Thursday, August 13, 2009

I forgot what 5am looked like!

YAWN! Well the alarm woke me at 0515 so John could get up, and I just couldn't fall back asleep. So I got up and enjoyed a coffee with my hubby, saw him off and then made some oatmeal muffins as a surprise for the girls when they wake up!

I forgot how much I enjoyed this time of the day. When I was working we were out of the house by 0630-0645, and I loved the serenity of the community, the smell of the air, the chirping of the birds, and the play of the squirrels. I sat on my back step this morning and just delighted in all those senses... it was bliss!

Soon enough the kids will be back to school and the rush of morning won't let me enjoy these few minutes of serenity (unless I set my alarm a few minutes earlier ... which in the fall I may do) .. so I will enjoy them while I can!

I can't tell you really just how happy my heart is right now! I am so blessed!

So today is the library (we watched National Geographic yesturday as opposed to going to the library, so I have a ton of knitting books to pick up), a play date at the splash pad with Katie and her girls (it's suppose to be high 20's.. feels like mid 30's), then after that come home and chances are John will already be home, and get a yummy homemade supper of fish and chips with corn on the cob! YUM YUM YUM! HEEHEE

In the meantime I have been meaning to post some pics and some videos of the summer.. so here they are!

Angie really loved her cousin Cyd .. although once Cyd left here, I can't say the feeling was mutual ... LMAO However, here are some sweet pics of the girls snuggling while looking at the laptop .. and then Angie sleeping, and then .. well.. Cyd joining her! LOL

Oh and here are a few more of the Go Kart race track from EastPark in London! SO MUCH FUN!

Angie and Mommy getting ready to burn rubber and beat Daddy and Alexa! LOL

Alexa and Daddy!

Last for now .. and certainly not least ... this one is for Laurie!




Kataroo said...

Where's Rachel and what did you do to her????LOL Just kidding this you, happy, blissful you :) Very awesome :)

Kataroo said...

ps i think its crazy you would get up that bloody early on purpose LOL :)

Stay Funny said...

have a fun day today with Katie and the 4 girls! Enjoy and hope to see you soon! xx

{Brooke} said...

Love those pics of the girls sleeping : ) Looks like fun, fun, fun!! I'm a morning person, too. Maybe not as motivated as you in the morning, LOL! Have a great day!!

Diva Loca said...

ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh thanks for the pictures lovey. i just want to pick her up and spin her round and round and round in circles.
can't wait to see your girls and hubby...oh and you too i guess ;)

Shermin said...

Those pictures look like so much fun! :)

Linda F. said...

I love how much you're lovin' retirement! You're so lucky to be able to do it when your kiddos are young! And I don't know why, but I got a kick out of the fact that you're still using military time!

Marlene said...

Glad you are enjoying your time at home Rachel. I am a morning person as well, although I can't say that I get up as early as 5:00 a.m. LOL.

Bethany Kartchner said...

I agree, the morning is a special time. I'm an early riser and I love everything about the AM.