It's vacation week here in New Hampshire, which for me means a quieter week. Running a small home childcare results in chaos Monday through Friday starting at around 7:30am. But not today. I was able to sleep in a few extra minutes, savor my first cup of coffee alone, and then spend a wonderful 45 minutes with Rebekah before anyone else in the house woke up. We sat in our big living room window and watched the birds peck the ground in search of their breakfast. Rebekah was especially excited to see a little chipmunk collecting the seeds the girls scattered the other day. Even the rain was welcomed as the soft pitter patter serenaded us. It was such a blessing to be able to share this quiet time with Rebekah, pointing out the beautiful creation God has provided us right in our own back yard.