Hello friends! Steve and I were able to sneak away for a couple nights to Santa Barbara. We needed the rest and time to reconnect. I feel refreshed and more whole. Thank you Rachel and Erik for watching our boys–you are a blessing! How about some hellos for a new week?

***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!***

Hello coffee and roosters roaming free. We stopped in Arroyo Grande on our way south for lunch at the Red Rooster Tavern. Yum!

Hello Eagle Inn Santa Barbara. This hotel got great reviews on Yelp and was more affordable than some. We loved it! We’ll definitely be back.

Hello browsing the shops on State Street.

Hello art on the beach. Isn’t this sand sculpture amazing?

Hello setting sun and rising moon. The sunset was breathtaking.

Hello doing laundry and repacking–we’re heading to England this week!

Hello celebrating Nana’s 75th birthday.

Hello feeling thankful. We’re trying a new once-in-a-while nighttime med to help David sleep. It seems to be working great!

Hello Monday! What are you saying hello to this week? Leave some hellos in the comments section or link up your own hello monday post there!