5 Photos That Make Me Smile

Saturday, 11 June 2016


I love taking photos and looking through old photo albums.

There are so many photos that bring a smile to my face, like when the kids were born, their birthdays and my wedding day, but there are a special few 'day to day' photos that always bring a smile to my face.

Here are 5 of mine:





Every August we go to the Robin Hood Festival at Sherwood Forest. (For those that haven't been, it's a must!) Our whole family goes in convoy!  Last year there were 17 of us, but since then our family has gained a new member, so we're edging ever closer to the 20 mark!
This picture is from three years ago. It was Mark's first visit and the first family get together since we were married. I love this photo because they didn't know I was taking it and it's really nice to see the boys together :)






As you know, Mikey has severe food allergies and because of these, he's missed out on a lot of social activities, such as having tea round a friend's house after school, sleepovers at weekends or birthday parties.
This photo was taken last October. After much discussion with the teachers, Mikey attended the Y7 Outward Bound Trip in Cumbria. Mikey has been away before with primary school, but they were only half an hour away and I was at the end of the phone and constantly updated. However, this time, he was over 4 hours away and there was no contact for the whole weekend, apart from being sent these pictures by the teachers on social media.
This photo means a lot to me. It shows that my little boy isn't  that little anymore. The whole weekend, he was in charge of his medication and I'm so proud of him!




(L-R: Joanne, my Sister-in-Law, me, Kirsty, my Sister)

This photo is new to my collection that make me smile. Last weekend, my Sister, my soon to be Sister-in-Law and I took part in our local Pretty Muddy Race for Life.
We had a blast! We laughed from the minute I picked them up to when I took them home and we found that neither of them had their house key. After sitting on bin bags in my car, they had to stand on a towel in my living room with emergency ponchos on while waiting to be picked up!
Not only did we laugh until we cried (especially at Joanne when she had mud splashed in her eye!) but we raised £260 for a brilliant cause.





I love this photo. Every Mothering Sunday, the Mid-Lent Fair comes to town for a week. We all walk down as a family, all 19 of us, again in convoy (are you sensing a theme?!)
One of the rides is an old train that goes round in a circle. I love it! Pretty much every child in town has been in on it through the years! There is a picture of us on it when we were little, I had one of Mikey and I wanted one of Dot too.
This year, Mikey was really good and took her on for me. I not only love this photo because of that, but because these two really love it each other. Mikey dotes on his little sister and Dot is forever wanting to spend time with him. In fact, his is the first name she calls when she wakes up every morning!
Ever since he was 5, Mikey's been telling me that he will have a little sister. At the time I laughed, but he was right! 






Before I met Mark, pretty much every Sunday, Mikey and I used to go for walks. We used to walk up to and through our local deer park and back again. It was a bit of a trek, but it was great because we got to chat and catch up as we walked as I worked during the week.
This photo really makes me laugh. One day, when we were walking, we were kicking the leaves and Mikey suddenly disappeared from next to me. We didn't notice the great pile of leaves in front of us. I had to take a picture of him and he was more than willing!


What are some of your favourite photos that make you smile?


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32 comments:

  1. aww lovely photos! you've reminded me to take a look back through my own.. it's easy to forget when you have to scroll through 1000's of photos on phone. I actually just brought a photo album as I used to love looking at pictures that way but it seems to be dying out. #justanotherlinky

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    1. Aw, thank you!
      I know what you mean. I love photo albums and have recently updated them all. I found that although I had all my photos on my phone and iPad, I hadn't updated Mikey's album for 5 years!

      Xx

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  2. I loved the photos and I love the stories behind them. Thank you for sharing them. Pen x #KCACOLS

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  3. My favourite photos have to be of our wedding and when the children were born... #KCACOLS

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  4. My favourite photos have to be of our wedding and when the children were born... #KCACOLS

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  5. These are lovely photos and some really special memories and milestones behind them. I like the one of your 2 children on the train best, it sounds like they have a really special bond. I have so many photos, it would be impossible to pick a favourite xx #KCACOLS

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  6. aww gorgeous photos! Oh and I feel for your son with allergies - my son too - stops them doing so much! Love the last photo - it has so much energy! #KCACOLS

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    1. Thank you :) oh no, bless him. I know, it breaks my heart sometimes.
      It's great, isn't it! I was laughing so much when I took it!
      Xx

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  7. What fab pics. Love the last one in all the leaves
    Some wonderful memories captured, I'm sure #KCACOLS

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  8. What fab pics. Love the last one in all the leaves
    Some wonderful memories captured, I'm sure #KCACOLS

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  9. What beautiful photos. It's always nice looking back at photos. #KCACOLS

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  10. Lovely pictures! I love going back through pictures and the memories they bring back. #KCACOLS

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  11. Love this, I have something similar in mind for the past 5 years :) #KCACOLS

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  12. These are great photos. The one of Mikey and Dot on the train is lovely, you can see how much he loves his little sister.
    #KCACOLS

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  13. Aww this is a lovely post, with lovely pictures and lovely stories to go with them. What a great way for your readers to get more of an insight into your life. #KCACOLS

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  14. Love ❤ your pretty muddy picture. Well done you. Also the one is the leaves is fab. One of the best things about autumn.#kcacols lifeinthemumslane

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  15. Love ❤ your pretty muddy picture. Well done you. Also the one is the leaves is fab. One of the best things about autumn.#kcacols lifeinthemumslane

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  16. Awww these are lovely!! I especially love the last one in the leaves, that is adorable! #KCACOLS

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  17. Lovely photos, I definitely found myself smiling along with them! #justanotherlinky

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  18. Aw, gorgeous photos! And I didn't know there was a Robin Hood festival - I need to look into that! :) #anythinggoes

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    1. Thank you :)
      It's so much fun! There's some info here: http://www.experiencenottinghamshire.com/whats-on/robin-hood-festival-2016-p454481
      Xx

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  19. These are lovely photos - I didn't realise there was a Robin Hood festival! We are only down the road from Sherwood as well and I bet my pair would love it. Whilst I love the professional shots we've had taken, sometimes the memories from a quick phone snap evoke so much more emotion #AnythingGoes

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    1. I'm sure they will! It's so much fun!
      I know what you mean :)

      Xx

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  20. Oh I can see why those pictures make you smile they are just lovely and hold such precious memories! Haha love the shot of Mikey in the leaves. Xx #KCACOLS

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  21. Your Mikeyis one neat kid and I loved all of your photos. #justanotherlinky

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  22. Great photos, I love looking back on photos and have many fond memories, it's such a nice thing to do #KCACOLS

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  23. I can see why these would make you smile - great photos. Thanks for linking up to #justanotherlinky xx

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  24. What lovely photos :) It's so nice looking back.
    Thank you for linking up to #justanotherlinky

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  25. Lovely photos! I grew up near Sherwood Forest & used to go all the time. Sadly live nowhere near now, but keep saying I want to take the kids when they're a bit older as I absolutely loved it as a child. #justanotherlinky

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  26. Aww Laura, this is so nice. I love looking back through my photos too. They are all so cute and of course will make you smile all day long. Such precious moments and memories to remember. Love it! Thanks so much for sharing this at #KCACOLS. It is always a pleasure to have you! :-) x

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  27. Lovely photos, and what a great idea. I love looking back at photos, it's a shame as most of them are now stored on my laptop. It definitely makes it harder to look back at the memories. #KCACOLS

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