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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  1. January 2, 2017 / 7:18 am

    Look at LPs lovely hair. Alice is the same asking to have it down while she is off school. I can’t believe Troy will soon be 4 and by the end of the year you will have both your babies in school! X

  2. January 2, 2017 / 8:53 am

    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!

  3. January 2, 2017 / 8:53 am

    I’ve been wanting to join in with Living Arrows for ages but was determined to wait so I could start at 1/52. Thanks for hosting such a lovely link Donna I look forward to sharing and reading in 2017.

  4. January 2, 2017 / 9:31 am

    Thank you for hosting, Donna. I hope to join in this year.

    Nadia x

  5. January 2, 2017 / 9:47 am

    Oh what gorgeous pictures. I adore the one of little man looking up at the camera. Thank you so much for hosting xx

  6. January 2, 2017 / 9:50 am

    I love the close up – how blue are his eyes and his expression is magical! Her hair is so long as well, no wonder you have it tied up all the time!

  7. January 2, 2017 / 11:22 am

    I love LP’s gorgeous long locks! Such lovely photos of them both. Finally joining in with this linky, thank you for hosting 🙂 xx

  8. January 2, 2017 / 1:56 pm

    Both the children look gorgeous. Little Man’s eyes look huge! I love LP with her hair down too. Beautiful smiles x

  9. January 2, 2017 / 1:57 pm

    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

  10. January 2, 2017 / 2:23 pm

    Oh my goodness, LP looks too grown up!!! What an absolute beauty. I’m so determined to finall join in each week!xx

  11. January 2, 2017 / 2:37 pm

    Wow, LP’s hair is so long. Thanks for hosting Living Arrows again this year. Will be good to get some newbies joining in as well

  12. January 2, 2017 / 4:02 pm

    Sounds like you did the same as us and enjoyed some nice winter walks – your girl has beautiful hair #livingarrows

  13. January 2, 2017 / 7:09 pm

    Gorgeous photos – they’re both looking so grown up these days! I’m looking forward to getting on board with a full year of Living Arrows this year! Thank you for hosting!

  14. January 2, 2017 / 7:17 pm

    Happy New Year! I’m so excited to join in with this linky this year, such a lovely idea behind it. LP has gorgeous hair – such a beautiful colour xx

  15. January 2, 2017 / 7:18 pm

    Thank you for sharing my photo from the last link up! I really do love that photo of Nerys! And it’s funny, as soon as I saw that photo of LP I thought how grown up she looked, I wonder if it really is because of seeing her with her hair loose like that! x

  16. January 2, 2017 / 8:04 pm

    I’m so pleased to be joining in with this great project this year, thank you so much for hosting Donna.
    I love a National Trust area to have some good family fun.

  17. January 2, 2017 / 8:21 pm

    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

  18. Lou - MammyNotMummy
    January 2, 2017 / 9:47 pm

    LP’s hair is amazing! some really great photos this week!
    So excited to join in this year after following for a while. Thanks for hosting Donna x

  19. January 2, 2017 / 10:15 pm

    Her hair is beautiful. Thanks for hosting and I really hope I remember to link up each week x

  20. January 2, 2017 / 10:24 pm

    Love the photo features this week and absolutely adore LP’s hair. really gorgeous. Happy new year x

  21. January 2, 2017 / 11:29 pm

    I love the idea of this linky! Will try to join in next week x

  22. January 3, 2017 / 10:36 am

    Beautiful photos, Looking forward to being part of Living Arrows for 2017 xx

  23. January 3, 2017 / 10:52 am

    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!

  24. January 3, 2017 / 1:59 pm

    I can’t believe I never linked in with this. First time joining Donna and I am looking forward to the other 51 weeks.

  25. January 3, 2017 / 9:13 pm

    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!

  26. January 4, 2017 / 12:05 am

    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!

  27. January 4, 2017 / 6:43 am

    Your two are looking so grown up! LP’s hair is beautiful! I love the photo picks for last week too. Looking forward to another year of Living Arrows – thanks for hosting lovely. xx

  28. January 4, 2017 / 2:03 pm

    Happy new year Donna I’ve just started joining your linky such a fab one too.

  29. January 4, 2017 / 7:35 pm

    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!

  30. January 4, 2017 / 10:23 pm

    Lovely pictures you’ve chosen from others and those of your own you’ve shared. I’m new to Living Arrows and hope to join in every week.

  31. January 6, 2017 / 7:48 pm

    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

  32. January 7, 2017 / 9:01 pm

    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

  33. January 8, 2017 / 9:37 pm

    It sometimes takes me that long – don’t worry at all! x

  34. Jerry
    March 13, 2017 / 8:06 am

    Beautiful babies…such a great joy to see such happy children…awesome pics

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