Living Arrows 8/52 {2019} Ramblings and Golden Hour

“You are the bows from which your children as living arrows are sent forth”-Kahlil Gibran

I love linking up with the living arrows Linky that Donna hosts every week over on her lovely blog What The Red Head Said its one of my favourites and I’ve set myself a goal to make sure I join in every single week this year. I am a bit late posting this weeks but better late then never I like to say. 

One thing I have always wanted to do on my blog is capture some pictures of my children at golden hour! And I’ve only finally done it. I am so pleased and so happy to share these beautiful photos with you. Look at that beautiful sun shinning through.

I love taking pictures of my children but blogging has really intensified my little hobby into more of a passion and a love for trying at least to take pretty photos, as I am no expert at all, and really don’t know too much technical bits other then aperture and shutter speed.

I urge you all to take more photos, its the most beautiful and warm feeling looking over them, moments from your life. I kind of love it an awful lot.

Arthur’s little thing when we take photos is to crouch down like this and say “cheeeee” it is so sweet!

It was last weekend that I took these, we had had a lovely day at Diggerland uk (there will be a full review up soon!) and while we were heading home at 3pm we decided to go to one of our local pub garden’s for a a sit down. They have a lovely play area and a huge grassed area for the kids to play. So it’s perfect there for all of us.

Just look at these three children of mine, my sister and her two brothers, they are at their happiest outdoors and so are Dan and I. We love nothing more then being outside together where the kids can explore and play and we can either join in or relax. Its a great combination for a happy family being outdoors. The fresh air does wonders for me so I am sure it is the same for us all.

It’s difficult for us sometimes as Dan’s family are living in Wales and my parents are separated so it’s usually just our little family always on the weekends bar the odd occasion. I sometimes remember back to the days we’d head over to our parents houses for a roast but that never happens anymore and it’s quite sad really. But it’s just how life is now. On the positive to that we are very lucky that when we have visits from our family in Wales we really do savour our time together and basically live in each others pockets for the time they are here.

Another positive is that the five of us get so much time together and it gives us the chance to really spend time with our three little ones which we never take for granted. It really does make me feel like we are a proper adult family now. Although that sounds really silly writing it down. Not having parents to visit or roasts dinner feasts at their houses to attend means it’s just us and it feels quite grown up. We have our friends and will sometimes see them which is lovely. But some weekends I do sit and remember those lovely family roasts we used to have.

I think also we are just in a really busy phase in our lives, we all are.

I think what it really makes clear to me is how fickle life is. How it is always changing. Nothing stays the same for long. And sometimes that can make me feel slightly anxious. But I think what makes me feel safe and secure is knowing I have my family of five. I know we have our parents around us too which is a lovely feeling and I am grateful for that. Its just those cosy family evenings I suppose that I miss.

These four people mean the world to me and make me so very happy it brings happy tears to my eyes and makes my heart feel so full it could burst. 

When I watch them playing out in the wilderness when I watch them play with their dad, when I give them a pamper evening after a bubble bath, when we laugh and giggle, when we have a nice family meal around the table and we talk and make jokes and laugh and little Arthur tries to get involved, it gives me goosebumps and almost feel as though I should pinch myself.

That’s what these kids do to me and I hope they always know how good they make their mummy feel. 

I look at them sometimes and I cannot believe how grown up Sophia and Archie are and that Arthur is nearly 15 months in a few days. It’s crazy. 

Life is crazy! 

But I love, I just love it. 

Here is to all of us experiencing all the good feelings life has to offer. Here is to today, tomorrow and the rest of the week, month and years ahead. 

And this little boy just melts my heart every single day. Forever grateful we decided to go for a third baby, I cant even believe we all lived without him before!



  1. March 5, 2019 / 8:11 am

    Such cute pictures. My family are dotted all over the country and we don’t get to see them as often as we like too

  2. March 5, 2019 / 10:21 am

    Lovely pictures. I certainly take lots of photod – possibly too many, to the point I’m frequently told to live in the moment more! Cherish every moment with your family, they grow way too quickly

  3. March 5, 2019 / 11:22 am

    Your photos are so lovely Tanita , and how big is Arthur gettting! Xx

  4. March 5, 2019 / 2:12 pm

    When we lived in Wales we had no family around us. We moved to Portugal to be near my parents do our son could spend time with them before it’s too late. It’ll be just the three of us after they’re gone though which we’re good with.

  5. March 5, 2019 / 5:57 pm

    What gorgeous photos, our kids are so cute and your baby is handsome. These are photos you can cherish and the light is lovely

  6. March 6, 2019 / 11:21 am

    Aww, what absolutely gorgeous pictures. I wish I could get nice pictures of my two together. They’re usually just bickering! LOL

    Louise x

  7. March 6, 2019 / 7:59 pm

    Beautiful pictures! I know exactly what you mean as my in-laws live in Devon and we are in Sussex. It’s sad that they are not nearer but when we do visit or they visit us we have such quality family time together it’s wonderful.

    • Tanita
      March 13, 2019 / 11:48 am

      Oh it can be hard sometimes cant it but like you say so worth it when you do have time together. xxx

  8. March 7, 2019 / 9:39 am

    He sure is gorgeous! I love the photos you have captured here. The all important golden hour photos – turn out perfect every time

  9. March 8, 2019 / 11:35 am

    What a great moment or series of moments you have captured. Love all these piccys xx

  10. March 9, 2019 / 8:40 pm

    Oh what gorgeous photos! I love the light at this time of year!

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