Me and Mine: A Family Portrait Project 2014- January.

on Friday, 31 January 2014.

This time last year I remember so vividly feeling a strange mixture of emotions.  Part of me was desperate for the time to slow down, to enjoy the last couple of weeks of my pregnancy, to enjoy the last moments of just being a three and to relish every moment I could get with my first born daughter.  But yet part of me so badly wanted to meet the baby growing in my tummy, to have her arrive safely and to stop the uncomfiness that comes with a huge bump!

I remember the day I took this photo so clearly.  The weather wasn't great and I didn't really want to go outside and take one, so we sat on our bed and took a quick snapshot.  

Our family of three.

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A couple of weeks later our beautiful LL arrived and turned us into a four.  For that reason I will absolutely treasure that final photo of us as a three.  I look at it and remember the way I felt.  Nervous, Excited, Terrified, Happy, Content and Overwhelmed.  I couldn't imagine ever loving someone as much as I loved Mads and I just couldn't imagine what it would be like being a Mummy to two.

So of course for this month's family portrait we had to recreate last Januarys shot...


Our hair is a little bit longer, we have got a little bit older and maybe have a few more grey hairs.  Mads is less of a toddler and more of a little girl.  But on the surface there isn't really much difference between these two photo's.  

Except one very big difference.

And that's our beautiful LL.  Who has completed our family, turned our world upside down and made us all fall completely head over heels in love with her.  Our quiet, cheeky baby who has a smile that lights up the room and who has made this the best year of my life so far.  

Our family of four.



This month I am sending you over to Lucy, one of my real life best friends and a super duper lady.  Be sure to go and check out the photos of her beautiful family.




Comments (63)

  • Claire


    31 January 2014 at 07:11 |
    Such a lovely picture, and a lovely idea to recreate lat years picture with the addition of your beautiful LL! Really loving taking part in this project this year!x
  • Hayley @hayleyfromhone

    Hayley @hayleyfromhone

    31 January 2014 at 08:23 |
    Love this one Katie, Mads looks so grown up now and beautiful picture of LL. I will always treasure my years as a mum to one but in some ways it feels like the twins have always been here. It's a beautiful picture of your family x
  • capture by Lucy

    capture by Lucy

    31 January 2014 at 08:43 |
    What a lovely idea to recreate it and what a difference! A little almost one year old in the picture! You look so content, wonderful xxx
  • kara


    31 January 2014 at 09:00 |
    Love that you recreated. Not sure how but you look so mu h younger. What a beautiful edition in LL. She is a sweetheart
  • Harriet


    31 January 2014 at 09:27 |
    You have a beautiful family Katie! Your girls are so gorgeous!xx
  • lucy at dear beautiful

    lucy at dear beautiful

    31 January 2014 at 09:43 |
    Ahhh, I absolutely ADORE this photo Katie. It's so lovely to see a revisited shot and see the biggest change that's happened in the last year, the gorgeous little person changed from a big bump to a baby! You all look gorgeous and so happy to be together, just beautiful. x
  • Carie


    31 January 2014 at 09:53 |
    Oh that's so lovely to recreate last year's photo, especially for such a special picture - I can't believe LL is nearly one already - when did these babies of ours get so big!
  • My Two Mums

    My Two Mums

    31 January 2014 at 10:13 |
    Simply gorgeous. I love your recreation. It's so nice to have followed your family growing into a four. I can't wait to see how different you all look in 11 months :)
  • Katie


    31 January 2014 at 10:37 |
    You brought a tear to my eye Katie! What a difference a year makes! Beautiful photos xxx
  • LauraCYMFT


    31 January 2014 at 10:47 |
    Both are such wonderful photos. Amazing how things change in a year isn't it? x
  • The Reading Residence

    The Reading Residence

    31 January 2014 at 10:48 |
    That is such a lovely photo, and sweet to compare to last year's. too - beautiful x
  • Donna


    31 January 2014 at 12:38 |
    Such gorgeous photos - You have a beautiful family x
  • Lisa H

    Lisa H

    31 January 2014 at 13:09 |
    I love to see the changes over the year - how long has Mads hair got! Beautiful photo, as always xxx
  • Becky


