Post # 32
We are from the same area and both families are in the area. While I’m sure we are lucky that we can see both families often, when it comes to holiday’s it means shuffling 3 families (my parents are divorced) and driving all over the place to make everyone happy. It’s exhausting
Post # 33
- Wedding: March 2014 - Chicago, IL
We’re both from the Chicago area and went to high schools that were a few towns over from one another. We live about an hour and a half from almost all of our immediate family. FI’s brother is the furthest, he moved to MN with his wife (her family is from there). We do see them fairly often though and try to take big family vacays. Our moms actually went to the same high school and are a lot alike, so that helps.
Post # 34
- Wedding: June 2013 - Upstate NY
We upstate New Yorkers need to stick together. He grew up a half hour from me but we didn’t meet til we were 36.
Post # 35
I’m from VA and DH is from Chicago. We trade off Christmas and Thanksgiving each year. I go to VA about 4 times a year, but he usually only comes with for the holidays. Sometimes my mom comes for Easter, but i usually go home to VA 4 times a year.
Post # 36
Yep. I’ve lived in Kentucky my whole life. FI’s dad was in the military, so they moved around a lot. He was actually born in Germany, but they left there when he was still a baby. He’s lived in Oklahoma, Texas, Alabama, and moved to Kentucky when he was 9, I think.
Post # 38
We are from completely different countries, but our parents actually live 10 minutes from each other here in the U.S.
Post # 39
- Wedding: October 2013 - Vine Street Church
We were born in the same city and grew up about an hour from each other, but he’s lived in Tennessee his entire life and I’ve lived in Tennessee, Vermont, Ohio, California, Germany and Ghana, so we have some social and cultural differences.
Post # 40
I’m from the east coast, his family is from the south. He grew up mainly in Texas.
Post # 41
Thanks ladies! I guess sometimes it just feels so complicated because we are from such different places!