Wednesday, 31 July 2013

me and mine {july}


Daddy is loving
* eating some delicious sausages at a Sausage and Beer festival.
* taking the beautiful girl for her first swim.
* the movie Django Unchained.
* going on holiday.
* the hot weather.

Mummy is loving
* sunshine, hot weather and sun-kissed skin.
* lovely weekends away with lovely friends.
* time spent at the seaside.
* celebrating four years of married life.
* Pimms!

The beautiful boy is loving
* doing lots of water play.
* Peppa Pig and getting to visit Peppa Pig World.
* eating meatballs and spaghetti.
* saying that he's "going on adventures" when ever we go for a walk anywhere.
* mini milk ice lollies.

The beautiful girl is loving
* crawling everywhere and exploring the world.
* talking talking talking... all. the. time.
* crackers with marmite.
* playing in the paddling pool (once she's got used to it!)
* licking everyone else's ice cream.




Me & Mine: A Family Portrait Project is all about taking time out as a family
to capture memories of you in the moment.
It's about not waiting to special occasions to take a photo of you together,
but making an effort to capture your every days together.

I can't even begin to explain how close to my heart this is.
We took a photo of us as a four on the day that the beautiful girl was born.
The next one we took was on Christmas day.
Two important days which are nice to commemorate,
but in between those dates three months passed
and while we have hundreds of photos to show for it,
we have none of us together.

Me & Mine isn't about taking a technically amazing photo,
it isn't about doing something particularly special.
It's about documenting your family.


There are seven of us co-hosting this linky,
but I am so glad to see so many of you have jumped on board
and gone on this journey with us.
 I really hope you're all finding it as valuable as I am.
I've also loved seeing people jump in a few months in
and making the effort to commit to taking a monthly family photo.
It's never to late to start.

This month I'm encouraging you all to go and visit Becky at Ar-Blog
to see her family portrait and what her family have been up to.
They always offer up something a bit comical so don't miss out.

Keep following the links round in a circle so you get to see all seven hosts,
and check out the other people linking up too,
there are so many great ones each month
and it's great to see the little community that this linky is generating.


I've shown you me and mine,
now we want to see you and yours . . .

dear beautiful







52 comments:

  1. It's like one mind this month! I totally agree! This month made me realise just how much we actually do as a family and that even with the camera seemingly surgically attached to my hand, there are times I forget to snap. Not this month! Happy family times in abundance! Dreamy beach huts - I think I want to live there! xxx

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    1. Definitely. I think it's always easier in the summer when you're just naturally drawn outside and the children are automatically happier. It's absolutely the snaps that tell the stories and make us smile, rather than the perfectly posed portraits. x

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  2. Absolutely beautiful. Where are those beach huts? They are utterly gorgeous - what an amazing backdrop for a family photo.
    p.s. I can't believe beautiful girl is crawling already - time is just going so quick! xx

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    1. Thanks lovely. The beach huts are on a beautiful beach on the Essex coast not too far from us. They are a lovely backdrop for a photo. x

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  3. I love these pictures! I've tried so many times to find out who owns these beach huts, in case you an hire them for a day or something - but no luck!

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    1. Yes, me and mum have looked into the same. There are beach huts to hire on Mersea but not these ones as far as I can tell. x

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  4. Oh wow - what beautiful beach huts, you so rarely see them all ice cream shades - such a perfect setting for a family photo. I love the one of you all on different huts especially!

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    1. They really are beautiful. And there are so many of them too, they're amazing for photos. x

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  5. Those huts are lickable! Love the one with you all stood on one pastel green hut - it's a lovely composition.

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    1. They really are lick able! And thats my favourite too, I like the composition too. But had to get a nice close up in too. x

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  6. LOVE! I'm slightly addicted to taking pictures of beach houses. So gorgeous. Love the pastel shades.

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    1. ME TOO!!! I'm a little beach hut obsessed. I'd love to own one if I had some spare money lying around. x

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    2. Me too. But I sense I should save for an actual home first lol.

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  7. The beach huts are gorgeous! Love the icecream colours

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  8. Awww, just beautiful Lucy. xx

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  9. Stunning pictures. You have a very beautiful family.

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  10. I love the pastel colours, like little rows of sweets

    Mollyxxx

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    1. They really are like sweets, such pretty colours. x

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  11. Beautiful photos & a beautiful family. I love the little beach huts too!

    xx

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    1. Thank-you lovely. I have a thing for beach huts. x

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  12. lovely pictures and how terrific to live so close to such a nice looking beach

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  13. Wow, such beautiful beach huts! And even more beautiful family pics. Great to see you're enjoying the summer.

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    1. Thank-you. We're certainly trying our best to make the most of it. x

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  14. These are beautiful and I still can't believe how lovely those beach huts are. Just gorgeous. It's been a very busy month for you. :) x

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    1. Thanks lovely. I think a beach hut photo is becoming a yearly thing for us now, I love them so much. x

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  15. These are so dreamy and fairytale like with the pastel beach huts. Completely apt for your wedding anniversary :-) xx

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    1. They really are so pretty. I'm smitten with them. x

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  16. I love these photos and I love those beach huts! I remember the photos of Beautiful Boy with them ages ago. Where are they? I could live in them too! X x

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    1. Yes, I got some photos of us on them last summer too, just days before the beautiful girl was born. They are on the Essex coast about 40 mins from us, I love them. x

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  17. Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful.

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  18. oh my, straight from heaven pictures. just beautiful.

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  19. Those beach huts are just beautiful - and your family photos are gorgeous x

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    1. Aww, thank-you. I love them: the beach huts and the family!!! :) x

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  20. Wow, what a lovely beach. Those beach huts are really nice. I love your photos.

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    1. Thanks so much. It's such a lovely spot. x

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  21. LOVE the pastel beach huts. I actually don't think people should be allowed to paint their own because I've seen some SHOCKING colour combinations out there.

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    1. Very true. There are about 50 of these new ones, all in these pastel shades and they look lovely. Down the beach there are some old rustic ones that are higgledy-piggledy. They have their charm too, but there are some awful looking ones. x

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  22. These pictures are truly stunning, your family suit the background, Addy is loving Mini Milks too xxx

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    1. Thanks lovely. And what's not to love about mini milks? Mmmmm! x

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  23. Absolutely gorgeous I really do love the pretty co,our beach huts x

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    1. Thanks hun, they make a lovely backdrop for photos that's for sure. x

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  24. Beaut! Love the colours. Still madly in love with the Me & Mine concept... what to do with all 12 pictures in December?!

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    1. Awww, thanks lovely. I'm still loving it too, and I'm think of a photobook with all mine in, plus some of the text from each month. It'll be a great memento of our 2013 that's for sure. x

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  25. gorgeous photos - and I really want a beach hut like those!!!

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