Stilettos and Diapers: Family Night Traditions

3.01.2016

Family Night Traditions


Ever since our oldest started school, we've put a bigger focus on family nights around here. You don't realize how much time you get with your kids until they're off to school all day!  

One thing that's almost always on the to-do list? Pizza

Almost every Friday starts with the dinner that no one ever complains about. The boys like to have movie nights upstairs and you'll often find us enjoying a very competitive game of Monopoly. The new Here and Now version is perfect for kids! 







Did I mention that I tend to win that Monopoly game? It may be a recent stroke of luck and Cooper is telling y'all that I cheated...which I absolutely didn't. But it sure does make for some good laughs. 
While food is generally not allowed upstairs, family night is a fun exception. It makes it even more special when you can break the rules a bit! I'd like to think that the memories we make every weekend will last a lifetime. I remember when we had pizza nights when I was a kid and how fun it was! You just don't forget those special times spent with your family. These days, it's harder than ever to have undistracted time together, so we have to make more of an effort. 
Family night is also a bit of a cooking break for me, being able to serve dinner quickly and easily. The RED BARON® brand is timeless and has been providing pizza for family nights since 1976. RED BARON® Classic Crust Pizza has medium thick crust, with just the right crunch. 

I hope pizza family night continues until my boys are grown and that they keep the tradition alive with their own families. Maybe they'll even bring their kids here so I can kick their butts in board games, too! 

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Now for a chance to win a $100 Visa gift card, tell me in the comments below: how do you spend special nights with your family? 

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141 comments:

  1. I love that idea for family night! Our daughter is still young, but we try to go to grandma and grandpas house every week for Sunday dinner. It's great because we all get to sit down and see each other every week

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  2. Aww how fun. We don't have any kids yet, but we have fun thinking of what our nights with them will be like. Right now, we like to do pizza night and movies. Lately we have been doing no phone date/family night and I have a feeling that will be a big one when we have kids too.

    Allison http://allisons-eye.com/

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  3. I have a 4 year old and 21 month old. I cook every night because it is easier to eat at home than take 2 kiddos out to eat. We always have dinner as a family in the kitchen between 5-6 pm. My husband does bath time while I clean up the kitchen and than we sit down as a family and my oldest Carter who is four gets to pick a show or a movie and have either popcorn or ice cream or a cookie (some kind of dessert) and sit as a family and enjoy together time. Sometimes we play Disney dominoes or Candy Land while the show is on. We just love spending time together and we know after daddy gets home from work being together and spending time with the kids and our family is most important.

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  4. We have family movie night - and watch family movies (new and old) or play a kids game with our 6 and 8 year old while trying to keep the 2 year old from messing it up! Pizza on Fridays is pretty popular around here too. Thank you!

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  5. My family loves to play card games and dice games together. We also like to watch movies together or binge-watch shows on Netflix! yarbr012@gmail.com

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  6. https://twitter.com/yarbr012/status/704791777350434816 yarbr012@gmail.com

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  7. We love to watch movies together. Every other Friday we declare it to be family night & we cuddle upand watch a movie. It calm, relaxing & something we all enjoy after a busy week.

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  8. We normally go out to dinner.

    willgriesmer@yahoo.com

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  9. https://twitter.com/willgriesmer/status/704810347304189952

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  10. We do pizza Friday's too! And usually out to lunch on Saturday- because for some reason going to dinner with little ones never works out well!

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  11. We play card games.

    mami2jcn at gmail dot com

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  12. tweet--https://twitter.com/mami2jcn/status/704837445150498816

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  13. We play card games and talk about the good ol days

    groogruxking40 @ gmail dot com

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    https://twitter.com/groogruxking40/status/704871070784843776

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  15. We spend family nights by watching movies and having snacks and we Love Red Baron Pizza for dinner night family get togethers!

    jewelwood55(at)gmail(dot)com

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  16. Tweet-https://twitter.com/JewelWood/status/705004514412089345

    jewelwood55(at)gmail(dot)com

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  17. we like to watch movies and eat pizza

    elena150980 at yahoo dot com

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  18. https://twitter.com/ElenaIstomina/status/705009964893343744

    elena150980 at yahoo dot com

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  19. We spend special nights by having game night, or watching a movie that our kids choose. Thank you for the wonderful giveaway.
    Erin
    ErinLoves2Run at gmail dot com

