Every couple weeks or so, we try to have a family movie night.  Because Dad’s day off is on Friday (and the kids are still on “summer vacation” from their Chilean school year), we chose to have our first family movie night at our new house after soccer practice this past Thursday evening.

applebees chicken tendersInstead of making homemade pizza, I decided to try the deep fryer that someone gave to us.  (Never having used a deep fryer before, I was a bit nervous with all the warnings that are printed on the machine, but, thankfully, nothing happened!)  We ate chicken fingers dipped in Frank’s Buffalo Wing Sauce along with some carrots, celery, and blue cheese.  Wow, it was all so good!!  We are definitely having that meal again!

meet the RobinsonsThe movie of the night was “Meet the Robinsons”.  (Normally, the rule of the house when watching a movie is that it has to be in Spanish….EXCEPT, when we all watch it as a family.  That makes watching it together even more special and relaxing.)  Everyone really enjoyed it and I appreciated one of the main themes of the movie that stressed the importance of not looking at your failures as negative, but rather as opportunities for future success.

Anyway, we enjoyed another great night together.  Thank you, Lord, for these special family times!

 Ruth 1:16 (NIV)  But Ruth replied, “Don’t urge me to leave you or to turn back from you. Where you go I will go, and where you stay I will stay. Your people will be my people and your God my God.

 Your turn to share:  What are some ways that you spend time together as a family?