I was tagged by the lovely Rachel at Rachel in Real Life to find and write about 8 photos that make me happy. This was much harder than I thought – narrowing down the thousands of photos that I have that make me happy to just 8, but here goes:
This photo was taken back in 2008, well before children. It was my first holiday with friends and we went to Devon. These are the guys I went to uni with, and we had an amazing time. This night we had gone for a curry, and then went back to the lodge that we were staying in. We had a few (ok, a lot!) drinks, and then decided to head to the beach to watch the sunrise. It was one of those nights that I will never forget, and the memory always makes me smile.
This photo was taken on our holiday to Bluestone back in June. Not only is it taken at the seaside, which is definitely my happy place, but it is the only photo of all five of us together. I can’t believe how alike the boys all look in this as well!
Of course, I had to include the first photos of the boys in this – this is Harrison at just a few minutes old. He was this wrinkly little blue thing – and was gorgeous!
The first photo of Alex, after his very rapid entrance into the world, leaving us all feeling a little shocked!
The first photo of Benjamin, who gave us a little bit of a scare but got here safely in the end!
Another photo from our Bluestone holiday. The seaside has always been a place where I feel happy, and whilst sitting on this beach in Tenby, watching the boys run down to the water I felt happier than I have ever felt before.
This is a strange one to include because Ben looks so poorly. He was extremely poorly (you can read about it here), but this was the point he turned a corner and his body was showing signs of fighting the infection. For the 24 hours leading up to this photo, we thought we may lose him. The relief and happiness when we found out he was going to be ok was like nothing we have ever felt before.
I love this photo of the three boys together – I think it just sums up their personalities in a picture!