Sometimes you just have to have pizza. One of the things that helped make our first week of school successful at home was candlelight. Dinner can be rushed and hectic. On the nights Noah and Tom have football at 6 dinner needs to be early. Most nights Tom can get home and we can eat together as a family before practice. To help us slow down and connect this week we played piano music and lit candles. It slows everything down. It helps us relax and enjoy our time around the table, even if it is only for 15 minutes. On Friday Tom was able to do a little relaxing, and my dad joined us. We were happy to have the weekend upon us!