• Petite Chenille

    Recently, my first thought waking up has been: “Where the heck is the sun? Isn’t this supposed to be spring?”

    Looking forward to that changing!


    Got no snark, here. That was right on and the photos really captured it.


    Oh, wait, what does Bossy think when she first wakes up? She thinks, “Really, morning? With the So Soon?”

  • adrienne jackson

    for the first time ever i am ready to hit pause in my life. i seriously need to freeze time because our routine/life is very much like those mornings of yours. and i never thought that could be possible with an almost 4 year old and a 2.5 year old.

    thanks for inspiring me to be a better blogger and photographer because this shit is worth documenting.

  • filmlady

    There are no first thoughtS (i.e., plural) when the alarm goes off. Just one:

    SHIT it’s early.

  • kschendel

    Thoughts? In the morning?


    “Hot damn I aint dead yet” leaps to mind, but then honestly I can’t say that my grammar and spelling is that good when I first wake up. In fact, to be honest, “I gotta pee” probably wins most days. And even then it’s more of a visceral reaction than conscious, lucid thought.

    Sorry but that’s the way it is, as a famous newsman used to say.

  • mandora

    Having a 2 year old and a 1 year old and a husband who’s a baker/pastry chef (read: works at 4am), my mornings are not so delightful.

    My first thought on waking – efffff…..


    Your family precious-ness is inspiring. :) <3

  • Natalie Smith

    You see to have it all together. I hope I’m like that when I finally have children!

  • cadiz12

    if history repeats itself, the fact that Marlo goes crazy for Leta every day and big sister waits patiently to play at this stage means that even though they’ll tussle through their teen years, they’ll have nothing but love, support and momma-bear protection for each other when they’re grown.

    i can’t think of anything better.

  • Nannykeel

    My first thoughts are always, why me? M
    y shih tzu Bubba comes into my bed every morning at approx. 4:47 and rubs all over me until I get up and let him outside. This only takes about 5 minutes but then the rest of the day he is Daddy’s dog and won’t have anything to do with me…lol so why do I have to be the one he comes to at 4:47 every day?

  • LoveMeDaily

    I’m always trying to think of the proper way to put the quiet moments into sufficient enough words to duplicate their greatness on paper, or at least screened wordy-ness. Job well done.

    Also, everyone has jowls in the morning. I think its something about not having enough energy to hold your head up properly. The effect always seems exhausted by the lingering darkness of night. Sunlight, un-welcomed by those of us who cling to every second of sleep, seems to banish those nasty jowls super fast. No surgeon needed.

  • TexasKatie

    Your kitchen is UPSTAIRS? That is bizarre!

    Great pictures! :-)

  • jon

    I need to talk to a plastic surgeon about my Nixonian level jowls.