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Friday, May 10, 2013

Just let me say...

thank you for all the support. The comments I have received on the last couple of blogs have really helped me here. It's nice to know that there are people that have gone through these bad years and are thriving now. It totally gives me hope that I will make it through, I know there are so many that have worse things going on. Sometimes my life seems insignificant compared to some of what I have read. But when it's happening it feels like the worst.

Anyway, I am really enjoying the painting. I am going to invest in some paints and canvas and continue doing this at home. It is so relaxing and it is something I totally enjoy doing. So last night I went and painted a picture for my Mom all alone. It was great to get out and focus on clearing my head. Here is my finished product from last night. I am very happy with the way this turned out! It is my second painting.
Tonight I thought it would be great if the kids painted for Grammie too! So I took my daughters to paint a picture for Grammie (my mom), they did a great job. SO these are the 3 pictures my mom will receive for Mother's Day!
And my nephew painted a picture for his mom (my sister). She will receive this on Mother's day!
The kids all did a great job! Since I painted the flower pot for my mom the night before I painted a picture for me! I like it! It is very festive. And after 3 I am getting much better!
I really try to spend time with the girls. Our family has been through so much these last few years that the relationship I maintain with them is super important to me. So our group outing tonight was painting. It's something we all enjoy! Even my nephew!
I have completed 3 paintings so far. My first one is one the left. My light posts need work LOL. And my people do too! I might take another stab at the first one when I get all my home stuff set up. The coolest thing about this place I go to paint is they walk you through each step of the painting. You don't have to be an artist. If there are places like this is your area I highly recommend them! Have a glass of wine while your there! :)
Tomorrow is a run day! I am going to aim for 3.1 miles! I have 2 under my belt so far so I know I can do it! Hopefully the weather will hold out so I can do it outside tomorrow. The forecast is good! If I can talk the girls into it I would like to go play tennis tomorrow too.
 
Exercise today was not happening. I went to parent/teacher conferences around noon and then ran 2 of the kids to the dentist for a check up and cleaning and then we went painting. So another busy day. This weekend will be better. I hope all the moms out there have a great Mother's day. And of course a great weekend to everyone!
 
Thanks for stopping by :)
~Chris~

7 comments:

  1. I'm so glad you shared the paintings - love them! Looks like everyone had a great time. I might try doing something like this with my daughter this summer. I think if I took all the kids, it would not work, the youngest tends to need more attention and that bugs my daughter (middle child). I think she really values one on one time, so it is an idea besides pedicure or starbucks or movie. ;-) I know we have a pottery place anyway, if not a painting place, that I've been meaning to try. :-)

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  2. the paintings are beautiful. Keep it up

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  3. Oh, that looks like a fun time! My 3 daughters and I all love art, but I don't think we've ever gotten together to paint all at once. :D

    :-) Marion

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  4. You know, if we all walked around saying "well, my problems are insignificant compared to ... world hunger!" we'd all go crazy. It's not insignificant because it's happening to YOU! It's good to have perspective, yes, but it's important to honor what's going on in our lives as well.

    In any case, I am so glad you went painting and got to enjoy it with your children as well. I hope you had a happy Mother's Day!

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  5. Awesome picture..glad you are doing so well!

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