The Final Photo

Each month we’ve enjoyed joining in with the fab linky “Me & Mine – A Family Portrait”. It’s a great linky run by 7 lovely ladies, it’s designed to encourage you to get your family in front of the camera for one fun family photo a month. I love taking pictures, so there’s always a good reason to take a picture. But I’m really awful at making sure I’m in some pictures to. Which is why this linky appealed to me, I can now look back each month and see a photo of my beautiful family. You can check out last months photo here.

This months photo, to be honest is not that interesting. It’s a rushed photo, taken in a bady lit room using an app with a self timer function on C’s iPhone. But it’s a photo that will always mean so much to me as its the last family photo we ever took in the home we created our son in and eventually took him home to.
The final photo

The room we are standing in is the living room, just before we handed back the keys to our first official home in Dorset. It’s just an ordinary room, a bit small for a living room, a bit on the cold side and slightly mouldy. But it’s our first room we were able to take Monkey into, without midwives or nurses.

Now we’re starting a new chapter, but I can’t wait until Monkey is old enough for me to tell him all about his first ever home. It’s one of the most special places on earth, as its where our miracle began.


This Post Has 15 Comments

  1. lucy at dear beautiful Reply

    I think it’s so lovely that this photo really tells a story. Such an important ‘end of an era’ kind of moment and it’s great you have a photo of that. And when you have your twelve photos at the end of the year, it’ll be lovely that March’s photo really highlights some changes you had going on. X

  2. Katie @mummydaddyme Reply

    The photos that mean the most are definitely the ones that tell a story and you will always look back at this photo and remember the meaning behind it. I am such a sentimental old fool but I love anything like this. I think my favourite photos of our year will always be January and February- January because it was our last one as a three and February because it was our first one as a four. x

  3. Nell @ the Pigeon Pair and Me Reply

    How wonderful! Your final photo in your old place….a big milestone. Thanks for posting this – I’m going to check out the linky. It’s a lovely photo of the three of you, and a great idea.

  4. Emily Reply

    Wow wow wow! Amazing that you managed such an important family picture before you moved! Made me feel so emotional. Move day is so hectic but I love that you found time to take this picture! Can’t wait to see next months picture in your new home!!

  5. More Than Words Reply

    What a touching story. I’m sure this picture will come to mean so much to Monkey when he’s older. Congratulations on your new home! I can’t wait to see pictures of you all enjoying the new space. 🙂

  6. Lauren Reply

    Oh my goodness this really made me tear up. I can completely understand why it is so special.
    Good luck with your new chapter, I’m sure you will all be as happy as always 🙂 xx

  7. Chloe (from Chloe Witters) Reply

    This is such a poignant photo. I think there will always be a real emotional attachment to the place that you first bring your children home to, so many memories happen there. Good luck with the next chapter!

  8. Kate @craftsonsea Reply

    That’s a lovely photo and a gorgeous story behind it too 🙂 hope your new home brings you just as much happiness.

  9. SAHMlovingit Reply

    I love the fact this photo tells such a great story. I really hope the move went well and you are all happy in your new home too x

  10. Becky Reply

    Ooo the end of an era! It’s such a lovely shot. I love all these milestone photographs. So in April do we get to see a pic of you all and the new home? B x

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