My Ordinary Moments 2013 (Flashback Friday)

So farewell 2013.
You were by all accounts a good year for me.

  • We enjoyed a winter full of puddle sploshing, a spring finding bluebells and our first family holiday.
  • We enjoyed an amazing summer filled with splashing water fun in our new paddling pool, lots of outdoors playtime until into the early evening.
  • We enjoyed an autumn filled with conkers, acorns, leaf throwing and pumpkin decorating
  • We moved in to our new home with its garden and many rooms
  • we enjoyed our first Christmas not only in our new home but the first one in our home for Christmas day since the boys were born.
  • We had much laughter, fun and mischief as well as tears and tantrums too, but that is how it should be as a Mummy.

It was also the year that Burton started school. Oh and how much I dreaded him going and now it is hard to believe that he has already completed two terms!  Watching him enjoy school, make new friends and thrive on all the new things he is learning to do like read and write and do basic maths.

Towards the end of the year it has seen more one on one time with Jenson while his brother has been at school and lots of adventures with him and monkey at the park.

And a whole lot more memories too – far too many to list here afterall that is what my blog is for to remind me, and I have completed project 365 for 2013 which shows my fav daily photos. However, for this post I decided to gather up all my instagram photos into one place to show all my ordinary moments from 2013 – those photos that were captured in the *now and then* and uploaded and shared immediately.
I cannot say that 2013 was filled with spectacular events and exciting moments for us, BUT everything we got up to we did together and we enjoyed our time together. It is the little things that are important and we do lots of little things all the time.
The photos start from midnight – ish last night the 31st December all the way back to 1st January 2013. A record of my life. My boys life. Our life together. 2013

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As I looked through all these photos as I compiled this post, I can honestly say that it does not seem possible that some were taken so many months ago as it just does not seem possible! My moments have certainly whizzed by, but they are lovely to look back on and remind me of the things we got up to. I am also pleased to see that the majority of the non cake pics (lol i do love cake!) were taken outside which I am chuffed about because I try hard to get out and about as much as I am able.

So, Happy New Year to you and yours and if you have a post to sum up and look back at 2013 please link up to my Flashback Friday linky below – yes I am posting a little earlier than normal but with it being a new year I thought I may aswell open it earlier.

This post was brought to you as part of Flashback Fridaymummy mishaps

Remember – a flashback can be from any time whether it be yesterday, last week, last month, last year or yesteryear! It can be a flashback of your own, your children, your partner or your friends.


  1. Happy new year Jenny, and here is to a fabulous 2014. I love reading about Burton and Jenson, sorry for not commenting often, but please keep the posts coming. xx

  2. Wow it must have taken you so long to organise those photos.
    Such a busy and exciting year for you, especially with your new home and Burton starting school. xx

  3. I can’t believe another year has whizzed by so quickly, and our boys are both in school! It seems like only yesterday that Jenson was a tiny baby and The Boy and Burton were running around the Luminarium together!

  4. Very impressed with your photo montage. What a year it looks to have been. And here’s to another good one (my youngest child started school in 2013 and I’m still missing him – but we’ve gotta move on haven’t we?)

  5. What a great way remembering the past year. I really enjoying going through old photographs, gives you a time to sit down and remember past adventures and happy family times.

  6. I love seeing all your photos collaged together like that, it looks like 2013 was a very fun year. Your blog always inspires me to get outside with my girls. I hope that you all have a wonderful 2014 x

    • thank you Katie – i was meant to link up to your linky but was too late (the collage took a while to finish!). i am touched that I inspire you, as your lovely blog is an inspiration to me in the way you present your posts and your stunnng photos
      happy new year to you and your beautiful family x x

  7. Wow so many wonderful moments – such a beautifully written post too. I love the photos, well done on doing 365. I’ve been toying with it for years but have finally made the commitment for 2014! Happy New Year 🙂

  8. What a wonderful year you’ve had, I hope 2014 is even better for you. I’ve added a link to the bottom of my post for your website, I couldn’t post across the linky code for some reason x

  9. What a fab montage, it’s great that we can document our family lives like this. I’ve just been going through old pics and said to Aaron ‘tell me something we did in 2007’ as I couldn’t think of anything and my photos only go back as far as 2009 (apart from occasions like birthdays and holidays)

    Here’s to another fab year of photos and memories!

  10. Happy New Year Jenny!! It looks like you’ve have a bush but brilliant year. I’ve only ever seen Jenson grow up on the blog but I can’t believe he’s already done two terms. So brilliant that he has friends of his own though 🙂

  11. What a special year that was – and it was fantastic to meet you. I hope to meet the boys and monkey one day too – and whoop to your special birthday this year 🙂

  12. Happy new year Jenny – I made it, I managed to finally publish the post after 3 days working on it!
    Thanks for the prompt

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