11.23.2010

a married thanksgiving.

Until I got married, I never worried about holidays. My stress level only went up when I saw my brothers piling on too much mashed potatoes before the bowl got to me. Now don't get me wrong, I'm not worried now but I certainly have more to consider this Thanksgiving. Since both of our families live within a ten mile radius from us, how do we decide which family to cut the turkey with? What if the in-laws don't like my cranberry-walnut salad? What should I wear? Me and my husband decided this year to have dinner with his family and dessert with mine.

How do you decide which side of the family to spend Thanksgiving with?




9 comments:

  1. We alternate each year. Thanksgiving with one and Christmas with the other since my folks are quite far away. This year we are staying in Cali to save $ for wedding and honeymoon.

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  2. We've done two Thanksgivings before! My family usually eats early (around 2) and then we went to my now in-laws around 6. Let's just say I was stuffed! This year, the in-laws are just coming over to my family's Thanksgiving. I am so excited to spend our first married Thanksgiving with both of our families. It's going to be super awesome and special!!

    i think the dinner/dessert break up is a great idea. You could also split Thanksgiving/Christmas and switch off every year...

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  3. Make your two sets of parents eat at diff times. Last year, I went to my family's dinner at 4 and his family's at 7. Two dinners are better than one!

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  4. Does this mean I get to see you for Christmas, Inessa?

    Julia - I wish we could do different times, but they are both eating at 6:30! it's okay, we'll just wing it this year and see how it works. say, what are you two hooligans doing for thanksgiving? sacrificing any more lambs?

    Liz - that's amazing that you can have both families together for thanksgiving. i don't know how often that gets to happen! let me know how it turns out!

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  5. sorry inessa, i just re-read that. i guess i won't be seeing you until your wedding! (if i'm invited that is)

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  6. You have echoed my sentiments exactly. I'm dating my bf seriously and his parents live close to where we each live in Southern California. My parents live in Canada where I was born and raised, however his mom thinks we should spend all of the holidays with her. I'm so stressed out I think I've got hives!!

    I can't even get to dinner since I'm not sure where I'll be eating it :(

    xo,
    Carrie

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  7. oh no carrie! that sounds down-right awful! i hope you can figure something out before christmas comes around.

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  8. Kae, no more lamb sacrificing but we had fish for dinner. Couldn't find Turkey. We skyped with my family during their Thanksgiving dinner. It felt special.

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