Monday, January 31, 2011

Weekend Project

This weekend Travis took the boys to Oakville to go hunting with a friend of his. It was just Claire and me for the entire weekend and it was QUIET! I decided I would tackle a project I've been wanting to do for a while now. I saw it here a long time ago and knew I wanted to make one for our family. I was able to complete it by the time the boys got home on Sunday. Here is the final product:

I'm going to hang it in the playroom that we have been working on the past month. Here are the rules if you can't read them from the picture:

  • Always tell the truth... No matter what
  • Clean up after yourself
  • Encourage your siblings; share in their joy
  • Use your manners: Yes please, No thank you
  • Pray about Everything
  • Say you're sorry... Forgiveness is Mandatory
  • Keep your promises
  • Choose to do right, even when others don't
  • Love the Lord Your God
  • Obey right away, all the way, in a cheerful way
  • Give Generously
  • Sing silly, Dance crazy, Snuggle often, Say I love you
  • Thank God for this day, for this family, for this home
  • Dream BIG
  • Do everything without complaining
I showed the boys when they got home and Tyler was very interested in hearing all of the rules. He asked if these were all the rules and I said these were the most important rules. He said, "But what about wearing my bicycle helmet?" I told him that was still a rule, just not the most important rules!


Callie said...

you did AWESOME!!!!! I love it!!

SMccracken said...

I've been wanting to make one of these too! Looks great!

Madeley said...

SO cute, Sarah!!

Jessi said...

I love this! I read a book recently that talked about a Family Mission Statement...sounds similar to this...but this is waaaay cuter!

Sherry said...

I love that! Tyler is soooo cute with his questions. I miss ya'll.

The Eges said...

Saw this a while back too and have totally been wanting to do one! Maybe you've inspired me to actually DO IT!

I know Matt enjoyed chatting with Travis a little the other night... although did they tell you what all they talked about??

Take care!

Fleming Family said...

I love the rules! You did a great job!

Anonymous said...

Sarah, I think that you will have enough time to finish another one of these before my birthday!! Hint, hint! Kind of kidding :) It's precious and I love Tyler's comment. Can't believe how big Claire is! She's adorable...can you believe they are almost ONE?!?
Give them hugs from us. Love, Kristi