So first up I have a confession to make. I missed writing my Me and Mine post last month. But to be fair I had a really good excuse. On the 30th March we headed off on a really incredible adventure- a trip of a lifetime for our little family to California. We spent seventeen nights travelling around the state by car and it truly was one of the best experiences of my life so far. We had been so nervous about doing such a trip with three young children, but actually it was one of the easiest we have ever done. I don’t know why, perhaps it was because Jon and I were just so relaxed out there, maybe it was the fact that actually the long drives to the next destination every couple of days gave everyone a chance to recharge their batteries, or perhaps it was just because we were all just so grateful to be there. Whatever it was, it really was such an incredible couple of weeks and I haven’t even scratched the surface of the photos and video I took (my first blog post is here and my first video is here)

However while I took hundreds upon hundreds of photos I wasn’t quite as forthcoming with taking family ones. It was one of those things where as we were all so busy taking everything in that we didn’t bother getting our mini tripod out to take photos of us all. However we did get a few photos, the one thing about being on holiday is that everyone is so keen to take photos for you. We had so many people offering to take photos of us all and we did accept a few times, but most of the time we said no. Still I am glad that we did manage to get a few of us together on such a special trip.

It sounds cheesy but being together for the longest uninterrupted amount of time has changed me a little bit. All three of our children changed and grew up a little bit on our trip, I think they really thrived on having our undivided attention. We ended up pretty much sleeping with both the girls every single night, it’s their favourite thing to come in our bed and as we were on holiday we decided to let them do it often. It was so special snuggling up with them, all of us intwined, relaxed and happy. I have so many memories which I will remember for such a long time.

I had been wanting to go to the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco for such a long time and it certainly didn’t disappoint.

On top of the Skyspace Tower in LA.

Waking up with sleepy eyes in a bed in Monterey.

 Chilling out in beautiful flower fields in Carlsberg near San Diego.


As usual don’t forget to go and check out what LucyLucyAlexFritha,  Charlotte. and Jenny’s families have been up to this month.


  • Mary Smith says:

    It sounds such a lovely trip and I can imagine only being your little unit for that chunk of time was so special and beautiful. The pics are gorgeous and It has looked an incredible trip. I look forward to reading your updates and posts as we are planning on visiting in October to see friends and family – it will be Vegas, Arizona (my old home) and then driving upto Utah. Itll be nice to read what was good about driving over there etc x #meandmine

  • Such lovely photos of a special time together, these big events really do change us don’t they? x

  • I think you can be forgiven for missing March 🙂 These are gorgeous photos of you, it really does look like you had the best time. To have that amount of time all together must have been amazing. I can’t wait to see the rest of your photos and videos x

  • Kerri-Ann says:

    What a gorgeous collection of photos Katie – your trip sounds amazing, what dreams are made of and has inspired me to think about one for ourselves. I can imagine adding a tripod to the luggage of carrying around three children would have been crazy but candid captures like this just from your journey will bring great memories I am sure x #meandmineproject

  • Sarah says:

    Wow, what an amazing collection of photos! All the photos from your trip just look like you were having the best time. I did a similar road trip on my own back in 2010 and I would love to go back with my family one day too.

  • Carie says:

    It does look like it was an amazing trip – you know I’m a huge fan of road trips so I’m glad it went well for you, and I totally agree that if the kids are ok in the car it gives them a bit of processing time which makes it all the more fun when you arrive somewhere new!

  • Alex Gladwin says:

    Gorgeous photos from an amazing adventure. It looks so sunny! I hope you bought some of the beautiful sunshine home with you. 😉 xx

  • I was following your posts during your trip and it sounds like you had the most amazing time. It just goes to show that it’s possible to do these kind of trips with small kids. Lovely family photos of you all in the sunshine. #meandmineproject

  • Your trip sounds amazing and I am off now to read more about it! Gorgeous photos of you all as usual! I love your white dress 🙂 xxx #meandmineproject

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