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The Me and Mine Family Portrait Project - April 2017

I love this top picture. It's become one of my favourites. I feel like it sums us up as a family. Well most of the time anyway - family life's not always so smiley. Some days are mega hard and challenging and draining and all of those other things. But a lot of the time, these happy, crazy, fun smiles sum us all up just perfectly. 




I love that with these guys it really doesn't matter who walks past or drives by and sees us posing in front of a tripod with a DSLR stuck to the top, in the centre of a field full of yellow on a slightly chilly day (despite the lack of coats). It doesn't matter if they watch us run back and forth, taking attempt after attempt because one of us had our eyes closed, wasn't in the shot, or the photo was too dark. I don't worry about how mad we look running after the two smallest members of the family who've teamed up and done a runner just as the self-timer goes off. 

Because these favourite people of mine, they make me feel happy. And with them, I feel stronger and more confident. I don't worry as much about things like insecurities. They are my security, my happiness, and when I'm with them, all four of them, it feels like we're inside of our own little bubble.



April seems to have gone by so fast. But I'm becoming a bit of a broken record I think. As a parent, life does seem that much more quicker. There's not just yourself and the person you love to focus on anymore, there are little people who rely on you completely. Meeting their everyday needs and guiding them in the right direction daily is a big old responsibility and then the day jobs and the house jobs fit on it between that. I guess that it would be silly to ever assume that the months of the year at this stage of life would ever seem anything less than super-fast.


Our little, but eldest boy, Ethan, turned four on the 17th and I can't believe how grown up he seems nowadays. It's always a little strange when I say out loud or tell myself that I now have a four year old that will start full time at school this September too. But I also think that these past four years have been the best. I've grown so much in so many ways and I've become so much more content and happier. Having our boys has bought so much character and fun to our lives.

April's been a fun month. It's been the start of being able to get outdoors more and the start of having more fun family days together and I think May will be more of the same. We're just keeping our fingers crossed for more sunshine here in the UK.

Come on British Summer time, show us some sun rays!






The Me and Mine Project
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. Please also do go and check out the other co-hosts Lucy - Dear BeautifulKatie - Mummy Daddy MeFritha - Tigerlilly QuinnJenny - Lets Talk Mommy Lucy - Capture By Lucy and Charlotte - Our Life As We See It.
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20 comments

  1. Lovely photos, and I agree life as a parent seems to whizz by like no other xx

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  2. Ah I love these photos- so bright and cheery. I think they're some of my favourites of yours lovely. I hope Ethan had a fab 4th birthday xx

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  3. Alex - these photos are stunning! What a blessed little family! Enjoy these last preschool months. My second starts school in September... how do they grow up so quickly?!

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  4. Oh how lovely is that first photo, I love Logan's cheeky look at the camera! I feel exactly the same about taking our photos each month haha, people must think we're mad, but it's all about capturing our family each month xx

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  5. Well as you already know, I absolutely love that first photo Alex, it's beautiful. So bright and happy and full of love. And I love all these other snaps too, it looks like you all had fun getting your Me and Mine photos this month. x

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  6. Ahhh Alex these are gorgeous perfect for frames on the wall. The rapeseed is so vibrant love seeing so many family captures among the beautiful yellow fields this month. Your littlest is really growing up and catching up with his brother they look like twins. So beautiful.I think people think I am crazy in the middle of a yellow field we had to climb a hill of thistle and thought the farmer was coming after us hahaha #meandmineproject

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  7. That first photo is gorgeous. Your photos sound like mine running back with the girls to press the timer. So much fun! X

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  8. It is so weird thinking about our 4 year olds starting school in September isn't it? And it will be here far quicker than any of us are ready for too! Lovely photos Alex! x

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  9. Oh these photos are just gorgeous xx

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  10. Love these pics Alex, and more so the thoughts and emotions you share behind them. sounds like a great month and I get how hard parenting is, but how secure you feel when you're just you guys. Its nice to be a little family isn't it? x #MeAndMineProject

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  11. These are so lovely Alex, that first one needs to go on a wall for sure!! #MeandMineProject xx

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  12. These are such lovely pictures - I always get jealous of everyone's photos in the rapeseed fields, I'm really badly allergic to it so they are never going to happen for us! #MeandMineProject

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  13. Gorgeous photos of you all amongst the vibrant rapeseed. So hard to believe that we have 4 year olds! #meandmineproject

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  14. Beautiful post and gorgeous photo's! I often feel like I'm saying the same thing about the months passing by but you've summed it up perfectly! :) #meandmine

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  15. I think your family are slightly more patient than mine when it comes to rape field photos! Also having farmers in the family means my husband is always very particular about how and were we are allowed to stand in the field! :-)

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  16. What a beautiful collection of memories. I love the bright yellow so many are snapping this month. Ones for the wall for sure!

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  17. What a beautiful family. The boys have grown so much Alex. stunning photos.

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  18. Oh these photos are gorgeous! I planned to have some yellow field photographs but we didn't make it! I'll go next month with our new arrival xx

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  19. Gorgeous photos! I know exactly what you mean, I'm always happiest and most secure with all my family around me.

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  20. Stunning photos, the colours are amazing xx

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