November 22, 2011

Christmas Plans

When Pat and I got married, I knew we'd be moving far away from family.  This wasn't exactly the kind of life I had dreamed of as a little girl, but Pat made it worth it.  While we did travel home sometimes for the holidays during our newlywed years, I knew it wasn't going to continue like that.  I wanted to have my own family celebrations and traditions.  My ideal would be living in easy driving distance so that we could celebrate at our home and then travel to be with family too.  Unfortunately, it doesn't work like that from TN.

So what are we doing this year?

We're traveling to see family.  Shortly after Christmas we'll be putting our house on the market and by the spring (fingers crossed) moving elsewhere.  I guess because this will just be a home in our memories soon, I don't feel the need to stay here this year.

I'm really excited to spend time with my family.  I am looking forward to seeing the boys on Christmas morning at Grammy and Grumps' house.  It is really special to me because the boys will get to experience a Christmas just like the ones I had for so many years.

And I'm hoping for a white Christmas, but it just can't interfere with our travels to and from there.

Who do you spend the Holidays with?  


MrsMcDancer said...

This is one of the first years in awhile that we're not traveling for Christmas. Growing up, I always did and since getting married we have. It's nice this year to be near family and not have to travel, but as a kid that was my FAVORITE part of Christmas.

The New "Normal" said...

Sounds like a wonderful Christmas! Last year we spent with my family and it was fun to have a Christmas just like the ones I had as a child. This year will be spent at home, purposely on our own, as hopefully my husband will finally be home and we want to spend it just the 4 of us (fingers crossed!). Luckily both of our families are within driving distance so we will be able to see them within a few days after Christmas. I hope that you have good travelling weather!

Lisa said...

Normally, we stay home and sometimes my parents come to visit for a couple of weeks. BUT, this year we are doing something totally different and traveling to my sister's in Florida for Christmas! My kids are especially excited.

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