The Me and Mine Family Portrait Project - July 2017

Wow, where has July gone?

And why do the months feel like they are speeding up?

I cannot quite get my head around the fact that tomorrow will be August, it feels so much like we're just speeding right on towards the end of the year. 

I have to say that I feel a little bit cheated - we're in the middle of our Summer here in the UK, but for July it feels like we've had such a mix of on and off days when it comes to the weather. I was sort of hoping to have put the coats and the jumper away until Autumn time, but that hasn't happened at all. It feels like most days I end up changing the boys at least two or three times a day - from shorts, to jeans, to t-shirts, to jumpers. And when we leave the house, it's do I take the umbrella or the sun protection? I've realised the answer is always, both! 

These pictures were taken in June, so I'm sort of cheating here, but it was the very last day of June and it was little Logan's second birthday. Whipsnade Zoo has the most amazing views over Dunstable Downs, so we couldn't resist taking a few snaps there.

I had intended on heading over to the lavender fields for a mini family photoshoot as there are some not too far from us, but a mixture of a lack of time and some bad weather meant that we didn't get around to it. But we might try in August if the lavender is still OK.

We've done a fair few fun things in July like visit Hampton Court Palace and go to an airshow. We've also planted some seeds in the garden, made a summer bucket list, we've visited the farm, the library, gone to the park, played board games and done mess-free painting amongst lots of fun other things.

We have lots planned for August and we're hoping to get a bit more sunshine as a few of the things that we have planned are outdoor-based. And then in September we will be going on a family holiday to Greece which we're all looking really forward to. :)

I hope you have had a lovely July? 
Anyone else think it totally flew by?

Thank you for reading. 
Alex xo

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.



  1. Beautiful photos. We've not made it to the lavender fields yet either and I'm not sure when they start to go a bit brown? I still can't believe your baby boy is 2!!! x #meandmine

  2. These photos are absolutely gorgeous, and it sounds like you've had a lovely month! I totally agree with you about time going quickly, I always think that summer goes so fast, as we're always so much busier than we are in the winter xx

  3. Slightly jealous you are going to Greece in September. We didn't plan any summer holidays this year.
    Lovely photos as always. Little messers :) #meandmineproject

  4. What a lovely July by the sounds of it and gorgeous pictures! I've never been to Whipsnade Zoo but heard lots of good things of it! :) I know what you mean about the weather, crazy isn't it! #meandmine

  5. It's a great place for photos up there, the view is brilliant. Lovely pics of you all as always. #meandmineproject

  6. Oh I love these Alex so beautiful so much fun. Sounds like you have had an amazing summer and I agree it goes entirely too fast. Glad it's not just me. I feel like we just got to America and it's going by way too fast for us too. Zoo sounds ace too. Happy August ahead. #meandmineproject