Monday, October 31, 2011

Getting back to nature

As time goes by, priorities consistently change. Which keeps life interesting and gives purpose to the every day. For the first 3 years of marriage, Scott and I were footloose and fancy free. Doing what we liked, when we liked. Each year, we marked our wedding anniversary with a weekend away or a holiday. Good times that we will always look back on in the same hazy, romantic way we look back on most things we did, prior to starting a family.

Yesterday, we celebrated our 7th wedding anniversary, in true family style, with the afternoon spent at one of our favourite parks. The sun finally escaped the heavy clouds and shone through in spectacular form. The boys ran and crawled and discovered. They played hide and seek, finding secret spots in the trunks of large trees and underneath low lying canopies of leaves and branches. Felix experienced pine needles for the first time and delighted in scrunching whole handfuls of them between his chunky little fingers. A perfect setting for exploring nature to their hearts content. And whilst it wasn't quite as relaxing or near as indulgent for us, as anniversaries passed, it was in every way as memorable.

Joining in with the lovely Kellie at 1000 Homes of Happiness, working through the playlist, encouraging outdoor, imaginative, free-ranging play.


  1. What a beautiful afternoon.
    Different but just as gorgeous (or moreso!) - is how I like to think of this 'life with kids' business.
    It's a wonderful thing, observing how priorities and definitions change over time.

  2. Happy Anniversary. Yes life changes after kids but it is a very nice joy to celebrate with them. It makes more sense for the celebration.

  3. I love the way you capture sensations in your photos, Julie - it's a real art! J x

  4. Happy anniversary! What a lovely afternoon. Your boys are gorgeous. x

  5. Julie, our anniversaries wouldn't be quite the same without having our children present either.
    Sounds like you all had a wonderful afternoon together :)

  6. How lovely. You are so right, priorities do constantly changed. And are day it will be the 2 of you footlose and fancy free again....but I don't like to think about that. *gulp*

  7. I think our anniversary is even more enjoyable and memorable with our Little Man there with us celebrating. Sounds lovely Julie. :) xo

  8. ahhh Julie, these images are just gorgeous! Happy anniversary to the two of you. What a perfect way to spend it.

    Thanks for linking up and sharing xoxox


  9. The boys look like they are having a ball. Happy Anniversary!
    Melissah from Coastal Style


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