Family Night Ideas: Become A Tourist In Your Own City

“You can’t go home with the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. You don’t get hugged by the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and you don’t have children with the Rock and Roll Hall of fame. I want what everybody else wants: to love and to have a family.” –Billy Joel

With each person having an incredible desire to be loved and to be a part of a family, we have a great opportunity for the Lord to work. We have in between the four walls of our house what God loves to use to make us more like His Son Jesus- a family. God will use our children to shape us- the parents every bit as much as he uses us to shape them.

Consider your family to be a divine invitation to love, to become more holy, and to become more like Jesus. Because family relationships are so important, I want to continue to give you fun ideas of how to spend time with them.

Family Night Idea: Become A Tourist In Your Own City.

Become a tourist in your own city. So often we miss things because they are so familiar to us. Next time you get the chance to have a family night visit a place you normally pass right by. This could be a local park, the zoo, a fun restaurant, your downtown, etc…

While the weather was still nice, Mark and I decided to visit our local zoo. Mark hadn’t been since he was a young teen and Elias loves to roar at lions, so we thought this would be a fun way to spend the day as a family.


We had so much fun seeing all the different kinds of animals. God is so creative.

This elephant was so fun to watch.


Elias loved playing with this otter.


This gorilla stared at us for the longest time. Of course we stared back.


Mark and I had so much fun watching Elias point to all of the animals and attempt to make their sounds.

After seeing so many animals in cages, Elias decided he wanted to be in a cage. Of course we didn’t let him stay in there.

After seeing a ton of animals, we stopped for lunch and ended up getting a snack as well. This funnel cake was delicious.

We loved going to the zoo together.