(Closed) Anyone else having TDay with their family AND FI/DH’s family?

posted 8 years ago in Family
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2008

Our Thanksgiving was last month since I’m in Canada.  We’ve always had both families over for Thanksgiving at our house since we bought our house 8 years ago!  We cook the turkey and desserts and my parents and brother and my inlaws and sister in law bring over the side dishes.  I love having eveyrone over at once instead of having to go back and forth to two places in one day.  We do the same with Thanksgiving.  Then everyone gets to see us/our kids and there’s no having to disappoint anyone! 

I am very fortunate that our families get along so well!!!  It really helps!

Enjoy your Thanksgiving.  We had ours last month.  I am envious of all you Americans getting your turkey and trimmings tomorrow!!! 

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

Not this year but we did this last year. Or the year before. Can’t remember now.

DH’s (he was my Dear Fiance at the time) parents flew in from NC to spend Tgiving at my parents’ house with us. His brother & family also came from San Diego.

My brother’s family was in town as well. And a bunch of our "orphan" friends.

My family likes to PAR-TAY. His parents are the opposite. His mom haD never even been drunk before. Before she spent Tgiving at my mom’s house! LOL.

It was fun. Everyone got along great. Wine definitely helped!

Post # 6
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Newbee
  • Wedding: October 2011

Sound like you are going to have the same thanksgiving I’m having! and just like you I will be making sure that there will be plenty of wineWink

Post # 7
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2011

Yup.  We’re having our first Thanksgiving together as one family.  My parents are hosting and invited one set of FI’s parents, (we’re doing Friday thanksgiving with the other set).  I’m also nervous as we have a big loud Russian family and FI’s family is much more reserved.  Oh well.  They better get used to it now because I’ve already told Fiance that I want to do thanksgivings (our only shared holiday – he’s catholic, I’m jewish), together.  Growing up we always celebrated all holidays with both sets of grandparents and it made for great family memories and environment for me to have my whole family together.  I want the same thing for our future children.

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

I was going to suggest wine, but it sounds like you’ve got that covered ๐Ÿ˜‰

We’re actually hosting for both sides of our families (we both have small families though, and will only have about 10 people total, not a huge undertaking!). We live between both families and this way noone gets short changed. We think we’ll probably keep this as a tradition, we’ll host Thanksgiving then do Christmas separate.

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

@hilsy85: My Mother-In-Law never cared for the taste of alcohol so that’s why she didn’t drink much. I eased her in with mimosas. And she actually loves them now.

Post # 11
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Newbee
  • Wedding: August 2011

Me! We’re going to FI’s parent’s house and they invited my parents. Usually my mom hosts Thanksgiving for my immediately family, but my 2 sisters won’t be home this year, so having Thanksgiving with just the 3 of us seemed lonely. FI’s mom goes ALL. OUT. There are 24 people coming and their family loves to party and they’re very loud. My parent’s have met his before but hopefully this won’t be too much for them! I know the alcohol will be flowing…

Post # 12
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2017

That sounds great! I hope next year when we have our house we are able to do the same…excpet I have 3 sisters, 2 brother in laws, 4 nephews and 2 neices, and a grandmother where as Fiance only has his parents. Might be a little one sided but it would be great to try!

This year, we are going to my boss’s house for brunch with her son (my employee) and his girfriend (my best friend), then off to dinner with my side and dessert with his side. I should also try to squeeze in the gym and have to work at 6am on Black Friday.

The idea of having it all at one place sounds like heaven right about now!

Post # 13
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 1996

Yep. My parents live about ten miles from my husband’s parents. This will be our first married Thanksgiving, and our second Thanksgiving at which my family (including sister) comes over to my in-laws’ house for the meal. Don’t be nervous about it, just have a glass of wine and relax and let everyone make friends. Hopefully it will all work out well.

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