whale rock reservoir, cayucos

***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 had a fabulous weekend! My twin sister and her family stayed in Cambria {about 45 minutes north of us} so we had a couple meals together and a cousin slumber party. On Saturday, we drove out to whale rock reservoir on our way to Cayucos. It’s beautiful. This is a man-made lake that holds the fresh water for San Luis Obispo.

This is a crazy week! We leave for New York on Thursday. I’ll be speaking at the Raising Generations Conference and the whole family is coming along. We’re so excited. But we have a lot to get done in the next few days! How about some hellos?

Hello crazy summer weather. Actually we’ve been having crazy warm weather, almost all winter.

Hello cousins! We love cousin time.

Hello barbed wire. Oh was that meant to keep us out?!

Hello smiles! David is still struggling with lots go GI pain, although bedtimes are going much better. When he’s not in pain he’s happy. That kid is a trooper!

Hello dried stems that still look so pretty.

Hello exploring a dirt road, just because.

Hello sister time. I soak up every moment I can!!

Hello packing for New York. I’m packing layers because it’s still cold there!

Hello Lion King. We’ve got tickets to see it on Broadway. So exciting!

Hello time with this gal. I can’t wait to hug her!

Hello wearing GREEN! Did you remember St. Patricks Day?

Hello dinner with friends, piano lessons, swim lessons, and a birthday party!

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Hello tidy kitchen and messy bedrooms. I wish I could get the whole house clean at one time!

Hello brand new, super busy, super exciting week! Let’s go!

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


  1. Thanks so much for the lovely pics of Cayucos. I moved away from SLO 12 years ago because we just couldnt afford to buy a home there. We now live in a small town which was like stepping back in time. My beloved sister still lives in Cayucos and I miss her dearly! So once again thanks!!

  2. You will LOVE Lion King…and what better place to see it than on Broadway. Enjoy it. The costumes and set are so great.

  3. What a fun adventure you’re about to take! I’d love to take my family to NYC one day.

    I’m back after a week off from Hello Monday. Sharing about parenting, lemon bars, the need for spring recipes now (and spring in general…wintry mix here tonight. aaahh!) and how I *really* feel about Pantone…plus a little sneak peek 🙂

  4. I love it!! Makes me nostalgic for my days as a kid in Cayucos. Living on Old Creek Road, as a child, we used to put on roller blades and skate up to Whale Rock (coming back down was always the greatest). We used to go shoot guns at Storni’s Ranch, a little ranch on the lake where a guy (Mr Storni, I assume) has a license to sell guns and ammo out of his shed.

    Thank you for taking me back, it has inspired me to get back there this coming weekend, and enjoy a spot I’d all-but-forgotten.

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