Thanksgiving plans? What are you and your FI doing?

posted 1 year ago in Holidays
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Bumble bee

I think Mr. D and I are going to have a Harry Potter marathon and eat Chinese. Our families do large get togethers in between Thanksgiving and Christmas. This way the different couples are forced to pick and choose what family to be with. That weekend we are heading to Chicago to visit the kiddos I used to nanny for!

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Bumble bee

We’re taking a mini-vacation down to LA (although I’m not looking forward to the 12 hr drive!) & getting some new tatts & going dress shopping! We’ve only been back home (GA) for the holidays once in the 4 years we’ve lived in CA & it was a logistical nightmare. I miss my family around this time of year but they’re both so large & spread out that I’m kinda thankful I have an easy out (can’t afford plane tickets!)

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Busy bee

We are going to be stuck where we live without any family, because DH is on call. Luckily, my mom gave me all her good recipes. I’m gonna pray he doesn’t get called out. Hopefully, we will eat, watch movies, and maybe put up Christmas decor.

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Busy bee

My FI and I usually have Thanksgiving by ourselves since we spend each Holiday with family members, so we’ve deemed Thanksgiving as our Holiday. 

Last year was a horrific mess, my FI’s mom died right before Thanksgiving and one of FI’s adopted brothers gave us HELL for the entire month he was there which included Thanksgiving day. I was almost in tears. 

This year I’d like to “go back to normal” and have Thanksgiving at home with my FI, but my mom is battling her second round of breast cancer and I am thinking that I’d like to spend Thanksgiving with her and cooking her a delicious Thanksgiving meal! We’ll be making Thanksgiving plans this weekend and hopefully it goes smoothly this year. 

Good luck with your Thanksgiving plans!

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Honey Beekeeper

Holidays are so tough when your families aren’t in the same spot! My parents and my husband’s parents are both here in town, so we’re really lucky, but even doing double Thanksgivings tends to wear us out. I can’t imagine adding travel in, too!

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Honey Beekeeper

We split the holidays, Thanksgiving with his and Christmas with mine.  For Thanksgiving, we go down to his sisters and have dinner.  It is about an hour and a half to get there.  We stay up all night play Texas Hold’em tournament style.  It is usually a long ride home the next day.

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Newbee

I’ve recently moved to Florida with my Fiance (/legal hubby) and I’ll be alone on thanksgiving since he will be working :( (no holidays off in the uscg) oh well.. We are celebrating on another day instead!

I hope KFC or Boston Market will be open :-p 

 

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Sugar bee

Going to the FILs – I LOVE when other people cook!

Black Friday is when we celebrate Kitty Thanksgiving. I make a turkey just for the cats. Because I boycott stores on Black Friday as it is National Buy-Nothing Day.

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Busy bee

We’re running in a 5 mile race, then having dinner with my family (his will be out of town).

Friday morning I always make a big brunch for just the two of us and this year we’ll be choosing the city we’ll be moving to once we’re married.

I’m pretty excited

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Busy bee

We will have dinner with my family. FI’s family lives 5 hours away by airplane, so I think the plan for future holidays is Thanksgiving with mine and Christmas with his.

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Helper bee

Although this is our third thanksgiving as a couple, we’ve never spent one together. The first one, he was working and for the second one, I lived in Europe.  Unfortunately, it seems like this year will be no different!  He’s a lineman working up in New York after Sandy, and he says they could be gone for 2-3 more weeks! Thankfully I have my family! 

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Sugar bee

We don’t celebrate it as we’re not American (Im english, fi is mexican and we live in mexico)

So it seems pointless that im commenting except I’m dying to go to a real thanksgiving one day. Except i don’t know anyone from the US =(    I was thinking of that film where the guy paid a family to spend christmas with them, id so love to do that for thanksgiving

Im also dying to go to an American prom. but alas im about ten years too late for that

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Buzzing bee

Going home to NYC. Will try to find some time to help out.

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Busy bee

DH and I are doing Thanksgiving day with my family then going to see his family later that night. They do Trivial Pursuit so we’ll go there to kick some butt! We’ll then wake up bright and early for some Black Friday shopping!

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