the me and mine project {may}


Rich is loving
* Ashlyn's new teeth.
* the uni footy reunion.
* the return of Gomorrah on the television.
* riding the rollercoasters at Lost Kingdom.
* seeing the kids faces when they met Peppa and George. 

Lucy is loving
* a fun family adventure at Paulton's Park.
* running down grassy hills in Heybridge with Dylan and Everly.
* watching Ashlyn get more and more mobile, and looking so proud about it.
* getting to crochet some of the happy place blanket in the place that inspired it.
* speaking at Blog On conference and not completely making a fool of herself.

Dylan is loving
* being on purple level reading books.
* riding rollercoasters in the Lost Kingdom at Paultons Park.
* getting gold star at school twice in one week.
* a fun day out with both sets of grandparents.
* talking to Ashlyn at meal times and making her laugh. 

Everly is loving
* a day at Peppa Pig World.
* anything to do with My Little Pony.
* falling over on the floor with Ashlyn.
* her new palm tree dress (she'd wear it every day if we let her!)
* watching the DVD of the dance show over and over again.

Ashlyn is loving
* smiling a lot and just generally being happy all the time.
* eating toast.
* crawling backwards.
* playing with her skwish.
* Darcy and Wentworth.


Last month I was talking about how incredibly busy life had been for us, and May hasn't been any quieter than April was. More work trips for Rich, more deadlines for me, lots of things going on at school for the big two, and a baby who seems to be growing up super fast before our eyes. Life is just busy, busy busy.

But we have managed to cram in plenty of lovely family time this month, so I'm not complaining at all. And we seem to have a load of different family portraits to show for it too. In fact it wasn't until I sat down to pick photos for this post that I realised just how many family portraits we have managed to cram in this month, including one that I totally forgot about until Rich showed me his list of five favourite things this month and I realised we had a photo for his fifth point too... (just note in the first of the photos below how Rich is holding Peppa's hand, and poor Everly is having to go without - I think he was more excited about meeting Peppa himself than he'd like to let on!)

We are now looking forward to an entire half term off together. It will be some much needed time to all reconnect, have adventures but also just chill out too. As much as I love that Dylan and Everly love school and preschool as much as they do, I do miss them not being here so much of the week, so I always relish their time off. And it's an extra bonus to have Rich off work too. We've been counting down to this week together as a five for ages and we can't wait. 

So I'll leave it there; with our big collection of family memories from this month.

And June... we just want more of the same please. Family, adventures, sunshine and smiles!







Make sure you pop by my cohosts' posts this month and see what all their families have been up to. Alex, Jenny, FrithaKatie and Lucy will all have a new family photo to share with you all. And be sure to use #meandmineproject if you are joining in on Instagram. I can't wait to see all your family photos linked up below, so what are you waiting for...?

The Me and Mine Project

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  1. What a beautiful collection of photos! I totally agree with you though, here's to sunny weather and family adventures in June xx

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    1. Life is just so much happier with some sunny weather and plenty of family time, isn't it? And I'm so proud of our lovely collection of snaps this month. x

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  2. What a busy month it seems you've had, I really love Everly's face in the Peppa Pig shot, it says so much! x

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    1. Hahaha. I know, she looks a bit miffed doesn't she? Mean Daddy!!! x

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  3. Lots of lovely family memories captured this month. That's so funny that Rich is holding Peppas hand, poor Everly. Enjoy your week together X

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    1. I'm so proud that we have so many... some months we struggle to scrape together three, this month we went above and beyond it would seem. x

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  4. Wow, spoilt for choice this month! What a fab set of photos, and would have loved to hear you speak at Blog On. Love that green palm dress - literally about to dress Yazzy in exactly the same!!!! xx

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    1. I know, totally spoilt for choice. And isn't it the cutest dress ever, I can totally see why Everly loves it so much. x

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  5. How smiley are the kiddies?! I've just spotted their names too, gorgeous names! :) xo

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    1. They are very smiley... normally because they are up to something cheeky. And thank you, I outed their names a month or so ago, and it's lovely to finally be using them. x

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  6. Oh gorgeous photos. We only have a quick snap, but we made it! I love the ones with a water background, the picnic shots and how funny the photo with Rich holding Peppa Pig's hand- brilliant! Thanks for hosting x

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    1. Quick snap is always better than no snap at all! I love the water ones too, especially the photobombing seagull. x

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  7. Ah sounds like a lovely kind of busy! Love the Peppa photo, Rich looks very excited!

