Sunday, November 29, 2009

Early morning snuggle time

There's something special about the mornings. It took me many years to actually appreciate mornings, but now that I'm not up all night with little ones, mornings are kind of fun.

If I can hoist myself out of bed before the kids, it makes it even more special.

What I usually do is make myself a cup of coffee (another luxury for the post-childbearing years) and snuggle into a favorite chair with my blankie and my Bible.

Will sits across the room and reads his Bible also (no coffee). There's a reason he's in the photo instead of me. When he gets up in the morning, his hair looks normal. He could probably get away with not even combing it. When I get up in the morning, I put on a hat or wear a hooded something. So, you'll have to imagine me, the curly hedgehog, sitting there across the room enjoying myself.

When Emily gets up, she snuffles her way to one of our laps and sits quietly for about a half hour. I continue to read and pray and sip coffee with her all snuggled in.

I know we're at a "golden time" in our lives when our older kids get up and get going with breakfast and Bible reading on their own, and we just have the one little one.

As the older ones are getting up, I scoot to my room and get dressed, make the bed and clean up my room as I get Emily dressed also.

A relaxed, happy morning is what makes my home sing! For more thoughts like these, join us at: Momstheword.


Herding Grasshoppers said...

Oh so very very cosy :0)

Did you make her slippers?


Collette@Jesuslovesmums said...

this is lovely! I look forward to getting precious time like this once my two get a little older. Much as I love them just now!
Love Collette xxx

momstheword said...

Oh I remember those precious snuggly mornings! I miss them, although it is nice to not have to be so rushed anymore! Have a lovely day and thanks for linking up.

Ruby said...

Aw...that's a gorgeous peek into your life. Hope you had a great day to match.
thanks so much for the Green Bean Casserole recipe. Julie I\*Herding Grasshoppers) also snet it to me. I checked out the local super market and they do not seem to carry the fried onion thingies. Will have to try some alternative.

L2L said...

oh wow, she has grown sooo much within the last couple of months, so crazy!!!!! Hope you guys had a great Thanksgiving!!!

Mrs. Parunak said...

Looks like fun! I love Emily's cute slippers. You haven't answered anyone about whether or not you made them, but I think you did!

Jena Webber said...

O.K. you birds, yes I DID make them. Post up tomorrow on the nitty gritty.

Braley Mama said...

Love Love her slippers! I see I am not the only one who noticed your handy work:)
What a great and the word,the best things in life:)

Kristi said...

I'm not a morning person either, but I find that when I can discipline myself to stay up after I get my husband off to work, I really enjoy my quiet time with the Lord. I love starting my day with Him and being calm and prepared for the day when the kids wake up, instead of waking up to them arguing with eachother about something.

I look pretty scary in the morning as well!

Alicia The Snowflake said...

Sounds cozy! I love the morning time snuggles. Now that mine is getting older, I am trying to appreciate what I do get.

Happy Monday!
Hope you guys have a great week!

sara said...


y'know teasing me with all this hedgehog talk is really making my curiosity crazy. :)

I'll be back for the details on the slippers.

Jena Webber said...

Sara: some day I will post a picture of the hedgehog look. It's really "out there" when I go to bed with a wet head. When I was growing up, my brother used to call me "Medusa" if that helps..