Tuesday, 31 December 2013

me and mine {december}


Daddy is loving
* two weeks off work.
* watching the children open their Christmas presents.
* cooking his first Christmas dinner.
* that Mini Eggs are back in the shops.
* eating chocolate for breakfast.

Mummy is loving 
* the magic of Christmas time.
* dry roasted peanuts.
* Yankee Candle's Snow In Love.
* putting the beautiful girl's hair in bunches.
* lots of lovely family time.

The beautiful boy is loving
* playing with his new play kitchen.
* chocolate coins.
* the book advent calendar.
* flashy light baths.
* all things Christmas.

The beautiful girl is loving
* the Christmas tree.
* cuddling her Rapunzel doll.
* chocolate yule log.
* shouting "Jessie" at her Jessie doll.
* chasing her brother up and down the hallway.



It's month twelve of Me and Mine.
One whole year's worth of family portraits.

It is by far the best thing I've done since I started blogging.
I have loved getting a family photo each month
and recording our year in this way.
I was shamefully bad at remembering to photograph all of us before this year,
but my mind set has totally changed,
and I'm so conscious now of getting into the photos with my favourite people,
and I could not be more grateful about that.


I would like to thank each and every person who has taken part in Me and Mine this year.
I mean it sincerely when I say that I love looking at all your family photos each month.
Nothing makes me smile more
than seeing a family together, enjoying each other.
So thank-you to everyone who has shared their family with us this year.

We'll be back next year,
and we would love to have you join us.
And if you want a reason why you should,
maybe this will inspire you...

music credit: This Is The New Year by A Great Big World

Thank-you everyone who agreed to share their photos for this video.
You are all stars.

This month I get to send you to Charlotte at The Crumby Mummy.
I've had a sneak peek of her photo this month,
and it's a lovely little festive number,
so go and check it out.
In fact I suspect it might be festive photos all around this month,
so keep following the circle around until you get back here.
And then get a photo of your own and link it up.

And if you're in the market for a good New Years Resolution,
then taking part in Me and Mine would be a great one....!


dear beautiful


46 comments:

  1. I think you've finished the year with your best photos, they really are beautiful. I didn't know mini eggs were back in the shops already, woohoo!

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    1. Thanks lovely, I love the two tree ones and the one in bed is kind of a Christmas morning tradition now.
      My hubby is a mini egg fiend, the return of mini eggs is always quite an event for him!!! x

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  2. Yay - gorgeous Christmas tree photos! You all look so wonderfully happy and relaxed. And I love seeing your whole year laid out like that - I'll have to do something similar in June when I get my (first) full set! I rather suspect it won't be my last set - taking family photos has turned out to be very addictive; and seeing everyone's year in your video just makes me want to go and take some more!

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    1. Yes, you'll get a celebrate your year half way through 2014, kind of like a mid year diary!!! ;) Can't beat a family by the tree photo in my opinion, it's a Christmas must have. x

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  3. Very inspirational for next year! My hubby is a tough one though to get in the pictures Argh! Your last photo I must say is a particular favourite :)

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    1. Ahhh, thanks lovely. Glad we've inspired you, even if you just took the photos for yourselves I think it's a nice thing to have. My husband is always pretty resistant and then pulls out a smile at the last minute, I think he's just learned it's easier to give me what I want! ;) x

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  4. Look at the difference between your tiny girl in the January and December pics!! If there was ever a reason to take these pics, how quickly a child grows is certainly one! Such beautiful pics — you must be over the moon, seeing them all together like that :)

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    1. I know, they grow up so fast don't they? And I think their changes are more noticeable in a whole family shot because you have each other to compare them to. x

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  5. Ahh so lovely seeing all your photos like that - i wish i had been going a whole year, well maybe 2014 will be hey! Love the beach hut one in particular. Thanks so much for running this link :))
    Oh and Happy new year to you all xxx

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    1. You'll have your whole year in no time! Love seeing your photos each month, thanks so much for joining in. x

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  6. Really lovely photo. All your pics would make a lovely calendar for next year. Hope you have a great 2014x

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    1. I think I might make it into a calendar actually, too good an opportunity to resist! x

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  7. Love your photos this month! I hope you have had a wonderful Christmas! Lovely to see all of your photos together and I still love the video! Thanks for putting the video together and thanks for coming up with this project and asking me to be involved! I love it! x x x

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    1. Thanks lovely, it was a truly magical Christmas. And you are so welcome, I've loved Me and Mine 2013 from start to finish. x

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  8. Lovely Photo's, love the last photo. Thank you for a wonderful link up, wish I knew about it sooner.

