It was tough getting this months Me and Mine photo’s. It’s funny Christmas seems to be the time of year that I take less photos. I think we are all to engaged in Christmas or too relaxed. It’s crazy as we have had so many opportunities to take lovely photos but we haven’t taken them for whatever reason.
We have had a fantastic Christmas, starting with our annual pre-Christmas break with wonderful friends. It was a wonderful time to chill, take country walks, enjoy great food and wine, and enjoy the company of our lovely friends.
We arrived home the day before Christmas Eve all ready for Christmas. We decided to see Star Wars on Christmas Eve and wow it was amazing. It’s not the usual festive film but a sign of the times with the boys growing up and Star Wars was fantastic.
Christmas Eve night we built and decorated a gingerbread house as a family, we have done this for years, I usually bake too. Because we were all involved the house did not turn out as much of a work of art as usual. But it was more special as it was a family effort, although I needed a glass of wine once I had finished coordinating the three of them, all with their own ideas of constructing a ginger bread house successfully.
I finally got a shot on Christmas Day just before we set of to Chris’s Mum and Dads for a wonderful Christmas dinner, it was Toby who wasn’t playing ball and in the end we decided the way forward was to put a dog treat on the camera tripod. This did work until he tried to jump up the tripod and nearly took the camera out.
The next opportunity was the day after boxing day, we decided as the rain had cleared and the sky was blue that we would take a long walk out to a village pub for dinner. I think Chris and Jack lost patience with Joe and I who kept stopping to take photos along the way, so it may have taken a while to get to the pub, but we had a lovely long walk and getting out after all that rain on Boxing Day was great.
So that is what I have. One of us is pulling a funny face on most of the photos, but all still great memories of a great Christmas.
I have made my own. And what a year looking back. I am so glad I join in with both of these gorgeous linkies as it makes me take family photos every month, and sometimes getting us all organised for a shot takes effort and a lots of patience. But looking back at these lovely family photos I am so glad I nag and chase them all with a camera all the time.