Part of being married is spending the rest of your life with your best friends
The second part of marriage is spending half of your time with your spouses family
While most couples have to split time with family every other year our parents live a whooping 3 minutes apart.
Now while some of you say lucky you it is both a blessing and a curse.
The blessing: we are both fortunate enough to see both of our families on every holiday
The curse: We never have any down time so its never a vacation for us
** We have started joking we are just going to not go home one year**
So here is how our holidays go
Luckily our families celebrate Thanksgiving together. All of Andrews family (18 people) plus my family of 5 all go to Andrew's parents house to and enjoy Thanksgiving Lunch together.
Then we go home take our naps and get up bright and early for some black friday shopping!
(Now here is where it gets tricky)
We spend dinner time ( my family and Andrews) at his oldest sisters house. Then we go to the movies with my parents come home and open our Christmas Eve gift ( which is always PJ's) and wait for Santa
We wake up eat breakfast at my parents house then open gifts and then get ready for the day.
We head to Andrew's middle sisters to eat Christmas Lunch and exchange gifts with his family
Then we head back to my parents for Christmas dinner and finally to pass out from our food coma.
We have decided through after we have kids we will stay put at our house for Christmas so our children can wake up in their own house. This will be a change since we live 3 hours away!
So how have you split your holidays with your spouse or significant other? Will you change when you have kids?