Since I'm talking with the kids so much about thankfulness, I thought I'd talk about it here a little too. One of the things I'm most thankful for is my family and as a reminder of this season of life (including all the fun and all the challenges), I created our family portrait. Not a traditional portrait, something a little different ....
I saw an amazing idea on Pinterest and altered it just a bit..... looks like my inspiration has stitched hand outlines, whereas mine was drawn in gold marker (same as my dining room walls).
I traced each of our hands (the husband, me and our three kids) on black paper to fit my frame. I alternated between left and rights hands and positioned each hand a little different, some angled to the right, some to the left.
In the end, I think it almost resembles a coral reef, but looking closely it's all of our hands tied together. For that, I'm grateful!
If you look close, I signed and dated the portrait.... memories!
Oooh, and maybe this could be something done every year.... one day all these portraits could be made into a gallery wall throughout a long hallway! I never tire of gallery walls!