Sunday, November 16, 2008

THE FINAL UNVEILING: because he was daydreaming of me during class

UPDATED: FOR NOW I WILL IMPART A PHOTO OF MR. MARVELOUS' PAINTING, AT THE END OF THIS POST.


ORIGINAL POST:
The following photos are snippets of the painting that hangs above the fireplace in our bedroom. It was designed, created, and given to me by Mr. Marvelous on Christmas 6 years ago. We had been engaged for 9 months and were to be married the following May. It goes without saying that my husband-to-be did a great job hitting it right on the nose in the melt your fiance's heart department. (Which he was a pro at--by that point--since we had been dating for 6 years prior.)

He told me that he designed the rough draft on a notebook during a college ed class, as he was thinking about his lovely wife-to-be. Ahem.


Then being the ambitious, get 'er done now type that he is, he went a hunting for the frame, special paints and brushes, and got right to work. Upon finishing, he named his creation "EMBRACE," tried his best job at wrapping it, then handed it to me--that Christmas Eve--with the look of anticipation spread across his face. Can you tell what he created atop this canvas?

With a husband that is sweet as pie, it's easy to brag on him. Which is what this post is all about. Now, don't get me wrong. We have our moments. The moments when the eldest child comes out in the both of us, meeting eachother head to head. But, with 11 years under our belts it seems we're better able to read eachother's minds and "plan accordingly." I wonder what 50 years will feel like?




So, without further ado...allow me to present you...in all it's geometric splendor...and black and white, straight lined glory...


EMBRACE by Mr. Marvelous.

22 comments:

Lindsay said...

Ohhh, I love this, I mean I have no clue wht it is, but I know I'm going to love it! I just love when HUBBY's are sweet and go above and beyond to do things! Yay! So Sweet!

Heather said...

What a great idea!! A guessing game. I'm going to guess his sports car with two people inside. I was going to add "square people" because of the geometrical shapes but you can't see me grin at the pun so maybe I better not. ***grin***

Lisa H said...

I don't have a clue, but I sure think it's sweet! :) Can't wait to see the whole thing!

Sarah said...

No idea! But what a romantic husband. Let's see the whole thing.

Baseballs and Tutu's said...

Okay I'm clueless too but how romantic is that!!!!! He's a definite keeper!

l e a h said...

It's either a parachute, a Hog, or a goat.

Eldest children! I have the same problem (with myself).

DH is 12 years younger than his next oldest sibling, so he's like the baby of the family, the eldest, and the only all rolled into one! But he's perfect and so tolerant of my shenanigans.

xo.

Sylvia said...

I'm thinking it's a picture of a tent. And with the title Embrace, maybe he's wrapping the tent around you. That's got to be it.

Faith Hope Love Mama said...

Not sure what this could be. Can't wait for the reveal.

Hubby and I are both eldest children also. Know what you mean!!

Have a great week. :)

gina said...

no clue but what a grand gesture that gift was!

Tina m. said...

Wow!

How long did that take to create? Very creative and cool. Has he created anything else since that day 6 years ago?

Kaci said...

Oooo very cool!

Alicia O. & the gang said...

WOW..how amazing is that! And you flanked it with the children....perfect! What could've made that initial painting better, but 4 beautiful children surrounding the "embrace"! THose of us who find that perfect person...what a blessing it is!

Melody said...

What a sweet gift!

nancygrayce said...

It's your husband "embracing" you, what else??? Am I just too simple?

Melissa said...

Wow, that is so beautiful!

Kristin said...

Whoa! That really IS marvelous! What an artistic and romantic man. :)

Queen to my 3 Boys said...

Very classy!

Lisa H said...

That is a really cool painting! I love it.

gina said...

See, now that's cool!!

Robin said...

Wow!! That's great!! Now, that's a gift that can't be topped :)

Angela said...

Wow- that is really, really cool. What a special gift!

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