For the first time ever I’m not going to say how quickly January flew by – I swear it has lasted about 8 weeks! I was so gutted that I missed the December Me & Mine Project, we were just too busy enjoying Christmas and spending time together that we literally took no family photos at all.
January is always a funny old month for our family – it is the run up to the anniversary of losing Sophie, and this year will mark 6 years. That alongside the Christmas decorations being gone, makes January a long, cold, grey month that always bring a low mood.
We’ve had amazing highs (Izzie performing at Young Voices in Birmingham, lots of Disneyland Paris planning) and some lows (rainy weekends, poorly little people). I honestly can’t wait to see the back of January and I feel the same each year.
One of the reasons I love the Me and Mine project so much is that it pushes me to get out and take family photos. This months were taken on a walk in the town in Wiltshire that we live in, and a walk we regularly do, as Harley our springer spaniel loves a good swim in the river – as you can see by how wet he is in the photos below!
These photos are bitter sweet, as I’m posting them on the eve of Sophie’s Anniversary, and they are a huge reminder that we will always have one missing in our family photos. On the other hand, they are also a poignant reminder of what we do have and why we should feel so so lucky.
I’m glad January is finally at a close and soon we will start to see longer, warmer and brighter days – and they can’t come soon enough.
You can see who else has linked up with the lovely Lucy at Dear Beautiful for The Me & Mine Project this month here