We were originally going to come home before Christmas so we could be home for the holiday and see my family. But we decided we probably won't want to do Christmas in England after we have kids, so we should take advantage of it while we can. We also do not go to England, and the opportunity for our flights to be taken care of by Ian's parents, so we decided to come home after Christmas.
Ian's family has already started with the "oh we can do this all together, and let's go here all together." Ian's brother even suggested that he will be stealing him from me for the majority of the trip. I had to QUICKLY put a squash on some of those ideas. Don't get me wrong - we are going there to visit his family and I so look forward to finally spending more than a few hours with them. But we will be there 9 days. 9 days of family time. We will be staying at various family member's houses (possibly in twin beds for part of it), with all of his other family members there as well. I love his family, but 9 full days together - but being with my family for that many days without any alone time with Ian would drive me crazy. So I quickly
I have only been to London twice - the first time was for a long weekend while I was studying abroad in Spain, and the second was on our way home from our honeymoon in Greece and we stayed a total of 12 hours. But I am not sure if Ian has really ever done the touristy thing there, so it'll be fun for us to do that together.
Once we figure out the details in terms of whose house we'll be staying at, Ian and I will schedule in the two days we're spending just the two of us. But I also have to start planning Christmas gifts. I'll have to take them with us I think, which will make packing