March 6 11

There is something ridiculously wonderful about a doughnut. Instead of worrying about all the sugar and fat and other not-so-wonderful ingredients packed inside those round delicacies, I simply just indulge and enjoy. Cake ones, yeast ones, chocolate iced ones, creme-filled ones…

We have a wonderful Martell family tradition of Sunday morning coffee and doughnuts. (The kids don’t drink coffee. Who do you think I am, Katie Holmes?) It’s one of my most favorite parts of the week. We all sit around the table and discuss our most favorite parts of the week. I get to hear about how Emily’s guitar lessons are coming along and Josh tries to explain to me that the word victuals is actually pronounced vittles and is also another word for toasted marshmallows (what?)

This morning we skipped Sunday ritual in exchange for brunch and a Settlers of Catan tournament with G’s sister and brother-in-law and their three kids. It was totally worth skipping doughnuts for. Our kids are so fortunate to have so many cousins. Three in Nashville. Five in Israel. Two in Montreal. And three in Toronto. We should see them more…but, you know, busy lives, busy jobs, busy kids, busy everything keeps brunches and Catan tournaments from happening as much as I’d like. Needless to say, our kids were a wee bit excited about it.


It’s like they read my mind.

And then!!!

Just when I thought my day was not going to get any better than this, G’s cousin came over with her toddler and her brand-new wee triplets.

There were some very content girly muffins. And some very content girly muffin-holders. Or muffin, um, tins, if you will.

(some more on flickr, obviously.)

I like Sundays.

  1. I seriously cannot handle those photos lest you want to hear about how I got knocked up that one Sunday night after Ali Martell showed me photos of triplets.

    Comment by Heather B. on March 6, 2011
  2. Toddler and Triplets! OMG! I thought the twins would kill me. I hope your friend has lots of help!

    They are adorable, great photos.

    Comment by Erin@MultipleMusings on March 6, 2011
  3. Oh wow! That picture is delicious! So are donuts…. Sounds like the PERFECT day.

    Comment by Haley-O (Cheaty) on March 6, 2011
  4. …or is it “doughnut”…. Either way, yummmmm.

    Comment by Haley-O (Cheaty) on March 6, 2011
  5. Babies x3! Sooo sweet!

    Comment by Nanette on March 7, 2011
  6. Sounds awesome! I’m jealous of your Sundays!!

    Comment by Amanda G. on March 7, 2011
  7. I love muffins. Especially three in a sitting.

    Comment by moosh in indy. on March 7, 2011
  8. Three babies? Whoa.

    Comment by Issa on March 7, 2011
  9. Cute and all that- but OMG after having twins, I cant even BEGIN TO IMAGINE triplets. May G-D be kind to those tired, oh so very tired parents.

    Comment by Gemini-Girl on March 8, 2011

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