Like the title, I'm feeling a bit scattered this week. Too much to do, too little time...
I did manage to get this project done. I've been wanting to do this with my kids since they were babies.
In case anyone is interested, I took side pictures of the kids and had them printed as 8x10's. (Yes, I took the pictures last summer and it took me that long to finish...problem with that?!?) Once developed, I just cut them out, traced onto black paper and mounted them in the frame. I thought it would be so much harder than it was...very easy project that I'm glad I finally finished.
These books were given to me by a family in the area. I already have these books and would be happy to pass them on to someone out there. If you are interested, drop me an e-mail with your snail mail address.
Change in dining room:
Remember how Perry was going to make a hutch for our revamped dining room? Turns out, he has a few other projects in the hopper. He wasn't feeling that jazzed about making the hutch and was worried he wouldn't do it justice (I wasn't worried, he does beautiful work). But, I want it done NOW and it'd likely be at least a year before he'd tackle it. So, we went furniture shopping.
Here's what we ended up with in the long run. This piece (and a matching sideboard that will come later) have a craftsman style that I really liked. (And I love the fact that Carson stuck his head in from the adjoining staircase just as I snapped the picture with a "whatcha doing, Mom?"...so typical!)
So, now I guess I'm officially an adult...or just old, whichever way you want to look at it. I have a place to leave out my good china...hopefully now we'll use it more often!