Traveling for the Holidays?

Since we'll be moving back near our family this upcoming April, hubby and I are staying put this year. (And my fingers are crossed he will be off work!) I love my family, but that's a lot of miles in the midst of holiday hubub.

Next year, though, I'll be super happy to finally spend some holidays around the family again and hopefully in our own house so we don't have to do the runaround between all the divorcees.

This year though, my crockpot of hot chocolate and maybe a cozy book will get me through I believe.

Is anyone else having a quaint Christmas at home this year? Or are you going to brave the traffic and travel? ‚ÄčAre you excited for either option?

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    12/02/13
    Kat Mahoney
    We're actually staying put this year, as every other year before. For 20 years we have been without family on the holidays, so after we had children, it never changed. Besides that fact it made it even harder to visit family with three kids, we just learned to make our own traditions and our own holidays, making them OURS, as a close family celebration. This year we are only 6 hours from family, but we are still not changing our traditions. We stay "home" and enjoy creating our own family memories.
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      12/02/13
      Oh I LOVE cozy Holidays where you just lay low.. sometimes those are the most memorable and much needed.. enjoy it! And drink LOADS of hot cocoa for me :)

      As for us.. we will have a quiet one the week OF Christmas.. just the hubby and myself.. I'm excited! Then the Saturday after.. we head to SC for the next week! So excited to spend a whole week with my family and just relax.. and the baby is NOT welcome to make an appearance hehe
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        12/03/13
        Tessa
        We always visit all our family on Christmas day. They all live within an hour of us. So we get up do our thing here go to my moms super early then go to my mother in laws then to my grandmas and don't get home till 8-9 at night. So this year we decided we were going to go everywhere on Christmas Eve so on Christmas morning the kids actually get to just play with all their stuff from Santa, stay in our pj's all day and enjoy it as a famiy and we don't have to rush around trying to get ready.
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          12/03/13
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          12/03/13
          ..that kind of majorly stinks for you Brande! Do you think you can ever voice your opinion of wanting to stay home and do your own thing - going over when you can? I know I was hesitant to voice my opinion of what WE (my husband and I) wanted to do at first.. but then both our parents were completely fine with it all.. things changed, but seeing each other at some point was all that mattered :)
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            We will be traveling for Christmas to OH to my hometown. My husband coaches an elite travel hockey team so he is gone alot and during the season we cannot travel much because he is gone so often, and they had a tourny the weekend following Thanksgiving for the last 3 years so we haven't had Thanksgiving with my family in 3 years. Christmas is the only time he has a long break until the season is over in March so if we don't go to OH over Christmas we won't get to see my family over the holidays at all. We are hoping to be able to move back to my hometown soon so we won't have to travel to see family so much.
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              12/03/13
              8Theresa Gould
              We are staying put.
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