#ShowYouWereThere round up

Show You Were There round up

It’s almost the end of the month, and it’s Sunday so that means it’s time for another round up from my little Instagram community #ShowYouWereThere.

In case you’ve not come across it before, #ShowYouWereThere is all about getting more parents in more photos, both with and for our children.

 

My first pick for this time is from Steph at Steph’s two girls.  I love this photo of Steph and her girls, and her caption is kind of what Show You Were There is all about.  So often it’s only when we go to find a photo of ourselves for something that we realise how few we have.  It’s so important that we make a real conscious effort to get in front of the camera more!

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Today has been a good day. Hooray! I had a new hairdresser come to the house to cut my hair. Afterwards, Tamsin said it looked much better, while Sasha said it didn’t look any different 🤔😆 Before the hairdresser arrived, I spent about half an hour looking through old photos to see if I could find one of me where I was happiest with the haircut I had. There were so few photos of me over the years that I found it quite a challenge! So I went to husband and asked him to start taking more photos of me with the girls. Suspect he’s already forgotten. Anyhow, I figured that I do want my girls to be able to look back and find happy memories which I’m in too, so here’s my first attempt 😁 The weather has been gorgeous today so they decided to play Swingball together in the garden. Eldest is run down with a cold following the end of her Gang Shoe last week, but a bit of fresh air did her good I’m sure. And as you probably know, Sasha never gets out enough, so it was lovely to see them both laughing and having fun.

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Next up is this lovely family photo from Emma at Sophie Ella and Me.

It’s such a gorgeous moment captured, and I really love the light and tones in the photo.

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Today has been a pretty good one so far! The girls slept through and gave me a lie-in until 9am 🙌🏼, I lost 3lbs at slimming world this week, then went straight to the hairdressers to get my hair done (it feels so much better!). While I was there, I received a call from our solicitor to say we have completed on the house! It’s such a relief, as we’ve waited over a year for this moment. I’m so excited to collect the keys in the morning! So I think Toby and I are going to go out for a meal tonight to celebrate and I might have a gin or two 🍸🎉. I hope you’re all having a lovely day! ❤️ • • • #themagicineveryday #besttimescaptured #letthembelittle #littlefierceones #candidchildhood #uniteinmotherhood #theordinarymoments #childhoodunplugged #lifecloseup #developinglife #myhappycapture #littlelivelaughlove #ourcandiddays #momswithcameras #raisinggirls #girlmama #dailyparenting #candidchildhood #momswithcameras #littleandbrave #letthembelittle #oureverydaymoments #motherhoodrising #motherhoodunplugged #motherhoodthroughinstagram #childofig #pixel_kids #showyouwerethere #parentsinthepicture #motherhood_magic

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My third pick this time is from Katy at Hot Pink Wellingtons.  I always love seeing Katy’s photos and this one of her with her youngest son is no different.  It’s so lovely, I would absolutely be printing it if I were Katy!

 

My last choice for this round up is from Jen at My Mummy’s pennies.

You can’t beat a proper hug like this when things are a bit tough, and I love how it looks like they might topple over in a minute from hugging so tightly.

 

Thank you so much to everyone who is using #ShowYouWereThere, I love seeing your photos popping up over on Instagram, they always make me smile so much.

 

Now my turn.

I was sent some clothes to review recently and we headed to the park so Steve could take some photos for me.  Now, I’m not a natural model, I clearly don’t know how to pose like the other girls on Instagram.  But I do like the photos that he captured.  They look like me.

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If you’d like to join in with my little community and possibly be featured in my next round up (with a nice link back to your blog!) then just share a photo of yourself over on instagram using #ShowYouWereThere.  It’s all about getting more parents in more photos.  And if you’d like to take part in my guest post series ‘The photo I’m thankful for’ then take a look at this post or email me at thisgloriouslife@gmail.com for more information.


 

#ShowYouWereThere round up

‘Show you were there’ round up

I’ve had a bit of a break, but now it’s once again Sunday morning, and that can only mean one thing.

Time for another round up from my little Instagram community #ShowYouWereThere.

My first pick for this week is this amazingly joyful collage of photos from Jen at Spoonfuls of glitter.

I challenge you to look at these photos and not smile!

