Post # 1
I saw this blog post from Miss. Foxy on the home page and it got me wondering, how did I meet my in laws. It’s been 4 years and it seems so long ago, but I remember it like it was yesterday.
My Fiance and I were dating only 2 months when he tore his ACL playing basketball. He had to get the correction surgery and do weeks of PT. We knew he wouldn’t have been able to maneuver around his aunt’s townhouse (a lot of steps), so I offered him to stay with me in my 1 bdrm apartment.
I met his aunt and uber religious uncles in the waiting room during his surgery. They then helped me get him in to my car and to my apartment. (Fiance is 6’3″ 260lbs-I’m 5’4. lol)
About 1 month later, Fiance gets a call from his uncle begging him to join the family on their 10 day family reunion in Jamaica (their Jamaican.) Fiance didn’t want to go because he knew he wouldn’t have been as active as he would have been if he was 100%. After much pushing, my Fiance finally gave in and told his uncle that the only way he would go with the family is if I came with him. (*Cue my excitement)
At this point, we had only been together for 3 months or so but he was adamant. And this is also only 1 week until lift off. So his uncle paid for all of my expenses including rush passport charges. It was THE BEST trip I have ever taken (minus the awkwardness.)
We had 2 separate villas with a 10 person wait staff and chef prepared meals each day. It was amazing!
So tell me how you Bee’s met your Future In-Laws. Was it awkward? Were you embarrassed? Or did you feel right at home?!
Post # 3
I was staying over and he introduced me. Pretty simple. Haha
Post # 4
Ah, I was dating my Fiance for four months before his mom, grandma and little sister came to visit. It was a bit too much at the time, but we went to restaurants, sight seing, and really got along great. First time I met his dad and his stepmom was more “stiff”, we went home to their place, felt formal ofc. I felt abit awkward, embarrassed. But all together it was a great experience. They were so surprised that we already lived together when we met. LOL. They took it pretty fine though. 🙂
Post # 5
My husband & I had been dating about a month. There was a big show going on in town & his dad was going. His dad asked if he & I wanted to go so the two of them picked me up. We went out to dinner & to the show.
I met his mom after my husband & I had been together a few years & was engaged. I met her at his mamaws house. She had lived else where & just moved back.
Post # 6
I drove my Fiance home for Christmas the first year we were dating because it meant that he wouldn’t have to leave until later. I met his mum then and it went very well. I think it helped that I was clearly into her son if I was willing to drive 2 hours each way just to hang out with him longer. It also helped that she’s an awesome person and is really easy to get to know.
The first time I was in her house, she was embarrassed because she had a stripper pole in her living room. That made me love her right away!
Post # 7
My FI’s family live in a different part of the country. I met his mom, brother, and extended family in his hometown when we went on vacation there to see them. I met his dad, stepmom, and half siblings a few days later at their house 🙂
Post # 8
I was working on site manging some volunteers, during a very hot summer day. I called my SO up after work was done and asked what he was up to, and he invited me over for dinner. (He lived at home, and up to that point he made sure we never hung out at his house while his parents were around) We didn’t live in the same town, and I was unable to go back home and change, so i showed up wearing dirty jeans and a t-shirt, with a little bit of sweat going on too! They were very accepting and understood that I wasn’t planning on coming over and was not looking my best! I met his brother and his family for a 4th of July party at his parents house, so I was a little more prepared!
Post # 9
I got asked over for coffee. Simple.
Post # 10
I flew into Buenos Aires, AR and drove 5 hours on a bus to get into the middle of no where. It was amazing, things are so different in the countryside-like totally outdated, very refreshing.
Everyone- uncles, cousins, women , children, double kissed and hugged me and told me I was beautiful . They then asked how many children we wanted ( we werent even engaged lol).
This was all through translation because I knew about zero spanish. I’d have to say it was pretty cool to meet people and have no idea what their saying, but just to know its great by the smiles and joy in their voice.
Then in the city, where we have an apartment, I met the accountant, the lawyer , the hairstylist and basically everyone that is a part of their lives. Its like one big family. I met my Mother-In-Law in the states when my husband brought me over to one of her salons to get my hair highlighted…it is a bit of an odd situation when the first encounter is entrusting your hair with a stranger…even if it was horrible I was determined to say I love it! lol luckily it was fabulous.
About three months later we all started living together, so now my Mother-In-Law are like best friends. Wouldn’t change it for the world.
Post # 11
I met ALLLLL of my IL’s, as well as their distant relatives and family friends at my BIL’s college graduation party that my IL’s hosted about a month after Darling Husband and I started dating. It was pretty intense. Darling Husband got drunk and sprayed me in the eyes with bug spray THEN he and his brother were fighting (stupid drunk wrestling that never ends well) so their dad decided to “cool them off” by throwing a bucket of ice water (which housed the keg minutes earlier) on them. Darling Husband pulled me infront of him right as my Father-In-Law let go of the bucket and it completely drenched me. My Mother-In-Law was absolutely mortified and wouldn’t stop apologizing. Darling Husband and his brother were actually rolling on the ground laughing. And yep, I still married him. I’ll get him back someday… when he least expects it.
Post # 12
FH and I had been officially dating for 2-3 weeks when we decided to book a trip to Vegas together for the following month…lol.
I knew I couldn’t go away with him and not have my parents meet him, so we went to my parents’ for dinner a week or so later. The week after that, FH decided to smoke some chicken and invite his family to his house. His mom had found out he had a Girlfriend because she saw the reservations he made for Vegas with my name on them when she was over his house previously, and asked who I was…
When his family came over they were really nice and we all got along!
Post # 13
Great storied ladies! Keep them coming.
@UpstateCait: Thats a GREAT story! I can only imagine the surprise on your face when you goet drenched. Lol. Well at least you were a trooper and still married him. lol
Post # 15
HA! Which time the drunk time or the real time?
He actually lived at home so I kind of had no choice, his parents are older and like never leave the house. We’d gone to dinner and planned on going back to his room to watch a movie we rented and in my nervousness I probably downed like 6 or 7 whiskey and diets(why he didn’t think stopping me was a good choice, I’ll never know) buuut I walked in said my name waived and excused myself to the restroom and hid in his room until we heard them go to bed.
When I REALLY met them we were headed to the park and his sisters happened to be over (in hindsight I was being ambushed) but he “forgot something” and had to stop in. and so we sat and had fantastically awkward conversation.
Post # 16
- Wedding: March 2013 - Garden at Heather Farms
I met my SO’s parents on a random visit 3 months into our relationship. They called and asked if he wanted to come by and he asked if I could come along. It was not a great first impression. I have a small tattoo of a butterfly on my wrist that I got with my mother and I was told by my SO’s father that he “hated” people with tattoos and why would I do something like that. Unfortunately that was the first of many more insults and personal attacks that I’ve endured and continue to endure over the course of our relationship. the most recent was in July.
My SO got into a graduate program away from home and naturally I was going with him (been together 3 years and have been living together for 2) he told me that I had no business being with his son and he wished that his son would have waited..he started to say for someone else but stopped before “else” and said “well that’s just my opinion”. can’t wait for christmas this year 🙂 (obvious sarcasm lol) sorry that turned into a rant!