A Sunday well spent brings a week of content…

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A Sunday well spent brings a week of content. So true, and exactly how I felt yesterday when my alarm rudely awoke me at 5.30am. As I finally arrived home at 6.20pm in the evening I couldn’t help but think… thank the lord for a lazy weekend with my boys. We have been so guilty in the past of filling up our weekends to the extent that by 5pm on a Sunday evening we are all completely pooped. Often out of guilt as we both work full-time, we try our best to make the most of our family time, it really is so precious and I won’t lie that when I am cocooned in our little family bubble I am at my happiest.

We have learnt a valuable lesson over the past couple of years and that is to slow down and enjoy a much quieter time with each other. Whether that is a movie afternoon stuffing our faces with maple syrup covered popcorn or a sunshine filled walk around our local park the time together is what being a family is all about. What’s not to love above lazy mornings snuggled under blankets hugging a cup of hot tea or in Lil G’s case a glass of hot milk. Our weekend looked like this…

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How did your weekend look?

KA x

And then the fun began...


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  1. 11th October 2016 / 3:02 pm

    Yeah I too have been guilty in the past of filling up weekends. Blogging definitely made this worse as I felt like I needed to do things to blog about. But since Monkey started school we have deliberately kept weekends quiet (to allow for tiredness) and I have to admit to loving the lazy Saturday morning starts and chilled Sunday afternoons! Xx #thetruthabout

    • Life As Our Little Family
      11th October 2016 / 9:35 pm

      It makes such a difference when they school. This education system of ours has a lot to answer for :(. I love a lazy weekend x

  2. 11th October 2016 / 8:08 pm

    Ooh my weekend was one of those empty-ish ones too. In fact I needed to devise something to keep the boys happy so I took them bowling on Saturday morning (it was grey and rainy) which was fun. Apart from that though we didn’t really do anything but went over to spend Sunday with my parents and had a long walk through Bushy Park trying to avoid rutting deer and searching for conkers (we didn’t find any!!). Very stress-free on the whole! Thanks for linking up KA – your weekend sounds (and looks) like an autumn idyll! #thetruthabout

    • Life As Our Little Family
      11th October 2016 / 9:37 pm

      Your weekend sounds lovely. You should make conker caterpillars! If you find any that is and what about going to the KidsAM at the cinema, so cheap and a great couple of hours out x

  3. 14th October 2016 / 2:36 pm

    Yes, I like these kind of weekends, too. We’ve had a few busy ones and last week it was great to have a movie afternoon, a trip to the park and a chance to just play board games with the kids. Just as much fun as the full ones, and less tiring! Thanks for sharing with #WotW x

    • Life As Our Little Family
      15th October 2016 / 11:41 am

      Some times it’s good just to sit back and watch as the weekend passes by. X

  4. 15th October 2016 / 9:34 am

    Gorgeous photos, and yes I agree although I work form home now it is so important to make most of family time together, we dont always seem to get the balance right and rarely get chill time but we are generally out having somewhere. x

    • Life As Our Little Family
      15th October 2016 / 11:36 am

      Aww thank you Sarah, it certainly makes a difference to your week x

  5. 15th October 2016 / 2:28 pm

    It is so nice to have a chilled weekend with very little plans sometimes, especially when you have such busy lives during the week. I am enjoying my first weekend at home in 4 weeks as I have been away doing things. Whilst it has been fun I was certainly craving a weekend doing very little. Gorgeous pictures as always x

    • Life As Our Little Family
      17th October 2016 / 1:30 pm

      Oh it is and I bet you have loved the quieter weekend. I hope you had a lovely weekend Tracey. And thank you so much for your kind comments x

  6. 15th October 2016 / 10:16 pm

    Lovely photos and you are so right about enjoying each other’s company. #WotW

    • Life As Our Little Family
      17th October 2016 / 1:27 pm

      Thanks so much Helena, its so important to switch off x

  7. 15th October 2016 / 10:58 pm

    You sound just like us! I find that there are weekends where we are just TOO busy and we are gradually learning to relax and not feel guilty for doing that! #TheTruthAbout

    • Life As Our Little Family
      17th October 2016 / 1:25 pm

      That’s the thing isn’t it just learning to relax and not feeling guilty. x

  8. 16th October 2016 / 9:25 am

    So true KA! In the past I was even working at the weekend and it just got crazy. We’ve actually gone the other way recently and we’ve hardly even left the house at the weekend! This sends me into a tizz the other way now about doing nothing but I’ve noticed LB thriving on that time with us both here to play his games or in the garden etc and we feel more refreshed for Monday x

    • Life As Our Little Family
      17th October 2016 / 11:24 am

      Its so easy to get caught up in things and forget to take five and step back. I think you have to do what’s right for you and them. Sometimes G loves to be in the house and then yesterday we just went out for an hour to pick pumpkins. x

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