How we wrote our motto:
~gave each kid a clipboard with a blank sheet of paper
~sat around our kitchen table
~had special treats, of course: chocolate chip cookies
~everyone answered the following (the little ones drew pictures):
3 words that describe our family
3 favorite activities that we do
3 goals for the future
~the kids shared their ideas and pictures
~sports & super heroes were discussed - a lot!
~we discussed what values mattered most to us
~a few bathroom breaks later, and:
~my oldest boy wrote the motto on our chalkboard, & we voted to approve it
~drum roll......and our motto is:
We typed it up and framed it, and plan to matte it with a family picture. I had some red adhesive vinyl, so we put "Live Strong" above our door that exits into our garage - a reminder for us as we leave the house each day.