Thursday, September 10, 2009

Morning Meet and Greet....

Morning comes early here at our house. I'm a morning person, so that suits me fine!! I am usually up before the sun spending some nice quiet time reading and journaling and starting in on the first pot of coffee for the day. I LOVE my mornings!!! I don't know about you, but I have a favorite mug for my morning java. This is it. I love the polka dots and it holds just the right amount.











Mugs are actually something that I LOVE to collect. I especially like the Starbuck City and Country mugs. I collect them whenever we travel, and it is the perfect souvenir. And it is fun when the kids bring me them home from their travels as well. These are two I got this summer. The Wales one from R and M and the Jordan one from K.




Sophie humors me in the morning and stays contently in her area until I am ready for the next part of the morning..... our walk in the back field!! We have done this morning and evening for over a year and Sophie still gets as excited as if it were her first time!! I adore her enthusiasm for life!!!

She runs to greet the sun...



She cautiously greets the cows that live in the field to the West of us.... Heaven forbid they are still laying down happily chewing their cud! Sophie will bark until she gets them up on their feet. It's time to start the day, after all!!!







Then it's over to the East pasture fence where the llamas greet her cautiously. There will come a day when she will get spit on. It hasn't happened yet, but I think the writing is on the wall.... When it does happen it will entail a bath, that is for sure!







Sumo tags along most mornings, but sticks to the paths and leaves the meeting and greeting to his younger counterpart. These cooler mornings are heavenly to him, and sometimes he even breaks into his version of a run. Through it all, I do believe he is smiling!













Sophie does pause now and then just long enough to plan out her next mad dash.










When the walk is over, we saunter back to the house and I pour another cup of coffee and look to see if there are any of K's cupcakes needing 'sampling'. Here is her new creation from yesterday - Chocolate Peanut butter cupcake with chocolate buttercream frosting and a mini reeses peanut butter cup. Yeah... they are as yummy as they look!! Come on over! I am happy to share both coffee and cupcake. You can even join us on a field walk if you'd like!!!







Until Next Time...

11 comments:

Anonymous said...

Oh I would love to come and walk with you in the mornings - looks like you have a little slice of wild kingdom right there is you back yard...and I bet it is cooler there than here in Texas. (My border collie would love that walk too.)

Carolyn

b said...

LOVE coffee, love walking and love cupcakes.....too bad NH is so far away!

Brenda

rohanknitter said...

Your mornings sound wonderful! I wish I were more of a morning person. Good thing Sophie takes you for walks with all those cupcakes around! ; )

Nancy said...

Thanks for the offer. I would love to come by. But I guess I will have to settle for visiting here on your blog. Sounds like a great routine you have worked out.

Robin said...

Those cupcakes sound awesome. My husband's favorite candy is Reese's Peanut Butter cups I am sure he would love them. I think it is only four hours to where you are.

countrychicken said...

I love how your morning starts. I am still working but when I retire, I'll be up with the sun with the dog by my side. Coffee and cupcakes - what could be better.

Allison said...

I love those photos of Sophie - wish that Molly and I could join you on those walks! I also am so impressed with all of the cupcakes! Check out my blue and green cakeballs!

HappyTrails said...

When I saw the chocolate peanut butter cupcake, I wanted to lick the monitor ! :-)

Karen said...

The countryside looks beautiful where you are. Is that a touch of fog too? It is cooler here in MN as well, and we frequently we up to a bit of low-lying fog that burns off before noon. Your routine does sound heavenly, and I'm sure the dogs are waiting for the walk as you sip your coffee in the morning.

gaylen said...

I think I would join in it all. Can we have a bit of knitting time at the end? Lovely morning. g

knittingknirvana said...

I would love, love, love to come over sip a hot cup of coffee, take a long walk with you & your great pups, and savor that peanut butter cup cupcake!!!