***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 Portland for business meetings {which were AMAZING!} and the whole place was covered in a blanket of white. The roads were icy and slick, so we stayed close to the hotel, drinking coffee, planning and scheming. I love Portland–but I didn’t get to see nearly enough of it. Which just means, I’ll have to come back so I can explore more.

How about some hellos for a new week?

Hello white wing against a white sky.

Hello reading The Paris Wife. Have you read it? I’m loving it so far!

Hello snow! We’ve had such a warm winter in California–it was wonderful to bundle up.

Hello important messages in the snow–keep Portland weird! 😉

Hello doggie, you must be a bit chilly. We took two meals at The Heathman and we loved it!

Hello walking here and there but staying within a block of our hotel–it was just too cold and icy!

Hello cozy bed where I promptly got cozy whenever we were in our room.

Hello coffee with lots of cream. I must have had at least 5 cups a day. Yum!

Hello being home with my boys–so good.

Hello grandma visiting. She’s staying with Matthias while we take David to the hospital for tests.

Hello to some not fun but very important GI tests for David this week. He’ll be in the hospital in Santa Barbara for a couple days this week. I’m nervous and hoping he’ll be a trooper. We’re also hoping he won’t need surgery. Will you send up a prayer for us?

Hello feeling thankful we have a staff that works hard even when I can’t be at the workshop.

Hello Valentine’s day! I need to finish up a couple things!

Hello feeling thankful and blessed. I’m so glad we have family and friends that surround us with their love and support. And I’m thankful for you–that you’re here joining me for some hellos!

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