Me and Mine: A Family Portrait Project 2015 – February
This month has come and gone so fast, this year so far has flown by to be honest. we’ve had a lot going on, and upcoming events have made things seem to go even fast – including a house move which is imminent.
We’ve said goodbye to some family members who have gone to start a new life in New Zealand, we’ve said a happy 30th birthday to my Mr, a happy 81st birthday to my Nan, we’ve enjoyed some lovely dinners out with friends, and a ‘date night‘ together – the first in about four years! lovely days at home, the usual routines along with a busy half term. So it has been a very hectic but lovely month.
The weather has been up & down but we’re making the most of the rainy weather with cosying up on the sofa in the evenings, having lazy weekends, and spending time together indoors before we prepare to get moving home. Don’t get me wrong, we are really looking forward to spring too, as we love getting outside more spending a lot of time in the garden, and it’s also a complete joy to watch the little ones have fun, and get involved with them too. On the other side of that, I’m not ‘wishing’ time away, I want to soak up all these ordinary days with the bleurgh weather, I want to take one day at a time and not want for it to be over yet.
This is potentially the last full month we will spend in our home. I am so sad about this, as it holds so many memories despite us only living here for 3 years. The first place we had on our own as a family of three, we’ve brought home two newborn babies here, we’ve overcome so many heartbreaking events here, and came out the other end – happier than ever. I love this house, but life is about change, and experiences that shape us. We are super excited about the fact we will have a bigger home, a slightly better area, and also enabling me to start working properly from home part time around the kiddies. Not to mention the opportunity to have the biggest clear out/declutter ever! simplify and live less distracted. it’s going to take a lot of work making it our own as we’ve spent so much money in this home, Mr fitted all wooden flooring, carpets, a plush kitchen and breakfast area, my dad re landscaped the garden – it was a hell hole when we moved here but we made this house our home. Something I will forever be grateful for. That being said, I am excited about making the new home ours, I have so many ideas buzzing in my brain! and already got some Annie Sloan chalk paint for some DIY projects! (More on our moving situation soon!)
These photos for this month were taken on a gorgeously sunny (but chilly) afternoon one weekend at the beginning of the month when we were off for a family meal. The sun was glaring so we looked for some shade, set self-timer then we got a few nice ones! I love the top one! but thought i’d include the outtakes too!
As i’m sat writing this – it’s Thursday (I’m being organised for once as i’m on a sewing course today! Trying something new and its the longest time i’ve been away from my little ones! odd! ‘me time’ is definitely needed though, creative me time especially!) anyway, we’ve got back from a morning at soft play, Yve’s is at preschool until 3pm today, Phoenix is napping and Halle is having a little relax as she’s tired from running wild! so I thought i’d sneak in this post so I know it’s done, and look forward to reading all of yours when I get tie this weekend.
Have a smashing, relaxing weekend everyone!