new beginning–and there’s so much to be thankful for!

A couple weeks ago we met up with our friend Ethan and Laura at Irvine Spectrum. It was a fun, relaxing evening and so good to be together!

We are soaking up our time in England. You can follow our adventures on instagram! It’s wonderful to be here! 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 almost 5th grader. He is growing so much and it makes my heart happy!

Hello fountain. David loves to splash water–in the bathtub or wherever. It’s so fun!

David is growing and changing too. I feel like I’m getting to know him all over again. His needs and desires are changing and since he has no words, we have to pay closer attention and try different things to meet his needs. It’s an imperfect process for all of us.

Hello anthropologie. You inspire me!

Hello fresh flowers and sunshine. Good for the soul!

Hello love. David wrapped his arms around Ethan’s neck–so sweet!

Hello old friends. Ethan and Steve have been friends since high school!

Hello Cucina. Yum!

Hello loving these orange chairs. Orange is funky color that can add such a punch of fun!

Hello finally getting over jet lag and feeling like ourselves again.

Hello grateful! David has been sleeping well.

Hello old churches, brick buildings and time with cousins. We love England!

Hello hospitality. Our family here is so gracious and they make us feel so welcome.

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


  1. My Hello Monday is, Hello Motivation! If you’ve been reading my recent posts, you’ll know that I am coming off my 3-Day Refresh. I am feeling energetic, excited, happy to have lost 6 lbs and kept it off, happy my pants fit without giving me a fat roll and happy to begin a new week eating healthy!

  2. Hello! I love inspiration from Anthro, too! And I’m so glad England’s going well!

    I’m saying hello to my cousin and her family visiting from Hawaii – she and I are off to the spa all day today to catch up! xo

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