Me & Mine {January}

Last updated on May 6th, 2024 at 10:25 am

Another year has started and it’s time to share our very first Me & Mine family portrait for January. This year is a little different as Lucy, our gorgeous and loved Dear Beautiful host has asked me to join the team of cohosts. I was ever so excited to be a part of such a great family portrait project beside so many other great bloggers that I admire.

January has been a calm month for us like most families we are recuperating from all the festivities of the holidays and taking things slow and one day at a time. I often wonder if that is what makes January seem so long and drawn out. This month we have been finding balance in our lives between work and play. Our social diaries and work diaries were bursting last year and we have enjoyed more little moments as a family this month which has been so rewarding.Me & Mine January Family Photo Project Blog HopBuba is loving…

  • Reading in his new wigwam
  • Dancing and singing Frozen at the top of his lungs
  • Speaking Spanish 

Missy Moo is loving…

  • The sound of her own voice and trying to form new words
  • Playing with her dollhouse
  • Running wild outside in the fields behind our house

Mommy is loving…

  • Having more practice with her camera on manual
  • Food styling and vignettes on instagram
  • Trying out juicing

Daddy is loving…

  • Golf season and the driving range
  • Getting outdoors with the kids more
  • Planning our 2015 family vacations

Me & Mine January Family Photo Project Blog Hop
As January comes to an end we are done hiding indoors from the cold. We have pulled on our wellies, hats, gloves, scarves more often this week to explore the great outdoors as a family and I hope we continue to do more in February. Buba starts school in September and we are off for two months again to see my parents back home in the states so we only have a few more months to make the most of it with both kids at home. Roll on the family adventures…

There is some very exciting news for all you Me & Mine linkers. Each month one lucky family will WIN a photo prize from PhotoBox. January’s prize is a photo cushion so everyone that links up is already automatically in the drawing! Good luck and thanks for linking up!

Now, I am going to send you over to Lucy’s gorgeous family at Capture By Lucy. Her photography is amazing and her family is ever so sweet and fun. I love her Me & Mine post each month so pop over and have a peak too!



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63 thoughts on “Me & Mine {January}”

  1. I love these captures Jenny. My favourite is the bottom one, I don’t know why but I love taking pictures this way. For me they are usually of the rest of our clan because I’m walking behind to take the pic, but I love that you’ve deliberately done this. I think because it denotes a family that is going somewhere, on the move, progressing, I just love it!!! So glad you’re a cohost this year, will enjoy your pics each month.

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    • Thanks hun. Me too, its exactly what I wanted using my tripod to show how we are always on the go and on an adventure all together. I used to always be behind the camera so it’s one of the reasons I love this project so much it got me out and with my family. I have cherished a whole year of them last year and am so glad to be joining in again this year. So fun too!

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  2. Lovely captures and it looks like you’re already filled up for the whole year 🙂 I think I would love holiday planning too. Your styling is gorgeous. I’ve been having a look for a bit of inspiration!

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  3. Oh Jenny, I just love these photos. So perfectly wintery! And well done to you for making that move across to manual with your camera… you absolutely won’t regret it.
    Yay, so exciting to be starting an exciting year of family portraits together…. woohoo!!!

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    • Thank you so much Lucy! I am actually loving manual now. It’s funny once you go off auto you really are a big difference. Thanks for inviting me to be a cohost this year. I am very excited. Lol

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  4. Love love love your photos, that second one is just so beautiful. I love how it’s captured your family walking along in the outdoors. Yay for trying the manual setting on your camera, I use creative auto as I haven’t quite figured manual out yet. x

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    • I struggled with AV and TV because I wanted it to do more of what I wanted and not what it wanted. AUTO was easy but now that I am off it its not the same. I still have so much practice and learning. I would love my photos to one day be as bright and full of light as yours!!!! They are stunning all the time. I am coming for lessons!

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  5. Ahh that top photo is so beautiful! What a gorgeous family. And then that second photo is so cool – it would be great up on a wall. I’m excited to be joining in Me and Mine for the first time this month and checking out all the other lovely family photos xx

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    • That’s fab it’s a great family portrait project and Lucy is amazing. Lovely to see you there. I am a new cohost this year and so excited it’s great seeing everyone’s family captures. Look forward to seeing yours again next month. #meandmine

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    • I agree definitely. Roll on spring. But until then we are scarf and hatting it out in the horrible weather because I just can’t sit in anymore. lol Thanks hunny.

