Saturday, February 20, 2010

Marvelous Mondays

After the Christmas Holidays we decided not to return back to co-op. This was a big deal for us as we loved co-op and all our dear friends that attended. We did not make this decision on a whim. I won't go into all the reasons for our departure but it has proved to be a wonderful decision for our family.

As many folks know I am NOT a morning person. Whenever we have to be somewhere early in the morning, I have to pack and organize everything the night before. I've always fixed the kids breakfast, but never really put my heart into it~ since I am barely functioning at that time! Since we aren't running out the door to get to co-op now on Monday mornings, I make a formal breakfast for our family. I've made some of the most elaborate breakfast dishes ever, and we take our time to enjoy every morsel and read the Bible together. We read the Bible everyday but this Bible time is different as sometimes our breakfasts will last for a few hours.  It's a sweet way to begin our week  and focus on what's most important to us~ our faith in Christ, and our precious family.

I borrowed this new recipe off of another blog that I love to follow~  Clementines with a special sweet sauce. We also had homemade hot cocoa with cinnamon, and of course our morning tea. It seemed funny to have hot cocoa with tea, but the girls insisted on having them both.

My lovely little ladies.

Chad had to drive into Orange County so he missed our special time, but he made up for it by writing all of us girlies a special note. The flowers are from him too. 

Some breakfast visitors.

Here is another breakfast we had the following week. Sweet Taylor was a guest. This time we had AMAZING French muffins. I stole the recipe from the Pioneer Woman cookbook~ Thanks Carri! They are absolutely melt- in -your -mouth scrumptious!!!


Carri said...

How wonderful my friend! I will say to you what you always say to me but quite opposite as well...."You are such a good mom for girls!" Look at the first picture of Lib. She looks SO pretty and much like a grown girl.
Those muffins are dangerous!

Kevin and Pam said...

I am going to have to try those muffins out next! I was thinking the same thing about Liberty...she has changed so much! She really looks so much more healthy and mature. You guys are good for her!

Kristy Wood said...

Funny you guys mentioned about Lib. changing. I hear that ALL the time recently! She must be going through a growth spurt! :0)

allie :^) said...

first of all, any blogpost w/ the title marvelous mondays immediately captures my attention! ok so much in common - i am also known for being an absoulutely horrible morning person!!! you've got me beat by making breakfast. it looks lovely!!! love the tradition. you guys are awesome!!! :)

The Limon's said...

I love you guys and I want you guys to have this when I come over!!!! I miss you guys I need to sleepover there soon e-mail or call me or even both. I Love You Guys.

Teri said...

What a beautiful table! That loveliness would turn me into a morning person FAST!

(And really, Mondays need all the help they can get.)

Marney said...

What an incredible idea!!! I just love it... and anything to do with good food, you know I love! What special memories you're creating!