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I love these pictures, they really make me smile! Two of my favourite people in the whole world! My Mum and my Nan! There’s almost 20 years between each of us and we are three peas in a pod! Taking a picture is always tricky, we all end up either laughing or my little Nan can’t get in the shot unless me and Mum crouch down or sit beside her!! It’s funny because, Nan is around 5ft, Mum 5ft 3 and I’m 5ft 9, we aren’t sure how that happened but I tower them both!!😂😂 I love them with all my heart, they are my rocks and the best Mum and Nan I could ever ask for!❤️#magicmoments #mymum #threegenerations #mynan #motheranddaughter #nan #nanandgrandaughter #threeblondes #happypicture #laughalittle #donttakelifetooseriously #havefun #laughmore #shared_joy #mumslife #beinggrandma #myrock #bestfriends #showyouwerethere #dontworrybehappy #love #littlestoriesofmylife

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Next up is this wintry photo from Bex at The Mummy Adventure.

I just love this mummy/daughter moment, as well as the bright and colourful coordinating ski-wear!

 

My third choice is from Elaine at Entertaining Elliot.

This is such a lovely family photo, and such a good reminder in Elaine’s caption of why I started #ShowYouWereThere – the fact that it is so easy to take hundreds of photos of our children but somehow so much harder to remember to all get in a photo together!

 

My last pick for this time is from the lovely Wendy at Naptime Natter.

I was so happy when I found out that Wendy was pregnant, and I am loving her honest posts about the ups and downs of pregnancy and how getting through the tough parts really does make you feel like wonder woman!

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Yes! I totally feel like Wonder Woman for making it through the first trimester of my third pregnancy. I’m 14weeks +2 now and the past couple months have been HARD! The exhaustion has just been on another level, getting out of bed to do the school run has felt like torture and I’m so glad the days of feeling like I’m going to throw up the second I open my eyes in the morning seem to be over. It’s only been two years but I’d forgotten how hard this first bit of pregnancy is and it’s been so much harder this time around with the two boys to look after. I am so happy to be in the second trimester now, baby bump has popped and energy levels are slowly rising again – thank god!! Yup, I’m totally Wonder Woman for getting through the horrible first trimester. Here’s hoping my pregnancy glow shows up soon! p.s don’t forget, you’re all Wonder Women too! 💕

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Thank you so much to everyone who is using #ShowYouWereThere, I love seeing your photos popping up over on Instagram, they always make me smile so much.

 

Now my turn.

In the Christmas break we had a few lovely walks along the beach at Swansea bay, perfect for blowing away the cobwebs!

While we were there Steve took the camera from me and grabbed a few photos of me with the children, and here is one of my favourites.

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If you’d like to join in with my little community and possibly be featured in my next round up (with a nice link back to your blog!) then just share a photo of yourself over on instagram using #ShowYouWereThere.  It’s all about getting more parents in more photos.  And if you’d like to take part in my guest post series ‘The photo I’m thankful for’ then take a look at this post or email me at thisgloriouslife@gmail.com for more information.


 

#ShowYouWereThere round up

‘Show you were there’ round up

It’s Sunday morning, and that can only mean one thing.

Time for another round up from my little Instagram community #ShowYouWereThere.

My first pick for this week is from Donna at What the redhead said.

I just think this is such a lovely photo of Donna, taken by Mel from Le coin de Mel.  And I’m just a little bit in love with Donna’s jumper!

 

Next up is this lovely family photo from Nikki at Tinker and Totsy.

If you click through to Instagram you can see all the family photos they’ve taken in the same spot over the years; it’s so lovely to watch the family grow and change!

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It was our annual visit to @beltonhousent today, we have been going every December for the past 5 years with my sister and her family to see Santa and it is one of my absolute favourite festive traditions. Every year we have taken a photo in this same spot and I love looking back on them (swipe to see them all). Despite the fact that Luna is poorly and we nearly didn’t go, my brother in law is also poorly and didn’t make it, Santa was running over an hour behind schedule (we’ll let him off, he’s a busy guy this time of year!) and Sienna for some reason refused to smile in a photo until we were about to leave 🙄, it was a lovely day. I love that it is quite a new tradition that we unintentionally created but one that we will definitely keep up with! . #thisisthebestofabadbunch #familyphotosarehard #isitreallysohardtoalllookinthesamedirectionandsmile #yesitis #nationaltrust #nationaltrustsconesarethebest #familytraditions #beltonhouse #discoverunder1k #myhappycapture #childhoodunplugged #oureverydaymoments #rememberingthesedays #pottyadventures #wheremywelliestakeme #beinthepicture #showyouwerethere #littlefamiliesofig #outdoorsfamilylife #lovelifeoutside #familysnapsunday

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My third choice is from Suzy at Our bucket list lives.

