Just a couple of quick pictures from our Christmas and updates. We went to Hong Kong and Manila over the Christmas break. The whole trip was surprisingly restful but it was such a joy to meet up with a good friend in Hong Kong and spend time with our families. Manila was incredible, I always get a feeling of comfort whenever I’m there and Catherine seemed to enjoy her first trip to the south pacific. Upon coming back to Canada we were greeted with sheets of ice everywhere (in our absence we missed two big ice storms). In work related news, Cat interviewed and accepted a contract (ie. permanent) position with the public school board here in Kingston. This has been an immense blessing and source of thanksgiving for us as we look to starting a family in the near future.