Well goodbye June! Are you really behind me already? I have been well prepared for the lovely Me&Mine linky this month! Hopefully start this month as I mean to go on. I haven’t joined in since March! Whoops.
I took these photos on a family trip we took at the beginning of June. In hope it would help me keep up with the Me&Mine project. Here is to hoping preparation is key. I knew I wouldn’t have a moment to take our family photos again because work and life take over and I wasn’t sure if we would get another day out the four of us during the rest of June, which is quite sad writing that down actually. But June was very busy for us, it’s not always so busy over here. I am looking forward to July being a little slower.
I can’t quite believe we are now in July. It seems like just yesterday we had moved into our new family home and were enjoying the beautiful summer sun in our new garden.
We have been here for over a year and given the house and garden the TLC it longed for and it makes me happy to think how far we have come.
You know the old saying that goes something like it’s only bricks and water, it is true because nothing matters more then the people I share my home with but although bricks and water we spend a lot of our time here. And so for me it is so very important we keep it clean, tidy and decorate it to our taste.
I really believe that a comfortable and tidy environment helps along the way with everything in life. It makes it all a little less overwhelming a little more safe, after all your home is your safe place and somewhere you come to retreat.
Isn’t life just so busy? It is a little difficult to put everything in its right order and to keep on top of everything being mum don’t you think?
June has rushed passed Mr T and I in a blink of an eye. It has been wonderful though. Most days have been a blur, a blur of good just speeding past while I manage to organise the kids play with them, clean the house, do the laundry, keep on top of my garden, do my tip runs. I can’t tell you how many tip runs I have done (They know me by name there!) this month we have stripped one of the bedrooms ready to re plaster and re decorate. Which although taking a lot longer then we expected which is always the case with re decorating while living in your home I am so genuinely excited to get it ready for our children, to get some fresh paint in the room and to add all the little touches that will make it so lovely and homely for them.
I think one thing that is so satisfying being a mum is giving my children the best that I can. Making them happy. I know that everything I do is to make a better life for them.
Oh and I almost forgot another major part of June was my birthday. I turned 27. Which I can’t quite believe as I sit here and write this, it’s late evening the sun is beginning to set and I’m looking out onto my beautiful garden… My grass is currently so green and beautiful. I do love June it’s probably one of my favourite months of the year partly because it was the month I was born but more so because it’s the month of summer it’s the start of a season I love the most. I have spoken a lot about the sun and how it makes me happy it re ignites all the energy I lost during the winter due to the miserable and grey weather.
Quite a significant birthday too, as this was the age of my mum when she had me. I think that is quite special. Turning 27 just felt quite surreal in one way because I knew that was the year I made my mum a mum. Being a mum myself it gave me a space to reflect on that. Life is just beautiful all the people we get to share it with, the experiences we have and the children we raise, and then ageing, its all so sudden and all so quick. The older you get it seems the more time passes. It is almost as if the more you start enjoying life the more it speeds up and is taken from you within a blink of an eye. I say that feeling totally blown away that I am 27 … already! Honestly where does time go. Another reason why it is so important to me to live each day as it comes, and to my fullest doing what I love the most, documenting, capturing and enjoying the little things with my family.
We also attended our very close friends wedding which I felt so honoured to be a part of. Weddings are just full of love and happiness and my heart was genuinely beaming for my friends and my smile was from ear to ear. I wish them all the happiness in the world and more. It was a day I will never forget and reaffirmed to me all that I have achieved in my life and how all my dreams have come true. This is the life I have always wanted and I have it and it’s quite gratifying but also a little overwhelming to feel this lucky.
It brought back the day I walked down the aisle, I remember the tears when we said our vows. The tears overcame me and I had no control of them. It was happiness and love all wrapped up and squeezed inside of me, it just burst right out of me, and I was truly truly happy to be standing face to face with the man I chose to spend the rest of my life with. Our eyes locked and a new chapter and journey awaiting us. Its been incredible.
So June it was a pleasure in many many ways, thank you for reminding me how special this life is and how everyday is there to be made the most out of. I look forward to seeing you next year!