strawberry lodge 2014

We are say goodbye to the summer and trying to get into the school rhythm. Trying. It’s not easy–so we’re giving ourselves grace and letting it be imperfect. I’m still editing photos from summer. Today I’m sharing pics from our family trip to Strawberry Lodge. We go every summer and it’s always fun and crazy. My mom plans cousin camp for the kids and they do crafts and activities. We swim, bowl, eat, lounge around and spend time together. Scroll down for some hellos for a brand 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!***

It’s so hard to say goodbye to summer, isn’t it?

How about some hellos?

Hello Dominican Republic. I’m traveling this week and I’m very excited about it–but missing my boys.
Hello jetlag. I do not like you.
Hello working on a couple projects I can’t wait to share with you!
Hello still editing pics from summer. I have hundreds left to edit from our time in England.
Hello pumpkins and leaves. Is it fall yet?
Hello messes. I would not call myself organized–by any stretch of the imagination. But I like things tidy. sigh.
Hello new book to read. Don’t you love getting lost in a book?
Hello Outlander. Have you been watching??
Hello diet coke. I think my caffeine addiction has reached a new height.
Hello boots. I’m wearing boots even if it’s summer weather. I don’t care.
Hello labor day–do you have something fun planned?

Hello brand new, beautiful week. What are you saying hello to this week? Leave some hellos in the comments or link up your own hello monday post there!


  1. Hey, you were in my ‘hood! I was scrolling through your pictures, and when I saw the bowling alley, I was all, “That’s MY bowling alley!” Then Strawberry Lodge clicked. Glad you enjoyed our mountains! I love it here.

  2. hello! cousin camp looks like a blast! look how happy you all are!! hope you have a wonderful time in the Dominican Republic!
    hello to back-to-school for all of us here this week. hello to my youngest going to kindergarten {!!}, and hello to meeting my new students. hello to taking a breath and diving in head-first. hello, fall – I am going to try to embrace you this year and not be so mad that you’re here!

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