Living Arrows – 1/52 {2017}

Here we are with a shiny new year of Living Arrows! I love this time of year, closing 2016 behind us and having a whole new year spread out before us, like a blanket of fresh snow.

If you haven’t joined in with Living Arrows before – this is a great time to start! Living Arrows is about celebrating childhood. The project originally took it’s name from a poem by Kahlil Gibran, “You are the bows from which your children as living arrows are sent forth” and every Monday we share a moment from our week and invite others to do the same as part of this linky.

Each week I share two pictures from our week – one of each of our children – but you can share one or more pictures that capture a moment of childhood. The following week I’ll share my three favourite photos from the week before, linking back to the owner’s blogs.

So if you would like to link up, grab a badge and post around a photo of childhood from the previous week. I look forward to reading your posts and make sure you visit a few of the other posts that have linked up and leave a comment too!

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Here are a few of my favourite photos from last week:

Love From Mim

This Glorious Life

Inside Out & About

This week’s photos were taken on a trip to a local National Trust property during that limbo between Christmas and New Year. LP doesn’t often have her hair down, as she’s usually at school or surrounded by other children, and she loved having her hair loose for the day. It made me realise how long it’s got and how grown up she’s looking.

Little Man seems to be growing older each day and I can’t believe he’ll be turning four in a few short months. He is such great company and he sees the fun in absolutely everything.

I’m really looking forward to reading your posts this week and seeing so many familiar faces and hopefully some new ones too. I’m loving this little community we are creating. Thanks so much for taking part.

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38 thoughts on “Living Arrows – 1/52 {2017}

  1. Oh wow, LP really does look so grown up in that one! Her hair is amazing, I am always shocked by how fast Boo’s hair grows.
    Time really does go so fast, Little Man looks so grown up in that one too!
    It was wonderful to join in with Living Arrows (most weeks) last year. I am hoping to join in every week this year!
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  2. I can’t believe it is 2017! and I am totally a week behind with my Living Arrows. Thank you so much for including photo. Our National Trust card ran out at the end of 2016. I am gutted! It is such a brilliant thing to have, and your photos are lovely. Happy New Year Donna, and I wish you the best of luck with your freelancing. I really hope it is a huge success!
    Esther xxxx
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  3. Ah, such a beautiful smile from LP and I love those photos staring up into the camera! It’s when I see these that I get frustrated at our determination to keep full face images of our little one off of the Internet! Lovely photos, and some fab choices from last week.

    Thanks for hosting, I’m looking forward to being a part of your lovely little community x
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  4. Wow, LP’s hair is so long! Both of them are looking so grown up now, and I love the angle of LM’s photo. I am so excited to join in with this project again this year, I love looking at the changes throughout the year and watching them literally grow up week by week. Thanks for hosting and happy new year!
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  5. Yay – another year of Living Arrows! LP’s hair is so long, I’m not surprised she has it tied up most of the time. And look at how grown up LM is looking – I can’t believe our boys are going to start school this year!
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  6. So happy to have just discovered this after stumbling upon a post by Katy at Hot Pink Wellingtons! What a wonderful community you’ve started. So excited to be joining on week one of 2017!

  7. Happy New Year Donna! I’m happy to be joining you for Living Arrows, starting afresh for this brand new year. I’ll do my best to keep up!! Lovely photos of your two little ones, LP looks so cosy and happy in her duffle coat! And I love the angle of your close up, what beautiful eyes Little Man has, just gorgeous!

  8. Your little girl’s hair is gorgeous. I love curly red hair. It’s so pretty 🙂

    Hopefully see you again next week, I’m determined to make this work this year x

  9. Happy New Year! Just looking at the picture of LP makes me feel cold, her hair is stunning too! I always assumed Pops would have that colour hair but she ended up with my hair colour. Your sons eyes look amazing.

    Thanks for hosting, looking forward to next week 🙂
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  10. I can’t believe how beautiful LP’s hair is! I remember not wanting to have my hair down ever at her age! And Little Man doesn’t look so little any more, you might have to start naming him ‘big man’. I’m so glad to be joining in with you this year and hopefully I’ll stick to it (I’m really going to try!) xx

  11. Such beautiful photos, both LP and Little Man are looking so grown up!! I am so excited to take part in Living Arrows this year, although sorry it has taken me a whole week to get round to commenting on them!! Ooops! xx

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