So what are everyones plans?
We are doing our normal Christmas Eve junk food, open the game, and watch movies thing. Then Christmas day we will open presents and go to the IL's house. I'm so glad I don't have to cook.
We will spend Christmas eve and christmas day with my in-laws. It is much easier than having everyone come to our house and make a mess! When we get home Christmas night we do stocking with just us.
On the 22nd we are heading over to the IL's (about 3.5 hours away) because BIL is home for xmas and we never get to see him. We're spending the night and heading back home in the afternoon on the 23rd. The 24th we are having dinner at DH's cousin's house, then chillaxin at home. Christmas day my mom will probably come out in the morning to watch the boys open gifts, thats what she did last year anyway, and DH and I are having my mom and her BF over for xmas dinner, since we had thanksgiving at their place.
Fun! I am ALL for whatever is easier. That's why I don't like traveling for Christmas. Luckily the IL's only live 10-15 minutes away.
Angela I hate traveling too, but BIL lives on the other side of the country and is hardly ever home. I've met him twice since DH and I started dating, the first time was at our wedding, and he was home this summer just before Isaac was born, thats it. Thankfully my mom is only like 20 min away.
Amber, that's awesome you will get to see him again. At least you'll be home for Christmas Day. It's just hard to be somewhere else Christmas morning since you have to end up taking all the presents for the kids. And with 4 kids that's nearly impossible.
We will all be together here for once!!! it'll probably try skyping with parents. We'll do a traditional English turkey roast and just hang out. I kind of want to do a small party this year but with all the bug issues in this apartment I doubt we'll do it. I'm excited about Christmas and plan on doing some fun stuff with j. He is already excited
Kat - That is awesome you will get to skype with your parents. And yay for getting to stay home.
We kept Christmas very commitment-free this year, since that's the baby's ETA. MIL will probably come over and gush over DS1's Christmas, and my sister has been helping with some side projects, so she's here as well... but we're just going to do church in the morning, have a quiet, low-key family day in general, and not worry about anything.