How often do we just rush from one thing to the other to the other?
At the moment, I’m trying to get my head around our new life: Dadonthebrink in Sweden, the rest of us home in England. Sure he’s back on some weekends, but I miss having him here every day. And the kids really miss him too; he’s always been a very hands-on dad.
We’ve been so lucky over the past months to have spent some really special times together. Yet in the rush of the day-to-day we forget about the good times. This morning I was looking through some of the pictures from this past weekend: we went for a stroll in Oxford and took some great family shots. These make me smile, they give me a tingle and boost for the rest of the day.
Trying to get us all into a picture is never easy. We laughed so much trying though.
My beautiful girl, Angelina. She was such a happy little lady this weekend. She made a little flower bracelet in the park.
Boys will be boys! These two love wrestling, rolling around in the grass. Their laughter and love for each other is so uplifting to observe. I’d love to bottle the joy of these times!
Not a bad view, is it? That the pretty Oxford skyline
What a playground! The dreaming spires of Oxford in the background, plenty of space to fly a kite, play football and have a picnic. This is at the top of Oxford’s very own South Park, one of our favourite parks. We stopped by on Sunday on our way home after a wander around Oxford and had a great time clowning around. #latergram #family #missthem #expat #oxford
As I glimpsed up from my morning coffee, I spotted our fridge door. It’s a mess of papers, old pictures and random magnets. It is a door at the centre of our home, one we look at lots of times in a day. …actually, we may look at it, but don’t really see it, because all the things on there just add to my to do list. I wonder why we have Hugo’s nursery picture on there- he is almost 7!
Now, I reckon this is the perfect time take the HP Free your Pictures challenge! (A challenge I was given months ago, but let the daily grind get in the way.)
Why would I let the memories of fabulous weeks and weekends fade?!
My fridge is undergoing a makeover! First a clean on the inside, then a total reorganisation inside and out.
Here’s the plan for the next week:
1, I’ll go through pictures from the last 6 months, printing inspirational ones and making a fridge gallery. (I find Kelly’s fridgebook makeover a total inspiration, over at Domestic Goddesque. Check it out!)
2, Then on each Tuesday, I’m going to pick at least one picture of the past week and pop that on our fridge gallery.
3, The oldest pictures will come off and go into a special scrapbook. I hope I can involve the kids in creating the stories that go into the scrapbook.
Give me your hints and tips for displaying the pictures on the fridge please!
Scrapbooking enthusiasts, have you any hints and tips for me?