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    • Thank you so much Donna. I am honored that Lucy has invited me to join the team for sure! I am also excited to up my game on the photography side of my blog and get more creative with my family snapshots. So fun to get them involved too. Hoping I don’t have to bribe too much for Febs. lol Thanks for commenting darling.

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    • Thank you so much Katy. Me too. It’s like being able to watch us on our many adventures. I love walking away photos and candid captures. They always turn out to be my favorite. Ones without my face. hahahaha

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    • Thanks Rachel. Yes we have been teaching him for awhile but now they do it at nursery and he is so excited as he felt like the odd one out when we spoke to him and no one else around him spoke spanish until now. So impressed with him.

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  6. Wonderful photo, such cute little ones 🙂 I especially like the walking away one, I’ll have to pinch that idea! It’s my first time joining in with me & mine, and I’m really looking forward to taking more shots of the whole family together. Thanks for hosting x

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    • Welcome Jess and thanks for stopping by and commenting. We have so much fun with our me and mine photos. Hope you do too! Look forward to seeing you next month.

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  7. What gorgeous pictures! I know exactly what you mean about January feeling long and drawn out. I think that’s why it was always my least favourite month when I was younger. It’s lovely that you have the opportunity to be a cohost for Me and Mine. Enjoy these last few months of having both kids at home. Starting school will be exciting but this is a time to treasure!

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    • Most definitely. Thank you. I was so excited to cohost with my lovely friend Lucy as host. She is truly amazing. Blog and in real life. Thanks love capturing the whole family together.

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  8. These photos are lovely. You are such a gorgeous family. I love the one of you walking off into the distance. I just think it has a lovely feel to it.

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    • Thank you so much Louise. I love her coat but it’s getting too tight around her belly bless her. I am so sad. Thought it would last all winter. Buba is a cheese ball and I love it. Sometimes his smiles are hilarious because he is trying so hard. hahaha Makes good memories though.

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  9. You have such beautiful children (you’re a stunning family actually)
    I can’t wait until our youngest can walk so we don’t have to take the pram everywhere with us – it will be so much easier getting out for walks in the mountains then.
    Really lovely photo’s xxx #meandmine

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    • Thank you so much. Oh yes I know what you mean. That stage is so restrictive. We used to use a baby carrier on our backs to go hiking when she was younger. Loved it. Thanks for stopping by and commenting.

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  10. You must be so thrilled to be co-hosting this lovely project. I absolutely love your January shots, the second one is so sweet. I like doing walking away shots, there’s something so special and almost secret about them.
    #meandmine

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    • Thanks Hunny Yes I was thrilled when Lucy asked me and honored. So excited to be doing the project again this year. It’s fun being creative with them. Walk away shots are always my fave.

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    • Fantastic of you to join in this year. I look forward to seeing all your family captures. I know I was ever so excited to become a host. Thanks. Just hope I can not let anyone down and get creative with our captures each month. Its so fun too though and I loved looking back at a whole year of them last year.

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  11. I love the one of you walking away Jenny, it’s so cute. We keep meaning to try one like that. And I love the front one of you all of course too. So excited to have you as one of the co-hosts in Me and Mine this year- it couldn’t be a lovelier little family taking part. x

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    • Oh thank you so much Katie that means the world to me. Yes walking away photos is my all time fave. We do them often. It’s like a little sneak peak at us when we aren’t looking. Hahaha so excited to be a cohost.

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  12. Oh I love both of these pictures so much – it sounds like you’ve had a wonderful January and you’ve got lots of exciting plans to cram into the rest of the year too! We’re under the same September deadline so I know what you mean about feeling you want to squish everything in before you get tied into years of school timetables!

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    • Thank you so much. Me too they are my absolute favorite for sure. I seem to always capture us walking away. lol Maybe it’s our new signature family move. hahaha Oh yes I am so excited for this year indeed!

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  13. Wonderful photos. You are all so very smiley. The sunset is gorgeous; I love the way you are all walking off towards it. Very atmospheric. xx
    (Wish I had the time to figure out my camera on manual!)

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    • Thank you so much. I really need to get creative soon so we can go fun one for Feb. lol we loved this as its our favorite place to walk. I love walking away photos.

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