Pictured: Jeannie walking through the woods // Photographer: Unknown
A very Happy Birthday to our littlest, Jeannie!
Our world would be incomplete without you. You bring us so much joy.
Know that you are loved today and everyday!
Mummy, Daddy, and your sisters
Pictured: Severus and Hermione at the train station
September 1st is drawing near. Every year it seems to come faster and faster.
We’ll be enjoying the remainder of this last weekend with the children before they had off to Hogwarts. As my husband’s already lamented to me, it’s going far too fast.
Above is a piece gifted to us by the talented Savvyshka. It was made in response to the latest prompt from our Untold Stories, "Mother Knows Best". It perfectly depicts our daughter’s inner turmoil at that particular period of her life.
Although Severus and I will always wish we could take away the silent suffering Surina went through, we will be forever grateful that she came to us when she did, and that we were able to put her mind at ease and let her know that, as we always have, we love her unconditionally.
Our only piece of advice to other parents who have or may be experiencing similar revelations about their children is as follows: Love them no matter what. Accept them for who they are and support them in their self-discoveries. Embrace them when they’ve found that inner peace every child deserves.
|Anonymous asked: For Mrs. Snape: Since there haven't been any of these lately I was wondering if you could sing Pour Some Sugar On Me to Severus? Tell of his reaction also? :) Love the two of you and your children. xx|
Pictured: Hermione tries to coax a reaction out of Severus // Artist: まなや
Oh, dear, Anon. You’re asking a very tall order of me!
-slinks over to Severus’s side of the bed and begins singing said song in his ear-
I’ll have you know, Anon, that he’s started growling at me.
Now he’s thrown a pillow over his head and is kicking the blankets down from the bed.
I happen to think my crooning is rather lovely, if I do say so myself!
"Mother Knows Best"
Summary: Surina reluctantly seeks out Hermione’s sympathy instead of going to her usual consoler: her father. What Surina has to disclose comes as a (welcoming) surprise.
A one-shot for and about our dear daughter, Surina. Perhaps some of you will be surprised by her revelation; or some of you won’t. In either case, it’s our daughter’s truth, and that’s all that matters to us.
Feedback is, as always, greatly appreciated.
Pictured: Baby Lily having “tea” // Photographer: Brian Laughman
Another flashback of our firstborn, Lily Eileen, as a baby. (That lion stuffed animal was a gift from yours truly. Even then, I knew my baby girl would most likely be a Gryffindor. Turns out I was right!).
This was taken by my husband. I love these “glimpses” through his eyes. He adores his girls…
My lovely wife on this lazy summer’s day…
(We have only a short time left with the children before they journey back to Hogwarts for the new term. Therefore, we’re spending as much time with them - whether indoors or outdoors - as possible.)
|Anonymous asked: Dear Hermione, what a lucky woman you are I wish there were more men like your husband Severus . Reading your stories I find him to be so honorable ,brave,intelligent , and selfless. Too bad he doesn't have any brothers like him. Lol|
Pictured: A cozy Hermione and Severus // Artist: AleR
I echo your high compliments about my dear husband. He may not see his worth, but I do, and he’s an exceptionally good man. Each and every day.
As for brothers, well, there is only one Severus. I’m grateful that he belongs to me.
Hermione aids a wounded Severus during the Final Battle…
If only it had been a mere scratch…
-takes Hermione aside, kisses her head-
No dwelling on the past, my dear. It’s over.
One of my simplest pleasures: laying my head on my husband’s chest and listening to his heartbeat.
Those familiar with our journey will understand why. For those who aren’t, well, let’s just say that hearing that steady rhythm is an enormous comfort to me (and my children.) It’s not something we take for granted…
-silently kisses Hermione’s forehead-
Too bad we’ve never had such “excursions” in your storage unit, love. What an adventure that would be…
-blushes and tugs at cravat-
Ack! Mum! Dad! GROSS!
Hermione and Severus love reading together when they are both at home…and one day Jeannie - their youngest daughter - decided to take photo of them with mum’s camera ! Oh and she was able to capture Severus’ smile …
Another little piece for my crmediagal, inspired by her wonderful stories ! Hope you’ll like it :) After that angsty manip I had to make some Snape family fluff :D
Once more, we are honoured and humbled by your unwavering kindness and support of our stories.
What a lovely surprise! You’ve captured a beautifully private moment in our everyday lives. Yet, you've made it extraordinary. We thank you immensely for that.
We shall cherish this wonderful gift from you. Like always, your artwork leaves us deeply moved.
“We loved with a love that was more than love.”
― Edgar Allan Poe
Pictured: Animated Hailey as a toddler // Photographer: Unknown
Our feisty Hailey when she was a wee one. She’ll cringe when she sees these photographs, but as her dear father would say, ‘That’s unfortunate.’
These were taken by her daddy. Do you think he was at all smitten by that face?