Without Further Ado, I Bring You...The Holiday Itinerary!

Most of you know I don't blog much about my actual family, for fear they search me out to find further evidence of my unstable nature. (Those damn voices in my head that keep telling me to actually express my opinion!) But after sharing this with folks at my office and watching them roll on the floor in laughter, I though I would shake things up for the holidays.

The text below is exactly what was forwarded to me from my in-laws, besides the italics explaining who the people are. The military could not do a more precise job of outlining every minute of a holiday weekend, including exactly when presents will be opened. Heaven forbid we actually have a little spontaneity during a vacation. I'm not sure I could handle it. Hm, I think my husband is mad at me for posting this...Oh Well. Enjoy!


"Here is what we understand is happening for our Christmas celebration.
  • Friday Dec. 22
    • K**** comes home - spending the evening in Mpls with friends
  • Sat. 23rd
    • P***/K***/P***/K***/Mom/Dad (my family & in-laws) go to M***ll for Christmas with Grandpa and relatives.
    • All return to H****son that evening.
  • Sun 24th
    • P***/K***/P*** (my family) return to their home for their Christmas
    • P***/A***/D***/A*** (my brother-in-law, wife, & kids) come to H***son
    • 4:00pm Christmas Mass at St. A’s
    • 6:00pm hors de oeuvres followed by dinner (TBD) followed by games followed by turns in the new spa tub if available.
  • Mon 25th
    • Christmas present opening for D*** and A*** (brother-in-law's kids)
    • 9:30 Christmas morning brunch
      • Bloody Mary
      • Mimosa
      • Crepes w fresh fruit
      • Ham
      • Caramel Rolls
    • 12:00 Eastern time – Cocktails
    • 11:30 Central time – Family begins opening presents
      • Grazing on snacks/hors de oeurves
      • Wild rice soup – mom and dad
      • Roast beef sandwiches – mom and dad
      • Picante dip – mom and dad
      • Assorted other goodies – mom and dad"
Please tell me I am not crazy and that this is a little bit beyond the boundary of "relaxation"? Keep in mind that we all live less than 1 hour away from each other (except one person, who's single and can handle herself just fine). What do you all think?