It sounds like they were having an amazing time, and look pretty snug in those outfits!

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After a ride on a husky sleigh nothing quite beats a warming berry drink. What a perfect way to warm up. Santa's Lapland also had two fires going that we could warm up by. While we were waiting for Santa we could try various snow activities with snow hockey, mini Skidoo for the kids and mini sleighs that they can drive around a bit like a scooter but without the wheels. We are wearing the suits supplied by them for the holiday which were super warm….and very bulky – – – – – #tourist #instapassport #instatraveling #mytravelgram #travelgram #bucketlistkids #bucketlistfamily #saariselka #dreamcometrue #wanderlust #santa #santaslapland #snow #waitingforsanta #finland #beinthepicture #bringthekids #lifecloseup #littlestoriesofmylife #amomentintime #capturingtheday #familydays #meandmineproject #myhappycapture #myhappyviews #nothingisordinary #oureverydaymoments #rememberingthesedays #showyouwerethere

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My last pick for this time is from Natalie at Cooper and Tahoe.

How lovely is this photo?  I would love a picture like this of my husband with the children!

Thank you so much to everyone who is using #ShowYouWereThere, I love seeing your photos popping up over on Instagram, they always make me smile so much.

 

Now my turn.

We went on a little break to Bluestone last week, and had an absolutely amazing time.

One of the highlights was the Kingdom of the Elves which we had heard so much about but had never been to ourselves before.

The children were a bit nervous to start with, so didn’t want to join in with the dressing up part, but I did my bit and had some mouse whiskers drawn on my face.

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It really made me smile seeing so many adults around the resort and in the blue lagoon with red cheeks and whiskers painted on.  You can’t help but get caught up in the magic of it all!

 


If you’d like to join in with my little community and possibly be featured in my next round up (with a nice link back to your blog!) then just share a photo of yourself over on instagram using #ShowYouWereThere.  It’s all about getting more parents in more photos.  And if you’d like to take part in my guest post series ‘The photo I’m thankful for’ then take a look at this post or email me at thisgloriouslife@gmail.com for more information.


 

#ShowYouWereThere round up

‘Show you were there’ round up

It’s Sunday morning, and that can only mean one thing.

Time for another round up from my little Instagram community #ShowYouWereThere.

My first pick for this week is this gorgeous mother/daughter photo from Donna at What the redhead said.

It’s really made me want to go out and get matching tops for me and Nerys!

 

Next up is another photo with some rainbow twinning going on, from Katy at hot pink wellingtons.

I just love everything about this photo!

 

My third choice is from Leah at home family life.

I have to admit I’m quite enjoying seeing festive photos like this pop up in my feed!

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I headed to @manchesterchristmas markets today with my boys. It wasn’t the easiest being in a city with 2 young kids, but we had a good time even so. As you can see the weather wasn’t the best, but thankfully we didn’t get too wet. . . . This was one of the items on our Christmas bucket list. If you want to see the rest of our list it’s over on the blog (link in bio). Thanks to @spencersarc.mummy @beckygoddardhill @mixed.up.mama for sharing their lists too. . . . #christmasmarkets #manchesterchristmasmarkets #bucketlistfamily #christmasbucketlist #themagicofchristmas #christmasmemories #makingmemoriestogether #christmastraditions #oureverydaymoments #myeverydaymagic #familytraditions #beinthepicture #showyouwerethere #christmas2018

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My last pick for this time is this photo from Colette at we’re going on an adventure, that just made me smile so much when I saw it.

Who would’ve thought Halfords would make such a good destination for a date!

 

Thank you so much to everyone who is using #ShowYouWereThere, I love seeing your photos popping up over on Instagram, they always make me smile so much.

 

Now my turn.

This photo was taken on a walk through Clyne woods the other day.  I’m so aware at the moment that my children are growing up fast, and I want to hold on to these moments, and these little hands, for as long as I can.

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If you’d like to join in with my little community and possibly be featured in my next round up (with a nice link back to your blog!) then just share a photo of yourself over on instagram using #ShowYouWereThere.  It’s all about getting more parents in more photos.  And if you’d like to take part in my guest post series ‘The photo I’m thankful for’ then take a look at this post or email me at thisgloriouslife@gmail.com for more information.


 

#ShowYouWereThere round up

‘Show you were there’ round up

It’s Sunday morning, and that can only mean one thing.

Time for another round up from my little Instagram community #ShowYouWereThere.

