We have carried a lot of family traditions from our own upbringings into our own family. Here are some of our family traditions:
Friday night pizza and movie night: On Fridays we make homemade pizza together and then eat it while watching a movie on the couch. Sometimes followed by ice cream - on Friday nights we treat ourselves!
Family dinners: We have family dinners together every night! This gives us the opportunity to transition from our work day (and our future child’s school day) and come together as a family for the rest of the evening.
Family vacations: We try to travel as often as we can to new places, but there are some vacations we do over and over! Every summer we (try to) travel to Montauk to spend a week at the beach with Danielle’s entire side of the family. We try to go on a ski trip every winter with Danielle’s parents and brother. And, of course, Disney World! We can’t wait to bring our child to Disney World someday.
Holiday Traditions and Birthdays: We love our holiday traditions and are always looking for opportunities to create new ones! On New Years Eve we play board games until the ball drops, on the 4th of July we host a big party at our house and watch the fireworks, and for Christmas traditions, well there are too many to document!
While the annual Army Navy Football Game isn’t a holiday in all households, in our house it is. Every year we host a big party at our home to watch the game with all of our Navy family and friends.
For birthdays, the birthday person gets to choose their favorite meal and cake of their choosing!
Parent Child Date Night: While this isn’t a tradition that is currently in place, we can’t wait to implement this one once we have a child of our own. We will both take turns taking the child out on a date to spend one-on-one time with that child. We hope to continue this when we have more children as well, so we are always getting that alone time together with them.