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    1. Ahhh, thank-you. I'm glad you found us, even if it was later in the year. Hopefully we'll get to see lots more from you in 2014. x

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  9. Lovely photos, as always!

    I've managed to link up again for the final month of the year, and I'm pleased to realise that I actually only missed four, so did much better than I thought. My goal for next year is definitely all 12. Thank you so much for setting up and hosting - it has really helped me to focus on capturing those family shots.

    Hope 2014 is a wonderful one for you x

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    1. Thank-you. I'm so glad you've enjoyed taking part and are carrying on next year. I've really started focusing more on family photos as a result of this project and I'm so glad we have so many now. x

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  10. Oh my goodness, I'm in tears watching that video. So many families. So many memories. So perfect. Thank you for creating something so amazing xx
    p.s. Love your photos from this month. It's what I had envisaged for mine but I didn't quite make it :(

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    1. Oh I'm so glad you liked it. It made me all emotional too, something about seeing so many happy families all together I think.
      I'm pleased with how my photos went this month, especially considering they were all done in a bit of rush as we were so busy with the excitement of Christmas. x

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  11. Such gorgeous photos. I love your round-up of all 12 photos. My favourite is still the one with the beach huts but there are so many fantastic photos. Happy New Year when it comes x

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    1. Thanks hun, I think the beach hut ones are my favourites too. I'll definitely be going back there this year for some more. x

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  12. What a gorgeous set of photos to end the year on, you all look so happy and relaxed. It's been a fabulous year, I am so proud of having 12 photos to look back on. Happy New Year to our besties. xx

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    1. Thanks lovely, I think the three I managed to get really kind of sum up Christmas for us, which is what I wanted. It's so lovely to have such a collection of photos now, makes me so proud. x

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  13. I am definitely going to be joining in properly next year, we have been a bit sporadic this year but I have a tripod now and so no excuses!

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    1. That's great. Will look forward to seeing you join in each month. A tripod definitely makes it easier. ;) x

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  14. Look how you're daughter has grown! Fab to see such a difference in the little ones. Happy New Year, Lucy.

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    1. I know, she's changed so much this year. And I think the whole family photos make the changes that much more visible because the rest of us are there to compare with. x

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  15. gorgeous christmassy photo Lucy - i hp-e you all had a wonderful christmas and i wish you all a very happy new year x x

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  16. Oh wow how much do they look like you!!! They have your eyes! Such a lovely collection of photos - thank you so much for making this project such a success xxx

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    1. Oh thanks hun, but it wouldn't be half the success it is without all of you. And yes, they do have my eyes, daddy's colour but my shape. That's about all they got from me though!!! ;) x

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  17. Love this post! Its amazing to see how much they have grown. All the best for 2014 xx

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    1. Thanks lovely. It's scary how much they've changed and grown this year, and it's so obvious with all these photos together. x

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  18. Oh how big has beautiful girl got!! Lovely photos!! Look forward to watching them grow more in 2014! :) X

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    1. I know, they do insist on growing up so damn quickly. Bet you can't wait to have your own beautiful girly soon. x

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  19. And I am loving this post :) so cute x glad you had a good one! xx

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    1. Thanks so much. We had a great one, we were very lucky! x

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  20. Your children are both SUCH a mix of the two of you! Love the last shot - I had visions of getting a similar relaxed shot on Christmas morning, but it was all a bit dark, early, and pukey (yuk!) to get any decent shots.

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    1. Do you think so? I never really see me in them at all, but then I guess it's hard to see yourself. And it's so funny you said that about my last photo, I really wanted that pjs in in mummy and daddy's be shot but I wasn't that pleased with how it turned out and this was the best of a bad bunch. But so many people have said they like it, so what do I know! x

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  21. Such beautiful pictures. I'm going to make sure I do this this year, failed when husband was working away :-( x

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    1. Ahhh, we'd love to have you back joining in again in 2014. I can see why you didn't manage to link up, an absent family member does make it kind of hard!!! ;) x

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    2. what a fab end to the Me and Mine year. Great video - babies really mark the passing of time don't they.

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  22. Can't believe who much your babies have grown up this year! And suddenly BG has so much hair! must get together soon!

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    1. I know, it's so obvious how much they've changed when you see the pictures all together like this. x

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  23. meant to join in all year and then i blinked and the year was over. beautiful photos as always happy new year x

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xx