Friday, August 27, 2010

Family Mission Statement T-shirts: The Final Product

For those of you who have read my previous posts, you know how excited I was about creating Family Mission Statement T-shirts this year to wear to family camp.  Our theme?  "Spreading love like butter on toast."   

I know these shirts are kind of cheesy, but I've had this "matching t-shirt" dream for the past 10 years, and now that I've got "Mind Organization for Moms" working for me, I decided to take this off my Someday list and make it into a Current Project.  

My sister-in-law asked me to post proof that my husband actually wore his shirt, so I've included plenty of photos below:

Not only did Eric WEAR his shirt, he helped MAKE them all!  Nothing says "hot" like a husband who irons.
  


Our children were literally jumping up and down with excitement as we ironed our fabric transfers onto the t-shirts.  That's why Eric was so willing to help.  He would never in a million years have made these shirts on his own, but he knew that it meant a lot to our kiddos.


As we got dressed in our little camp cabin that morning and headed up to breakfast, we felt so tightly bonded as a family.  



Here are the boys--remember how Eric got his own personalized shirt?  Instead of the "butter on toast" phrase at the bottom, his says, "I'm not a big fan of the family mission statement."  That's what I love about Eric.  He's always keeping it real.


Do you see how happy Spencer looks?  The next day as I was getting him dressed, he pleaded, "Butter on toast!  Butter on toast!"  But the shirt was way too dirty to wear again.

And here are the girls.  We like to match, but we never have anything to wear.   This was a fun moment for all of us.


Total cost for six Perry Family Shirts?  Eighteen dollars.  The experience?   Priceless.

7 comments:

  1. Eric, you are THE MAN!!!!!! and such a good husband and dad! Thank you, for loving your family! We knew you were a keeper from the moment we first met you!
    Love you all,
    The Sister in law who saw the proof:)

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  2. I love this! I think it would be great to do for my own family! Now I just need to figure out how. What a wonderful memory for all. We tend to have a reunion around the 4th of July, so we usually get cheesy $3 t-shirts at Walmart. This is so much better!!!

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  3. April, you always amaze me!!! I learn so much from my beautiful, younger sister! Thank you for taking the time and HOURS sharing your life and lessons!

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  4. what an awesome family activity - I am so going to do this at Christmas time when the whole family comes to visit - I think we will spend next family home evening coming up with a theme! thanks Naomi x

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  5. QUE HERMOSA FAMILIA. SALUDOS.

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  6. Aspen Grove was the best vacation for the family! I love going every summer! You are a great mom and I love you!

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  7. Now i want the printed design of Angry Bird in t-shirts.Because i like the face reaction of that bird.Its really funny.

    dirty clothing girls

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