Monday, October 6, 2008

Family Journal

A couple of years ago, I was reading in my Family Fun magazine about a tradition one family had. They would gather their kids together one night a month and ask a couple of questions and write them down in their Family Journal. Sometimes they were silly questions to make the kids laugh and sometimes they were serious ones to get them to think. Then they would curl up together and read some favorite books. I loved this idea and decided to start doing this with my family. We do ours every first Monday of the month for Family Home Evening. After we are done asking our questions and writing down every ones responses, we set individual goals for the month. We write these down in our family journal too, but I also type them up and hang them on our fridge as a reminder. After that, we pick out a scrapbook and reminisce about all the fun we've had together. This has been a great way for us to look through pictures, instead of forgetting about them. Then we have a treat. This is what you would find us doing tonight and this is what our treat is going to be.

7 comments:

Andrea said...

I love this idea, and I stole if from you when you told me about it during our last visit to your house. I am stealing the idea for the dessert too. Then I got sucked in to that blog. It is a really great blog. Thanks for sharing.

Michelle said...

Wow, I love that idea! I would be curious to hear what some of the questions are that you ask. . .

Becky and Jaron Brunson Family said...

What a great idea! I think I'll incorporate this one into our own FHE traditions. Thanks for sharing!

Emily said...

What a great idea.

Lorinda said...

I too loved this idea in Family Fun! We've done it on Fast Sunday, but I like your idea of FHE as well. Instead of a family journal, I've started a journal for each of my children that they draw or write in depending on their abilities. Thanks for sharing.

Vanderbeeks Images said...

I would also LOVE to hear what questions you ask! Something to get us started. Thanks for sharing!

queen~e said...

What a great idea! How do you come up with questions??