Simple things bring happiness…

trentham gardens in july

They say the most simple things can bring the most happiness. Lately I feel we have mastered this somewhat. I really do believe you have to enjoy the quieter moments just as much as you do the big ones. Amidst the big days out, birthday celebrations and making huge holiday plans for 2019 we have found the art of being happy with the simplest of things lately.

For no other reason than why not. The first six months of the year have been really busy for us exploring pastures new. We adored the Cotswolds, took our fur baby on his first holiday, celebrated George’s birthday in Windsor and now we’re one week into the summer holidays. We’re quite literally counting down the days until we escape to Spain for our family holiday, but first a few weeks of juggling childcare.

And so on our Mummy and Son day with George on Thursday we did just that, we enjoyed the simple things. We woke to sunshine and a bright blue sky – we packed a picnic, a blanket and the cricket set and head off to our favourite – Trentham Gardens. A simple day out, wandering through the Italian Gardens, playing ball games, chit chatting about all the little things, get excited for our summer holiday and all the way holding hands and feeling totally in the moment.

It was the perfect day. On the days when it is just us it takes me right back to my maternity leave days. And despite not wishing to turn back the clock I do miss spending time with this gorgeous little human on my own. He is the one that made me a mummy. The most precious jewels you’ll have around you are the arms of your children {unknown}. I hope that never changes.

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I have added this post to Darren’s #MySundayPhoto over on his blog Photalife.

 

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14 Comments

  1. chantelle hazelden
    29th July 2018 / 8:07 am

    Such a gorgeous setting! The simpler things in life definitely are the best.

    • Life As Our Little Family
      Author
      31st July 2018 / 7:52 am

      Couldn’t agree more

  2. 29th July 2018 / 8:55 am

    Stunning photos, it looks like you’ve been fully embracing Summer.

    Thank you for linking up to #MySundayPhoto

    • Life As Our Little Family
      Author
      31st July 2018 / 7:52 am

      Thank you Darren

    • Life As Our Little Family
      Author
      31st July 2018 / 7:51 am

      I’m so glad that is how it looks, that was exactly as the day went

  3. 29th July 2018 / 12:45 pm

    Well I was enjoying the simple bright colours of the flowers! Always good to have one on one time with the kid0s) when you can. Hope you’re kee[ping well kwri-Anne. #mysundayphoto

    • Life As Our Little Family
      Author
      31st July 2018 / 7:51 am

      Thank you John. We are all very well thank you – I hope you are too

  4. 29th July 2018 / 1:00 pm

    Such beautiful photos

    • Life As Our Little Family
      Author
      31st July 2018 / 7:51 am

      Thanks so much

  5. 29th July 2018 / 7:12 pm

    Beautiful photos! The first one is my fave! #MySundayPhoto

    • Life As Our Little Family
      Author
      31st July 2018 / 7:49 am

      Thank you, it was such a lovely view

  6. 29th July 2018 / 7:12 pm

    Pure love in the final photo 🙂 #MySundayPhoto

    • Life As Our Little Family
      Author
      31st July 2018 / 7:48 am

      Thanks so much, it is a new favourite

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