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  20. We enjoy ordering pizza in and watching a family movie.
    kellywcu8888ATgmailDOTcom

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  21. Tweet:
    https://twitter.com/ErinLoves2Run/status/705035783242010624
    Erin
    ErinLoves2Run at gmail dot com

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  22. tweet
    https://twitter.com/Kellydpa/status/705035665516453891
    kellywcu8888ATgmailDOTcom

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  23. How fun! Special night with my family would be BBQ or dinner pizza. We enjoy watching movies and game shows together.

    amy [at] utry [dot] it

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  24. tweeted:
    https://twitter.com/uTry_it/status/705081437054107648
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  25. When I was a kid it was Friday night movies, pizza, and everyone camped out and slept on the floor in the living room together definitely a tradition I will pass onto my children!! One of my favorite memories!

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  26. I spend special nights with my family ordering pizza or Chinese and playing board games.

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  27. https://twitter.com/RachelGriesmer/status/705197663906603008

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  28. https://twitter.com/OneFrugalGirl/status/705491605373984769
    onefrugalgirl AT gmail DOT com

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  29. My kids are quite small so right now we spend a lot of time wrestling and tickling after baths and putting on pajamas.
    onefrugalgirl AT gmail DOT com

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  30. https://twitter.com/momknowsbest15/status/705568201338331137

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  31. I'm totally in the mood for pizza now...it looks so good! We love to have game nights on Fridays!

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  32. We try to make something for dinner that everyone likes, and spend extra quality time together. :)

    chambanachik(at)gmail(dot)com

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  33. We try to have a movie or television night, or go out and do something fun.

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  34. tweet-https://twitter.com/LuLu_Brown24/status/706108001350889472

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  35. We like to visit relatives or play card games together.
    maddiembrubaker {at} gmail [dot] com

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  36. Tweet link: https://twitter.com/shala_darkstone/status/706217146607493120
    maddiembrubaker {at} gmail [dot] com

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  37. We love to enjoy game night or movie night and we also love to make those nights more special with pizza. Thanks so much.
    rickpeggysmith(at)aol(dot)com

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  38. Tweeted: https://twitter.com/peg42/status/706278935923957761
    Thanks again
    rickpeggysmith(at)aol(dot)com

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  39. We watch movie and have dinner together.
    tcarolinep at gmail dot com

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  40. tweet-https://twitter.com/tcarolinep/status/706308315895062528

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  41. I spend nights making dinners and playing outside with my family!

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  42. tweeted https://twitter.com/stephcouponsxx/status/706601913844785152

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  43. We like to rent movies, play games and have yummy food together!
    prettyinhotpink6 at gmail dot com

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  44. Tweet: https://twitter.com/PrettyHotPink6/status/707643898773020673

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  45. We spend special nights together by having pizza night every friday.
    thefiggtree@yahoo.com

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  46. https://twitter.com/sandyhills25/status/707646934429929472
    thefiggtree@yahoo.com

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  47. We try to do a fun night where we just play with the kids. They're super little so that makes them happy.

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  48. We do pizza for family night too! We also recently started a new tradition recently where we go around the dinner table and each person shares something good that happened that day/what their favorite part of the day was. It's such a nice way to connect and learn more about what's going on with each other :)

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  49. Our kids love to go to the gym to swim, or if Daddy takes them on a bike ride or hike. We love spending time together.

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  50. Our kids love to go to the gym to swim, or if Daddy takes them on a bike ride or hike. We love spending time together.

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  51. we have dinner together and do family game night

    dlatany at gmail dot com

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  52. https://twitter.com/sweetums82/status/708303841545068544

    dlatany at gmail dot com

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  53. We spend family nights by watching our favorite movies together.

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  54. https://twitter.com/mommysweetiepie/status/708362359513821184

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  55. Our special family nights are spent around the pool, swimming and playing games. Sometimes we'll roast marshmallows in the fire pit.
    jlammers002 at woh dot rr dot com

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  56. I shared on Twitter: https://twitter.com/FireRunner2379/status/708830774875832320.
    jlammers002 at woh dot rr dot com

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  57. WE have family game night too!! But we play on XBOX 360 Just dance or Bowling. Its friendly family competition and gets us all up and off the couch and spending the evening in the livingroom together

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  58. We like to do game nights or movie nights.

