Facebook announces a feature called "Close Friends" that enables us to organize our timeline so we get the updates of our MIP (Most Important People) and what kind of updates you want to receive. Here's how.
1) Click "friends" option on the left-hand side of your home page.
2) Click "Close friends"
3) Click "manage List" and you can scroll through your friends pictures and just click to add them to this list.
4)Click "Manage Update Types" and check the kinds of updates you want to receive. *Note - "Other activities" includes "check-ins" so if you don't want to see those make sure to un-check it. Good luck!