hello corning, new york

***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!***

We spent the weekend in Corning, NY for the Raising Generations Today conference {which was soooo good!}. The whole family came and I spoke on ‘finding beauty in brokenness’ For my morning session, Steve and the boys came and I loved having them there. So different than my usual conference time. We are visiting friends in Warwick and then heading to New York City today. Yay! How about some hellos for a new week?

Hello three plane rides from our small townie California to a small town in New York. Phew! Flying with kids isn’t easy.

Hello drawing and sketching. He’s been carrying his sketch pad everywhere. I’m hoping I can get him to sketch some things in New York City–maybe the statue of liberty?

Hello silliness. And there were tears too. But we made it in one piece.

Hello window shopping. Lots of cute antiques shop in Corning!

Hello city square. The buildings are so different on this side of the country.

Hello shield and anchor. I love these two images! Symbols of protection and stability.

Hello sketching some more.

Hello fancy water and a very sweet smile.

Hello letting Matthias take a pic. Not too bad!

Hello art studio. I loved peeking through the window and seeing works in progress. So beautiful!

Hello old signs and chippy paint.

Hello time TOGETHER! It’s crazy and imperfect and lots of fun.

We can’t wait to see New York City. I’ll have more pics to share soon. What are you saying hello to this week? Leave a comment with some hellos or link up your own hello monday post in the comments!


  1. Oh David sure warms my heart! On those days when I am missing Mandy, I just look at pictures of David, and his smile makes it all better………

  2. Hello to the beautiful Dogwood Trees blooming, the Freshias & Tulips! Oh so beautiful on hectic Monday morning!

    Hello, to my fav people, on the Journey together!

    Hello, to I shared a photo of your family.. on Pinterest!

    Hello, to enjoy family time together!

    Hello, to never having to say your sorry!

    Hello, to you & your family..Blessings, Health,Hugs, & Love!

  3. Hey, now you’re in my neck of the woods!! We live in PA about an hour away. Makes me want to take an afternoon and visit Corning again. Did you visit the Corning Museum? You are going to love NYC. Please post about that–I’d love to know where you went!

  4. It looks like y’all are having such a great time. So glad you can choose to see those great moments in the midst of the crazy ones. I’m working hard to get better at that these days.

    Saying hello (late!) to daffodils that bloom even when there’s ice everywhere, unexpected and sweet moments with my kids, a busy shop and a few recipes I’ve tried lately that we actually liked. 🙂 http://happylittlelovelies.com/2014/03/24/hello-monday-the-flowery-snaggle-tooth-update-recipe-version/

  5. It was such a gift to hear you speak this weekend and to see your family in real life- even more beautiful than in the pictures you share. Enjoy your time in NYC and stay warm!!

  6. Loved that you and your family came all the way to NY for us. You were a true joy to meet and a blessing to me. Thanks for giving of yourself and your time. Hope you and your sweet family enjoy your time in NYC. It’s a city like no other.

  7. I’m from Binghamton, NY not too far to the east of Corning! How cool that you were there :). Hope you enjoy the rest of your stay in NY!

  8. oooh! sounds exciting and fun! Love your matching navy stripes – and david’s shoes! I’d say don’t get overwhelmed and worn out, but you all are pro’s at travelling!
    have a great time!

  9. Yay! So excited your trip is going well!!

    I am saying hello to turning over a new leaf {thank you spring!}; a spruced-up yard, thanks to a few hours of all pulling together yesterday; and hello to my youngest daughter’s fifth birthday party this Saturday – calling all super heroes….

  10. Loved getting a few minutes to meet you and your family, Lisa. Your session meant so much to me. I realized I left without getting you the names of those NYC restaurants, but I shot you an email this morning with the names & links. Hope it makes it through! And Warwick is just around the corner from us! How fun is that. Enjoy the city.

  11. Welcome to the east coast….we have had a miserable winter. When I log onto your blog and see your photos, I ‘m so jealous. I’ve been wearing layers and layers of clothing. Anyway, enjoy NY. Take a peak at the new Trade Center building. Very moving experience.

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