Lisa Leonard Designs

refugio beach with friends

July 8th | adventures, inspiration

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!

30 Responses

  1. Becs says:

    Love these, especially the bubble shots and the marshmallow toasting – definitely need to put these on the summer bucket list. We are finally saying hello to sun in the UK, yay! More hellos over here. Happy week. :)

  2. Oh, this looks like so much fun! Nothing beats a lazy, relaxed day at the beach. I keep preparing my husband for the day I ask him to move us to the coast…maybe when our kids are a tad older. Right now, I still need to be close to my mamma! :)

    Happy Monday to you!

  3. deborah says:

    Water, sand, campfires, bubbles, marshmallows…looks like so much relaxing fun!

    Hello Monday over at A Delightful Glow!

  4. Love your pics! We just got back from a week at the beach, I miss it already!!

    Today I’m saying hello to celebrating my husband’s birthday with a walk down memory lane. :)

    Happy Monday! :)

  5. Lynda M. says:

    Love your photos! Looks like you had a great time! We just got back from our summer vacation and had a blast!

  6. Hello! We are saying hello to almost all of the same things. Including family visiting & a lack (and need) of thrifting. Looks like a great day at the beach. Your family and friends are just gorgeous.

  7. Saying hello to garden and house-cleaning. It’s good to feel like there’s time for major organizing.

  8. Kate says:

    You’re pictures are always beautiful. Love days on the beach. We head there in a few weeks and I can’t wait.

  9. I don’t think my previous post went through, so I’ll try again… Looks like a day on the beach with family and friends was a fantastic way to spend the day. I spent it with my family in a garden…

  10. I’m so looking forward to our time at the shore – moreso now seeing your happy photos!

  11. kelli says:

    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.

  12. Shelly says:

    Looks like a ton of fun! I haven’t had s’mores in such a long time. Definitely brings back fond memories from my childhood.

    Here’s to my first Hello Monday post:

  13. Shelly says:

    Looks like a ton of fun! I haven’t had s’mores in such a long time. Definitely brings back fond memories from my childhood.

    Here’s to my first Hello Monday post:

  14. Looks like a fantastic time with family!

    Check out my first Hello Monday! post here:

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