Go for Coffee with Someone You Love

We are coffee and cocoa and tea people around here. Hubs leans more toward coffee, half the kids toward cocoa, the other half toward tea. I sway back and forth among all the choices.

The point is we like to be cozy with a hot drink, especially in colder weather.

Lately, I’m getting the chance to “go to coffee” with some or all of my peeps. The above picture was shot on our fall vacation. We left at 4 am and made our first stop at Starbucks. The kids were thrilled with their special drinks!

A couple times a week I get to go on dates, one with my husband and one with one child. Each is a special time to hang with someone I love. We go to Starbucks or Peets and get hot drinks and talk.

We could certainly do the same thing at home, but there’s something special about going to a coffee shop, especially in a house as loud and full as ours. It’s a great break in the week to reconnect and spend time together.

“Going for coffee” is a great way to stop and smell the roses.

The days are long, but the years are short. I don’t want to miss them! For more short and sweet ideas on how to stop and smell the roses, to enjoy the little things in life, check out my 31 Days to Smell the Roses series.

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  1. I love this idea! What a great way to spend time with your kids and husband without breaking the budget.

  2. I’ve recently started going on regular dates with my almost 5 yr. old son. It is so important. I want to have a relationship with my kids as individuals, not simply as a group.

    • Jessica Fisher says:

      I’m finding that they really love that special time on their own. The family unit is great, but so is individuality.

  3. What a great idea! My boys have some time off school coming up and this would be a perfect outing for us one morning.

  4. This comment is not about having coffee……I just wanted to say, those girls are BEAUTIFUL!

  5. Great idea! I notice that my twins tend to fight for my attention when we’ve been spending all the time together, just 3 of us. But they turn out to be totally different kids once I have them one-by-one! And we also love coffee and hot chocolate, so we’ll definitely schedule dates with each of my girls sometimes soon!

  6. My boys love to go out for drinks at the coffee shop. They say it makes them feel grown up. We like to go as a whole family and play cards while we enjoy our drinks.

  7. We do this too – in fact, we are on vacation right now and searched out a popular local coffee shop (the Frothy Monkey in Nashville, TN) this afternoon and picked up hot chocolates and coffee for an afternoon treat!

    I also get the kids up early on Tuesday mornings, and we stop at OUR local coffee shop for hot chocolate on the way to school. To keep it affordable, I bring our own food (it’s healthier too), but we do splurge on the hot chocolate.

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