One last lazy Sunday left before I head back to work tomorrow, and what I enjoyed most about these past two weeks was the pause in our family’s routine: no wake-up time, homework, sports, meetings, or any of the other things that keep us running through our days. It was two weeks of time to pause, to rest and to dream about ways to make our days a little less rushed. I’m looking forward to everything this year brings, and hoping to find more small pauses in each day.

photo by my husband, taken on a lazy 17-mile drive