Sunday 10 March 2013

Family 12 x 12 blog hop March The 2nd Anniversary

Welcome to the 2nd Anniversary of our monthly family photo blog hop!

I can't believe that we have been sharing our photos for 2 years now.... where has the time gone??  Seriously I have loved being part of our small team, I really would encourage everyone and anyone to join us.  Margie always sends a reminder so there is time to get a last minute photo plus if you can only get some of your clan in the shot that is also fine.  Definitions of family vary from person to person and culture to culture so whatever your take is on 'family' is fine by us (yes it does/can include pets though so far my own pics have not included the furry member of our family!)  

I am pleased that I have managed to capture a picture of my husband, son, daughter and me together most months.   I don't really like having my photo taken very much (soooooo unphotogenic!!) so I am rarely in photos, let alone in a picture with all the family.

Margie made a few suggestions about how we could celebrate the anniversary and I did consider showcasing some of my favourite photographs from the last couple if years.  Instead, I have chosen to share 'family' photos from February 2013 as we celebrated my husband's special birthday with some of our nearest and dearest.

Mersea Island  Hubby with my sister, my Dad, , DS's head and me 
photo taken by DD

Canvey Island Hubby with my parents, our children, my aunt, my uncle and me

in a cottage hubby with my cousin and her children, our children and me

Cambridge hubby with his nephews, neice, sis in-law her hubby, our children and me

at our house hubby with 2 families (4 adults 4 children) our children and me

up the Shard in London hubby and me on his actual birthday!
So as you can see we did a lot of celebrating which fits nicely with the theme of celebrating the 2nd anniversary.  (I also spent well over an hour trying to find all the Shard and actual birthday photos, I was even trying to recover them from the SD card! I eventually found them mislabeled by me as 2012 not 2013 phew! I was nearly crying as so upset thinking I had deleted them and then was jumping for joy when eventually found them!!!)

Please visit the 2 other participants this month and please consider joining us next month as it really is simple and so worthwhile  


I want to thank Margie so much for the support, the co-ordination and the idea for the family photo blog hop it has been wonderful and looking back on all the photos is fantastic 


  1. A lovely collection of photos :) Looks like you had some great celebrations! I'm relieved your photos were OK - I've had a few scary moments with lost photos, not all of which were recoverable...

  2. Wonderful photos again this month! It is so precious getting extended family photos too. Thanks for sharing. I also love that you got a picture with you and your husband. I'm trying to concentrate on that more this year since we were not taking pictures of just the two of us. And I also noticed since I am so focused on family photos, I am not taking as many of just my three boys! Always so much to think about. And thanks as always for continuing to join me. Although, we are small, it is the support and consistency that I appreciate. Happy anniversary! :)

  3. It looks like a wonderful family gathering.

  4. these are super photos Furrypig and ones you will always look back on. I had loved this project of yours for a long time now...might have to join in! So glad to hear that you misplaced those photos rather than lost them...I'm always doing things like that! x

  5. Great collection of family photos to cherish x

  6. So glad you found the looks like you all had a great time..and you ARE photogenic!
    Alison xx

  7. I really love the pictures!!!!
    It was a great celebration and perfect timing for the family blog home!
    Congrats to your husband and happy anniversary!