Sunday, July 17, 2011

Around the kitchen table

Since getting married and moving to a place that I can call my own, I have learned that I really enjoy cooking. I didn't really cook that much growing up because my mom always did. My sister really liked to bake, but I never found myself in the kitchen much. I occasionally remember baking cookies. I would get all the ingredients out on the island table and talk to myself pretending that I was on a cooking show.

I love having a meal ready for Anthony when he gets home from work. This is one tangible way that I can show him that I love him. Although I don't do this every day, the satisfaction of making something and giving it to someone you care about and yourself is really a great feeling. If it turns out that way it supposed to, that is even better!

Anthony and I have a phrase above our kitchen table which says, "The fondest memories are made when gathered around the table." Although I was usually the one who wanted everyone else to finish their food faster, I recognize now that had my family skipped the actually sitting down together we would have missed a lot of the bonding time that helped solidify our family. For me, this phrase doesn't just apply to eating at the table. We love to play games around the table, too! Anthony bought this game called Farkle this last week while we were in Michigan. I bet over the course of the week different family members and us played at least 20 games of Farkle. (I definitely recommend buying this game. You actually only need 6 dice and the rules, which I am sure you can find online. It is also a great game for just two people.)

Having friends and family gather around the table for food or games or both is such a sweet time. Enjoy it!

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