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  59. https://twitter.com/davisesq212/status/709280392847749120

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  60. I usually spend special nights with my family eating dinner and relaxing out in the back yard.

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  61. We eat pizza and watch a movie.
    MCantu1019 at aol dot com

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  62. We like to cook a meal together...then sit around the table laughing and talking while we enjoy the meal.

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  63. We like to cook a meal together...then sit around the table laughing and talking while we enjoy the meal.

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  64. https://twitter.com/rubylorikeet/status/710196299237298180

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  65. our family night consists of make your own pizzas and watch a movie

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  66. https://twitter.com/raggammuffin/status/711548632332419072

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  67. We order pizza and watch a movie or play Trouble which I never win.

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  68. we play board games and watch movies.
    tina19820115@gmail.com

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  69. https://twitter.com/HappyTina0115/status/712090104064507904
    tina19820115@gmail.com

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  70. A family night at our house usually does start with pizza, then a game, then ends with a movie.

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  71. https://twitter.com/suburbsanity/status/712372633761882112

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  72. For family night, I love getting a chance to eat together and do something fun! Like play games or watch a movie! Spend some time together and relax after a long week of work :)
    anastasiafalling@gmail.com

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  73. Tweeted :) - https://twitter.com/Enter_Now/status/714701371379986432
    anastasiafalling@gmail.com

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  74. We like to play board games together and if it's in the spring/summer, spend time in the backyard or go bike riding.
    prettyinhotpink6 at gmail dot com

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  75. Tweet: https://twitter.com/PrettyHotPink6/status/714917486752317440

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  76. We usually enjoy a fun family movie, along with some yummy snacks!

    maggie at literary winner dot com

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  77. https://twitter.com/SavvySarah/status/715613701877972992

    Sarah Muennix at smuennix@yahoo.com

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  78. We love having pizza and playing games
    tweety800265(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  79. https://twitter.com/disneyfan40/status/716797818497802240
    tweety800265(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  80. We spend out special family night by bringing in a pizza and playing games and watching a movie.

    s2s2 at cox dot net

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  81. https://twitter.com/susan1215/status/717045309138796548

    s2s2 at cox dot net

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  82. For a special night together, we put away the laptops, tablets, and phones, have a nice meal, then settle down with a movie or show we'll all enjoy.
    {notheranneother [at] gmail [dot] com}

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  83. I shared your thoughtful Family Night Traditions post and the Red Baron giveaway on Twitter:
    https://twitter.com/NotherAnneOther/status/718078716904124416
    {notheranneother [at] gmail [dot] com}
    Thanks!

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  84. We have game nights or movie nights and have a make your own taco or pizza buffet.

    Thanks for the chance to win

    allisonrsdswain(AT)gmail(DOT)com

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  85. Tweet:

    https://twitter.com/allisonrswain/status/718210045750734848

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  86. we usually do a family movie night

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  87. When my sons were small, they sometimes invited a friend or two over to enjoy movies and snacks with our family.

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  88. Tweet
    https://twitter.com/clc408/status/719586419497377792

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  89. Pizza & movie nights in are a favorite in our house!

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  90. tweet: https://twitter.com/Twenteries/status/719621756051267584

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  91. 2nd entry tweet! https://twitter.com/kytah00/status/723082451971530752 afjackly@oakland.edu

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  92. Picking out what movies we plan on watching next... (small family here lol) afjackly@oakland.edu

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  93. We love a good pizza and a movie night.
    nuthouse(at)centurytel(dot)net

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  94. tweeted: https://twitter.com/KerryBishop/status/724376774524723200
    nuthouse(at)centurytel(dot)net

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  95. We love to eat pizza and rent a movie from redbox, or play board games.
    Thanks for the chance to win!
    wildorchid985 at gmail dot com

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  96. tweet--https://twitter.com/WildOrchid985/status/724972601865572352

    wildorchid985 at gmail dot com

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  97. https://twitter.com/purplelover04/status/725037551145377792

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  98. We love to spend our family night with pizza and a game. Fun times! truckredford(at)gmail(D0t)Com

