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Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Weekend Mornings

In our household we cherish our Saturday mornings. When Drake is home there is something almost sacred about them. Sometimes we brew French press and make chocolate chip pancakes at home. Other times we venture out. This past weekend we ventured.

First stop, Lofty Bean, our favorite coffee joint for custom made lattes. My favorite, decaf vanilla coconut milk latte. Next stop, Elizabethan Bakery, home of the most amazing cinnamon rolls I've ever had.

Elizabethan is charming on it's own, add to to the fact that it is situated in a nursery makes it even better. Pastries with a view of pretty plants, don't mind if we do.

Our kids are never shy when it comes to treats and dug right in.

{"more cinnmin row peas"}

After we participated in what some might call gluttonous behavior we let the kids run free and explore.

{photo credit, Juliana}

Usually Sunday is a little less carefree, we get up and head out the door for church, but this past weekend we surprised the kids with staying the night at Grammy and Grandpa's house. My in-laws spend 3 months out of the year in New Zealand and we love taking advantage of their big beautiful house while they are gone. Popcorn and a movie on their big screen, yes please. 

Anyways, we were planning on going to church, but then we figured out the receiver wasn't working on the main television...naturally because we were hosting a Super Bowl party there that same afternoon. A situation like this qualifies as an emergency in our family, so we stayed home from church awaiting a resolution from DirecTV. What were we to do while we waited...?

Hmmmm, I guess we'll just have to have breakfast on their porch...which overlooks the lagoon and the ocean. Poor us.

I wish I had something eloquent to say right now. Something thought provoking or philosophical about family and lazy weekends. Uninhibited time, the importance of fresh air for clarity...but the only thought that comes to mind is to enjoy. Whatever your family circumstance or situation may be, take time to enjoy. 

Life gets cluttered. We over commit, we sign our kids up for things, we get invited to things, we place too high of expectations on ourselves and what we can accomplish in a single day. Take time to enjoy and if you get the chance eat a cinnamon roll. Happy Wednesday friends!

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