hello monday {link-up!}

hello monday By September 12, 2011 11 Comments

hello crow sitting on a branch and making it look like fall

hello wishing our local pumpkin patch was open {we have to wait a few weeks still}

hello cooler weather and getting ready for sweaters

hello to editing photos from a day exploring savannah {more on that soon}

hello to reflecting on some amazing conversations at hilton head

hello being home and doing laundry and grocery shopping

hello fun DIY project i’ll share soon {involving the above flats}

hello clearing out the clutter in our kitchen. i’m getting motivated!

hello dreaming and scheming of fun ideas for celebrating fall and winter

hello missing incredible sunsets, sweet friends and lazy days

hello home–i missed my boys terribly! it’s so good to cuddle them {until i leave for the creative connection in a couple days}

hello monday it’s going to be a crazy-get-it-done week!

join us for hello monday–link up in the comments section!

what are you saying hello to today?


hello monday {link-up, too!}

hello monday By September 5, 2011 36 Comments

hello horse painted like a union jack and making me miss england

hello lots of photos still to be edited from our trip

hello wishing summer had lasted just a little bit longer

hello pretty flowers with so much detail

hello getting inspired to re-do our porch and plant some new blooms

hello warm fall days and cool fall nights

hello noisy {but beautiful} swans

hello finally feeling caught up from our trip {almost} and getting ready to leave for a trip tomorrow!

hello to a fabulous one-day sale in the shop–make sure you check your email!

hello to a holiday and sleeping in

hello to a weekend with great friends and laughing and eating together

hello monday! it’s going to be a great week!

link up in the comments section and i’ll hop over and say hello to you!

what are you saying hello to on this sunny monday morning?


the meaning of being ‘real’ {new beginnings with lisa leonard}

hello monday By August 29, 2011 16 Comments

hello friends! next monday i am planning a link-up for hello monday! so get your posts ready and be prepared to link up!

hello moth perched on a glass chicken head {captured at the flea market}

hello still glowing from time with sisters this weekend

hello inspiration–my head is filled with some new ideas

hello paper mache goat head

hello random, silly photos and laughing and laughing

hello honesty and sharing and being real with each other

hello iced coffee that i am loving every morning these days

hello getting into the school year and feeling so excited about what this year holds

hello email and mail and catching up

hello monday! it’s going to be a productive week–i can feel it!

what are you saying hello at the beginning of this sparkly new week?


hello monday

adventures, family, hello monday By August 22, 2011 13 Comments

hello wide open fields and playground with a beautiful church in the background

hello uncle lee {who has been willing to wrestle and rough and tumble with matthias day after day}

hello running and red cheeks and out of breath

hello lots of time with cousins

hello playing and laughing {and maybe a little fussing}

hello new bonds that have been made and will last a lifetime

hello taking an afternoon to not sight-see but sit around and sip coffee

hello lazy day

hello much needed break

hello david–exploring and doing new things every day

hello sweet smile that melts my heart

hello to being flexible in a different country {david has been a champ!}

hello to taking lots and lots of pictures

and editing lots and lots of pictures

and wanting to remember these sweet days

hello to our last full day in england

hello to packing up and getting ready to go

hello to missing home but feeling so sad to go!

what are you saying hello to on this sweet monday morning?


hello monday

adventures, finding beauty, hello monday By August 14, 2011 15 Comments

hello church steeple at sunset

hello canopy of leaves with sunlight peeking through

hello cousins who just met, but have known each other forever

hello seeing england through david’s eyes

hello scones, clotted cream, jam and coffee. heavenly.

hello cousin in law sara and her darling girls

hello little ladybug with well placed spots

hello bright colors from a summer market

hello birds in a cloudy sky

hello union jack–we are having a wonderful time in england!

today we are going to explore oxford and maybe do a little antiquing.

what are you saying hello to on this sweet, new monday?


hello monday

hello monday By August 8, 2011 17 Comments

hello fresh strawberries in aqua baskets

hello farmers market in grants pass, oregon

hello to a sweet weekend with my sis–so thankful we had a little time together!

hello sunflowers–i’m always drawn to you

hello getting through lots and lots of laundry–with help from my husband

hello projects and projects i can’t wait to tell you about!

hello cherries so dark, they’re almost black

hello using up the last food in our fridge

hello last minute errands

hello packing for our trip to england!

hello putting together fun plane packs for each kiddos {and some things for me too}

hello trying to leave the house in a decent state

hello boys who can’t wait to see their english cousins!

hello hoping david can handle the 10 hour plane ride {sleep please!}

hello monday! we are leaving for london today. i’ll be blogging from across the pond–so keep up with us as we travel.

what are you saying hello to on this brand new monday morning?


hello monday

adventures, hello monday By August 1, 2011 17 Comments

hello cabin in the mountains with all my parents, brothers and sisters and their kids {all 24 of us!}

hello cousins playing all day and all night

hello taking turns making meals and cleaning up the kitchen

hello blue skies and then thunderstorms

hello waterslides and splashing in the lake

hello not enough sleep and extra coffee

hello mud pies and sandy feet {and sandy clothes and sandy towels}

hello sunscreen and bug repellent

hello tag and hide-n-seek and bean bag toss

hello coming home to mounds of laundry

hello to a computer that won’t cooperate and a car in the shop

hello to catching up on email and phone messages

hello sweet memories and family time we’ll cherish

hello to our own beds and being home

hello monday! we’re tired but we’re ready!

what are you saying hello to today?


hello monday

hello monday By July 25, 2011 16 Comments

hello weekend at the beach

hello silliness and funny faces

hello being together, the four of us

hello sunset and golden sky

hello tide coming in

hello waiting until the last second to run from a wave

hello flip flops and toms

hello sand and seagulls

hello hoodies and sunglasses

hello lots and lots of kisses and snuggles

hello being busy having fun

hello holding hands and browsing the shops

hello new week with fun things planned!

hello to our 13th wedding anniversary and a little getaway planned

hello monday–it’s going to be a great week!

what are you saying hello today?


hello monday

hello monday By July 18, 2011 16 Comments

hello happy flowers

hello busy week getting ready for a family vacation

hello laundry and house cleaning and packing

hello coffee {something i can still enjoy on the south beach diet}

hello lots and lots of fresh veggies and lean meats and cheeses

hello sugar cravings that haven’t gone away–but i haven’t caved!

hello mr. starfish, sorry to bother you but we wanted a better look

hello swim suits and sunscreen and flip flops

hello beach and lake and cousins we can’t wait to hang out with!

hello mild summer on the central coast {it hasn’t hardly been over 75*}

hello palm trees and foggy mornings

hello monday, it’s going to be a fabulous week! are you ready?!


hello monday

adventures, hello monday By July 11, 2011 13 Comments

hello to being with friends all weekend

hello 12 kids playing all day long and having a blast

hello warm sun and ocean water

hello cute 1950’s trailer {on loan from friends}

hello cozy beds and vintage quilts

hello snuggling with my boys in one big bed

hello chasing david all weekend long

hello exploring and touching everything and seeing the world in a new way

hello little boys with big ideas

hello eating delicious food {why does camp food taste so amazing?!}

hello starting the day with french toast and ending with roasted marshmallows

hello fresh berries and crispy bacon

hello adults around the campfire while the kids sleep in their sleeping bags

hello laughing and laughing and laughing some more

hello making memories that we’ll remember forever!

we just returned from our first camping trip and we had so much fun! i’m busy with laundry and unpacking and editing lots of fun photos. it’s time to jump into a new week. what are you saying hello to today?