    Ive just spotted the kids names, so strange after we were talking about liking unusual names because Everly was my girl name option for Sailor! Xx

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    1. Rich was clearly living the dream getting to meet Peppa!!! Hahaha.
      And thats so funny that you liked Everly too. We get so many comments on her name. And it suits her so well. After you pointed out that stats website to me, I found out only three people were called Everly the year she was born... it really put the pressure on to find something unusual and lovely for our little Ashlyn Quinn. x

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  8. So many happy family moments captured this month! Well done to Dylan on his gold star and I can't believe that Ashlyn has teeth now - she's getting so big! Poor Everly missing out on holding Peppa's hand because Daddy was so keen! Sounds like you have had a lovely month with lots of family time together and I do love the photos of you on the picnic blanket together. Thanks for hosting #MeandMineProject :-)

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    1. We've had a lovely month, thank you. So many highlights, and I'm so proud we have so many nice photos to show for it. x

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  9. Gorgeous photos! Such a beautiful family x

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  10. Such a happy set of photos - what a beautiful smiley baby you have and she is rocking the pineapple top there! Adorable! I have just completed my first year of Me and Mine, so although it sometimes causes a last minute panic for photos it has been well worth it! xx Julia @ Rainbeaubelle

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    1. Ahhh, well done on completing your first year, it's such a lovely thing to have collected, isn't it? And yes, she is so smiley, the whole world just seems to make her happy. x

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  11. You captured many fun moments this month. Happy June! Thank you for hosting!

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    1. It's been a fab month. And June is always my favourite month, so I have high hopes. x

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  12. So many beautiful portraits (oh and I bought the dress Ashlyn wore to PP world at the weekend for Little, love it)

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    1. Thank you. And isn't that dress the cutest, it's one of my favourite outfits of hers. x

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  13. So many lovely family pictures. Love the ones of you tickling, so cute!!! The kiddos are getting TOO big x

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    1. Who doesn't love a little tickle party? And yes, so big... it's scary! x

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  14. Aww Lucy, what wonderful photographs. Love your outdoorsy snaps! Have a lovely June x

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    1. Thanks Emma. I do love getting our snaps on one of our outdoor adventures if I can. We always seem happier! x

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  15. Oh what lovely shots - it looks like you've had a fabulous month - and yay for half term and time together as a family. I couldn't get holiday this week but I'm off at the end of next week and I can't wait!!

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    1. I think with busy lives, its always nice to get a chance to grab some family time together. We've counted down the days to a half term of adventures as a 5. x

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  16. Life is just busy isn't it? I feel the same April was go go and May hasn't stopped. June calendar is absolutely out of this world before we head to america I can't believe it. Lucy I say it every month but you capture the best family photos ever every time. That last group hug is my all time fave though. Family that snuggles together is golden!!! Loving these and I agree Ashlyn is growing up way way too fast on us all too. How much does the bigger two have going on when they get to school wow I am like taxi mom at the minute between school stuff, events, deadlines, and sports for them both. Don't know which way I am coming or going sometimes. lol Happy sunny water front captures love the locations. I am trying to get ideas for June think I may have it just need hubbs up for the task. lol :) Thanks for hosting and making so many families around the world capture their loved ones together each month. Such a great motivation and amazing to look back on. Miss you darling.

