A couple of years ago the Mr. and I faced that that critical decision that every couple must make around the holidays... how to divide them between our families.
I know this can be a major source of contention in many relationships, so I'm not trying to brag when I say that I may be one of the luckiest newlyweds alive.
The Mr.'s favorite Holiday is Thanksgiving, so he asked that we do every Thanksgiving in Oregon with his family. And his family was thrilled! That meant that we'd do every Christmas with my family in San Diego which made me and my parents ecstatic! No fighting, no bitterness. Everyone was a winner. Amazing, right?
But the one thing I've missed for the past couple of years is helping my Mom decorate the house, particularly putting up the Christmas Village.
My Mom and I have been collecting Department 56 Dickens Village Christmas houses and accessories for almost 15 years.
We buy a house and an accessory every year. I love it!
But this year, I'm going to be able to drive down to San Diego this weekend (before Thanksgiving) and help my Mom put up the Christmas Village! So excited! I'll be sure to post photos of our setup when we're done.
How do you divide the holidays with your significant other and your families?
Are you happy with what you've decided?
Even if you are happy, do you ever feel like you miss out on your family traditions because of dividing the holidays?
And more importantly, do you any of you do Christmas villages? :-)
Mondays with Manny
6 days ago