Yesterday morning we woke up just as it was just becoming light outside. The night before, Luke put Bekah to bed and then we spent half an hour or so cleaning up the kitchen. Saturday morning we planned to host a group of our kids ministry volunteers for a training and volunteer breakfast at our house. We were looking forward to it but somehow I kept ignoring everyones' comments about the ice and snow that were coming our way.
So with kitchen cleaned, an extra table set up beside the stove to hold donuts and bagels and other yummy breakfast-y things, we woke up Saturday morning to lots and lots of ice. Our time with friends was postponed, but we had a great morning together at home.
It felt like our house was hugging us all morning.. everything cozy and simple. Luke and I were awake for maybe an hour before the girls started waking up. I loved walking down our wood paneled, curvy stair case to the strong smell of Starbucks. We drank coffee and read books in the living room, in the same seats we're sitting in right now as I type.
Saturday morning I finished Bittersweet by Shauna Niequist. It was one of those books that you get so close to finishing but just never wrap up... well it's finally wrapped up and I loved it. As soon as I finished and updated my goodreads account, I picked up Chip and Joanna Gaines' book The Magnolia Story. I enjoyed that one so much. I read it every chance I could over the last day and finished it tonight, laying on the couch with Lizzie. Loved it, loved it, loved it. Luke is reading War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy, which he tells me is 1276 pages long... haha. That takes some kind of determination but I love watching him enjoy it.
So back to Saturday morning... after Bekah woke up, we made pancakes and bacon. We sat around the table and tried to resist eating all the candy we had purchased as prizes for the volunteer training. Bekah was so funny, sweet as ever, and a beauty sitting beside me... making mustaches out of bacon. Haha.
It was a special Saturday morning and, tonight sitting here in the living room again, I can't believe how quickly the weekend flew by. A couple great evenings and a breakfast with friends, a quiet icy Saturday morning as a family, and a great morning at church. I'm ready for a fun week leading up to Christmas and thankful for this one. I hope you have a great start to your week.