Merry Christmas! This year was mine & Nate’s first together, and I didn’t want to miss out on a thing. We spent Christmas Eve & Christmas morning with Nate’s family in quaint seaside Nova Scotia. After a huge & delicious turkey dinner, we packed the car (to the roof) and drove to my parents place two hours away for a second & equally tasty turkey smorgasbord. Twelve hours of present opening later, we slept right through until twenty minutes before church started on boxing day. Boxing day lunch was a feast of leftovers – seafood nacho dip, chowder infused phylo cups, home rolls, escargot, turkey, cream cheese potatoes, & a variety of spreads and cheeses. I don’t think we will be able to eat for a week! We beat a nor’easter back to Halifax, and barely unpacked the car before the snow was falling heavily outside. A good first Christmas? Indeed.