hello Salcey Forest, hello heading home

Hello friends! We are headed home from England today. It was a wonderful trip overall filled with family time, relaxation, beautiful sites and delicious food. We had a very scary night with David in Cambridge. We didn’t realize how serious it was until we got to the hospital–but he had pneumonia and on top of that had an ‘asthma-like’ episode. We received excellent care at Attenbrooke Hospital in Cambridge and he is much better now. I think I’m still trying to recover from how serious it was and alternative outcomes. Thankfully, he is on the mend!

It’s a brand new week and a brand new year. There is much to be grateful for. How about some hellos and pics from our walk through Salcey Forest?!
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Hello cousins. They had lots of time together. I love that they are making memories.

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Hello helping your little sister.

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Hello trees with stories to tell.

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Hello healing. I’m so so so grateful this kiddo is such a trooper and we got him to the hospital when we did!

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Hello hunting for the perfect stick.

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Hello mud. Lots of mud. Hello getting muddy and not minding it at all.

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Hello brothers. Matthias was very worried about David. I love how they love each other.

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Hello red head. Love it.

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Hello smiles. Hello chilly air. Hello breathing deeply.

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Hello to a new year and a new journey. I have high hopes for 2016.

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Hello muddy shoes. We had quite the mess to clean up after the walk.

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Hello meeting a pug along the path. Hello missing Louis and Beasley. We can’t wait to see them!

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Hello looking up and seeing a beautiful site.
Hello jetlag and unpacking and laundry.
Hello jumping back into real life. I’m not sure if I’m ready!
Hello emails to catch up on.
Hello snuggles with our sweet pups and being gentle with ourselves while get back into the daily routine.

Hello to YOU! What are you saying hello to on this brand new Monday?


  1. Hello, Lisa! I’ve loved following your sweet trip! I am also saying hello to being gentle with myself as we just have returned from Maui and headed back to school today. Hello to a 2 hour late-start due to snow this morning! Trying not to freak out that the tree is still up and the laundry and emails are piling up by the moment…. Also saying hello to all I learned from Liz Gilbert’s “Big Magic” – it feels good!

  2. So happy to hear David is ok and sorry you all had such a scare. Wishing you and your family a wonderful 2016!

  3. I love your sunburst ring. I wish it was offered in a 2. Not many companies offer so small. ? just a suggestion. When you go through the anticipation of receiving something sparkly and have to immediately take it somewhere to be fitted it’s a bit of a buzzkill. That being said, I love your aesthetic. ❤️

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