How do you handle the holidays and spending time with extended family? Do you find it tricky to balance and plan? With family spread out in all parts of the country, we try to be pretty intentional with holiday planning. As a general rule, Slaed and I trade off spending the Christmas holiday with our respective “sides” every year. One year we host or visit his family, the next year it’s my family’s turn, with a few exceptions in there for births and whatnot.
This year however the stars were not aligning well in our Christmas planning world for a holiday visit with my family. Thus, instead of December, we opted for September! Instead of flying all over the place during one of the busiest travel times of the year, we all met in North Carolina’s Outer Banks earlier this month.