My future hubby plus I grew up in different states so we had to make an effort to get to know each other’s families prior to the ceremony, but once we announced our engagement we planned several vacation weekends to visit each other’s homes! It is about a four-hour ride to his parents condo so we consistently left early in the afternoon to get there in time for supper. He grew up where family meal time is very important so I wanted to make a enjoyable impression on my future mother-in-law. I am not much of a cook myself so I took fortune of spending time in the dining room with his preparing the meals when I could, the only downfall to that was the fact that they do not have cooling system in their condo plus it was the middle of Summer so it made cooking very uncomfortable. She had worked that way all of his life so he did not seem to notice plus I tried to keep a positive attitude throughout the whole ordeal! My fiance would joke with me on the way condo each time because he said he could tell by the look on my face I wasn’t entirely glad spending time in the dining room. I told him he was welcome to join us plus spend time with his mom as well although he declined plus said he would rather hang out with his Mom in the backyard. I told him that he was fortunate because at least he could take fortune of a breeze outside plus not be stuck in a hot humid dining room. I also told him that if he expected me to make family meals everyday I better have a climate-controlled environment to do it in.