Discovering the Peace and Tranquility of Early Morning

13 thoughts on “Discovering the Peace and Tranquility of Early Morning”

  1. Wow Beth. It was somehow lost on me that you all moved every year. You and your siblings could have become fairly maladjusted with so much upheaval. The fact that you had the consistency of your tribal playmates apparently did contribute to you all coming through it so well. Fortunate for the six if you – but maybe not for your mom, I’m guessing! I don’t know how she did it – especially in the early years! Six in six and a half years! My god.

    What a gorgeous place to experience early morning light! Thanks for sharing these photos and have a fun and fabulous birthday!!


    1. Mom definitely got the short end of the stick. Funny thing about moving so frequently as a kid; it was the only thing I knew. To me it was normal. A few benefits came from it – I’m not thrown by new places and I can pack my things in a hot minute. One of the rules of our house was you had to pack your own stuff. This translated to me not being sentimental about things. Matthew hates that about me. LOL! Anyway, it was always an adventure. Sending you and Tom big hugs!! ❤


      1. I wouldn’t exchange my childhood moves for anything. However, as an introvert, it may have been a stretch to move yearly! Hugs to you both.


  2. Gorgeous, peaceful and tranquil for sure. I love the pictures of all you guys and hearing the stories about the various moves and adventures your Dad used to relate. He was always so proud of each and everyone of you. Your Dad and I enjoyed mornings as well and were both early risers. We found it a calming way to move into the day. HAPPY BIRTHDAY and have a fabulous time in Madeira! XO


    1. I’d give anything for Dad to have been able to come and visit. He’d have loved it here. One early morning ritual that I still remember with fondness was Sunday mornings. Mom would be cooking breakfast in the kitchen with the smells of bacon and coffee wafting upstairs. Dad would put on Tchaikovsky’s 1812 Overture (with actual canons) blasting as loud as the speakers would go. It was his special way of getting us up.


    1. There is a serenity and beauty to walking early in the morning that is unmatched at any other time of the day. I didn’t mention this in my post, but Sweet Pea is also wwwaaayyy more energetic at that time too. The rest of the day she acts like she’s in a medically-induced coma. 🙄 Thanks for commenting!


  3. I am absolutely a night owl! My most creative time is usually after midnight. As I’m getting older, I’m trying very hard to move around my inner clock. Our Pom, Finnegan is very chill and can easily sleep until one of us gets up. We watched our daughter’s 10 month old Pom the past few days and he wakes up at the crack of dawn or the creak of a floorboard! I did not appreciate the 32 degree walk first thing after I literally I fell outta bed! Sunshine and coastal views would certainly make it more palatable! You lucky girl!


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