Finer Things Friday: Popcorn/Smoothie/Movie Night

In our family, Friday Night Lights define the start to fall weekends.  It was 3 years of Tiny Town living before we relinquished our “haven’t missed a game” status last fall when the dead van battery prevented our road trip.  Three small children, and Mama was the one in tears!

Our newest baby boy was born at 5:08 AM the morning before the first game of the season last month.  We arrived home at 1:00 on game day, and you can bet we were cheering on our team from the end zone that night! (In the van, with full-field view.  It’s a Tiny Town perk.)

Since then, our game attendance record hasn’t been quite so stellar.  With four children, including a wee baby, this Mama made the tough decision to forgo ballgame road trips this year.  Our Friday nights now have a new look.

Early baths.  Popcorn and smoothies for supper.  On a blanket.  In front of the tv.  While watching a movie.

It’s popcorn/smoothie/movie night at our house!  Doesn’t hold a candle to Friday Night Lights, but it’s peaceful.  And it’s safe.  And it’s fun.  Even without football, our Friday nights are a Finer Thing.

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  1. I think your new Friday nights sound perfect! New seasons of life sometimes require rearranging our expectations and it sounds like you’ve got it figured out!

  2. Love it! Sounds like an awesome Friday night to me!

  3. What a wonderful way to kick off the weekend! Sounds perfect!

  4. Wise decision, my friend. 🙂 You’ve found another wonderful way to build memories for you kids and, really, that’s what it’s all about! (Well, that and surviving these busy sleepless early days!!! ;0 ) Friday nights have long been “pizza and a movie” nights around here because it helps keep it fun and easy on nights when Daddy, inevitably, has to work late.

  5. My kids love popcorn night.

    Thanks for the carnival.

  6. I love those family nights:-)

  7. How I remember Friday nights like yours. And what is realy cool, is that your kids will remember those nights too…they will be wonderful memories for them. Plus, who can resist popcorn and a smoothie, not to mention a movie!

    Congratulations on your newest addition! Babies are the most precious things in the world!


  8. I love that kind of evening. We have movie night on Saturday nights, popcorn & sugarfree lemonade. Jammies, blankets, and pillows and a good family movie. Its especially fun for Fall and Winter. My kids really look forward to it. Its snuggle time as a family and it brings us together.

    Thanks for the party. Its my first time here!


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