Thanksgiving will be here before you know it, followed closely by Christmas. My question is how you and your Man-Friend navigate the holiday traditions. Do you swap whose family you spend Thanksgiving or Christmas with? Do you put a limit on gift cost?
This year for Thanksgiving we have no idea how old Miles will be. He’ll be here, but he could be just getting home from the hospital or in his 3rd week at home. So we’re planning on sticking close and making no plans. We will go with the flow.
Christmas has always been a huge deal to me. I was THAT single girl with the tub of Christmas decorations. I really want to keep Christmas morning for our little family, and then deal with everyone else secondarily. This year we will be waking up Christmas morning at our house and then some time that day or the next driving down to San Diego to be with Mr. A’s family for a week.
I also want to know what kind of Holiday Traditions you guys have in your homes. For example, I will be making Apple Dutch Babies Christmas morning and everyone gets new PJs Christmas eve. The Christmas tree goes up the day after Christmas while singing Christmas songs and sipping hot cider. We will be going to our towns Christmas tree lighting ceremony (because Santa will be there and Miles will totally want to meet him right?).
What works for you and your house? How do you navigate all the family expectations? AND what traditions make you really excited for the holidays to come?