Monday, July 22, 2013

Hello Monday, Hello James

Hello Monday, I'm happy to see you. 

I'm not going to lie, this past week was a little rough. My husband is working six hours away and it has been really lonely without him. To make things even worse he still has two more weeks out there and I am dying to see him. He works day in and day out or otherwise James and I would be up there staying with him. Oh ya and James and I both came down with colds on Friday so we spent the long weekend watching every Disney movie ever made and cuddling. Boring but just what the Doctor ordered. Happy to report we are feeling better now. 

So this past week I tried my best to keep James and I busy minus our three day sick stint at the end. We hung out with friends daily and my friends from out of town even came up for a visit. 

Today I am saying hello to driving down to visit my family. I wasn't planning on seeing them until mid August but we are really lonely and need a few days with family to cheer us up. 

Hello family. Hello to cheering up. Hello to looking on the bright side. 

Hello to making the most of things- even if your husband is gone and you miss him like crazy. There's always something to be happy about and always fun to be had. 

"Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus."- 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18

This bible verse has always been a favorite. It's so important to be thankful in ALL circumstances. It's easy to be thankful when things are going your way but not so easy when you're having a rough week. God is always with us, good times or bad. Keep giving thanks. That verse was key for me this week. 

Hello to spending our days surrounded by inflatable jumpers. It's indoors, air conditioned, and cheap. James runs wild for hours on end and secretly I really love jumping in them too. 

Hello to tassels upon tassels. You guys, get on this trend. 

Hello to stopping to see the choo choo train every time your mom goes shopping at the mall. 

Hello to spending time and enjoying some fruit with your bestie. Even two year olds need besties. James' besties name is Levi. He's a cutie. 

Hello to hot summer days. Hello to long afternoons spent in your friends backyard drinking lemonade and chatting while the kids enjoy the pool.

Hello to trying to make your cupcakes look as cool as Sprinkles. 

Hello to a random surprise visit from two of your long time friends who happen to be passing through your neck of the woods while driving home from vacation. 

Hello to hanging naked. 

Hello to really good naps. 

Hello to dress up days. I aim to say yes as often as I can with James so when he asks to wear his Peter Pan hat, spy glass, and sword on our morning errands, I let him. 

Hello to my favorite view. A happy, swimming kid, feet up, sunshine, good times. 

Hello to cuddles and movies when you're feeling under the weather and HELLO to feeling better.

What are you saying hello to? How was your weekend? What's in store for you this week? 


  1. your weekend tops mine!! looks like a lot of fun

    xo Jessica

  2. Glad to hear you're hanging in there, and taking the time to rejoice in a full Summer - Saying a prayer for you this afternoon! XO

    1. Thanks so much Jessie. I appreciate that!!! I always am blessed and grateful despite bumps in the road!!

  3. Glad to hear you're hanging in there, and taking the time to rejoice in a full summer! Saying a little prayer for you this afternoon... XOXO!

  4. I hope things get better for you <3

  5. Haha i love the pic of James sleeping!! So cute. :) I am so jealous of that pool!