Hello friends! Today I’m sharing pics from UCLA a couple weeks ago. Since then, our little family has been separated a lot–first me in the Dominican Republic, then me home but Steve in the Dominican Republic. It’s been a crazy, imperfect season that has required a lot of grace. It’s time for our little family to be together. We’re ready and excited to simply be together.

It’s a brand new week full of beauty, waiting to be found. How about some hellos?

***Hello Monday is where I greet the new week with an open heart and a fresh perspective. It’s a new beginning–and there’s so much to be thankful for! Join me by leaving your own hellos in the comments section or linking up a hello monday post there!***

Hello Westwood. If we have to see doctors, it may as well be in Westwood where there is sunshine, great restaurants and plenty to do!

Hello little heart-melting smile.

Hello three boys who make my world go round.

Hello golden evening light. Magical.

Hello growing up right before my eyes. It seems like every day he is different–changing, growing and gaining insight.

Hello bike path with a steep incline.

Hello UCLA–a place that for us, represents fear, amazing care and lots of gratefulness.

Hello So Cal. You like to show off with your palm trees and blue skies.

Hello pretty tiles and tired feet.

Hello movie theater playing Gone Girl. I just finished the book and it was creeeepy!

Hello photo shoot and pretty things to share with you {soon!!}

Hello Halloween. Is it bad to just want to stay home, watch a movie and eat candy?

Hello birthday. My mom is turning 70 which is awesome! Happy birthday mama!

Hello haircut, dentist and vision appointments. They all seem to come at once!

Hello brand new week. It’s a gift and I want to welcome it with open arms. Will you join me?

What are you saying hello to this week? Leave some hellos in the comments section or link your own hello monday post there!

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