I took over 13000 photos last year and only about 3 of those were of my children together. Ridiculous. A couple of years ago, I took part in the Siblings linky and I’m so glad I did because I got some lovely photos of them that year. I figure I can manage at least 12 half decent photos of the two of them this year!

My very first Siblings post (insert shameless link here) featured my little duo in their onesies (still the loungewear of choice for the under 10s in the Willis household). I thought it might be fun to start this year in the same way…. haven’t they grown? *sob*

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There are 4 years between them so I wasn’t sure what their relationship would be like but I think the fact that Bevan is a little young for his age and Honor is quite sassy and mature works to our advantage. *Most* of the time she idolises him (which he pretends to be annoyed about but I think he secretly loves) and he makes sure she is clued up on all things Pokemon and DanTDM. They are very good at winding each other up, especially in the car or “You’ve had Dad’s phone longer than I did”. They can go from absolute adoration to being unable to breathe the same air in 10 seconds. There’s a competitive streak in them both which can be a little…interesting…at times but for the most part they are quite supportive. There’s definitely never a dull moment, that’s for sure!

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The Me and Mine Project
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I was browsing in the White Company a couple of weeks ago, buying candles I really couldn’t justify the cost of buying (Just wait…this will now be the day my husband decides to read my blog….busted) when I saw some gorgeous 52 photo frames. “Aha!” I thought! If there’s one thing I love, it’s a photo project and I decided there and then that 2017 is going to be the year I take a bazillion photos of my little darlings so that in December I can fill up some fancy frames. Lucky them. Like most mums, I love the smiling, happy, looking-at-the-camera photos but I also want to capture them at home, their personalities and unique quirkiness too. Photographing people is my favourite thing to do and these two are my absolute favourite subjects. I’m going to be speaking at the Blog On conference in May all about portraits and photographing children especially so this should give me an extra reason to be a little bit more creative!

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Hello and Happy New Year! (It’s still the first week of January so totally counts)happy-new-year-002Like many people, I wasn’t sorry to see the back of 2016 and I’m excited to welcome a new year. I love the fresh start feeling that a new year brings even though I’m not really one for resolutions or “New year, new ME!”. I’m all for setting goals and challenges though and I’m excited to see what the year ahead brings. Last summer the children and I became members of a gym and for the first time EVER, I actually went more than twice (I know, right?). It’s something that has become part of our family routine and I think it’s a really positive thing that the children grow up seeing that exercise is a normal thing to do and that’s something I hope continues this year, especially now Simon has joined too (FOMO will get you every time). Don’t worry, I’m planning to be really obnoxious and keep you regularly updated on our fitness journey. You’re welcome. We have some really fun things planned this year and some wonderful trips including a holiday with my side of the family that has been in the works for the last couple of years which is probably one of the things I’m most excited about.

What about you? What are you most excited for in 2017?

Bevan “Getting more Pokemon cards and being 10!”

Honor “Mia (her best friend) coming for tea”

Hard answers to top….

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  • Donna - Awww love this! Look forward to the fitness posts luv. Hope the kids have a great 2017!!!ReplyCancel

  • RachelSwirl - Happy New Year, may 2017 be fantastic for you and your family. Some fab pics there xReplyCancel

  • Lauren - Good luck with your fitness journey!
    Love those photos xReplyCancel