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

on Monday, 30 June 2014.

I usually like to take special photos for my Me and Mine photos each month.  Make a little effort out of our busy life to go somewhere that means something to us to take a snap, or do it while we are doing something fun.  I like to take a couple to preserve the memories.  However this month life has just been so busy.  Don't get me wrong, it's very much welcome, we have had a hectic, fun and happy June full of adventure, but it means that I just haven't had time to take family photos.

We have been busy most weekends- we have been to a treehouse for an amazing trip together, I took part in my first 10k race, (and have had a sore knee ever since- oops!) Mr E had the girls for the weekend while I went to Brit Mums Live and we have had the odd quiet day of fun in the sunshine.  It's been a lot of fun and we have made a lot of memories together.  But the fun hopefully doesn't stop there.  As you read this we will be sunning ourselves on holiday- our first one abroad as a family of four.  

I am so excited for a break away.  We all need it- Mr E has taken on a new freelance contract and has been working every single night for hours, and we are relishing some time away as a family.  I adore blogging and the online world but am looking forward to switching my phone off for a week and going off the social media and work radar. (Bar the odd instagram snap naturally- isn't it obligatory to take a photo with a cocktail in your hand?)  I really want to spend uninterruped moments with my girls and husband, read lots of books, (I have packed 6- what else do you do in the evenings with kids?) and just take some time 'off' to relax.  Hopefully we are having a good time as you read this!

Our family portrait for this month therefore was taken by a kind passer by on our little treehouse weekend away.  We stopped for ice creams in a really cute old fashioned sweet shop, Mads and Daddy went for large cones, Mummy went for a scoop of vanilla in a tub, (always a tub for me) and the lady kindly gave LL her own mini cone as she felt sorry for her having to share Mr E's.  Just a happy snap of the four of us.  Except my children don't look too happy.  Probably because the woman was interupting us from important ice cream eating.

a magical adventure9

And a last minute 'I forgot a proper family portrait' photo...

off on holiday

Because our passports totally class as a family portrait don't they? 

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This month I am sending you to go and have a look at Chloe's blog.  She has two boys who are very similar in age to Mads and LL, perhaps we could sort out some sort of blogging arranged marriage or something as they are very cute.  Be sure to go and check out her family photo, she is a super talented photographer.  

 

Comments (42)

  • Claire @ Clarina's Contemplations

    Claire @ Clarina's Contemplations

    30 June 2014 at 06:42 |
    Have a lovely holiday Katie... I'm sure there'll be lots more ice-cream photo opportunities there too! Wonderful to switch off for a week and just be with the people you love!
    • Mummy Daddy Me

      Mummy Daddy Me

      10 July 2014 at 15:19 |
      We had one every day. Oops. It definitely was wonderful to switch off for a week- we really really needed it. x
  • Louise

    Louise

    30 June 2014 at 08:22 |
    My little ones often have similar expressions when I get other people to take photos of us - perhaps they wonder why complete strangers are taking photos of them! Hope you have a lovely holiday.
    • Mummy Daddy Me

      Mummy Daddy Me

      10 July 2014 at 15:18 |
      To be fair it is a little random asking people you don't know to take your picture. Thanks we had a great time. x
  • Alex {Bump to Baby}

    Alex {Bump to Baby}

    30 June 2014 at 09:16 |
    I hope you are having a wonderful holiday! I really should join in with this. Is it the last day of every month? x
    • Mummy Daddy Me

      Mummy Daddy Me

      10 July 2014 at 15:18 |
      Thanks Alex we did, and it is indeed the last day of every month. x
  • Jess @ Catch A Single Thought

    Jess @ Catch A Single Thought

    30 June 2014 at 10:47 |
    This is a lovely picture, I sympathise with the non-smiling though as Meg and Eli wouldn't play ball this month for me either! I hope you have a lovely time away, enjoy your cocktails!!
    • Mummy Daddy Me

      Mummy Daddy Me

      10 July 2014 at 15:17 |
      hehe at least they are true to life rather than posed I guess. ;) x
  • Carie

    Carie

    30 June 2014 at 12:32 |
    I love the passports as a family photo - it's agreat idea and I hope you're having a wonderful holiday (and lots more ice cream too!)
    • Mummy Daddy Me

      Mummy Daddy Me

      10 July 2014 at 15:16 |
      Thanks Carie, we had a great time. x
  • Mine is always a 'last minute totally forgot and now the kids are going to freak' moment! Have a lovely break.
    • Mummy Daddy Me

      Mummy Daddy Me

      10 July 2014 at 15:16 |
      hehe at least we are capturing true to life moments. ;) x
  • Kara

    Kara

    30 June 2014 at 12:59 |
    I am so excited for you Katie, you are going to have such fun and the photos after I know will be amazing xx
    • Mummy Daddy Me

