Thursday, May 24, 2012

morning at the table | breakfast

breakfast I



Ahh . . . breakfast time.  Over the last week or so, I have been trying really hard to drop the gears down a little bit, just enough to embrace this crucial part of our day.  Mornings at our home typically have us in a crazy rush to get things done like showers, the brushing of this and that, ironing, and getting dressed so that either one or all of us can get out of the door and to where we need to be on time.  The constant stream of chatter from the t.v. plays like a soundtrack during this mad race against the clock.  Now, the television is turned off.  It's amazing how much more your senses kick in when the boob-tube is silenced.  It's been a long while since I've truly felt present at the morning table.  I didn't realize until just recently, how beautiful this time of day truly is.  Yesterday, we had cereal, like per usual, but this morning we decided to bring out the strawberries, have a hard-boiled egg, and slather some raspberry & apricot preserves on our toast  How much more focused one becomes when you do something beyond just pouring Cheerios into an empty bowl!  A routine is slowing taking place.  Miss Sunshine will set the table, most of the time, by placing our mats and eating utensils down while I piece together our meal.  A stack of picture books will soon find themselves to one side of her bowl, or plate, much in the same way I keep my pile of magazines beside mine.  Peacefully, we will dine, taking our time to enjoy a few pictures, maybe a story or two, and share a conversation about what we want to do today.  And the light, morning light, how simply wonderful you are.  They say "breakfast is the most important meal of the day" and for so many reasons, I'll have to agree.  

Inspired by Kinfolk and Jen Causey.


  1. this is so beautifully written, to the point where i could actually see what your morning looks like....

    and your stunning food photo confirmed it.

    1. Thank you Beth! I'm TRYING (key word: trying)
      to keep our mornings this tranquil. Doesn't
      always happen, but I'm doing the best that I can.
      Glad you stopped by! :)

  2. beautiful post. read it while having my coffee this morning.

    1. Hey Angela, thank you for taking the
      time to swing over and have a cup
      of java with me. ;)

  3. Such beautiful imagery of your mornings, Kat.
    And I agree with Beth, I too can see what it looks like!
    The redesigning was a pleasant surprise.
    Love this place, especially your blog header.

    1. Niru, I think the need to spruce things
      up in the virtual world was floating in
      the air or something. ha ha!! I was
      actually trying to change some things
      and realized I was on the OLD version.
      So needless to say, I didn't have much
      of a choice, but I think I'm kinda liking
      it. I LOVE your new header! Twinkling
      Moments for sure!

  4. So beautiful. I've missed so much....& had so much going on lately! Recently we welcomed news of a second angel on the way to our family!!! I've been struggling with morning sickness & being pregnant for the first time in 10 years LOL trying to get back into the swing of things & am eagerly awaiting to see everything new you come up with! So creative!!!

    1. MissySue!! Congratulations lady!
      How exciting is that?! How is your
      "Big Peanut" looking forward to having
      a little baby Peanut in the family?

  5. This comment has been removed by a blog administrator.


Just so you know. . . you've already brightened my day!