Since DearHubby and I got married, we have always travelled to Illinois (where his parents live) and California (where my parents live) for Thanksgiving and Christmas. This Thanksgiving Holiday we broke our 7 year "tradition" and stayed home and had a nice, quiet, peaceful, and restful holiday, one where we actually had the opportunity to really thank our wonderful and glorious God. As we reflected about our time this holiday season, we really enjoyed how there was no stress on us to travel (15 hours one-way to Illinois and about the same total time to California) and no stress in general and we are thinking about breaking the news to our parents that we no longer want to travel over the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays and that we will visit them during other times of the year.
How many of you have stopped the family travel to your parents and how did you break the news?
(Originally posted 11-27-07)