Monday, December 17, 2012

Hello Monday

We all are aware of the enormous tragedy in Connecticut and the heartbreaking loss of life.  While we ponder questions of gun control and mental health care, we also ask why. I have no answers.  In this imperfect world sometimes evil emerges.  Hopefully we answer by offering love, prayers, kindness, and generosity of spirit to others so we continue to create beauty in our corner of the world.

Hello beautiful boy, so grateful for you in my life. Love this face with all my heart.

Hello Winter Wonderland at church!

Hello pipe cleaner Christmas trees made with our neighbors.  Idea from this lady...

Lighting was rough here...white sparkle pipe cleaners with wooden beads for ornaments.
Green sparkle pipe cleaners with colored beads for ornaments.  Wrap pipe cleaners around a small dowel rod and push down in salt/sugar for the "snow."  Slide beads onto the branches.
I used the tree to dress up our kitchen island cart.
Hello Oma, visiting for Christmas later this week.

Hello Drake Hotel!  Delicious and elegant spot for our annual mother-daughter tradition, holiday tea.
Hello Proverb,
Proverbs 21:5 The plans of the diligent lead to profit as surely as haste leads to poverty.
We have some big decisions to make right now.  Keeping this wisdom in mind.

What are you saying hello to this week?

Linking here with Lisa Leonard's Hello Monday series.


  1. Love the pipe cleaner tree idea...very cute! Looks like everyone is enjoying the Christmas season...blessings!

  2. Thanks Nancy! Merry Christmas to you.

  3. So jealous that you got to touch a real reindeer! I have been trying to find somewhere here in Ohio for Drew to touch a real one! Unfortunately the zoo wouldn't be too happy if I hopped the fence. :) Happy Holidays to you and yours!

    1. Were we lucky to have them at a festival--my son loved it! Have a great holiday weekend.