Family Traditions

   Here are some traditions we do as a family and are open to do any new traditions you would like us to include:


For slumber parties and for family movie night we make Pop-Corn suprise...which is popcorn that has something sweet hidden in the bottom of each persons bowl... like candy
For birthdays, we usually ask the person whose birthday it is what they want for breakfast, and then they are served whatever they desire in bed. If they are in school on their birthday, they will receive something special like balloons or flowers.
   Sweet 16 the kids have a really big party with boys and girls
                         When our child turns 16 they get a ring. 

Our family loves Water fights (inside and outside the house) and Whip Cream fights (usually on holidays)
  On New Years we love to bang pots and pans at midnight as a family. We usually spend the night together playing games and watching movies.

                         Easter egg hunts: Most of the time at Grandma’s house with cousins.
                 Toasts at Easter and Thanksgiving… (Usually with juice or soda): usually started with "to Motorcycles" in honor of Karine's Dad who is no longer with us. Everyone takes a turn and toasts to whatever they want.


The 4th of July we usually go over to Todd's parents for a big breakfast and watch the towns’ parade together. Sometimes we are in it. Then at night we will go to the towns’ stadium and watch the fireworks show. After wards we usually come home or go to family’s house and light our own. The kids love the 4th of July.

One of our favorite Halloween traditions is to go to the pumpkin patch and pick out our own pumpkin. That usually includes a hay ride and some fun mazes and activities.
                          Boo give away at Halloween (cookies and yummies but done in door bell ditch style)
Our family really enjoys Trunk or Treat on Halloween.(done at the church parking lot with our ward)

On Thanksgiving we rotate dinner between relatives’ homes each year. We all bring our favorite dishes and enjoy the day as a family eating and being together. Chocolate pie and Pumpkin pie is our families’ favorite holiday desert.

Our Family loves to make igloos and snowmen in the winter and have snowball fights too.
 Christmas is one of our favorite holidays. We decorate everything inside and out! The more lights the better.

At Christmas we love to drive around as a family and look at other houses decorated. 
                          Gifts to give to a need a family at Christmas time
          We dress up and act out the birth of Jesus and manger scene every year at Christmas.
                         We go Christmas caroling as a family with hot chocolate 
                         We love to decorate Christmas Cookies and show them off.
                          We usually make a cookie plate up for our neighbors at Christmas and sing one song.
                           Christmas eve, everyone opens one gift…

         All of Todd’s family lives very close. We have family dinners and get togethers often.
 Karine’s Mother and Step Father visit several times a year and send care packages to the children often.