Just by circumstance I managed to have a week of holidays with my husband in the beginning of January. Not something I'd normally do, but it turned out to be very nice timing. The holidays are a lot of work with a young family. It can certainly be physically relaxing, but not emotionally or mentally. This week has been the best way to start a new year. I deep cleaned my house, went on many forest walks, sat in coffee shops, wandered through bookstores. It was truly relaxing. And we happened to head out the Goldstream Park for a little family hike on the one sunny day of the week, giving me an opportunity to take some beautiful family portraits to start off 2018.