Sunday, March 29, 2009

A Crafty Weekend

I've been childless and husbandless since Thursday afternoon and figured I could use the time to do something productive. I decided to paint some pictures for Ashley's room and new letters to spell out Ashley. I also changed out pictures in her frames and have them ready to hang. I'm not sure if those things really sound productive but oh well.

I found these paintings online at Posh Tots but they were like $180 a piece so I decided to go to Michaels with my 40% off coupon and get a two pack of canvases for $14.00 bringing the grand total to $8.40. I'd say that beats the $360 they were asking for online. I tried my best to recreate the pictures, they're not exact but they work for me. I also painted new letters for Ashley, I just need to hang them on the wall but I figured our neighbors would appreciate me waiting since it's 11pm.

I spent about 3 hours on the computer last night looking at every single picture we have (very productive, huh?). It made me sad and happy. I loved seeing all of the memories we've made and all of the smiles from fun stuff we've done but it was hard to see how quickly my little girl has grown up. It was also sad to see how OLD I've gotten since Jas and I got married, YIKES! Then it dawned on me that Jason and I will have been married for 6 years this June and we will have known eachother for 11 years this August, that seems like a really, really long time. I feel really lucky to have my little family and I'm so excited to add the newest member to the clan.

Baby has been fun lately. I feel like it's moving around a bunch more and starting to kick me (it's cute now but in 3 months I'm sure I'll be begging it to stop). All the flips and kicks have kept me company, it made me realize that I have a little companion everywhere I go. I also can't get babies off my mind. After looking at old baby pictures of Ashley and knowing it's only hours before we find out if it's a boy or girl is making me nuts!

I can't wait for my hubby and girl to get home. I miss them A LOT! I miss Ashley's morning hugs and kisses, her millions of questions and stories, hearing her sing and talk to her toys and her smile. I miss waking up with Jas in the morning, the excitement of Daddy coming home and sharing dinner and the evening with my friend. I also miss having my bodyguard at night because I'm a big chicken. I've heard noises twice while I was typing this and had to check the locks on the doors and windows and make sure that no one was on the master balcony (all with the phone and a knife in hand- embarrassing, I know). I'll be posting soon- at the latest on Tuesday to let you know if we're thinking pink or blue.

Since I don't have any fun pictures from the weekend I'll post the results of my "productive weekend".

The pictures from online

My version

Waiting to be hung up

The new photographs for Ashley's frames


Anonymous said...

You did a great job! Those paintings look almost like the originals. I mean better than the originals. Can't wait to hear what you're having.