we’ve been home from vacation for two weeks now and we’re still having a hard time facing reality. there’s something magical about long summer days that seem to slow down the clock and reinforce the desire for relaxation. we were lucky enough to spend an entire week on hilton head island doing absolutely nothing. it was refreshing to put all our other responsibilities aside and totally tune into this baby of ours. oh my how things have changed since last year. to watch her explore and take everything in is something else. i hope she remembers these traditions we’re starting and looks back on them with sweet memories as i do today myself.