Every morning

Gotta love a beautiful sunrise. 🙂
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Photo 365 #140

We always open stockings on Christmas morning; it makes Christmas without the kids a little less dull. We get up early, open stockings, have a special breakfast (this year it was glazed cinnamon twists from a local bakery – yummy!), and then hustle off to get the kids where they need to be.

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This year, the kids awoke to stockings full of candy and frosted pretzels, plus a gift or two (a movie, a blanket, a pineapple – the usual stocking stuffer-type things). 🙂 But, even better, we awoke to a beautiful Christmas sunrise (which I promptly called a sunset because apparently I can’t talk that early in the morning). 🙂

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I hope your Christmas morning was as beautiful as mine, and that the rest of your day is full of good food and family fun. Merry Christmas, everybody! 🙂

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Photo 365 #77

There was another beautiful sunrise yesterday morning:

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Normally I’m not up early enough to see things like this, but when the sun doesn’t come up till after 7:00 a.m., which is roughly when I have to be out of bed if I have any hope of making it to work on time, that makes it a little easier.  And with colors this beautiful, I should perhaps try to make it a habit to rise a bit earlier so I can catch more of them. 🙂

What’s your favorite part of rising early?

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Photo 365 #71

Yep, it’s another beautiful sunset.  Last night’s sunset was magnificent; I could have watched it all night.

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But this morning it was followed by an equally magnificent sunrise, which my hurried picture didn’t do justice:

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The sun must be rising a little later, because it was dark when I woke up this morning.  I don’t like waking up before the sun because it’s awfully hard to leave my warm, cozy bed behind for the chilly darkness of early morn.

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