As I've previously mentioned on this blog, Chris and I are lucky to call several places home. One of our homes, is Chris' parents' house in central Massachusetts and that is where the Barbier family gathered for Christmas this year. We had a quintessential Christmas - family, snow, fireplace and lots of food! We spent our days talking, playing games, cooking, eating and watching movies (I finally got to see The Thornbirds mini series after reading the book while traveling in Australia). We embraced the slower pace of home, savored every delicious bite of food, and laughed like we always do when we get together!