After celebrating an early Christmas with Mel’s family in St. Albert, we headed East to spend Christmas with Brendon’s family out in West Quaco, New Brunswick. It was a lovely time of sitting by hot fires in the wood stove, eating Flannigan Fancies, and drinking coffee while gazing out at the ocean. We were encountered a wide variety of weather conditions while we were out there, but are lucky to have made it home before the big winter storm hit the East Coast provinces this weekend. And that leaves us with two weeks. Two weeks to finish packing, tie up loose ends, fit in last visits, and say goodbyes before heading out on this crazy adventure. As we prepare to leave people that we love, and what is familiar and comfortable, it is definitely a time of mixed emotion. We appreciate your prayers for us in this time as we prepare to step into something new.