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  99. truckredford(at)gmail(Dot)com https://twitter.com/eliza_elliott/status/725323350810071040

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  100. we watch movies and eat snacks

    POKERGRL8 at gmail.com

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  101. https://twitter.com/aes529/status/725443339751940097
    POKERGRL8 at gmail.com

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  102. We like to play board games and eat.

    eswright18 at gmail dot com

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  103. tweeted
    https://twitter.com/eswright18/status/725550512012042240

    eswright18 at gmail dot com

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  104. No kids here, so family is my cats and my man. hahaha! We like to just relax around the home and sit outside on the deck and listen to the birds sing and frogs croak, whenever possible. It is so nice and romantic and just meditative.
    Angie
    14earth at gmail dot com

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  105. I tweeted here: https://twitter.com/MsTofuFairy/status/725720448802148352
    Angie
    14earth at gmail dot com

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  106. I tweeted this: https://twitter.com/XmasDolly/status/725777729971478529

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  107. My husband turns into Pizza Man every Friday night and we sit in the computer room, play games and just talk... NO TV!!!

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  108. we order pizza in and watch our current favorite tv series

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  109. We all go for a walk around the neighborhood and then come home and watch movies.

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  110. Tweeted https://twitter.com/Lindiac/status/726162562685915136

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  111. We usually watch a movie, order in and enjoy movie night treats

    tbarrettno1 at gmail dot com

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  112. tweet https://twitter.com/ChelleB36/status/726204070499880961

    tbarrettno1 at gmail dot com

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  113. We enjoy playing Monopoly too (we have several versions of the game).
    westiemks5 at yahoo dot com

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  114. Tweeted! https://twitter.com/calebaw3s0m3/status/726215496505286656

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  115. https://mobile.twitter.com/Esham4life/status/726258066317021184 shawn92379@gmail.com

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  116. we enjoy making memories on family night while talking about memories shawn92379@gmail.com

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  117. we enjoy making memories on family night while talking about memories shawn92379@gmail.com

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  118. I spend special nights with your family taking them out to eat and then catching a movie.

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  119. I publicly Tweeted this giveaway: https://twitter.com/versatileer/status/726277805613404161

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  121. https://mobile.twitter.com/faithjacklynswe/status/726291082422661120 faithjacklynsweeps@gmail.com

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  122. Sometimes we'll go out and watch a movie together faithjacklynsweeps@gmail.com

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  123. We like to watch a family movie and make popcorn to go with it.
    dmarie824 at aol dot com

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  124. tweeted - https://twitter.com/dmarie824/status/726388723319853056

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  125. We like to play Uno, Mexican Chalupa, Bingo, videogames and watch movies
    iamdadtastic@gmail.com

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  126. tweet https://twitter.com/iamdadtastic/status/726424541379989507
    iamdadtastic@gmail.com

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  127. #SweepstakesEntry tweet:

    https://twitter.com/thrincor/status/726489016317698048

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  128. #SweepstakesEntry- comment

    We love playing scrabble or charades together as a family

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  129. We cook dinner together & then watch a movie.

    wlbellows at gmail dot com

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  130. I sent out a tweet: https://twitter.com/electricstar/status/726499017715130369

    wlbellows at gmail dot com

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  131. We play games, watch movies, and get pizza.

    rounder9834 @yahoo.com

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  132. tweeted
    https://twitter.com/thomasmurphy40/status/726503312464465921

    rounder9834 @yahoo.com

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  133. I live alone so don't have a family night. When I was growing up we always ate dinner together.
    Thanks for the contest.
    slehan at juno dot com

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  134. https://twitter.com/slehan/status/726517502939791360

    slehan at juno dot com

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  135. we like to play dominoes or watch movies on our family night

    debbiebellows (at) gmail (dot) com

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  136. i posted a tweet here:

    https://twitter.com/purplepanda1966/status/726569877171904512

    debbiebellows (at) gmail (dot) com

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  137. we like to have family movie nights and game nights and cook up some pizza.
    cshell090869 at aol dot com

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  138. tweeted https://twitter.com/cshell202/status/726608052502159360
    cshell090869 at aol dot com

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  139. We like to watch a movie together.

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