    31 January 2014 at 15:15 |
    Oh gosh! What a difference a year makes! You don't look a day older Katie to say you've now got two children! Gorgeous shot :)
  • Jess @ Along Came Cherry

    Jess @ Along Came Cherry

    31 January 2014 at 16:10 |
    I can't believe our babies are nearly one!! Gorgeous photo xx
  • Nicola


    31 January 2014 at 16:27 |
    I love the you recreated the picture from last January. So much as changed since then. Gorgeous xx
  • Double Trouble

    Double Trouble

    31 January 2014 at 16:30 |
    I love how you recreated last years shot!! such a lovely photo,what a change a year makes hey!! LL has definitely completed your little family.
  • Lauren


    31 January 2014 at 18:19 |
    Katie, without being a complete weirdo....YOU LOOK BEAUTIFUL!!
    It's so odd to think LL wasn't in last years photo, well other than in the form of your bump, it feels like she has always been part of your family.
    I can't believe how much Mads has changed. It's amazing xx
  • Jess @ Catch A Single Thought

    Jess @ Catch A Single Thought

    31 January 2014 at 18:58 |
    Gorgeous photos. I love that you recreated the same photo x
  • Mummysgotstyle


    31 January 2014 at 19:39 |
    Aw super sweet family portraits-gorgeous!
  • nic@nipitinthebud


    31 January 2014 at 23:10 |
    what a brilliant idea to recreate last years shot. You'll have a birthday to celebrate for next month then. Wish I'd thought to do that with our January baby but hey, there's always Me and Mine 2015!
  • seychellesmama


    01 February 2014 at 05:36 |
    What beautiful pictures (as always!!!)Its such a nice idea to recreate a picture a year later to really highlight the changes
    ------I love the lights wrapped round the bed too so pretty!!! x
  • Bex @ The Mummy Adventure

    Bex @ The Mummy Adventure

    01 February 2014 at 21:25 |
    I love Mads' smile and what a lovely idea
  • Ritz


    01 February 2014 at 22:58 |
    This is such lovely idea! I can so relate to all your posts and this one is the most beautiful one at the moment for me...with another baby on the way in 4 weeks time I am going through exact emotions you mentioned and want to treasure every moment with my little daughter as a family of three, but knowing baby will be here soon makes me anxious and happy to complete our family of four!
    I love these photos as always with your gorgeous photography skills :) xxx
  • Richmond Mummy

    Richmond Mummy

    01 February 2014 at 23:46 |
    Such a beautiful picture of a gorgeous family. I can't get over how much Mads has changed in that year - she really looks so grown up now. And beautiful LL, what a cutie :-) Belated happy new year to you all xx
  • Ben


    02 February 2014 at 20:40 |
    Love the comparison and I guess the whole beauty of this project. Life with 4 of you is crazy but a whole lot of fun isn't it?
  • Mummy Morkus

    Mummy Morkus

    02 February 2014 at 21:44 |
    It's lovely having such a memento of your smaller family, so much has changed!

    • Mummy Daddy and Me makes Three

      Mummy Daddy and Me makes Three

      08 February 2014 at 23:33 |
      Definitely, as much as I wouldn't change the four of us for anything in the world, it is nice to remember our family of three too- after all my big girl was the one who made us a family in the first place! x
  • Karen


    02 February 2014 at 22:18 |
    What a lovely picture of you all. I'm joining in again but hoping to do the whole 12 months this time round x
  • Nikki Frank-Hamilton

    Nikki Frank-Hamilton

    03 February 2014 at 01:09 |
    Your children are just beautiful! Is someone taking the photo or did you set a timer?? Gorgeous shot!!!
  • Louise  (@TattooedMumsy)

    Louise (@TattooedMumsy)

    03 February 2014 at 10:48 |
    A beautiful family of 4 :) xo
  • Charlotte


    03 February 2014 at 14:35 |
    Love how your have shown us your photo from last year too! How much your family has changed in a year! Lovely photo! x x
  • Chloe (Sorry About The Mess)

    Chloe (Sorry About The Mess)

    10 February 2014 at 11:45 |
    I remember your last years photo like it was last week. Time really is going so quickly, isn't it? Lovely to be able to capture it through Me and Mine.

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