hello Monday: hello March

Hello Monday. Hello Snow. 
I can't even bring myself to take a picture of it to share. 
It's lovely, but I'm so ready to see my grass again.

In the spirit of being positive though, I'm happy to say hello to March.

It's full of life and celebrations for my family:

St. Patrick's Day
Eamon's birthday
the arrival of spring 
Mom's birthday 
These all happen within a few weeks so there is much to be grateful for.

Onto some hellos:

Hello Mother of the Year. 
Clearly, this is not a title I would really give myself, but Friday night I sucked it up and took the kiddos to see the Spongebob Movie. I love going to the movies with them, but was kind of dreading this one. I expected it to be torture. The upside to my bad attitude? When you go into something with really low expectations you're almost bound to be pleasantly surprised. The movie was better than I thought, and since we were running late, we missed all the previews and had the theatre almost to ourselves. The kids loved it and their laughter was a little contagious.

Hello friend. 
Somehow just when I need it most, this girl always plans an impromptu get together. Good food, wine, laughter and adult conversation feed the soul when winter seems longest.

Hello unexpected snow day. 
We were really not expecting a steady, snowy afternoon. With the kids up late the night before, we all kicked back and took a much needed pajama day. I love that my kiddos love to paint and create.

 Hello nesting. 
We've done a lot of nesting this winter and are almost out of candles. I had forgotten about this Moscow Mule mug candle I picked up at Homegoods in the fall. I love its glow, but best of all, its fresh, clean almost citrusy scent. It smells like spring.

With any luck, it's hiding just around the corner.

Hello to you and a hopeful week ahead. 

What are you saying hello to this week?