Together is a wonderful place to be…

Time spent with family is worth every second. Last weekend we escaped to St Anne’s – Lytham for a little break to celebrate Mr H’s birthday. Something we never do, our holidays are usually a week long, completely planned or our days out are just that a day out, so to escape home life for a weekend at the seaside without much planning was a real treat. We enjoyed a weekend of kisses, smiles and gorgeous blue skies. We were blessed with sunshine and made so many memories which have topped up my mummy heart to keep me going until our next trip to the seaside in a few weeks.

Visiting the beach whether in the winter or summer is something we love to do together, its our happy place, a place we all escape to. You can see it in our body language, we physically relax, we let go of the little things and breathe. Is there anything more relaxing than the feeling of sand in your toes, the sea air, the wind in your hair, and lets not forget eating fish and chips whilst snuggled up in a sand dune. If ever we give our gorgeous boy the opportunity to go anywhere he will always ask if we can go to the beach, I love that he has the same love for a little trip to the seaside as we both do.

As a family we lead quite a structured life, Monday to Friday we run completely by military precision and often go by the rule of work, eat, sleep, repeat – with the exception of school and after school clubs for our gorgeous boy. And so, a little spontaneity and time together as a family was just what we all needed. I stumbled across this quote about family life and couldn’t help but feel like this is perfect for our little family. Families need unstructured time when relationships can deepen and real parenting can take place. Take time to listen, to laugh and to play together. The joy of motherhood comes in moments (Russell M Ballard).

And so, we have pledged to travel more with our gorgeous boy, to broaden his horizons, to open his eyes to new experiences, to capture his imagination and to answer his curiosity. Lil G loves nothing more than to go on an adventure. It isn’t about travelling to big exotic places, its about exploring together as a family and not being afraid to pack a bag. We have often put off escaping for little weekend breaks for a few reasons, in fear of hearing ‘are we nearly there yet’ and worrying about packing everything apart from the kitchen sink.

I am so glad that we ignored those feelings and set off on a little beach trip for two nights. It felt like we had been away for so much longer, we walked on the beach at sunrise, we took a little coastal stomp through Lytham, we built sandcastles, ate bacon rolls in our beach hut and watched the sunset from our apartment. It was the perfect weekend. Being together as a family is our happily ever after. I’ll be writing up a full review of our stay in the St Anne’s Beach Apartments in a few days so do look out for it.

I have added this post to Katie’s #OrdinaryMoments over on her blog Mummy Daddy Me.

The KA Edit
The KA Edit

I’m Kerri-Ann or KA as my friends call me, always found with a cup of coffee in one hand and my camera in the other. I have a huge passion for photography, fitness, fashion and family travel. I started this blog in 2014. It began as my creative outlet after becoming a mummy to our little boy George Archie. I started out blogging about parenting and over the years it has evolved into a blog that covers lifestyle, fashion, family and travel. Today TheKAEdit is ultimately a life and style blog. Thank you for reading x x


  1. 11th March 2017 / 10:45 am

    That quote is beautiful and so true! Gorgeous photos and it’s amazing what a few days away from it all can do for you especially when you’re so busy day to day! Look forward to more beach photos x

    • Life As Our Little Family
      12th March 2017 / 8:08 am

      Oh it really is, a chance to re charge batteries hey x

  2. 11th March 2017 / 1:27 pm

    Wow such lovely photographs and what a lovely post 🙂 We have just been to Cornwall for a week together and it was SO nice spending quality time together 🙂 Jess xx

    • Life As Our Little Family
      12th March 2017 / 8:07 am

      Thanks so much, I think that’s the thing isn’t it – quality time away from other distractions x

  3. 11th March 2017 / 4:08 pm

    I love your photos, it was so nice to see your little weekend away on your stories, it looks so relaxing. I totally agree, being together and doing something spontaneous really does refresh you, I’m glad you had such a lovely time xx

    • Life As Our Little Family
      12th March 2017 / 8:07 am

      Aww thank you honey, I was a little worried I was over sharing x

  4. 12th March 2017 / 10:13 am

    I couldn’t agree more, family time, especially chilled out family time are worth their weight in gold. I followed your weekend away on IG and IG Stories last week and it all looked heavenly!! And this post perfectly sums up your beautiful weekend away. Mr H is a very lucky man x

  5. 12th March 2017 / 1:38 pm

    Oh we love St Ann Lytham those hunts are amazing. I will have to rent one out one day they look so fun. It’s a brilliant place for a long weekend away. Gorgeous photos glad you got some family time that was special together to celebrate brithdays and time away. #wrc

  6. 12th March 2017 / 9:23 pm

    These are stunning photos KA and you are so right, we too often live by structure and routine which we love and thrive on, but we also love to pack our bags and go somewhere new. I have always want to go to Lytham, it looks gorgeous. I love that quote too. x

  7. 13th March 2017 / 8:40 am

    Such a beautiful post! I’m still enjoying seeing photos of your trip. Look at those surroundings!! Xx

  8. 13th March 2017 / 9:58 am

    What a blissful weekend KA. Our week days are similar, everything is run with military precision of who needs to be where and when and what we need. So that quote rang true for me too, we all need time out from the hustle and bustle of the day to day. xxx

    • Life As Our Little Family
      14th March 2017 / 8:50 am

      Oh Morgana it really was. Oh I think we do need to escape normal life indeed. I hope you had a lovely weekend x

  9. 13th March 2017 / 11:04 am

    Lovely post and photos, so glad you had such a lovely time. Family time is definitely the best time. Look forward to hearing about your next adventure x

    • Life As Our Little Family
      14th March 2017 / 8:23 am

      Thanks so much Gail. Family time is exactly that, precious memories. I only wish we could do this every weekend x

  10. 13th March 2017 / 3:06 pm

    We are absolutely loving being doing this as a family at the moment too. We have been doing much more travelling around the UK and have been loving every minute. It’s nice to switch off and enjoy time with each other. I had a bit of a break from social media whilst we went away to Wales this weekend and it was blissful xxx

    • Life As Our Little Family
      14th March 2017 / 8:18 am

      Aww I saw your photos yesterday, looked like a lovely time x

  11. 15th March 2017 / 5:42 pm

    Wow, what a beautiful blue sky – and that beach hut is just gorgeous! What a wonderful time you had. I’m so glad you get to spend weekends like this with the weeks being so busy and full of work. It looks like you had a lovely day x

    • Life As Our Little Family
      19th March 2017 / 1:38 pm

      We were so so lucky with the weather Donna, and yes that’s exactly why we make so much of our weekends as life is just so busy in the week and feel like we need to make up on a weekend x

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