Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Family Rules!

So here is my latest craft I have been working on! I have been wanting to do this for awhile and I am so glad I finally got to. It is our own Family rules. It is so easy to make and the best part, it's really cheap! So if you want to make one here is what you need.

  • 18x 24 canvas, painted what ever color you want.
  • Depending on how many rules you have you will want different scrap booking paper of your choice and I have heard some people use fabric instead.
  • Cut your paper into strips. (Most scrap booking paper is 12 by 12 so I had to piece mine together to get 16 inches.)
  • I then made a list of rules that were important to me.
  • I wanted all kinds of styles of fonts. I gathered all kinds of different rub-ons, stickers and viynal lettering that I wanted to use to create my rules.
  • After you get all rules completed then you mod podge them on to your board.
  • When your all done it's ready to be hung were all can see. Have fun!

  • Here are the rules that I used.
  • Share everything except........Bad ideas!
  • Sing silly, Dance crazy, Hug often, Say I love you!
  • Forgiveness............Mandatory
  • Never leave angry
  • Encourage your siblings......Share in their joy
  • Say your prayers, thank God for this family
  • Husband hug your wife daily and wife always be on his side
  • Keep your promises
  • always tell the truth
  • Obey your parents
  • Have fun, be kind, ask first, No whining
  • Use your manners- Yes, please No, thank you

Friday, October 23, 2009

How does this happen? I swear I was watching him but totally missed this I guess!

This is what happens when your not an attentive mother! OOPS!
oh and there's more where you can't see it, maybe I shouldn't have admitted that!

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Just a few things we did yesterday!

We took the kids to the park, hoping to get one more good play day outside!
Bostons favorite thing to do when he sees a swing set. He likes to see how long he can hold on for!
Dave and Bailey taking a walk together.
"He loves me he loves me not, it doesn't matter I'm all he's got!"
Later that evening we had are neighbors over for dinner then we took our families out to one of my favorite places Gardener Village, of course we dressed up our kids for some fun pictures. Bailey the butterfly!
The crew, check out the monkey isn't he the cutest ever!
Boston the tiger! When I took Boston Halloween shopping, I asked him what he wanted to be. His first response was a Big kid, only because he wacthes a potty training video that implies that if you use the potty you are a big kid. So I told him to pick something else, then he said Nephi, I am so glad he knows who Nephi is but I told him he needed a costume that required more clothing so we found a tiger costume and now he thinks he is Sher con from jungle Book! He wears it all day long, pretends Bailey is Balou the bear and chases her around the house all day roaring at her!
Happy Halloween!

Friday, October 2, 2009

Thoughts, nothing but thoughts.

I am not one to use my blog for sharing or writing down my thoughts. I am not clever with words and I am not good with English. It's not an interest of mine an if I had the talent maybe I would use my blog as a journal. I am just a simple stay at home mom who crafts all day. So besides all that here is a something I was thinking about and was curious about what other people thought as well. It's had me thinking.....

The other day I went to a baby shower with a good friend of mine and She had a pressing thought on her mind. She asked if she could share with me and wanted to know what I thought. she had asked me when I become an Aunt would I love my siblings children more than my husbands siblings children. Of course I said NO, I would love them the same, I said. She then asked do you ever notice a difference with the way in-laws are with your children then your own sibling? I told her, I guessed I never noticed but maybe. She told me that she was not complaining about her in-laws and how they are with her kids but how she started to pay attention to how she was as an Aunt herself. Things like doing a little extra for her own siblings kids like bigger gifts or just the way she interacted with them, then her husbands siblings children. She had said the same thing that of course she knew that she loved all her nieces and nephews equally. And how excited she was when each one was born. But had noticed over time as an Aunt that sometimes she did do more for her own sisters then she did for sister in-laws. It bothered her that it was not something she did with intent, never to hurt anyone but you just tend to because you tend to do more for your own family. She asked me to make sure that whatever I did for my siblings children I would do the same for all no matter what side they were on, family is family no matter what.

So I know this might sound silly but it did get me thinking about things like that. As I become an Aunt soon I hope I am equal and fare with all family members that I would never hurt anyone because I did more for my own family then my in-laws.

When I got home that night the Ensign and Friend where on the kitchen table. I usually start with the Ensign first but this time I sat down with the Friend first. And wouldn't you know I open to THE FAMILY a proclamation to the world, With a talk and story by Cheryl Esplin. She talked about how all family is important to make sure you love and care for everybody the same. As I read it just made me think of my baby shower experience. I hope that everyone in my family on both sides know that I love each and every one and how special they are to me. For the love they show me and my simple little family. I just thought that this was interesting and it taught me what I want my family members to see me as, some one they can count on because they know how much I love them!I