A Family Tradition

My dad and my younger sister
One of my favorite things about coming home, and actually being able to stay at home for a bit, is the little family traditions that we've created over the years. Every Friday, my dad, sister and I go to dinner with some family friends that we've known for a very long time.

We try to pick different restaurants so we're not eating at the same places every other weekend. Dinner is a two-hour long ordeal, with anywhere from 8 to 10 of us there every time. A lot of times we get asked if we're all family. We're not. Or if we're celebrating something. Normally, we're not. We just love getting together and catching up on each others lives.


Because selfies are really the way to go
Shelby (my sister) and I are always the youngest there, since not any of the other peoples kids want to come, but we don't mind. She and I try to take the time and just mess around and hang out. It's a time that we get to catch up with each other as well since we're both really busy a lot.

After we all go to dinner, we travers from wherever we are to the Starbucks near our home. We've been going there for at least 3 years, and since we're there every Friday they know us there. We've seen staff changes, and we know everyone on the rotation. It's funny because we're always there until closing time.

"Girls, can we please just get a normal picture"....this is what ensues
Sometimes it's the little things like these traditions that I miss most about staying in the sorority house. While I am more than welcome to go to dinner with everyone, even though I'm at school, a lot of times it's hard for me to juggle everything with school.

What's your favorite family tradition? 

5 comments

  1. Aww love these family traditions! I think my favorite would be trips to Maine, Sunday brunches and church + post church shopping trips :)

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    1. Ooh, post church shopping trips sound devine.
      xo, Maria

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  2. These are great traditions! My family doesn't quite have anything like that. But I do tend to fall back into the childhood me when I get home, I revert back to emptying the dishwasher (always exasperated that I've been asked), and lying on the floor with the puppies!

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  3. I just love family traditions, you look like you're having so much fun!

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    1. Haha, my family is definitely crazy. I love spending time with them because we always have such a great time.
      xo, Maria

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