Family Life

I am grateful for: friday family dinner

dinner with friends

We have a tradition in our family. Every Friday night eh family get together. Whether it with immediate family, extended family or close friends who are just about family, we get together for Friday night dinner. In our home, in our family we call this the Shabbat. For us, it is a time to relax, reflect, eat, drink, connect and unwind the week together.

We don’t have many family traditions… maybe only a few. But this is certainly one that has been going on for years. I remember the Friday night dinners at my grandmother’s house. Especially on the one occasion where she served off mushroom soup… “ahh the soup.. the soup it off!”, she said. I still remember that Friday night family meal.

It is a tradition I take pride in. A tradition that I look forward to. If there is one night I am going to cook a three-course meal it is Friday night. It is the one night I know I don’t have to cook when we go to my mother’s place.

Friday Shabbat family dinner is a time and a tradition I only hope my children will continue on with their families and their families to come. And to see my little girl smile when she gets to eat the challah and light the candles with mummy…. bliss.


What are your family traditions?

What are you grateful for this week?


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  • Jana

    These special occasion are my favorite ones as well, I feel so sorry that it happens really rarely. I like it so much when the whole family is together, we are always having a very nice time!

    • Tahlia

      I can only imagine how grateful you all are when it does happen. Thankyou for stopping by and sharing x

  • Kelly @ Polkadot Lane

    That sounds like such an amazing tradition to pass on to your children, and something to look forward to each week. I do love it when we all get together – the noise, the kids running around, the anecdotes (some new, some well-rehearsed favourites) but it just doesn’t happen that regularly. Lucky you!

    • Tahlia

      The sound of children is always a breath of fresh air. Thankyou for sharing x

  • Deb @ Home life simplified

    That sounds wonderful – you are very blessed! I have little fantasies about times like that and it is the worst “con” of living overseas from all our family – this stuff never happens.

    • Tahlia

      Ohh Deb.. I can only imagine how tough that would be at times. All the more reason to cherish the moments when you all come together x

  • http://Www.Maxabellaloves.Blogspot.Com Maxabella

    I think every family should have a shabbath! It just sounds so brilliant. x

    • Tahlia

      There is always a good laugh, a few arguments and disagreements, nice food and just all round good times… what a family gathering is all about. Hope you are feeling better xx

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