Me and Mine – September 2016

Me and Mine Family Photo september golden autumn light sitting on the grass

September has been a month of adjustment. After an amazing August in France, the last few weeks have been ordinary and busy as we have settled into being back. I still remember that feeling, that surge of familiarity as we pulled onto the drive, the utter joy and calm as we fell into our own bed after so long. As we sunk into the mattress, felt the clean crisp sheets and my head hit my very own pillow in almost slow motion to start the best nights sleep ever. I welcomed the click of an electric kettle which only takes 2 minutes to boil, to drink water from the tap again became a relief and to turn on the television and be greeted by a language I fully understand!

There is absolutely nothing like travelling, experiencing different cultures, soaking in the adventures and given half the chance I would be jetting off somewhere new every month. But there is definitely something in that saying “There’s no place like home”.

The ‘new again’ feeling has now subsided and made way for contentment. I am not sad to be back and whilst September has been decidedly less exciting than the last, it has also been very lovely. Ordinary, but lovely. We have settled back into the school routine (although I still hate the school run and it is possible that I will never ever learn to love it!), have been enjoying lots of lovely days outside enjoying the last of the mild weather and Eva especially is excited to watch the British Bake Off again.

I guess it hasn’t been all been that ordinary. Roma is absolutely loving her new big bed and this in turn seems to be improving the sleep situation which is amazing. I have made a huge decision to leave my current job and am so excited to take that step and see what life brings.

 

I for one have loved this ordinary and as much as we all get on each others nerves some days, we bicker and crave just a minute by ourselves. When all is said and done I realise that we are also pretty awesome and I wouldn’t want to be with anyone else. We make each other laugh, know one another inside and out and can be our true selves, no show, no pretense, just us. For me these people are perfect, of course none of us are actually that but when there is something to be sad about, or something to celebrate I want to do it with them. To close the door and shut the rest of the world out because my whole world is right here.

It seems apt then that this months photos were taken at some gardens 2 minutes away from our house. It is somewhere we go quite often, it is a huge space to ride bikes, for the children to run around and also to really see the seasons change. We go to see the daffodils in spring, enjoy the bright flowers and sunshine in summer and now as the leaves begin to fall we get excited about crunching in them, collecting conkers and look at the beautiful sea of autumn colours.

At the weekend we headed down there to collect leaves for craft and take these photos. As usual they are not exactly perfect. There were moments that one or the other was grumpy, where they didn’t want photo’s or where the wind blew the willows in our faces and then we somehow lost sight of the littlest in the tree! These photos are never easy but they are always worth it.

September might have been mostly ordinary but I will take that and cherish it. Because sometimes life is ordinary.

Sometimes ordinary, always ours.

xx

Me and Mine Family Photo september peeking from behind a tree Me and Mine Family Photo september peeking from behind a tree Me and Mine Family Photo september peeking through a willow tree Me and Mine Family Photo september golden autumn light sitting on the grass Me and Mine Family Photo september golden autumn light sitting on the grass Me and Mine Family Photo september golden autumn light sitting on the grass Me and Mine Family Photo september golden autumn light sitting on the grass tickling each other

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20 Comments

  1. September 30, 2016 / 8:51 am

    The light in these photos is beautiful! I love the natural shots. Your family all look so happy. Just lovely xx

    • Laura - Little Ladies Big World
      October 9, 2016 / 6:54 pm

      Thank you I do love the natural shots as set up ones for us never work out!

  2. Laura - dear bear and beany
    September 30, 2016 / 12:30 pm

    Gorgeous photos! I love those ones of you all behind the trees. Well done Roma on her new bed, amazing! X #meandmineproject

    • Laura - Little Ladies Big World
      October 9, 2016 / 6:55 pm

      Thank you lovely x

  3. Katy - Hot Pink Wellingtons
    September 30, 2016 / 1:21 pm

    I love these – just perfect late summer / early autumn light! I think the imperfection is the charm of all of these family photos – they’re not all perfect, because what family is? But they’re all happy, and full of love, and beautiful – and that’s what it’s all about!

    • Laura - Little Ladies Big World
      October 9, 2016 / 6:59 pm

      I agree the imperfect shows what the family is really made of x

  4. September 30, 2016 / 8:55 pm

    Ordinary sounds pretty fabulous to me – and I know what you mean about the feeling of being home again – after spending a couple of weeks travelling and camping it’s so lovely to have walls again! These pictures are gorgeous – I love the sunflare 🙂

    • Laura - Little Ladies Big World
      October 9, 2016 / 7:00 pm

      Thank you, I am a sucker for sunflare although I know it isnt everyones cup of tea. Ordinary is definitely sometimes needed x

  5. October 1, 2016 / 7:47 pm

    You make me want to get more creative with my pictures. I love the one where you are hiding behind the trees, but I think I would be worried about someone running off with the camera.

    • Laura - Little Ladies Big World
      October 9, 2016 / 6:57 pm

      My camera is fixed securely to a tripod and I hope noone ever would as it certainly would be an expensive mistake!

  6. Jess @ Picnics in the Rain
    October 1, 2016 / 9:07 pm

    Lovely photos, you all look so happy! Ordinary can be pretty perfect when you look at it with appreciation for what you’ve got can’t it? Have a great October xx

    • Laura - Little Ladies Big World
      October 20, 2016 / 7:44 pm

      I agree it only takes a little looking and ordinary can be pretty wonderful x

  7. Fiona @ Dolly Dowsie
    October 2, 2016 / 10:25 am

    What beautiful pictures! The light is stunning in these and the one of you all amongst the willow is just gorgeous. By the way you have such a lovely smile 🙂

    • Laura - Little Ladies Big World
      October 9, 2016 / 6:56 pm

      Ah this really made me smile what a kind thing to say! x

  8. October 2, 2016 / 8:06 pm

    Absolutely stunning photographs! I love the light spots in these, and the ones of you hiding in the trees are beautiful. Here’s to a happy October too x

    • Laura - Little Ladies Big World
      October 20, 2016 / 8:04 pm

      Thank you so much. x

  9. October 5, 2016 / 1:39 pm

    What a beautiful day to be out as a family making memories and capturing these beautiful shots of you all together. Lovely! #meandmineproject

    • Laura - Little Ladies Big World
      October 20, 2016 / 8:08 pm

      Thank you lovely x

  10. Amber
    October 12, 2016 / 4:40 pm

    Oh what BEAUTIFUL pictures! Those solar flares are just perfection.

    • Laura - Little Ladies Big World
      October 20, 2016 / 8:08 pm

      Thank you, I do have a soft spot for flares!

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