115 weeks and 4 days | Me and Mine {May}

May. What a mixed month, for me and mine.

The weather’s been better, we’ve all been better, plus there have been lots of lovely things going over the last thirty one days.

This month’s photos of the four of us were taken on the way to a friend’s house for supper. We saw a golden field and — as we were all nicely coordinating with it — decided to stop and take our family photo!!

They’re not the best pics ever. The light was poor and, as we only had my phone, the shots are a bit grainy plus being whisked out of the car to stand in a field of Rape flowers wasn’t on the twin’s agenda and — you can see by their faces — they were not at all impressed.

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We’ve given Dolly — our caravan — her first outing of the year and had a fabulous little camping weekend, in celebration of a couple of our dear friends turning yet another year older.

We’ve spent practically every weekend entertaining – or being entertained by — various friends or family.

There have been lots of days out; and some happy days spent at home too, just pottering about.

I even won a prize! I’d entered a blog post into a competition which asked ‘what does the word Home mean to you?’ and I’d designed a little printable to go with my entry. Unbelievably last week I had a tweet to say that I’d won!

But there’s also been sadness and a little bit of heartbreak.

My nana passed away a couple of weekends ago and we had the funeral last week, so that was very, very sad. She was the last of my grandparents and it just seems really weird — and so incredibly tragic — that an entire generation of our family has now gone.

It makes me really appreciate what I have and also — at this age — it makes me question my own mortality. Not a comfortable thought. It comes to us all eventually, doesn’t it, but we’re never fully prepared when we have to say goodbye to someone we love.

So as well as the pics of the four of us, I have included some other ‘me and mine’ photographs. Weirdly, they were taken exactly two years tomorrow. The Twinkles were just eleven weeks old and they were meeting their great grandmother — my nana — for the very first time.

These shots make me feel sad and happy. Happy that my boys actually got to meet one of their great-grandparents but very sad that they’ll never get to know her. She’ll just be a lady in a photograph who they won’t remember.

That said, I’ll remember her and — through my stories and my memories — hopefully they’ll feel like they knew her too.

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Meeting Bertie for the first time — named after her husband :)
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Such a special day (my nana looks tiny in these pics!)
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Me and Mine — the four of us with my nan and my own mummy
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My nana laughing — as I will always remember her

So just to re-cap for me and mine in May.

This month’s highs ~
• Taking Dolly out for our first camping weekend of the year.
• Winning a prize in a competition!
• Spending lovely weekends, mostly in the garden, with our nearest and dearest.
• Setting up my brand new homes blog hop with my lovely friend Jess!
• Seeing my cousins — and their children — last week at nan’s funeral.

This month’s lows ~
• Losing our lovely nana — the boys’ great grandmother.

Gone but never ever forgotten, may she rest in peace with her beloved husband; my grandad Bert.

About Caro Davies

Caro Davies art directed fashion and interiors before leaving the world of design to pursue a career in social media. She can now be found chasing the light — and two small twin boys.

63 thoughts on “115 weeks and 4 days | Me and Mine {May}

  1. You look lovely in the photo but I have to say your little boys do look just a tad peeved! I was just saying how my son especially hates having his photo taken, and if he does smile his eyes are usually looking the other way! I was so sorry to hear about your Nan, sending lots of love xxx

    1. Haha! They were pretty fed up!! I think they were falling asleep when we decided to stop and take the picture — they look SO grumpy!
      But hey. Live and learn. Next month I need to be a little better prepared!! ;) xx

  2. I am writing this with tears in my eyes, so precious to have those photos of your nana. You look so happy sitting there next to her. So sorry you had a hard month, let’s hope June is a happier one for you all xxxx #MeandMine

    1. Aaah it is SO precious isn’t it? We’ve got some more too, when the boys were older, but the one of her meeting Bertie for the first time is so lovely. She kept saying ‘Little Bertram — your great grandad Bert would have been so happy to meet you.’ It made me cry!! I’d have given anything to introduce Bertie to his namesake. Happy that they both got to meet their great-grandmother though x

  3. Oh the boys do look wonderfully grumpy!! And I’m sorry to hear about your Nan – it must feel very strange to have lost the last of that generation.

