I’m was really pleased to be nominated by Angela from Days in Bed to choose my 8 Photos of Happiness. It has been a real nostalgia trip going through my old pictures to do this. After much deliberation here’s my final selection.
I lived in Ecuador for a year in my early twenties and it is where I met my husband. These were such happy adventurous days. Unfortunately I have hardly any digital photos of this time to upload but I found this one of me from a weekend trip along the coast.
Dancing at our wedding
This is the first dance at our wedding. I can hardly believe that this was over 10 years ago now. I kicked off our shoes and dancing to salsa (we had practiced for about 10 minutes in our living room).
Rolando and I went on a trip around Cuba before we had children. We rented rooms in peoples’ houses and found our hosts to be incredibly warm and hospitable. It was a great way to get a glimpse into what life was like there. It is like no other country I’ve ever been to – beautiful, fascinating and full of contradictions.
With my oldest friend Rosanna
When searching through my computer I found this lovely picture of my oldest friend Rosanna from a day out in Cambridge. We have known each other since we started at primary school and through all of life’s up and down since then. This photo is from a day out in Cambridge in 2008. I was pregnant with Sofia here.
This photo was taken in the Olympic park just before the final rehearsal of the opening ceremony where Rolando was performing. It was a real once in a lifetime opportunity for Rolando. I felt so lucky to get a sneak peak of Danny Boyle’s spectacular. I was about 5 months pregnant with the twins here.
Sam and Leo’s new born photo
I love this photo of Sam and Leo. They were probably only a few days old here. I’m going to show this picture to the boys when they are grumpy teenagers fighting with each other to remind them how close and adorable they where (and hopefully still will be!)
Beautiful photo of Sofia
I completely love this stunning photo of Sofia. It feels really special as it was taken in one of the ordinary moments of life hanging out in our living room.
Halloween, Toy Story
We love Halloween plus it’s my birthday so always a day for celebration in our house. We always go all out with the dressing up and I love thinking up a theme and putting together the costumes. This is us dressed up as the characters from Toy Story from last year.
I would love to nominate some fellow bloggers to find their 8 photos of happiness (if you would like to).
Jo at Cold Tea and Dry Shampoo
Sarah at Taming Twins
Lucy at Occupation: (m)other
Kathryn at Momma Monkey
Rachel at An Angel and Two Rainbows