just watch some movies because its to cold to go anywhere with the kiddies, but in summer time we love to go fishing,camping or just take the kids for swimming and playing in the park!
     
    christa, Jun 17, 2013
    #12
  13. brittany

    christa Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    May 30, 2013
    Messages:
    59
    Likes Received:
    8
    Aah shame man this is so sad!!! :)
     
    christa, Jun 17, 2013
    #13
  14. brittany

    TwinkleBell Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    May 21, 2013
    Messages:
    74
    Likes Received:
    11
    My favorite things to do with my family are fishing, boating, camping, hiking, scuba diving, snorkeling, jet skiing, family cookouts, picnics, playing board games, bike riding, bowling, family get togethers, etc. We're having a big family reunion this July. I can't wait! :D
     
    TwinkleBell, Jun 17, 2013
    #14
  15. brittany

    ACSAPA Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    May 2, 2013
    Messages:
    1,171
    Likes Received:
    198
    Location:
    Miami, FL
    Wow, your family is really active and adventurous. I don't think my family has done half of those things. It sounds like you guys really live life to the fullest.
     
    ACSAPA, Jun 29, 2013
    #15
    TwinkleBell likes this.
  16. brittany

    TwinkleBell Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    May 21, 2013
    Messages:
    74
    Likes Received:
    11
    Yes, my family is really active and adventurous. We spend a lot of time together doing lots of fun activities, especially on the weekends. I live in the Caribbean and Live near the beach. I love my island life! :D
     
    TwinkleBell, Jun 30, 2013
    #16
  17. brittany

    randee555 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 2, 2014
    Messages:
    131
    Likes Received:
    17
    We like to play video games, watch movies, listen to music, read books, etc. I'm hoping we can actually get out more this summer and have road trips or do some stuff away from home now that our youngest is a little older.
     
    randee555, Jan 19, 2014
    #17
  18. brittany

    Preya_M Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 5, 2013
    Messages:
    124
    Likes Received:
    8
    My family and I are so scattered, we have too many things to do nowadays so we hardly have time for each other. Though, we try to do a couple things as a family, like eat dinner and watch TV. It may not seem like much, but to me it's a great feeling because we're always busy. :(
     
    Preya_M, Jan 19, 2014
    #18
  19. brittany

    dorannmwin Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Dec 19, 2013
    Messages:
    80
    Likes Received:
    9
    We really enjoy going out hiking or exploring the wilderness. We also love to spend a lot of time at the pool during the summer.

    Even the simple things like playing games on the computer together or cooking together are things that we enjoy doing as a family.
     
    dorannmwin, Jan 19, 2014
    #19
  20. brittany

    VioletxSkye Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    May 21, 2013
    Messages:
    54
    Likes Received:
    6
    We don't do too many things together. Though I do enjoy fishing with someone. It's so relaxing and nice. It also doesn't require alot of talking and such. So there's no need for mindless, pointless small talk if you have nothing you want to discuss. As a bonus, if you catch something you have fresh food to eat. You just feel different about your food if you spend all that time trying to catch it.
     
    VioletxSkye, Jan 19, 2014
    #20
    1. Advertisements

Ask a Question

Want to reply to this thread or ask your own question?

You'll need to choose a username for the site, which only take a couple of moments (here). After that, you can post your question and our members will help you out.