Friday, October 3, 2008

Meet The Parents

I'm hosting my in-laws this weekend and it is exhausting. They are wonderful, and I know I am really lucky to be marrying someone with such easy parents to get along with, but I am unable to communicate with That Groom's mom, and so all conversation is with That Groom's father. It's hard to force myself to take this break from the wedding planning. I am very happy they are able to see where I grew up and meet my family. And they brought me some presents and some Europea chocolate, so I guess I can't complain about that :)

Did you ever host your in-laws before the wedding? How did your first "meet the parents" experience go?

9 comments:

AmyJean said...

Luckily my F-inLaws are pretty laid back and awesome. My family is much more uptight, so hanging out with them is so much more a breeze. (My po' FH)... but i just realized, the more time i spend with his family (and vice versa) the easier it gets! :) Good luck this weekend! :)

Blue-Eyed Bride said...

I did host them. And I still host them a lot. It's always a little tense for me, but I'm slowly getting used to it.

Blablover5 said...

It's funny the difference between my parents and his.

Mine just randomly show up (and live 2 hours away) and stay til they do whatever they had to do then turn around and go home.

His (8 hours away) come in early friday so we take off work and then spend the entire weekend going shopping and doing things together.

At the end of the weekend we're both super exhausted so I couldn't imagine if they dropped by a week before the wedding.

Mrs. Forever said...

I am pretty fortunate - all of our family lives within an hour drive of our house so we don't have to host get togethers very often - but it means we see family A LOT. Almost every weekend we have a nieces recital, a nephews birthday, or a mom who's cooking a family dinner. It's a good thing I truly LOVE his family! It is so similar to mine. I talk to his Mom on the phone a lot and his Dad comes over to our house while hubby is at work to help me with house projects. I didn't have this relationship with them when we first got engaged (I was always super nervous around them!) but give things time and I'm sure it will get better.

Riley (aka Rachel) said...

I am glad yours are easy to get along with.
I think the first time you host your in-laws is really stressful - much less the first time you meet them!! It'll get better from here.

And I will leave it at that and not comment on my future-in-laws. You know that old saying, "If you can't say something nice...".
Yeah.

Skywalker said...

our moms didn't talk to each other and our dads were like bosom buddies. Twilight zone.

My relatives think my husband's relatives are odd. I am very sure the feeling is mutual.

Shaylene Rene' Photography said...

I am so sad that I am not there while they are in Royal! Although I am glad that I am not there for all the stress and cleaning! At least I will get to meet them in Seattle! Countdown...8 days! Love you girl!

Whitney R said...

Good luck! That has to be hard with no communication. Since Jaren was from here his parents were close by. He kept me away from them for some time until we started dating a little more seriously. Then I went over there for dinner. It was nice, but they laughed and talked about people they knew and I sat there lost most of the time. Over time I have come to know the people in the ward and that they associate with enough to understand what they are talking about. They are so nice and give us so much space considering they are two miles down the road. I'm still getting to know and be comfortable around them and I think they could say the same about me :)

Jenna said...

amyjean-I imagine it will be that way for us as well. Also, learning Polish will help....

mrs.forever-I really really really hope to have a relationship like that with my in-laws one day! How lucky you are.

shaylene-I could have used your help in distracting everyone wile I worked on wedding stuff!

whitney-Most mormon families live close together I think. Before long, you and his mom will be bosom buddies.