So my husband rarely takes time off since he's worked at his current place of employment. So this year we decided that we would like to take a few trips and tried to schedule them months in advance and get them approved. Well, we wanted to take a trip in April for a weekend and go visit my family in California but we just found out mid January that the "boss" already wants that same time off and so Chris was told No. We also want to go up to Idaho in June for two reasons, for our anniversary in the beginning of the week, and then Thursday, Friday and Saturday for a family reunion on my side of the family. (Since they only take place every two years and we are way big into family history so that would have been a great opportunity to get photos, and complete families etc...) Well the entire week we wanted to have Chris take off is fine Monday - Thursday but Friday is a big fat NO!!
Which bums both of us, because that was the critical date for us to make the major potluck day and see the majority of all the people. So now we're not sure if we want to make the nearly seven hour trip to get there just for a night and then turn around and do the same thing. Not my idea of fun, so I think we'll have to forego both of the trips due to scheduling conflicts with his boss. Pretty lame -- but somehow we'll compensate and figure out something different to do. So for now, I'm a little disappointed that we actually try to co-ordinate and plan far enough out that we could have a "family vacation" but we got shot down for both planned trips. AGGHHH !!! I guess that is life!!