Proud of my DH--he did vacation planning! lol.
Just when I thought I could not love my DH more, he has come through in a big way. He made all arrangments for the vacation planning with SSs and notified both of them directly. He booked a 4 BR oceanfront beach condo with maid service each day. which was actually several thousand dollars LESS than we spent last year for the beach house! I will decide how much of the time I'm going as we get closer, but it has a direct flight from where we live, so I may go .later in the week. He emphasized to me that he wanted ME to be happy with what we booked, and that went a long way. The best part is, DH said we are taking OUR DSs to EUROPE in August! We've wanted to go to Europe all our lives, and both SSs have been there TWICE with BM, and Lord willing, this is our year to go!
I would like to thank all of you again for giving me the support and encouragement to speak up to my DH. I feel really good about the outcome here. I also am ok with the vacation with the SKs. Even though it may be something they agree to do only because they want a "free vacation," we can afford it, so that's ok. It's time with the SKs for DH to try to build the relationship. So, we'll see what happens!