Tuesday, 28 February 2017

{Me and Mine} A Family Portrait Project 17- February

As I sit here writing this, I cannot believe we are at the end of another month. I know February is a slightly shorter month but I really can't fathom where the past 4 weeks have vanished to. I always find February to be a bit of a strange 'meh' sort of month anyway, one where not a huge amount happens, the weather is normally awful and where you just long for winter to be over. We are all so ready for spring to arrive and for this reason, when we spotted these beautiful yellow and purple crocuses springing up in the castle grounds we were visiting last weekend, we just had to get a couple of family photos with them as they really did make us all fee so much more cheery on a rainy bleak February morning. They just give a little glimpse that spring is just around the corner now and I cannot wait for it to arrive. This year more than any other in fact. I am just so excited to see what our new garden looks like in spring, and to enjoy days in the garden with the boys and wearing brighter more colourful clothes. I'll truly be glad to see the back of our bobble hats and winter coats. 


Although February in general was a bit 'meh' we did have a really great in the middle of the month when my siblings and their other halves all came to stay for a few days. It was totally crazy having all of us together, but I am really glad that now we have moved we can manage to host more people. It really does make the whole mega house move seem so worthwhile and I find it's so much nicer being able to have that extended quality time with family, even if we can't see them that regularly. I wrote all about our weekend in Lincoln and that really was the highlight of the month for us. Bar that, we haven't done much else (such a rock and roll lifestyle we lead) but we have enjoyed lots of lazy days and cosy evenings at home. This has probably felt the most normal month since we moved in November, and I really feel that we have established some sense of routine to our daily lives this month. And while it may not be the most exciting of lives we lead, we love our family life we are all such creatures of habit and thrive on our little daily routines, with the odd little family adventure thrown in for good measure and there's no one I'd rather be spending these most ordinary, (if sometimes boring) moments with than these three. 

These are some of the most rushed Me and Mine photos we have ever taken I think. It was not going in my favour this particular day either photo-wise. It was tipping it down with rain, I'd carefully propped my camera on the hood of the pram, then a willing passer by offered to take the photos for me. Unfortunately they came out totally out of focus. So I set the whole thing up again, for a little boy to then run in front of the camera just as the timer had gone off. Third attempt, a gust of wind blew the pram (and camera) away just as the timer went off! Shame it didn't capture our reaction as we were all in hysterics. Family portraits definitely aren't as eacy to capture as they sometimes look... I'm sure many will agree ;)




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  1. These are lovely family captures but it is always the way when passer bys ask to help, it is lovely but then awkward if you have to do it again and they are watching! x

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  2. Lovely photos in amongst the pretty crocuses. I would never have guessed from how serene you all look that it was raining and several attempts had been required to take the photos. It is lovely when passers-by offer to take the photo but I always find I have to retake them too! #meandmineproject

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  3. Haha, giggling at your photo taking story! Amazingly our ones this month took a few minutes, but I've totally been there with the mad experience. Such lovely captures this month though. Here's to better weather and spring finally arriving :) xx

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  4. These are gorgeous and you can see a hint of spring in them with the gorgeous pop of colour from the flowers. Sorry but I did laugh at everything you went through to get these photos though. x #meandmineproject

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  5. The visit with your siblings sounds like a great time. I love to get together with both mine and my husbands and its always madness and lovely too.. I am excited for new clothes and less bobble hats and scraves too haahah love these pics x #meandmine

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  6. Well, it looks like the photos were worth all the hassle! Gorgeous shots, and you'd never be able to tell all the drama surrounding them! I agree that the ordinary days are the best ones!xx

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  7. Sounds like it was quite eventful trying to get this month's pictures!! They are lovely all the same xx

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  8. We always end up having some crazy photo portrait taking moments and these make me think of ours this month. They are gorgeous and whilst I am pleased March is here I'm not so sure about the speed in which 2017 is passing by x #meandmineproject

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  9. What a lovely family photo as always so beautiful. Looks like the boys are getting so big now. Don't you think you can watch them literally getting taller at this age? Hope you have a wonderful month ahead. #meandmineproject

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  10. Really gorgeous family photos and I love catching a little glimpse of Spring too with those daffodils. x

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