Sunday, August 02, 2009

Sunday Mornings

I've had a couple crazy weeks in a row so I thought a nice post about my favorite morning might be a pleasant change of pace.

We have recently started a new tradition where we go to church Saturday evening at 5pm and then go out to eat afterward. I've fixed my budget so that we can afford to eat out or get take out once a week and this works out well after church on Saturday. I really look forward to the one night off from cooking and cleaning and the kids love the change of pace. Curt usually takes this as his opportunity to eat red meat since I rarely cook that at home. So it's a win/win/win/win situation. It's never anything fancy, but even a Costco pizza eaten together at the park is a nice change of pace for all of us.

So, this leaves Sunday mornings as our free time on the weekends. It's so nice to wake up and lounge around in PJs watching TV and flipping through the paper with my family. Sometimes I might get up and make some special pancakes and sometimes we all might just snack on cold cereal, but we do it together and that's the main joy.

Nothing makes me happier than enjoying a nice cup of tea while my boys play quietly on the floor in their own imaginary worlds.

Sometimes Curtis might take a break from the elaborate car chase he is staging to check out a show on TV.

And finally we break out the big Sunday paper and divide it up. Curt goes straight to the sports section, even though he finds baseball season disappointing. I sort through the mountains of coupons, always on the look out for a way to save another buck. And the boys huddle together over the most recent Toys R Us catalog, listing out loud all the toys that they want from Santa this year.

A relaxing Sunday morning at home with my family is sometimes just what the doctor ordered. It reminds me that what is really important in this life is not what kind of car I drive or what name brand my clothes are or what other people may think of me. The most important thing in my life is my family and I have been blessed with such a wonderful one that I can't think of a better way to spend Sunday morning.

1 comment:

Karen L. said...

Can't believe how big the boys are getting! Looks like their hair is the same color now. Guess that FL sun really keeps them blond, huh? It's good that you have found a time in your busy week to hang out with the family and just "cool down" some. That can make all the difference in the rest of your week.