My Family in December | Me and Mine

It’s the end of the year! I’ve got that usual ‘wow, hasn’t this year flown by’ feeling that I always seem to get and then when I look at the photos below I also can’t believe how much we’ve changed. Of course there is one very obvious change of gaining a new member of family. Athena was born in May and guaranteed that 2016 will always have a very special place in our hearts. But aside from the extra little person in the photos there are other, less glaring changes. The bags under our eyes from so many sleepless nights, the toddler that seems to have grown in both height and independence this year, and then the closeness, the way our family has just perfectly settled into life with four members. The love.

Of course, that’s not to say that 2016 hasn’t been without difficulties. It took a while to get used to our new family dynamics especially since Athena refuses to sleep but I feel like this month we’ve finally hit our stride. And it leaves me so excited for 2017. For the adventures that lie ahead for us.

Since this is the end of the year please indulge me as I share all of the photos from this year. I am so grateful for starting this project because it is so easy to forget to take family photos in the busyness of day to day life and yet I have these twelve (and more) photos. Photos that document the journey my family have been on. We started as a family of three and ended as a family of four. We took holidays and went on adventures. We spent as much time outside as possible. But most of all we enjoyed being together and we loved. Oh how we loved. 

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5 Comments

  1. 1st January 2017 / 9:48 am

    Oh I do love the roundups where there's suddenly one more person, it really marks the defining moment of the year. I suspect your the only one who sees the bags under the eyes, we all such see such a happy family with lots of excitement for 2017- Happy New Year!

  2. 1st January 2017 / 11:40 am

    Im with you on the sleep front 😉 Heres to hopeful times and more sleep in 2017!! x

  3. 3rd January 2017 / 6:55 pm

    Athena is such a gorgeous name (and little face too). Its exciting to see your family grow, even with its challenges…I have major bags under the eyes since little miss came along in July x

  4. 6th January 2017 / 8:42 pm

    Such gorgeous happy family captures. I love them. Sleepless nights are tough hope you caught a lot of zzz's in 2017 to make up for it. It's been such a special year for you lovely to look back on it all isn't it? Happy New Year! #meandmineproject

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