(Closed) The first Christmas as newleyweds was

posted 8 years ago in Married Life
Post # 3
Hostess
18646 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

Eh, ours was a non event really.  No presents, no big dinner, and husband is take the GRE today so he had to spend time yesterday studying.

Post # 4
Member
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

Busy. We have to visit 6 houses on Christmas day. So we pretty much feel guilty all day about how little time we get to spend with everyone. One of my favorite days of the year is Dec. 26 because Christmas is OVER!

Post # 5
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3332 posts
Sugar bee

Our first married Christmas was stressful, but worth it.  We had to compromise to make things work and balance expectations with both families.  Our Christmas Day also included 5+ hours in the car, so we could drive from my ILs to my family party.  It was pretty hectic and I will admit, it wasn’t easy being away from my family.  But it was great being able to be with The Hubs for the holiday.

Post # 6
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2682 posts
Sugar bee

Ours was great, though very long!  Everyone goes to his parents house and we all open gifts, but mostly one at a time.  People came and went because some had kids, but it took a total of about 6 hours to open all the gifts.  I was most excited about giving him his gifts 🙂

Post # 7
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3098 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2009

It went well! I don’t have family, so we only had to visit with his mom, dad and sister. They came to our house on Christmas and it was awkward, as usual. His dad really creeps me out, plus I found out (on Christmas day, in my house) that he’s a total bigot. Awesome. The rest of the day, and the morning before they came, was nice. I suggested we start going on vacations for Christmas.

Post # 8
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14186 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

exhausting. Lots of family to go around this year. Last year it was just his family (seeing as how he got home from iraq christmas eve, my family was very ok with me kinda ditching them) but this year we were all over the place for hours at a time. 8 hours for christmas with his family is intense. i was exhausted! Nice to have the whole week post-christmas off, tho….enjoying some time around the house, cleaning, painting, etc. Making the house “our” home finally!

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

It was great!  He came up to visit my sister’s family with me, and it’s the first time (in 7 + years) we’ve been together for actual Christmas!  We’re celebrating with his family next weekend.

Post # 10
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2009

Wonderful! We spent it with my parents (thank God!) And ate way too much, drank too much wine, watched movies and played Family Feud till 4AM! And the 25th was our 2 month anniversary 🙂  

Post # 11
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409 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

Amazing!!! I wish it was a bit longer with just the two of us on Xmas morning. We had to go to a family breakfast at the IL’s and they tricked us into coming at 9am when it didtn start til 10, therefore I felt a little rushed.

Post # 12
Member
344 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

Ours was memorable:)  We don’t live close to any family or friends so we didn’t have any big plans but it was a good thing since we had a blizzard hit with 50+ mph winds.  So we just made sure all the feeding and ranch chores got done in the am and then we watched movies and I made a big christmas dinner with turkey and such, we will be eating on it for a week:)  We were just thankfull to be celebrating it together as husband and wife this year:) 

Post # 13
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177 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

Ours was amazing!  My husband and I made time for every side of the family, and recieved so many christmas cards.  We enjoyed opening gifts christmas morning and we also recieved several first christmas ornanaments!  We also both purchased our first husband/wife cards!

Post # 14
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2767 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

Alright I guess.  It wasn’t as great as expected.  A huge snowstorm messed up all the plans and my husband ended up really upset on Christmas Eve because we could no longer make it to his parent’s (we’ve had Christmas Eve at my parent’s for the past 3 years and this was going to be the first Eve at his home).  Then we ended up going to my parent’s place because it was a closer drive.  Then the next day we drove to his parent’s.  It was just a really long weekend of going around to too many places and spending the night in beds that are too small and uncomfortable.  We were both exhausted when we finally made it back home (after driving on really icy roads) last night.  

If the weather hadn’t sucked @$$ it would have probably been better, but it just really put a damper on everything and made traveling really stressful.  I wish family wouldn’t be so demanding over the holidays and would have just let us stay at home in the bad weather.

Post # 15
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424 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2009

Our Christmas was good, but it didn’t seem like it was our first Christmas. Everyone was making a big deal out of it, but he was with me for everything last year as well since his family doesn’t live anywhere near us.

Post # 16
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

Our Christmas was quiet. We exchanged presents in the morning, then went to his parents house for a quiet breakfast with just them. It was a nice day.

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