- 3 years ago
- Wedding: August 2012
I’m a little scared and excited at the same time! Excited to show off my beautiful state and town to my nephew, scared well – six poeple is a lot and so many kids too. Four kids. Her BF is a douch though.
She has only been to Utah once and that was in 2004 when she was single.This is kind of her “sorry we didn’t go to your wedding, but now we’ll visit you” trip. My mom did her’s just this April as no one could make it to the wedding (9 months ago)
She’s bringing my nephew who will be turning 7 (first birthday ever I get to see him!) while at my house and the baby who is 1.5. Her boyfriend is also coming with his two younger girls who are 11 and 13.
I have never had that many people stay in my house. The three older kids will have their own room in the basement with a futon and blow up bed, the baby will have his own room, and my sister and her BF will get the other guest room. I have room for all these people (compared to my old 1,000 s.f. house)! Hence why they are not staying in a hotel every single night. They could not afford it.
I have some really fun things planned if they are up for it – a day at a mountain lake with a canoe with picnicking, a day at big lake/beach where we can rent paddle boards and grill out, visiting some ice caves, an American west heritage center, maybe the town pool or the free splash pad, and hiking of course. It will all be new to them. I’m helping plan the Yellowstone trip too.
They will be staying four nights, then off to Yellowstone for three nights, then back to my house for two more nights before they drive back to Illinois.
So if you had people staying that long in your house, how would you do food? That’s six breakfasts, four lunches, and three dinners I think. I am happy to shop and cook, but would you discuss it before hand? Make her buy food in a town/store she doesn’t know? I will do kid-friendly things for sure.
Also, her BF has a problem with controlling his actions when he drinks. As in that is one of the reasons she won’t marry him and has broken up with him in the past. He doesn’t see any problems. He does stupid things and makes bad decisions – like kicking a ball at my nephew too hard and it broke his arm. Would you not have any alcohol in the house? Should I ask her or would that be embarrassing? Do we change our habits for someone who is a guest in our home?