Tuesday, October 4, 2011


1. Giving good value or service in relation to the amount of money, time, or effort spent

With Caleb looking for work I tried to think of some good fun we could do as a family over the summer that did not include much money.  We've played a lot of games like Chess and Monopoly.  I've taught them Skipo and a couple other card games as well.  We visited the local park and library regularly.  So often that I even heard somebody refer to us as the "library and park people".  Haha.

We are also the "campfire people". 

Twice a week we sit around the firepit in our front yard and roast hotdogs and marshmallows.  Well, Caleb and I roast marshmallows...the kids burn them.

I love to see their excitement...how happy it makes them.
I love the good family time of feeling close and connected.
I love the memories we're making.

Economical indeed.

What about you?  What kind of economical fun does your family enjoy?


Mrs. VK said...

Hi Dawn!!! So happy to "see you" PLEASE email me! I have had you on my mind and heart often waiting and wishing you'd write soon... your children are looking so good ~ one of my girls had a dress just like your little one in the first picture.

Lydia said...

I love this post. We recently have had a need to reign in a bit and really refocus our intention on finances - trying to live a full and interesting life with our children while spending little or nothing. We have a fire pit out back and the kids are always game for a fire and marshmallows. Wonderful family memories you are making!

The Cutts Clan said...

There is hardly anything that compares to a good campfire :) Because we are clearing out our land right now, we always seem to have many piles of brush around. Definitely makes for good times. :)