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I will be home for Christmas … to THREE different homes.  For those of you that are new to the blog – we do our version of the movie Four Christmases every year.  Remember this movie?

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Well our version is ever so slightly less neurotic as we don’t attempt to do all 4 in one day.  We do have four sets of parents that we attempt to see every year for Christmas.  We spread out that joy (and driving) over the month of December.  So we have already done my dad in Ohio, now we just have the rest of our WV families to see.  And we will see all of them over a one week period that starts this weekend and leads into Christmas Day itself.  Over the course of 10 days we will sleep in 3 cities and exchange gifts at least 3 times and spend (rough estimate) about 19 hours in the car driving. 

Obviously – we are insane. 

Four Christmases is great in some respects – you get to see everyone, you get 4 sets of presents, and you have a good excuse on why you need a week off work in December.  It is also crazy in other respects.  We drive everywhere, you have to buy 4 sets of presents, and you get back to work the week after needing another vacation!  

So I am spending the rest of this week – prepping for our mad journey through the hills and hollers of WV.  All presents must be wrapped, laundry done, cards out, and bags packed.  And then next week – I will either be surrounded by family and Christmas cheer, sleeping or driving.  I want to apologize in advance that I will probably continue to be behind on email, responding to comments and that posts may or may not happen.

I also want to go ahead and make sure that I wish you and yours a Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukah, or an enjoyable Festivus (what ever you decide to celebrate!) and I can’t wait to share with you guys more fun and exciting ideas and things in 2011.  

7 frugal friends said ...

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said... @ December 16, 2010 at 7:45 AM

Sounds like a mad and yet wonderful time. I hope you have a very safe and enjoyable trip. God Bless and Merry Christmas. Hugs, Marty

Anonymous said... @ December 16, 2010 at 12:17 PM

I love this movie! always reminds me of my family as well. Grew up with my parents already divorced so I had to travel between states also.

Tammy said... @ December 17, 2010 at 6:17 AM

I am not familiar with this movie but that isn't surprising lol I have done 4 Christmases in one day before and it is one of my best memories :) Have a wonderful holiday!

Erin@likegrandmas said... @ December 18, 2010 at 10:19 AM

I love that movie!!! You are not insane, just committed to family! Hope you have a safe journey!

Jane @ Going Jane said... @ December 23, 2010 at 10:54 AM

I have to check that movie out...I've never seen it before. It's going on my Netflix list. :)

Farah Muzaffar said... @ December 24, 2010 at 1:46 AM

May your holiday season be blessed with peace, love and joy.
Sending you my heart full wishes,
With joy which never ends
A very Merry Christmas
Happy New Year

Oh, My Darling said... @ December 26, 2010 at 3:26 PM

Happy holidays! Hope all your Christmases has been fantastic!!!

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