After the rush of the holidays, and friends from out of town visiting, my little family declared January to be a month just allowing ourselves to be. The weather has been cold, there has been snow and we have really enjoyed not running from one thing to the next. We watched movies, played games and with their new Kindles, the girls have listened to countless hours of music. It's been wonderful. That being said, I didn't pick up my camera to intentionally take one photo. I snapped a few shots here and there, but nothing award winning. And I'm cool with that. I did miss editing photos, so when my friend Matthew told me that I could have access to some of his images, I jumped at the chance. He lives in Japan so the photos I got to see are beautiful and I'm so happy he let me dig into his archives.. here are my favorite photos of his.