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    1. Life is crazy busy, isn't it? I always think life is busier in summer, because we always want to cram more in, whereas in winter we are happier to hibernate a bit. And thanks as always for your kind words, I do love our photos this month, so many smiles and happy memories. x

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  17. Ah a lovely month, my girls are the same over dresses - they would wear their favourites to bed if they could! Lovely photos, I cannot believe how time is flying with Ashlyn - doesn't seem a minute that she was born! xx

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    1. I know... she's growing up so fast. I really need to start thinking about how we'll celebrate her first birthday, and that really freaks me out. x

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  18. Lovely photos Lucy, your littlest is just so smiley! x

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    1. Thanks Jess, she really is such a smiley baby. x

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  19. These are such gorgeous photos! Peppa pig world looks amazing x

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    1. Thanks Laura, we had a lovely time visiting Peppa Pig World; it's such a great theme park for little ones. x

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  20. Another gorgeous collection of family photos. I too hope we get more sunshine in June, the end of May has been awful weather here. x

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    1. Thanks, our May was a mixed bag weather wise, so I'm hoping for a very summery June too. x

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  21. Such beautiful photos - all so happy xx

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  22. gorgeous photos such a beautiful family those smiles they all look so happy x

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    1. Thank you. We certainly were very happy when we took all this months photos, makes it a lot easier to get nice ones. x

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  23. Wow what a great month it looks like you've had. I always feel like I'm winning if I have more than one photo to choose from, or take it before the last day! Such gorgeous photos of your family X

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    1. Hahaha. Definitely. We've had a few last minute photoshoots over the past few months, so it was so nice to have so many nice ones to choose from this time. x

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  24. Family adventures are the best!! Especially ones at Peppa Pig World. These pictures are all beautiful, I must make more of an effort to take more family shots throughout the month. Ashlyn is growing so quickly and is looking more and more like a big brother and sister. #MeandMine

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    1. You can definitely tell they are all related, can't you? I said to Rich that we should make an effort to just grab photos throughout the month more, because we have so many nice smiley ones full of nice memories of days out as a result. x

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  25. So many great family pictures. So many happy smiles. Here's hoping for lots more sunshine in June.

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    1. Thank you. And yes, I would like a sunny June too please. x

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  26. Spoilt for choice with your portraits for the month. They are gorgeous. Love the ones of you on the blanket. Glad you enjoyed peppa pig x #MeandMine

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    1. Thank you, we were definitely spoilt for choice. I normally aim for 3, and this month I had 9... sign of a good month I think. x

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  27. Here's to more family, fun and frolics. #MeandMine

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  28. Lovely set of photos Lucy, and I love your littles names. Thats lovely that you got the half term off together, and how funny that Rich is holding Peppa's hand in that photo! xx

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    1. Thanks Natalie, I'm really pleased with this months photos, some of my favourites. x

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  29. They are all gorgeous photos, hope you are all having a lovely half term break together! X

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    1. Thanks so much. And yes, we're LOVING the family time. x

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  30. Wow, so many beautiful pictures! Hope you all had a lovely half term xx

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    1. Thank you. And yes, we did! Although it flew by far too fast. x

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  31. It's still so lovely to hear you use your kiddos beautiful names, I'm not sure why it seems to make a difference but it does! I can't believe Ashlyn has teeth now! Whenever she does something new I get a reminder that Mabli might be doing that in a couple of months (well apart from the sleeping thing ha!) what gorgeous pics! xx

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    1. Haha, yes. I guess Ashlyn is like your little Mabli crystal ball; reminds you what is coming up next. And I am loving using their names, so much so that I wonder why on earth I waited so long. x

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  32. I love this idea of the Me & Mine Project! Good shout and lovely pics. I will try and join in this week :)

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    1. Oh thank you. We'd love to have you joining in, it's such a nice little habit to get into. x

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  33. Such beautiful photos (as ever!) of the five of you. What a busy month! Hope you enjoyed your half-term week :) x

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