 

My first pick for this week is this festive family throwback photo from Kerry at Kerry Louise Norris.

I love Christmas traditions like the one Kerry and her family seem to have started with visiting the winter wonderland in Cardiff each year, it’s so lovely for everyone to look forward to!

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I’m still ill. Not even joking. I feel like shit so whilst on the snuggled up under a duvet today, I made a Christmas bucket list for us. One of the things was heading to Cardiff’s winter wonderland as it’s one of Eva’s favourite things to do at Christmas. She still remembers what we did there last year and the year before which always amazes me. This was taken of us there last year (before I took Eva ice skating and almost pulled my back pushing her and the penguin around)! What’s on your Christmas bucket list this year? #meandmineproject #lifecloseup #christmasincardiff #welshbloggers #ukparentbloggers #clickinmoms #myhappyviews #myhappycapture #beinthepicture #showyouwerethere #capturingthesedays #treasuringlittlememories

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Next up is this brilliant photo from Adam at IronStyles.

I just absolutely love this moment that he’s captured, and the smiles on both their faces!

 

My third choice is from Lucy at Mrs H’s favourite things.

I’ve always loved feeding the ducks with the children in the park, and remember going to do the same with my mum when I was little.  It’s such a simple activity, but so lovely to do with our children.

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*HAPPY MOMENTS* __________ I do love this photo of me and Little Mister H feeding the ducks at @wwtslimbridge . We had such a lovely day there a few weeks ago. And it is one of my happy moments from October. __________ I’m over on the blog today sharing those moments from October that bought a smile to my face. (Link in profile). Including our day at Slimbridge, where the kids had a wonderful time feeding ducks and splashing around in welly boot land. What were your happy moments from October? __________ #mama_pals #ig_bbcc #ponderingparenthood #myhappycapture #littlefierceones #raisinglittlepeople #happylittlebuttons #letthembelittle #childhoodunplugged #rememberingthesedays #developinglife #lifecloseup #littlestoriesofmylife #highlightsofhappy #thisparentlife #mycolourfulkids #themagicineveryday #borntovoyage #beinthepicture #countrykidsfun #whatevertheweatherkids #myfamilyadventures #explorerkids #freespiritedchildhood #letsgolittles #lovelifeoutside #showyouwerethere #mytinytribe #wheremywelliestakeme

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My last pick for this time is this rather dramatic photo from Jaymee at The Mum Diaries.

I don’t think I’d really appreciated how big the Angel of the North is before seeing this photo!

 

Thank you so much to everyone who is using #ShowYouWereThere, I love seeing your photos popping up over on Instagram, they always make me smile so much.

 

Now my turn.

Actually, it’s my husband’s turn this week.

This was taken last weekend as we walked along the seafront from the cenotaph to the civic centre to see the Pages of the Sea event.

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If you’d like to join in with my little community and possibly be featured in my next round up (with a nice link back to your blog!) then just share a photo of yourself over on instagram using #ShowYouWereThere.  It’s all about getting more parents in more photos.  And if you’d like to take part in my guest post series ‘The photo I’m thankful for’ then take a look at this post or email me at thisgloriouslife@gmail.com for more information.


 

#ShowYouWereThere round up

‘Show you were there’ round up

It’s Sunday morning, and that can only mean one thing.

Time for another round up from my little Instagram community #ShowYouWereThere.

My first pick for this week is this lovely mummy/son moment from Nicola at Mummy to Dex.

I’m normally a coffee drinker but Dex’s hot chocolate looks so good with all those marshmallows in it!  And how cute is his little skeleton outfit!

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Now that Halloween is out of the way we can start talking about Christmas right? We’ve been reviewing some gorgeous personalised gifts on the blog from @justlovegifts1 Here we are enjoying a Mummy and toddler moment with a cup of hot chocolate and coffee…about as active as I get at the moment between these migraines and pelvic pain. If you have started thinking about doing some Chrimbo shopping be sure to check out @justlovegifts1 website where there are tons of gorgeous gifts. Full review of what we were sent is on my blog. #itschristmas #christmasshopping #christmaspresents #christmasgifts #toddlerandmom #toddlerandmum #toddlerboy #toddlermom #toddlermum #perfectandproud #showyouwerethere #kcacols #myhappymoments #familypictures #myhappyplace #lifeisbeautiful #happymommy #specialmoments #familytime #mummyandson #mylifeinsquares #christmas #chrimbo #christmastime #countdowntochristmas

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Next up is this gorgeously sunny photo from Jo at Pickle and Poppet.

