Tuesday, June 21, 2011

The Coffee Diaries

This morning Finley decided to wake up at 5:15:(  For those of you who know me this is a huge deal because I am NOT a morning person.  I tried and tried to get him back to sleep but he was looking at me with those wide eyes that said "Mom take me out of this swaddle I want to play!!!" After saying a quick "Lord, help me do this" prayer we headed downstairs to start our day.  Side Note: we were at my parent's house because Kory is at m Fuge, my parents were out of town and my sister and brother were there with us.  Needless to say lots of coffee was involved.

Cup 1: 5:45am I went with Newmans Old Extra Bold K Cup due to the fact that I was way too exhausted to even make a pot of coffee.  After this Finn and I watched some christian music videos (who knew they were on at 6:oo in the morning.)  I was just trying to keep my eyes open at this point.

Cup 2: 6:20am Brewed a pot of Peets coffee (Erica brought it from San Fran delicious!) while brewing I fed Finn his breakfast.  After this Finn played in the floor while I got in the Word.  Right now I am studying through Kay Arthur's Lord, Teach Me How To Pray.

Jessi Hutchens recommended it to me and I am so grateful.  I have learned a lot so far about prayer and how God has perfectly instructed us how to pray within his word.  I think I do fairly good at praying and talking with God throughout my day when certain situations arise but I often times neglect quality time in prayer where I spend significant time just praising God for who He is and all he does for me.

Cup 3:  7:00am Refill my cup of Peets and eat a blueberry muffin,  Finn is starting to get pretty fussy at this time so I attempt to pacify him while finishing up my bible study.  Also Erica woke up around this time so we spent some time together.

Cups 4 and 5 occurred after Crider woke up sometime around 8 and Finn was already taking his first nap of the day at this point.

What began as a frustrating groggy day turned out to be a great morning.  I spent quality time with the Lord and both of my boys individually.  I lucked out too, both boys took super long naps in the afternoon and I got to nap too.

Also wanted to share another book I have been reading, 50 People Every Christian Should Know by Warren Wiersbe.

I feel like since having kids all I have read is parenting books, which is great but I was in need of a change.  This book has been the change I was needing and I am loving to learn about all of the Christian men and women who have gone before me and helped to shape the faith as we know it today.

I hope everyone had a wonderful Father's Day:
Love this picture of my boys and their amazing father.


  1. Katie, thanks for that post. I too feel like ALL i read are parenting books. I was hoping to find a good biography or novel to escape in to. I too LOVE coffee. Did you know my husband Ben recently started a speciality coffee roasting company called J Brooks? It is delicious! Your boys are too precious!

  2. Soon another GREAT read should be in your mailbox (for your birthday) and I am so excited for you to read it!