I normally wake up earlier than my houseband. If I can, I like to make coffee and sit down to write in peace until he gets up and we start our day.
Some days ago we had some friends over for dinner and wine, and later breakfast. My friend loves writing as much as me, so we got up, made coffee and sat out in the morning sun, writing, no talking, until the boys got up. That is how you start the day right!