Thursday, November 1, 2012

right now

Team Hop custom family portrait by Hunter Haines
This is us right now.
Daddy with his nose in a book and always up for board games. 
Mama with pens in one hand and paint brushes in another.
Two little boys who love to dress up as super heroes (thank you superstore for $10 pajamas with a cape).
It's never quiet at our house unless the boys are asleep or unless they are getting into something they are not supposed to. Someone is always whining, crying, laughing, jumping, running, roaring, or growling. It's fun, crazy, and tiring.

I absolutely love how Hunter captured us. We don't look picture perfect as we would in a photographed portrait. We are our quirky selves (and to be honest, my legs have never been that skinny and that makes me love this even more).

We framed and hung this next to our other custom family portraits by my friend Shannon. We plan to have more drawn over the years by other artists. I can't wait to look at the wall of illustrations over the years. I think it will be something really special for our home to have a gallery of hand drawn portraits. 

I also think everyone should have one made. Seriously.

8 comments:

  1. I love this idea of hand drawn portraits over the years. I can just see them on Antiques Roadshow with one of your great-grandkids years from now. Awesome!

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  2. I *REALLY* want one of these for my family. I could not love it anymore. And the idea of having different ones by different artists - brilliant!

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  3. Seriously, I love how quirky this family portraits looks because it's clear to see everyone's personality and because it's one cool portrait to hang in your household. :)

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  4. this is fantastic. and that wall of portraits that you plan on, will, no doubt, be absolutely cherished.

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  5. I got one after seeing yours! can't wait to see how he captured us :)

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