  4. I’m so sorry for your loss Caro but how amazing that she got to meet and know your boys. Those pictures in the rapeseed field are beautiful and so you! When I think of you, I see the colour yellow. #meandmine xx

  5. I love the photo of your nana laughing, great memories. Congrats on winning too, well done lovely #Twinkly Tuesday

  6. I’m so sorry to hear about your nana – losing family is so distressing. What beautiful photos you have with her and treasured memories :) Mim x twinklytuesday

  7. I had to laugh at the picture of the four of you – my kids pull the same faces for photos lol it can be so hard to get one with everyone smiling or at least not looking cross! That’s so nice that you have the photos of the boys with your nana. She looks so proud looking over at you and your son! #TwinklyTuesday x

    1. Hilarious Becky!! There were really not happy to be having their photo taken that day!! Normally I can get at least one smile!! :) And yes — she was so proud to be meeting her late husband’s namesake x

  8. Sorry to hear about your Nana, but those photographs are pure gold. I am sure your family will cherish those memories forever and ever. #twinkletuesday

  9. So sorry for the loss of your Nana, Caro, the photos of her with your boys are just beautiful – what lovely photos to look back on, especially the one where your Nana is laughing. The ones in the rapeseed field are also lovely even if the boys didn’t look too impressed! #twinklytuesday

  10. So sorry to hear about your loss. I adore my Grandmother, I can imagine how difficult it must be for you.
    On a happier not I love the family photo in front of the beautiful yellow field. It radiates happiness!

  11. So sorry to hear about your nana. Lovely that you have some wonderful photos to share with your boys in the future. Memories are so important and remind us to make them with those we care about. Seize the day sometimes sounds a bit cliche but is definitely something we should do! Glad you have had some very positive recent times too.

    1. Thanks so much Sara — lovely words. It is a cliché but oh so true — and very fitting. Once our grandparents have gone, they’ve gone so we really have to make the most of them whilst they’re here.

    1. Thanks Sian — they were very unhappy! They didn’t want to stand in a field of flowers — I think they’d rather have been napping! And thank you — yes — make the most of the time you have with your loved ones. It’s over before you know it, sadly x

  12. I get a kick out of those photos, because almost all of mine seem to be that way! At least one of my three is always upset at the idea of a picture being taken at the moment. Ethan (almost 3) will point his finger at the camera and go “No Mama!” and run off if he sees me angling my phone a certain way lol. I figure by the time they’re grown these types of photos will be the ones that make us laugh. Loved your post, as usual :D #twinklytuesday

  13. Those are lovely pictures. The boys’ facial expression in the field is priceless :-). So sorry about your nana!,

  14. Oh that first photo – their little faces are too cute! Your pictures with the babies and your Nana, they are *so* lovely and they made me well up!! It’s so hard thinking about them not remembering her BUT you are so right, your memories and your stories will make her very real to them – such a lovely thought to be able to pass all that on to them. #twinklytuesday

    1. Haha! They were SO grumpy!! This will be one of my favourites in years to come, I’ll bet ;) Thanks so much lovely — yes — they make me well up too. It’s so hard to believe she’s gone! X

  15. Again I’m so sorry to hear about Nana, the pictures of her and your adorable are just so lovely.

    Your boys faces in the first two photo’s are so funny, bless them.

    I hope June is good to you
    Becky
    #TwinklyTuesday xx

  16. Aren’t you all colour co-ordinated?! We’d never manage that. Such a beautiful set a photos. It is great that you have some of your boys with your Nana. I have some of my eldest with me, my mother and my Nana and it is really precious to me.
    #TwinklyTuesday

  17. What gorgeous photos! I can’t believe how beautiful you looked when the boys were 11 weeks. That was when I went back to work, and I can assure you that I looked neither glowing nor rested. I’m so sorry about your grandmother, but glad that there was so much joy in your month. Thanks for cohosting #TwinklyTuesday!

    1. Aaah that’s such a lovely thing to say Sadia!! I look at the pics and think I look bloated — but then I’m not sure how I expect myself to look less that 12 weeks after having twins!! ;)

  18. I’m sorry to hear about your Nana- I still have all four of my grandparents with us, although they are all getting old and frail now and I know that I will be devastated when something happens. I am sure you treasure these gorgeous photos with her. x

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