      Mummy Daddy Me

      10 July 2014 at 15:16 |
      Thanks Kara, it was a wonderful week. x
  • lucy at dear beautiful

    lucy at dear beautiful

    30 June 2014 at 13:09 |
    Mmmmm, ice cream! Mads really does NOT look happy she's having her ice cream eating disturbed. Such a cute photo though, simple and beautiful. x
    • Mummy Daddy Me

      Mummy Daddy Me

      10 July 2014 at 15:15 |
      Thanks lovely. x
  • Donna

    Donna

    30 June 2014 at 15:06 |
    I loved this photo the first time I saw it. It looks so natural and perfect. I hope you and your gorgeous family are having a wonderful holiday x
    • Mummy Daddy Me

      Mummy Daddy Me

      10 July 2014 at 15:14 |
      thanks Donna, we had a great time. x
  • katie

    katie

    30 June 2014 at 18:27 |
    I wouldn't be too happy if someone interrupted my ice cream eating for a photo either! Hope you guys have a fabulous holiday xx
    • Mummy Daddy Me

      Mummy Daddy Me

      10 July 2014 at 15:13 |
      True, they obviously don't realise that is a crime down in Wales. ;) x
  • Super Busy Mum

    Super Busy Mum

    30 June 2014 at 19:00 |
    What a cute family photo and I hope you guys are having a fab time away on your holiday! Although by your obligatory Instagram pics you guys are having a blast! xx
    • Mummy Daddy Me

      Mummy Daddy Me

      10 July 2014 at 15:13 |
      We definitely did, thanks Debs! x
  • As always a lovely picture, I hope you are having a lovely family holiday and not reading this comment!
    • Mummy Daddy Me

      Mummy Daddy Me

      10 July 2014 at 15:12 |
      Thank you! I didn't read it until I got back. ;) It was lovely to switch off for a week. x
  • Chloe (Sorry About The Mess)

    Chloe (Sorry About The Mess)

    30 June 2014 at 19:48 |
    Have a lovely holiday, Katie!! Can't wait to hear about it when you get back (and see all the pics!)
    • Mummy Daddy Me

      Mummy Daddy Me

      10 July 2014 at 15:12 |
      Thanks Chloe we had a lovely time. x
  • Chloe (Sorry About The Mess)

    Chloe (Sorry About The Mess)

    30 June 2014 at 19:49 |
    Also, I reckon 'blogging arranged marriages' will be the new internet dating by the time our children are adults ; )
    • Mummy Daddy Me

      Mummy Daddy Me

      10 July 2014 at 15:12 |
      Definitely ;) x
  • Sarah

    Sarah

    30 June 2014 at 21:10 |
    I think that's a lovely ice cream photo - and sometimes it's enough just to capture a moment rather than set up the perfect shot. Hope you're having a great holiday!
    • Mummy Daddy Me

      Mummy Daddy Me

      10 July 2014 at 15:11 |
      I definitely agree, thanks Sarah. x
  • Hayley

    Hayley

    30 June 2014 at 23:34 |
    Aww I love that photo, so natural!!

    Hayley
    www.sparklesandstretchmarks.com
    xxx
    • Mummy Daddy Me

      Mummy Daddy Me

      10 July 2014 at 15:10 |
      Thanks Hayley x
  • Michelle

    Michelle

    01 July 2014 at 10:39 |
    I hope your having a lovely time away Katie and enjoying the sun xx
    • Mummy Daddy Me

      Mummy Daddy Me

      10 July 2014 at 15:08 |
      Thanks Michelle, we had an amazing time. x
  • Notmyyearoff

    Notmyyearoff

    01 July 2014 at 13:08 |
    Hope you have a fabulous holiday!!! I think I would want to polish off my ice cream too :) A tree top holiday sounds pretty fantastic too.
    • Mummy Daddy Me

      Mummy Daddy Me

      10 July 2014 at 15:07 |
      We had a great time thanks Taz. x
  • SAHMlovingit

    SAHMlovingit

    01 July 2014 at 19:07 |
    How lovely! Such a great photo and how cool are those chairs outside the cafe? I hope you all have a perfect holiday and get some much needed family time x
    • Mummy Daddy Me

      Mummy Daddy Me

      10 July 2014 at 15:07 |
      Thanks Heather, it was lovely to get some quality family time. x
  • Manneskjur

    Manneskjur

    04 July 2014 at 20:15 |
    Lovely photo of you all - enjoy your holiday and the family time xxx
    • Mummy Daddy Me

      Mummy Daddy Me

      10 July 2014 at 15:05 |
      Thanks Annie, it was amazing but we are all sad to be home! x
  • Jenny

    Jenny

    06 July 2014 at 03:52 |
    Love the family holiday photo! You are home now but hope you had a brilliant time all together. My kids never play ball on the me & mine project. Each month I say I won't use a grainy selfie and the kids will look at the camera and smile but each month I fail. I love reading about your family Katie, it's so picture perfectly sweet.
    • Mummy Daddy Me

      Mummy Daddy Me

      10 July 2014 at 15:05 |
      Ah thank you Jenny. x

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