For the past few months I’ve been spending a lot of time on our family dynamics. It isn’t the kind of thing that makes for good blogging. Well, some of it does– police visits, lots of therapy, crying, deep soul searching, lots of appointments. It’s just that it’s not the kind of thing I want to blog about. Hence, the silent treatment around here. I’m starting to feel a bit more in control of my life so it’s time to come back.
For 2012, our family has come up with a motto to live by. Most of you know, I’m a Mormon. The phrase, “Choose the Right” is pretty common. In fact, that is the Primary theme for the year. My kids are very familiar with the phrase and know what it means to choose the right. It’s all about making good decisions. We decided to add a little bit to that phrase to help us make the right decisions at the right time.
I spent some time yesterday designing this vinyl cutout using my Cricut and my Gypsy. I used the Plantin Schoolbook cartridge using the Tall Ball font. I used a 12X24 mat and brown vinyl. I had to divide the design into 2 parts. “Choose the Right” was done using a 22″ width for both lines. The lines, “right away without delay” were done using a height of 3.5″. I got the vinyl on sale at Hobby Lobby so this cost me around $5 to make. I have it on one of our largest walls next to the piano in our living room.
I hope having this visual reminder in our house will help us make the right decisions. Here’s to an amazing 2012!