On the Menu: Capturing Family Dinners

Time Capsule: Weekly Challenge #31… Extended

Our family dinner times are one of my favorite things we do as a family. Both my hubby and I grew up in families where we ate dinner together at the kitchen table and talked about the day. Then after I moved out of my parent’s house, I developed a bad habit of eating every meal on the sofa in front of the TV.

Family OuttakesSo, when our son was born, my husband wanted to bring this tradition from our childhood.  So, every night, we set the table and eat together as a family. We ask about each other day and what was good and what didn’t go as well as planned. Our son is so used to this now that if I’m tired and forget to ask about Daddy’s day, he will say, “Mama, you forgot to ask ‘how was your day, Daddy?'” Haha…

The most challenging thing about this layout was getting the photo. I found out that my table wasn’t long enough to get everyone in the photo… even though my husband, who doesn’t like his photo taken, loves this photo… lol!

Second challenge was not having my son staring at the camera, waiting for the flash as the auto timer ticked down.  I admit I went through a number of scrapping kits wanting just the right feel  for what I wanted to capture on this page… I wanted a traditional, old world feel in the page.

Then since it took me a bit to redo the page as I was trying out different kits, I used a template with only one photo to show the importance of our family time… and that I only got one good photo before I had munity on my hands.  🙂

Do you also sit at the table and eat as a family… or do busy schedules make it impossible? I have heard of some families who play question and answer games… do you do this? What food traditions do you have?


Rebecca KuchenbeckerI’m a 30-something digital and hybrid scrapper who lives in Wisconsin with my hubby and 5-year-old son.  When I’m not documenting our lives through words and photos, I enjoy cooking and photography.


Additional 2012 Design Team sample layouts for Weekly Challenge #31 may be found in this week’s Challenge Galleryif you complete this challenge yourself, please consider posting your project in the gallery as well so others may be inspired by YOU!

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