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The Me and Mine Family Portrait Project - August 2016


August has been lovely, it's been a month of many sunny days and warm evenings, which means it's been a month of being able to spend more days off together outside. I think family days out to new places that we haven't yet explored is becoming one of my favourite things to do - I seriously love it. Getting to hang out with my favourite people, outside next to nature, discovering and exploring - it always leaves me feeling so inspired.

We've had a trip to Castle Ashby Gardens in Northamptonshire, a day out in the sunshine at Stowe in Buckingham, a day at an airshow - which was amazing because Ethan is totally plane obsessed and it was so nice to see him in his element surrounded by his favourite things. We've had my sisters wedding, mine and Adam's own 4th wedding anniversary and a day at the lake with my parents. We've also eaten out a lot as a family, which we also love doing. And of course, we can't forget about Ethan's trip to the hospital in the back of an ambulance after he hurt his neck jumping around on our bed, which wasn't at all an exciting day out (for me at least) but should definitely get a mention for our look back through August. 

It's my birthday on the 9th September, I'll be 28, which I'm OK with as I'm still 2 years away from being in my 30's (I'm so not ready to be in my 30's - I'm not grown up enough!). It's funny because I've always usually started to get excited about my birthday towards the end of August, but I've not really given it any thought. Maybe because I'm more excited about the boy's birthdays these days or maybe because I'm just quite content and happy in general that a birthday doesn't need to have that same excitement as perhaps it used to. 

August has been lovely - I'm feeling happy, really happy. I'm not one of those people that walks around with a smile permanently attached to my face, though I'd love to be. I've struggled with my hormones lately and my emotions are bouncing all over the shop because of it. But minus the crazy hormones, I'm happy and I'm thankful. Life with two littles is never smooth, it's intense, hard work and drives me slightly bonkers (okay that's just me) but I really wouldn't change it for anything else in the world. I really do love my little family so much. 


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Please do link up any pictures you have from this month of you with your family with us. If you don't have a blog you can link up using the hashtag #meandmineproject (@meandmineproject) on Instagram if you're on there or via our Facebook page. Click the following links to check out the other co-hosts Lucy - Dear BeautifulKatie - Mummy Daddy MeFritha - Tigerlilly QuinnJenny - Lets Talk Mommy and Lucy - Capture By Lucy

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35 comments

  1. Hi Alex. I hope that Ethan is doing ok! it's never fun watching your kids in pain. my eldest was pushed from rocks into the sea last week. The problem was that there were rocks below the water so he had to be dragged out and his two legs had loads red running down them! He is ok though and the bandages are now off.

    Let's be thankful for healthy children. Ha ha. Oh and have a great birthday!!

    Marc

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    1. Oh my !!! I'm so sorry to hear that, that must have been super scary!! Glad he's OK!

      And thank you. xx

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  2. ah lovely photos, I too have loved the chance to get out and about in the milder weather I'll be sad for it to end! x

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    1. It's been lovely hasn't it? I don't want Autumn to arrive - I literally am happiest in summer! xx

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  3. Such gorgeous pictures Alex... And I promise! Turning 30 really wasn't as bad as I thought it was going to be!! You're so right about the inspiration on nature... I too have loved getting out and about with my little brood this summer. Long sunny days and new places to explore... Bliss! Happy birthday for next week!

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    1. Ah that's good to hear! I don't feel mature enough haha! And thank you! xx

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  4. I love your dress, really lovely. Happy birthday for the 9th!! #MeandMineProject x

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  5. Wow 4 years married already. I hope you had a lovely time together. We do love eating out quite a good bit too. More hubby than me... basically to give me a break from cooking and not worrying about it. lol

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    1. It's flown! Haha, yeah and the tidying up too! xx

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  6. Gorgeous photos. I love the one of you all ready for the wedding, with the reflection in the mirror and your dress is gorgeous X #meandmineproject

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  7. I really love these photos of the four of you, Alex! That green dress looks gorgeous on you too. Hope you have a very happy birthday next week too! xxx

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    1. Oh thank you Harriet. That's kind of you! :) xx

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  8. Sounds like you've had a busy month. the picture of you in the loft for your sisters wedding is a gorgeous one of you all. Glad to hear you are feeling happy x #meandmineproject

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  9. Ah lovely photos! Our month has been similar, so busy but so fun! Way too much eating out though!!! xx

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    1. Haha, I have had to stop myself from eating out at the moment. Though - I actually have a meal on Sat (but that's for my birthday!). x

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  10. Such lovely photos, sounds like you had a super jam packed month!

    Liza Prideaux | YouTube

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    1. Thanks Liza. It's been a lovely month. xx

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  11. These photos are absolutely stunning, I love the reflection in the mirror too! So glad to hear your feeling happy, I have to admit ive been the same too recently I'm just generally really content which is so nice :) xx

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    1. Thank you! I feel like the sun helps, don't you think? xx

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  12. WOW you guys have been busy living life to it's fullest. Love the summer capture along with the smart dressed up family portrait. You are so beautiful. That dress wow! Stunning. The boys look handsome as ever too. #meandmineproject

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    1. Ah Jenny, thank you! <3 We have really enjoyed this past month, the summer weather helps! xx

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  13. Lovely photos. Your dress is beautiful! x

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  14. Oh what lovely photos - it sounds like you've had an amazing and busy August in all sorts of beautiful places :)

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    1. We really did, it was lovely. Thanks Carie. x

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  15. Awww, two beautiful photos from you this month, from what sounds like a lovely month of summery fun. And I love your green dress, you look gorgeous in it. x

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  16. Beautiful photos. Glad all's ok with Ethan and wasn't anything too serious. My your month has been a little bit busy hasn't it? Always great to get out and explore. I now want to as well get out my 'comfort zone' and explore what this country's got and see it's beauty :) xx

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  17. Gorgeous photos and I love your dress! x #meandmine

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  18. wow, i like your post and the photos. :X:X:X

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  19. Lovely family photos as usual for #meandmineproject. Sounds like you've had a lovely month (bar Ethan's little adventure in the ambulance!). Glad he's ok. Happy Birthday for the 9th!

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