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The Trials of a Busy Mom

One of my favorite gifts

While I did not inherit much artistic talent from my dad, the artist, I have been blessed to be part of an artistic family. My sister, Amy, has done many portraits of my kids throughout the years. In fact, every three years when it’s her turn to give to me for Christmas, she’s drawn for me. This year (actually last year if you want to get technical) I asked if she could paint something of them all together, instead of single portraits. Originally I thought it would be a portrait of the whole family, but then I didn’t really have a family picture I liked, yadda, yadda. I settled on pictures from our excursion to the church family history museum. The kids had so much fun dressing up in costumes.

I decided to use this picture.

So for Christmas, Amy presented me with this beautiful painting of my kids.

She did a little editing to get the kids closer together, and even changed the colors a bit.

Of course, she added a neutral background so you can’t tell exactly where the picture was taken.

I LOVE that we now have an original painting of my children. I feel so lucky to have such talent in my own family so that I can just ask my sister to paint something for me…and she does! If someone asked me to paint their children for them, I think I would panic, then eventually I’d have to just say no.

Now I need to frame it up and decide where to hang this beauty in my home!
Thanks, Amy! I love it!


  1. Charisma Streeter

    January 8, 2012 at 4:04 pm

    WOW! This is really neat!

  2. Yes, that’s a really nice picture. Amy’s talent has been a blessing to lots of people.

  3. what a wonderful talent your sister has. That type of gift would be my favorite too. This year sister knitted all six of us the most beautiful set of Christmas stockings.

  4. I think what REALLY needs to happen is for you to do a giveaway on your blog for a painting from your sister! It would be one contest that you weren’t qualified to win. 🙂

  5. You’re very welcome for the gift, Paige. If anyone deserves something nice, you do. I wish I could have made it so ALL your kids thought they looked like themselves, but I did my best. Thanks for waiting a whole year for it!

  6. This is so fantastic! What a wonderful gift!

  7. What an awesome gift! I would love something like that.

  8. How lovely!! That is a treasure no one else could provide, and that you will cherish always!

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