Friday, February 27, 2009

Sweet Start From My Sweet Hearts!


I am bursting with love right now! Look what I found waiting for me on the table when I came downstairs this morning!!

A "speshal breakfast" from my 2 girls!! :)


They got it ready all by themselves, and were so proud to show me!

And when I got a wee bit teary, and grabbed the camera to take a picture to keep this moment forever (cause, come on, don't we all have a camera at the ready anymore? LOL!), they excitedly exclaimed, "Oooh, Momma! Are you gonna put it on your blog?!!"

Yes, girls, I am!

What a "speshal" way to start the day!! And a great reminder to ME to make sure the start to my family's day also starts on a sweet note!

It doesn't take much to have a sweet start:
A "Good Morning" Hug
A Smile
Using a Cheerful Sounding Voice
Having a Morning Routine
Uplifting Music and Talking instead of TV
Starting the Shower for Your Spouse
Telling Your Family How Beautiful/Handsome They Are {Inside and Out}
A Simple & Healthy Breakfast
A "Speshal" Love Note!
Don't Forget to Say "I Love You"!!


These things are SO simple and easy, but will make a wonderful Sweet Start to your family's day!

How do you create a Sweet Start in the morning??
Share it with us in the comments for some more great ideas!!


ps--check out The Inspired Room for more ideas on living a Beautiful Life! :)

36 comments:

Stacey said...

That is so sweet! I do start the shower every morning for my son. It's funny though, he's 16 and rather grumpy in the mornings. I'm perky so he tells me to talk quietly. Oh well.

cityfarmer said...

for MY shhhweetheart, I always prepare the coffee pot the night before...after I brush and floss I go get everything ready for him to "push the button" the next morning....

My kids used to do fun things... savour the moment

Mandi said...

I always spend an hour watching cartoons with my boys, first thing in the morning. We have breakfast and get the day started off on the right foot that way. They take a little while to get going, and they love the snuggle time they get with me then(they are 3 and 2).

Tricia Anne said...

Seeing your morning treasures touched my heart. :o)
Every morning I will greet my children with a kind voice by saying "good morning." They will return the greeting to me and I just pray that these will be memories that they take with them into life and repeat with their own children. :o)
Notes are big in our home too. :o)
My daughter (who began attending public school this year) sends an email every morning, to me, from school. :o) I love how she has carried our love of notes with her!
Sincerely ~ Tricia Anne

Katie said...

HOW SWEET! I love your "speshal" breakfast!!

My momma usually sang songs to us in the morning...typically something that had to do with the morning, and now I have found myself doing that to Amelia. You are so right about how important it is to make a point to make mornings "speshal." Great post! :o)

duchess said...

How sweet. My little one loves it when I put things about her on my blog too.

Kelli said...

What a wonderful reminder! It's the small things that mean so much.

ALVN of WhisperWood Cottage said...

You are raising them right, girl! I'm sure they will grow to be as kind and special (I mean "speshal") as you are!

Darlene said...

oh, so speshal!! I love it. They are such dear-hearts!

My hubby is so good to me in the mornings. Would you believe he feeds my kiddos, starts the coffee, and starts my bath so that I have time to get dressed and cleaned up without little ones attached to my ankles. Oh, I cannot praise these little things enough. Thanks for this post... I think I will adore him with praise tonight!

SoBella Creations said...

That is so sweet! I love it when my girls tell me that they love me.

Jessica said...

That's so precious! I love all the tips for starting the morning of right!

Miss Sandy said...

Oh how precious! I so miss those days when my children were young and left little love notes for me to find. Tell them that they did a wonderful and thoughtful thing!

Valerie Dykstra said...

That is so so speshal. I'm glad you captured it forever. :-)

Jenny S said...

That is sooo sweet! Are those TRIX?? While I was pregnant, the only thing I could eat in the morning was Trix cereal. Now it is Kyle's favorite...hehehe!

Shannon said...

How sweet!!

Sandy Toes said...

How sweet that is!!! I love how she spells her words....you can hear each sound...lovely!
~sandy toe

So blessed! said...

Awww...that is just precious. Those moments are so special. My kids are grown and out of the house now, but I still try to start our day of with a smile. First thing I do is start the coffee pot then turn on KLove on the radio so I can fill the house with some praise and worship. My husband and I always try to make each other laugh before we head out the door to our stressful jobs.

Tamara Jansen said...

What a precious memory! The older you get, the more speshal memories you'll hold in your heart :)

Kimm at Reinvented said...

How sweet, I'm glad you took the picture to savor the memory!

Jen - Balancing beauty and bedlam said...

oh my goodness...we are two birdies in your nest today. Did you see my post? Right along the very same lines. :) Love it!! So schpecil!

Wendy @ The Shabby Nest said...

So cute! Whenever my kids are especially proud of something they tell me to take a picture of it for my blog!

fitty's pinky rose cottage said...

aww this is so sweet.. precious moment..

Felicia said...

So sweet :)

JudyBug said...

What sweet children!

My camera stays on the island...ready to be grabbed at a moment's notice. Blogging is so addictive and you must have pics!
Judybug

Amanda @ Serenity Now said...

What "speshal" girls you have! So thoughtful. I loved your list ideas...thank you! :) I play peek-a-boo with my one year old through the slats in her crib while my three year old sings to herself in her room. ;) I've noticed that since I started blogging, I have my camera much more handy!

Heather said...

That is so sweet!! What sweet girls you have!

Bonnie said...

Stacey, what a great way to start your day. I really enjoy reading your blog and seeing all the beautiful projects and rooms you are putting together. I was encouraged by your window mistreatments post a while back and just hung some valances in our breakfast room. I would love for you to come by and take a look. Thanks, Bonnie

Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality said...

How sweet that is, Stacey! I really enjoyed your citrus post. I've been noticing all those bright colors too. Makes me ready for spring.

Kari said...

I say "good morning" to my kids in a tone that would make you think I haven't seen them in months, like I'm sooo excited, surprised and pleased to see them.

:)

Shanda said...

Such a precious moment!!! And such a compliment to your obvious love & serving of your family that your daughters are learning!

Our Complete Family said...

That is just darling! What sweet girls you have!
I sing a special 'Good Morning' song to my kids that my Mom used to greet me with.
Even if I wake up tired or grumpy just singing that certain song even gets me in a good mood and it always makes my son laugh and my daughter babble!
Happy week ahead~ Les

kimmcl said...

This morning I awoke to at least a foot of snow blanketing the earth outside and the wonderful aroma of my husband making one of his famous breakfasts. No school, of course, so we got to eat this morning feast together as a family and talk about our day ahead. Does it get any better than that? ~Kim

Jules from "The Roost" said...

SO Sweet!!!:)

Melissa Lester said...

Your daughters really have a knack for presentation! That was so sweet of them. Don't you just love seeing their pleasure at showing kindness?

Melissa @ The Inspired Room said...

oh could they have been any more precious? love this!

Moody said...

Loved this post because I just wrote about the same thing on my blog from my wife thought.
http://www.zcouple.com/2009/02/encourging-love-for-couples.html