The in-laws are coming! The in-laws are coming!

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Today is going to be a pretty big day. My husband arrives from his most recent work trip and…


I’m scared. 

Not of spending a week with them…but of making their trip completely and utterly fabulous! I like to think of myself as the hostess with the most-est, so having out of town guests for an entire week is really freaking me out. How will I keep them entertained all week?

I’ve been so stressed out all week that I’ve gotten a nasty fever blister on my nose. Yeah, that’s going to look great in all of the pictures we take for the next week.

I’ve been racking my brain coming up with a menu plan for the week (yes, I’ll be trying a ton of recipes I found on Pinterest!), steam cleaning our bedroom carpets, scouring Groupon and Living Social for deals on activities, bleaching the bathroom tiles, making dinner reservations, organizing a family dinner so that my parents can meet his parents, washing the baseboards…

And planning our activities.

I like activities. I am hoping that they like the same kind of activities that I like.

Fingers crossed. 

So far, I’ve planned:

  • Everglades Alligator Farm and an air boat ride
  • Grabbing milkshakes at the famous Robert is Here fruit stand
  • Going to a screening of the John Carter movie on South Beach
  • Family dinner with my parents, sisters, cousins, etc
  • Dinner at an upscale seafood restaurant downtown
  • 2 day trip to Key West
  • Sunset Cruise in Key West
  • Little White House museum in Key West
  • Ernest Hemingway Museum in Key West
  • A day at the Monkey Jungle

I probably won’t be around much next week, except for on Twitter (because I do through withdraw if I’m off Twitter for more than a few hours)…when I come back, expect a ton of posts about all of the fun stuff we did!

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  1. says

    I’m hope you all have a great time! It sounds like you have put a lot of work into planning the week. Try to relax and have fun! :) ((hugs))

  2. says

    I always worry about that! Even when my own parents come to visit. We live in the country…kind of. So you have to drive to get anywhere for fun activities that don’t involve shopping. I feel like I have to entertain them or they won’t come back lol Last time they were here my dad said, “So…is this all you do all day?” I felt so bad! lol

  3. Andi says

    Don’t envy you, but I do envy your In-Laws! Sounds like they will need a vacation to rest up after all the fun they will be having with you guys! Have fun and can’t wait for the pictures :)

  4. The In-Laws says

    May I say that I have never had such a wonderful trip as the one I just had with our son and his family. To everyone who wanted to share in this great vacation, you really missed out. My daughter went all out for us and I could not be more grateful to her for the effort she put into this adventure for us. However with such good planning, she has sealed her fate in that we will now plan many more vacations down there and she will have to put up with “The In-Laws” again. We cannot thank her enough for the wonderful time we had and the memories that were made with our granddaughter. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for a wonderful time. Love you much, Mom Q

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