Thursday, December 29, 2011

There's no place like home for the Holiday's

Top row: From PGH to BOS, Our feet firmly planted on New England soil (concrete), A very sleepy drive to Maine
Bottom row: Finally home!, Afternoon sun streaming through the trees, Chris's Grandparent's wedding photo

Well after a glorious four-ish day trip North, Chris and I are back in Pittsburgh. It was definitely hard to leave, especially after being greeted with a white Christmas. This was really our first time having to travel a long distance home, and it went surprisingly smooth, we met my Dad and Step-mom at Logan airport in Boston, and then drove to Maine/New Hampshire.

We made a conscious decision to keep things more low key this year, our typical holiday has always been incredibly stressful, so since we were already coming a great distance too see everyone, we just wanted to relax. We spent Christmas eve with both our families at Chris's grandparents house (that's their incredible wedding photo above), which was lovely. There were lots of walks in the woods, catching up with friends, and movie watching.

The gift giving was light, which I prefer. I received a sweater and some gloves, and Chris got some whiskey. We haven't given each other gifts yet, and will probably wait until the first week of January to do so. And now we are home, we definitely miss New England, but at the same time, it's nice to return to our own space (and cats!).

Top row: The woods, my boots, messy driving
Bottom row: More woods, rabbit tracks across a frozen pond, the woods

Did you have a nice holiday? Receive anything special?


Rae Veda said...

Home in instax photos makes the holidays perfect. xo, rv

Sweet Harvest Moon said...


Looks wonderful :)

Jo said...

Ohh, it looks like the most wonderful return home! <3 Your cottage looks truly incredible - especially surrounded by snow!

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Vanessa said...

Sounds lovely! My boyfriend and I also wait until like...the middle of January to exchange gifts. It's just nicer to do something special for each other once all of this holiday stress is out of the way and you have money again, haha.

Kaitlin Mattingly said...

looks like you had such a wonderful time. and the snow...well i'm certainly jealous of that!

xoxo katlin

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