Do you rotate visits...

@kykidd (6818)
United States
February 1, 2008 4:32pm CST
Do you rotates visits with your family or your in-laws family? What about just having Christmas or Thanksgiving at a different siblings house each year? We kind of mix things up in my family, but we don't really have a standing rotation. What about you?
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• United States
2 Feb 08
My wife and I don't have a set rotation either, but we usually try to make sure we fit everyone int. It's difficult though, because last year, our first year of marriage, we lived close to my parents in Northern California and my family, so it was easier on us both in distance and financially to stay close to where we lived and be with my family. We recently moved down here to Southern California and we live in the same town as her parents. So we've been here for the last few holidays. It doesn't help that my parents moved to North Carolina and it's so expensive to get out there. We're trying a more balanced way of doing this, but we're still figuring out what exactly that is.
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@kykidd (6818)
• United States
5 Feb 08
When someone lives that far away, it has to be hard to figure it all out. Especially if you don't have the time off work to drive. Flying can get expensive that time of year, especially when you have more than 1 or 2 people.
• United States
1 Feb 08
On Thanksgiving my son and his family come to my house. Then on the day before Christmas he goes over to his wifes Mom and Dad's house. For him on Christmas Day has been spent at home ever since they bought their house. He calls it the family day. Then they come over to our house for Christmas celebration when ever it is convenant for them. This is the way we have worked it since he bought their house. It works for me because it is just me and my husband now at home. He is the only child I have so I don't have to worry about other kids in the equastion.
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@kykidd (6818)
• United States
2 Feb 08
Sounds like you have a great normal routine and everyone gets shuffled in. I sometimes we had some type of schedule like this to adhere to. Thanks for posting and have a great night.
@tyc415 (5706)
• United States
2 Feb 08
When my parents were alive and my children were young we would travel to my dad's one Christmas and stay home the next. Now that they are grown it seems like they all come here for Thanksgiving and Christmas. My youngest lives out of town so they have Christmas Eve with her inlaws and Christmas morning at their house then travel here later that morning, she lives 300 miles away. This past Thanksgiving after it took them hours and hours to get here the day before she decided that we will go to her house next Thanksgiving. I am all for that. :)
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@kykidd (6818)
• United States
5 Feb 08
Funny how things change through the years as we go through the different stages of life. But the main thing is that we still fit everyone in and stay close with our family during the holidays!