Monday, January 3, 2011

Sunday Mornings

I LOVE Sunday mornings.  They are pretty relaxing around here.  The kids play for about an hour before Kel & I wrestle them into their clothes for church.  Then we pile into the car.
But before we head to church we always stop at Starbucks.  We pull up to the drive-thru speaker & my husband Kelly orders.
"Welcome to Starbucks...this is Kelly."
"Hi Kelly, it's Kelly."
"Oh HI KELLY!  What can I get you guys today?"

By then the kids are smiling big because they LOVE Miss Kelly & Bo usually has his window down by now to say hello.  She quickly became a friend to our whole family.  If she is not there...Bo gets a little grumpy & puts his window up.  When we pull up to the window we all chat with Kelly while our FIVE drinks quickly get made up. 
I always get a little embarrassed & wonder what the people behind us think when she hands us all of our drinks AND our usual 1 slice of lemon bread & one slice of banana bread.  I always feel a little like a clown car :)
Rocco grunts & groans until I get his hot chocolate safely into his sippy cup & then...a few minutes of silence...but just a few as the boys don't come up for air until their drinks are gone.
But the second Bo's drink is gone it is back to goofiness.
And almost always a few rounds of singing some old country songs together on the top of our lungs.  Tom T. Hall's THAT SONG IS DRIVING ME CRAZY is a favorite, you might need it off of itunes :)  

Then almost too quickly we arrive at church & everyone piles out & heads their seperate ways. 

I love to walk a step behind the kids as Annie enjoys walking the boys to their Sunday School classes.
Sunday Mornings make me smile.


michelle said...

So very cute! I love Starbucks and the people at the one that I visit, well, everyday, are so nice! I even get a "Hi Michelle" from time to time on my cup. :) I think that means I go there a little too much! :)

What a wonderful morning!!

ilovemyhouse said...

Isn't it great to have rituals in life? You are one happy family and that happiness is contagious :))
Wish we had more Starbucks here, we only have one at the airport and go there once in a while (No Kelly though:(.

Did i already wish you a Happy New year, if not here goes...
Happy, happy New Year. Love and happiness for you and your family and how exciting to have another child in 2011!


blueviolet said...

Your Sunday morning is making me smile too!

Theresa said...

AWWWWWWW that last photo is too adorable! What a wonderful Sunday morning memory you guys are creating for the kids. Back to school today and it went off without a hitch... life is good! Have a great day! Theresa xoxo

Can do mom said...

Okay, that's it. I officially change my new year's resolution. (Read the other one on my blog.) I want to have Sunday mornings like yours Libbie!!!

Our Sunday mornings are tension filled as we race to get to church on time and USUALLY we just make it by the skin of our teeth.

To sweeten the pot, we do have a coffee shop we could stop at but we'd have to drive past our church to get there. Maybe I could just make the drinks for everyone before we go?

Hmmm, you've given me food for thought...

Happy New Years to you and your delightful family!

Karyn Bernard (French Charming) said...

Oh Libbie...I just love how you and your family make every moment so special. Such adorable images of your amazing kids. I wish I was the one handing you your Sunday Starbucks drinks...I would love to meet you someday.

Wishing you and your beautiful family all the best in 2011!!


T's Daily Treasures said...

What a sweet and fun way to start the day. Love that last picture so much. Candid shots like that from behind are so special and the coloring on it is perfect. Wishing you a great week.Tammy

Pen Pen said...

what sweet memories you are building for you children!!!

koralee said...

What JOY!!!! Your Children are truly blessed{and so are you}

Monday hugs. xoxo

Martina said...

So great your sunday mornings get of to such a sunny start with smiling children, lovely hot drinks, church, love! I adore your sweet family Libbie, a HAPPY NEW YEAR to you and yours! I'm back home and look forward to more blogland adventures!

Victoria said...

That last picture just totally made my day. Gorgeous. :)

Grandma Yellow Hair said...

Aw Libbie honey don't you ever stop posting! I just adore you and your babies. These pictures are just too precious.
I am so thankful that your precious babies have you and Kelly for parents. What a blessing
Love ya

Pam said...

Reading your blog always puts a smile on my face Libbie!!

Cheyenne said...

I love Sundays, too...and reading about yours made my heart happy. I can just imagine you all driving through good ol Starbucks and 'knowing' the person who works there! I'm sure you make her day. I think it's so great that you make Sunday a happy day in your home, I hear so many people mope about it because the weekend is over and the next day is back to the grind...but mercy, it should be a happy, restful day!

Leah Marie said...

what a good idea! we should do this. :]
i love starbucks, or caribou.

Shelley said...

Fun Sundays. We tend to be more along the lines of hectic. We need to come up with some ways to bring in the caaaaaaalm. :)

Marla said...

This made me smile. You two are such great parents. I love the way you love your kids and each other. What an example you are of the way it's meant to be lived out. Awesome!

Karen said...

Libbie, I smiled all the way through this. I wish they had Starbucks when I was a kid. Fun, fun. Happy New Year!!

LibbyLibbyLibbyLibbyLibby said...

I just love your post. I don't know what else to say other than they make me smile. :) And I love Starbucks. :)

Kate said...

No wonder why my kids always want to sleep at your house Sunday night!!!

MS/AC Fan said...

What kind of a dufas takes a picture of the lady in the drive-thru window? ;)

Carrie @ Cottage Cozy said... too :)

marie said...

Sundays make me smile too! Especially a peek at your Sundays!!

How lucky Miss Kelly is - she has your family to look forward to each week!!

I love the pictures of Annie walking down the hall with her brothers. Whata sweet girl!

Gloria said...

What a cute post! How fun this will be for your kiddos to see in years to come...:) I wish we would have documented some of our "getting to church" That last picture of your daughter walking her brother off to his class is priceless!!

Our oldest daughter works at Starbuck's so this post made me smile..:)! She comes home with all sorts of funny stories about people going through the drive-thru. They can hear everything that goes on in your car before you get there. They see the husband and wife interaction of placing their orders due to the camera too (my hubby and I have been warned..ha!).
One time when we visited our daughter at work we tried to take a picture of her behind the counter, and we got yelled at to "STOP!" They told us taking pictures was against their rules!! We thought they might like the advertisement??!!! I guess you got lucky to capture this! :)