Friday, August 24, 2012

Frugal Living~~Friday Night Family Night

In our house, Friday nights are also known as movie and pizza night.  I usually make homemade pizza, we eat downstairs in our family room, and watch a movie together.  Everyone looks forward to this night~~even our teenagers!  We try to let the kids take turns picking out the movie.  The only rule is that there can be no complaining from anyone about the movie choice (which I admit is hard when our 6 year old wants to pick yet another  princess movie!).

We almost always get our movies from the library.  YEAH for free entertainment!  Our local library is part of a group of libraries in the state, so we can place a hold on things through the computer, and if another library in the system has it, they will transfer it to our library for pick up. 

The most difficult thing for hubby and I as parents is letting the kids pick out movies that were family friendly.  We knew there had to be good movies out there, but didn't know where to look.    We would watch the trailers for other movies, but we still didn't get a lot of good ones.  Then this spring we borrowed a movie from the library that was distributed by Bridgestone Multimedia Group (BMG).  They had a few trailers that looked great.  So we placed them on hold at the library and had several great movie and pizza nights.  I found their website and have been finding so many great looking movies, we may be set for the rest of the year!  Unfortunately, our library system doesn't have all the movies that look good to us, but we've been able to see a handful already and am thankful for that.    We have a list of movies we are interested in purchasing since their prices are reasonable.  I'm so thankful that there are companies out there willing to produce Godly entertainment.  It is so unfortunate that most movies have to add cursing, nudity, violence, and many other unGodly things to movies, all in the name of money.  I do not want to sit with my children, cringing at certain words or scenes.  We want to sit with them, watch a great movie, and maybe even get to have a character lesson about it.

Free entertainment, yummy pizza, and my family cozied up together.  Sounds like a great way to start the weekend to me! 


"So whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God"
1 Corinthians 10:31

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