Hello friends! We are back from camping {I’ll share pics soon!} and jumping into a brand new week full of meetings, catching up and summer fun. Last week we got to see our dear friends, the Markleys. Sarah was my college roommate and we’ve been close since. Chad and Steve have become close friends as well and I’m so thankful! Sarah and Chad are the kind of friends who you can show up a half an hour late to their house and burst into tears. And they just hug you and love you, no questions asked. That’s exactly what happened last week, I was exhausted, on edge and we were running late. I fell apart and they loved me anyway. True friends are good for the soul.

***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!***

How about some hellos?

Hello singing and playing. So fun.

Hello mexican food for lunch and sitting around for hours.

Hello laughing and joking.

Hello celebrating an every day occasion. Hello celebrating being together.

Hello splashing in the pool for hours.

Hello cutie.

Hello hard core relaxing!

Hello dear friend. I’m thankful for you.

Hello Matthias. Green eyes and refusing to smile–but I got him.

Hello David. You are such a love.

Hello Hope and David. They are the same age {Hope is 6 months older}. So sweet to see them together.

Hello tapping out tunes on a pretty piano.

Hello catching up on lots of laundry from camping.

Hello catching up on sleep from not sleeping well while camping {David had a hard time}

Hello being kind to myself after a very fun, very exhausting camping trip.

Hello huge, major clearance sale–did you see this?

Hello board meetings, mexican food and sitting outside for dinner.

Hello brand new week. There is grace for today. There is beauty in the brokenness. I’m saying hello to this day with an open heart. What are you saying hello to this week? Leave some hellos in the comments or link up your own hello monday post there!