Hello new week. Good-bye to a rough weekend. We were out of sorts and honestly, the weekend was really hard.

New beginnings are a good thing, don’t you think?

We love La Familia pumpkin patch and we’ visited there in 2012, 2011 and 2010. How about some hellos?

Hello pumpkins of every shape and size. I love all the color and texture.

Hello sunshine and warm temps. It’s been around 85* the last few days. A bit warm for my taste!

Hello big kid. Matthias has this pumpkin-picking thing all figured out.

Hello soup and cooler evenings. Even though the days are warm, the nights get chilly. Perfect for making our favorite soup.

Hello flip flops even though I’m ready to be wearing boots and tights.

Hello green pumpkin. I thought this pumpkin was funky and fun.

Hello handsome. I love that kid.

Hello sweet family. I’m so thankful for our very imperfect family of four. I’m glad we’re in this together.

Hello grocery shopping and list checking. I’m ready to get things done today.

Hello warm fall days.

Hello long to do lists when I’d rather cuddle on the couch and relax.

Hello quick visit from my parents–so glad we got a little time with them!

Hello Monday. It’s a fresh start and a second chance.

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