Hello friends! It’s Monday–a brand new week and a fresh start. Last week I was rushed and behind all week. This week I’m determined to make time. I want to make time to rest, make time to get ahead, make time to breathe and make time to be with my family. I have enough time, I just need to use it wisely and plan so that I’m not frazzled and crazy! These pics were taken over Christmas time and they represent some breathing room and time with loved ones. How about some hellos?

***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 sunshine and sand. California winters are ridiculous.

Hello running and playing and having FUN!

Hello aunties and grandmas and grandpa. We’ve had some wonderful time with family lately and we are so grateful!

Hello talking and sharing and encouraging and being imperfect.

Hello day off school. Hooray for a slow morning and working from home.

Hello pictures from Matthias’ birthday to edit and share.

Hello working on a fun project with the kids.

Hello catching up on sleep and laundry.

Hello extra cup of coffee and extra grace for letting things be imperfect.

Hello determined to get the house tidy again.

Hello making time to be alone and collect my thoughts.

Hello to you! It’s a brand new week and a new beginning. What are you saying hello to this week? Leave some hellos in the comments section or link your own hello monday post there!