refugio beach with friends

Hello Monday! Do summer days tend to run together for you? I love the slower mornings and in general I am relaxed and unmotivated. It’s kind of nice!

Last week, we spent the day with my sister and her family and some friends who were camping in Refugio Beach. It’s about an hour and a half south of us. Since we just spent the day we got to have all of the fun of camping with none of the work. Awesome.

I have lots of fun pictures to share. These pictures tell the story of summer. I’ve been going back to them to soak up the feelings they bring. Isn’t summer a magical time?

How about some hellos?

Hello eleven year old! David is officially eleven–I still can’t believe it!

Hello getting ready for family to visit. We’re washing all the sheets and tidying up a bit!

Hello BBQ. It’s too hot to cook indoors–so how about some BBQ?

Hello Upstairs Downstairs. If you love Downton Abbey, I highly recommend this series!

Hello thrifting. I haven’t had any time to visit my favorite shops and I’m itching to go.

Hello sunshine, strawberries, sunscreen and smores. I love the stuff of summer.

Hello brand new week. It’s going to be a good one.

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


  1. Gotta love all that sandy skin! And all the fun of camping without actually camping – brilliant!
    I am saying hello to cleaning up my house after being gone for two weeks – my husband and kids tried their best, but it’s needing some tlc! Hello to a little one at camp each morning, and hello to finishing the first Harry Potter book with my older daughter. Hello to going to see “Before Midnight” with my cousin on Thursday (can’t wait!), and to lots of fun with her and the rest of our family while she’s in town.

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