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Snapshots & Scenes from July 2018

At the start of every month (well, during the month), I put together a Snapshots and Scenes video and blog post about the previous month and it’s my favourite thing to do.

It all started a few months ago when I first filmed little snippets of our daily lives. I’d never really done that before. I had tried to capture the milestones, the ‘big’ moments like the first steps, the first bike ride without stabilisers, bits of Christmas concerts and daring first attempts on the zip wire at the park. What I wasn’t recording was the everyday stuff, the ‘little things’ that made me feel so happy.

At the start of every month, I now put together a short video of a minute or so, to capture the essence of the month just gone. I generally start with what seems like hours of footage, and although it’s tough to select a clip rather than another, or to trim it so much that only 1 second remains, it’s also pretty satisfying to see those snippets of our daily lives, the absolute gold nuggets from our month just gone. I have a lot to learn, so bear with me, but I’m having fun! Just scroll to the bottom to join me!

The idea is simple: as you are enjoying ‘the little things’ with your family, record them on camera, film them on your phone or ‘big’ camera and share your favourite bits, ideally through photo and video.

Our July was all about…

18 Comments

  1. 03/09/2018 / 7:45 am

    Sounds good to me! Those pictures are lovely, I remember being squeezed in to a car with all our bags! I especially like the lavender field picture.

    • Mel
      Author
      06/09/2018 / 10:33 am

      Thanks lovely! The car was really full but since it’s so big, we all have space.

  2. 03/09/2018 / 7:21 pm

    Gorgeous photos! It looks like you had an amazing July, your photos are gorgeous as ever Mel!

    • Mel
      Author
      06/09/2018 / 10:34 am

      Thanks sweetie!

  3. 03/09/2018 / 8:55 pm

    It looks like you had a wonderful July and you have the pictures to capture your memories. I love the giant chessboard, I bet the kids had fun playing with that.

    • Mel
      Author
      06/09/2018 / 10:32 am

      They really did, although they can’t play chess, so it was just a bit of fun moving the pieces!

  4. 03/09/2018 / 10:39 pm

    Oh always struggle to remember to pick up my camera and record those moments, but love your videos and all of them put together. I know my kids would love those too to look back on

    • Mel
      Author
      06/09/2018 / 10:32 am

      Go on, do it Steph! You know you want to 🙂

  5. 04/09/2018 / 7:47 am

    It looks like you had a fabulous month! So many precious memories to treasure – love the idea for this post. 🙂

    • Mel
      Author
      06/09/2018 / 10:33 am

      I really love focusing on those little things that make me happy.

  6. 04/09/2018 / 11:58 am

    Awww such beautiful pictures and you have a beautiful family as well, bless. It looks like the summer was really fun for you all xx

    • Mel
      Author
      06/09/2018 / 10:32 am

      Thanks lovely! I am biased but they really are an amazing little bunch!

  7. lindsey bray
    04/09/2018 / 1:04 pm

    We went to an outdoor cinema, it was so much fun! its been a lovely summer, hot and chilled out here. Looks like you had fun too.

    • Mel
      Author
      06/09/2018 / 10:31 am

      Love an outdoor cinema!

  8. Siobhan | The Baby Boat Diaries
    04/09/2018 / 7:04 pm

    What a lovely idea 💕 we often don’t take the opportunity to appreciate the little things! x

    • Mel
      Author
      06/09/2018 / 10:31 am

      I always try to stop and remind myself that those little things are in fact the big things. Children are small for such a short period of time 🙂

    • Mel
      Author
      06/09/2018 / 10:30 am

      Camp Bestival was the highlight of our month! Such a wonderful festival 🙂

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