NWR - I'm conflicted!

Okay ladies, whenever I'm on the fence about something I like to get all of your opinions, you help me see all sides and all of your heads are infinitely smarter than mine!!


My family always has a huge 4th of July picnic family reunion in my hometown. We rent a park and grill out, and we used to play a game of softball and volleyball until everyone started to get too old :p and then go out to the farm at night for a bonfire and fireworks. For years it was my absolute favorite thing in the entire world. I see people I don't normally see, get to catch up and eat a lot of good food. But the past few years have been kind of depressing because there are a lot of the great aunts and uncles who aren't doing too well, a few have passed and everyone else pretty much shows up to eat and just sits around.


And now we live 2 hours away and we have friends coming to our place that night. So we would have to drive 2 hours, sit there for 2-3 hours, then drive 2 hours back home. Plus, the picnic planning gets my mom and Grandma really stressed out and that makes DH uncomfortable so this year he is ALL FOR not going. And I can understand his point of view since it's not his family.


But it kills me to think of everyone gathering for the picnic and asking where I am (because I know they will) and me not attending yet another family get together because we live so far away. I love my crazy family and I know there will be laughter...that is what I miss the most. We only live a short way from DH's family so we get together with them a lot. I know it's going to be a long drive for a quick trip, really just to eat...but the idea of not being there is messing with me! DH told me this morning that he'll do whatever, I have to choose soon so we know how to plan.


Thoughts? What would you do??

Posted on July 2, 2013 at 1:26 am
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Canooknic
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I would probably give this year a miss but make sure you go next year.

A break from it might make it more fun next year, plus you'll be able to avoid the preparation craziness and get ready for your friends to arrive!!
Posted on July 2, 2013 at 1:31 am
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Hey, I saw in another post that you guys are headed to the reunion, right? I think it sounds like you really want to go. I totally understand where you're coming from I think it's one of the hardest part of growing up (and being a bit further away). Family parties change, and it makes it that much harder to make the trek.


Let us know what you decide and how it goes :)

Posted on July 2, 2013 at 9:18 am
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I would go if you will miss it that much
Posted on July 3, 2013 at 7:28 am
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Okay so I am dying to know what did you end up doing? I have been MIA! Catch me up!

Posted on July 5, 2013 at 9:12 am
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Me too. I just thought of you now. So, how did it go, girl?

Posted on July 6, 2013 at 1:50 am
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We did end up going :)  We literally were there to eat, chat a bit and leave but it was definitely worth it! I was so happy to see everyone and even DH had a good time. Thanks ladies, I was seriously on the fence about this and went back and forth until the morning of but we made the right call.

Posted on July 11, 2013 at 1:23 am
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Awww! So happy to see it all worked out! 

Posted on July 11, 2013 at 7:25 am

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