I just love this moment that Jo’s husband captured, and the fact that he encouraged her to get in front of the camera so he could take it!

 

My third choice is from Rachel at Mini and Mabel.

This is just such a lovely photo of Rachel and her sister, and the location is just gorgeous!

 

My last pick for this time is this amazing family photo from Lisa at and then she clicked.

Don’t they make such a brilliant zombie family?!  And I love the story behind how this photo came about!

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Thought I’d treat you too another iPhone #halfterm snap 🤷🏼‍♀️ I hope you don’t mind. . Here is our #zombiefamily. . 45mins, £14 worth of pound shop products, scissors and glue. . I had a plan to go into a lot more detail on the cuts and wounds, but apparently 5 people in a double bedroom getting ready is not the easiest to co-ordinate. . Our bedroom looked like a bloody massacre after we left for the party despite my feeble attempt of covering it with towels.🤦🏼‍♀️. . We parked up a a few hundred meters down the road from our friends house, the only space down a dark country lane. An unexpected car came trundling up behind us and I said to Paul it would be funny if we all turned around to show the driver what was infront of him 🤷🏼‍♀️😂 The driver was patiently going about 5mph as we couldn’t step down the ditch to the side…. so we turn around expecting the headlights to give a full on zombie effect for the driver. . And it was my bloody dad!! . Most unexpected random thing ever 😂😂😂 Needless to say he was very pleased to see us and hopped out the car to take our photo 🤗🙏🏻 . More snippets on stories 🤗 #happyhalloween #zombiemakeup #family #pbloggersuk #motherhoodunplugged #motherhoodtbroughinstagram #frightnight #haloweenmakeup #mama #monstermash

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Thank you so much to everyone who is using #ShowYouWereThere, I love seeing your photos popping up over on Instagram, they always make me smile so much.

 

Now my turn.

Last week we spent a chilly morning at the beach with Steve’s brother and his family who were over for a visit.

I took a few photos of the children in this gorgeous and warm bobble hat, then asked Steve to take a couple of me with it on too.  This is one of my favourites out of all the pictures he took.

The hat we were all taking turns wearing is this year’s children in need hat and buying one is a great way to support Children in Need as well as keep yourself snug and warm this winter!

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If you’d like to join in with my little community and possibly be featured in my next round up (with a nice link back to your blog!) then just share a photo of yourself over on instagram using #ShowYouWereThere.

My post ‘show you were there – getting more parents in more photos‘ explains what it’s all about if you’re still not sure!

And if you’d like to take part in my guest post series ‘The photo I’m thankful for’ then take a look at this post or email me at thisgloriouslife@gmail.com for more information.


 

Show you were there more parents more photos

Show you were there – getting more parents in more photos

I’ve been quite quietly working away at something that means a lot to me.

And I think it’s time to start shouting about it a bit more.

You might not know this but I have a little Instagram community using #ShowYouWereThere that I absolutely love and that I would be thrilled to see more people joining in with.

So what is #ShowYouWereThere about?

It’s all about getting more parents in more photos.

Show you were there getting more parents in more photos

 

#ShowYouWereThere is an Instagram community for photos that feature you in some way.

It really doesn’t matter what the photo is, as long as you’re in it.

The photo could be:

  • a selfie
  • a family portrait
  • a snap of you with your partner
  • you and your best friend together
  • an outfit of the day picture
  • your shoes
  • your hand holding a precious cup of coffee or glass of wine

If it shows that you were there, then please do tag it #showyouwerethere!

Every fortnight I share four photos from the #ShowYouWereThere community here on my blog, which means a lovely little back link for bloggers, and a lot of fun for me looking through all the photos to make my choices!

 

Now, I bet you have a whole load of excuses and reasons why you’re not in that many photos.

If this is you, then take a few minutes and go and read these posts:

8 reasons you shouldn’t have your photo taken (and one really important reason you should)

How to be in more photos when you don’t have anyone to take them for you

Stop making excuses and get in front of the camera

 

The theme behind all of those posts is that you should push aside pretty much any excuse you can think of for not being in photos.

Because it’s not about you.

It’s about your children, and the people who love you.  These photos are for them, for the future.

So please, stop worrying about how you look in photos and just get in more of them.  Get in more photos with your children and for you children.

Print them out and put them in good old-fashioned photo albums.

Have a photobook made with all your family photos.

Share them over on Instagram using #ShowYouWereThere.

I’m looking forward to seeing you!

 

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