(Closed) Holiday plans?

posted 8 years ago in Long Distance Relationships
  • poll: Will you be celebrating together?
    Wild reindeer couldn't keep us apart this holiday season : (17 votes)
    57 %
    We're celebrating together, but early/late : (9 votes)
    30 %
    We'll be opening gifts over video chat this year : (1 votes)
    3 %
    Other : (3 votes)
    10 %
  • Post # 3
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    1016 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: April 2010

    He’s deployed and the military arranged for boxes to be sent to where he is in Africa so his parents and I put together Christmas surprises for his box in the middle of November, he received it last week and has started opening things and is saving a few things until Christmas (or so he claims…)  I don’t know if he’s made any arrangements to send me a present but I’ll be home in the US (starting tomorrow – YAY) so hopefully we’ll at least manage to talk to each other – I won’t get my hopes up for a video chat or anything more elaborate.  One thing is we’ve never spent Christmas together – I always go home to Connecticut and he always stays here – so our first Christmas together will be our first married one next year.

    Hang in their fellow LDRers – it’s not easy but aren’t they worth it???  <3

    Post # 4
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    14186 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2009

    Wild reindeer for us this year! We’ve been lucky for two whole Christmases now =].

    Yes, they’re worth it. Much sighing for everyone else

    @daydreamwanderer, I think your romantic breakfast sounds very exciting, no matter how exhausted you’ll be! Darling Husband was sooo tired when he got back from Iraq, but getting home just completely perked him up, so you may be surprised at how much energy you have. Or, do you mean go straight to bed for um, other stuff? lol. Cuz that may happen too =]

    Post # 6
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    14186 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2009

    I’ve been told by a few people that the “trick” to dealing with jet lag is to eat your meals on the schedule of the new place your’e going to…your body regulates first to food timing, then sleep follows I guess? Not sure if it’s 100% true or not. But I’ve taken sleeping pills to help with the long plane trips (i hear melatonin works for most people, too).And i always bring an eye shade =]

    Post # 7
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    873 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: December 1969

    We’ll be in the same continent this year for Christmas….but I’m leaving and going to HONG KONG for the holidays!!!!! My sister is there on a year-long exchange, so I’m having a family Christmas with her.  It’s okay for Fiance though since Christmas is really a non-event for most Koreans.  We’ve also only been together 1 out of 5 Christmases that we’ve known each other.  Since Christmas means very little to him, it makes more sense to spend some time with my sis (and MOH) this year while she is semi-close.  We might do some small thing before or after I get back, but we’ll save the big celebrations for lunar New Years.

    Post # 8
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    72 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: December 2010

    We can’t even open gifts via video chat due to our conflicting schedules! He’ll be having Christmas with his family when he gets home from work…I have Christmas Day off but have to spend it with my mean, mentally ill grandmother. Ugh, I can’t wait to be able to spend Christmas and New Year’s with him for once.

    Post # 10
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    72 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: December 2010

    That’s proving rather difficult to coordinate…he’s covering some of his co-workers so they can spend Christmas with their families, and I work in retail, so I really won’t get any other time off. I’m thinking of surprising him with a phone call at midnight (his time) on New Year’s Eve, but he might be at work…

    Post # 11
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    620 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2010

    Wild Renideer can’t keep us apart!!  LOL!  Fiance is dying for me to open my Christmas gift.  I think he’d walk to see me if we couldn’t be together! 

    Post # 13
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    2344 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    We’ll see each other on Jan. 1, but I will really miss him on Christmas!

    Post # 15
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    363 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: January 2010 - Trinity Presbyterian Church/Harrison Opera House

    The Lambster and I celebrated the first weekend of December – it was actually sort of a bust because his gift hadn’t arrived in the mail yet and he had gotten me a sweater that was different than the one I had been dropping hints about.  Hahahahaha, hopefully we’ll be abl to talk for a little while on Christmas day.

    Post # 16
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    213 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    This will be the first year we are spending all of Christmas together. Our parents live about 30 min apart so we used to split up and spend most of the holiday with our own families. We would take turns traveling on Christmas day to spend a few hours together to open gifts.

     

    This year we’ll be staying at his parent’s house Christmas Eve and doing gifts there in the morning then driving to my mom’s to do gifts and dinner there. I’m really excited!

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