Fisher Family

Fisher Family

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Tuesday August 1, 2017

Well we made it through the week with all the family in town.  It started with Grandma and Grandpa’s car breaking down in Parawon so they rented a car.  Then Doug went to the hospital to have his kidney stone removed.  Even among all these small little events, Tim had 6 of his 8 siblings together.  Tracy and Jenny were the only two missing.  We had so much fun.  We went swimming.  Visited temple square.  Listened to the Mormon Tabernacle choir practice.  Played games like Mancala and cover your assets.  We celebrated papa John’s 70th birthday and Kari’s birthday.  We also got to witness Lowen’s baptism.  It was such an incredible experience with all the cousins.  We also read from Henry Ballard’s journal and got a small glimpse of his life.  It was very busy at our house.  There were so many bodies and we always stayed up late.  Now that everyone is gone I am a little sad.  There is definitely not as much hype and excitement.  It is a lot slower paced at the house.  I am trying to transition back to normal life.


Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Friday, July 21, 2017

It is a super time to be alive.  Tonight the family and part of the Stubbs get to be in a parade.  We will throw candy to all the people.  I made 6 costumes that resemble people from the scriptures.  I am very excited.  I love parades and being with my kiddos.  It is such a bonus that the cousins are with us.  I love having Amy and Ethan visit.  We make lots of yummy dishes.  Last night, Amy made an Oreo ice cream pie and the night before, I made mint brownies.  I think tonight I will make peanut butter chip cookies.  Last night I made some sweet and sour chicken for Soli because it is her favorite food.  Silly me forgot to turn off the oven and overcooked it by an hour.  Yes the chicken and egg rolls were very crispy.
I have been working for a month now and really enjoy it.  I like all the new things I am learning.  I also like my small office and the people who work with me.  I noticed that all the conversations with Tim regarding Excel and managing fiber operations has paid off.  I have taken that info to help me.  Yesterday my boss and I talked about RFPs.  He was about to explain them when I beat him to the punch because Tim already taught me about them.
Summer is half over.  I am trying to get the kids excited about school but they really like playing their night games and staying up until 10 pm.  I know they will miss that.  I am going to have to make a conscious effort to get them in a routine a week before school starts.

Yesterday, Jacinda, Lance, Soli, Ethan, and Tim went to the SLC temple and did baptisms for the dead.  I am so grateful Tim takes Jacinda each week to the temple and the cousins got to go with them.  I feel very blessed to live where I do and with such good people.

Sunday, July 16, 2017

Sunday, July 16, 2017

     I love my children but I don’t always love their actions.  Tonight, we had a lesson about hurtful words and actions.  Our house today was filled with destructive words that tear down one another.  One child would tell the others to, “shut up” and another child would tell the other to “fart in their pants.”  This got the other kids started on a downhill spiral of trashing one another.  I called the kids together and we had a lesson on “cutting remarks” and actions.  I talked about how words hurt just as much as a slap, a kick, or even a knife cut on our bodies.  I showed the picture below and talked about how we need to be kind to each other.  I hope this made an impact on the kids.  I really want them to grow up to be good people.


Sunday, May 28, 2017

Sunday, May 28, 2017

The school had crazy hair day.  Xadia got into the spirit.  This is what she looked like after school.  We braided her hair around a glow stick and then used clips to keep the glow stick standing tall.  It was fun to see her hair looking wacky.  She reminded me of a character from Dr. Seuss.

                The slip and slide is going in the trash.  Teagan thought it would be fun to jump on the end part and as a result it popped.  He was really sad so he got the tape and tried to fix it.  Needless to say, it was a lost cause.  I do give him credit for his efforts.

                Friday was the country fair for the 6th graders.  Jacinda has been researching the Philippines all year.  Friday she got to display items from the Philippines.  She had some money, a backpack, balut, flavored candies, small bananas, a wallet, and a key chain.  She did a great job.  She has worked so hard all year on her report.  I was so glad I got to see her display her items. 


                Yesterday we went to Ephraim for Scandinavian days.  Roxanne invited our family.  It was so fun.  We watched a parade where Richard and Kate were participants.  Richard is the Mayor of Ephraim and Kate was playing the flute in the Jr. High band. 


      After the parade, we went to the festival.  There was storytelling, a car show, and lots of vendors.  We stopped at one booth to buy some drinks and there was a prize wheel.  Xadia won a bumper sticker that said, “save a car, drive a tractor.”  Teagan won a hat.  After the festival, we went fishing.  The kids had a great time fishing in Manti and everyone caught a fish.  Teagan also caught Brinton.  Fortunately, Tim was able to remove the hook with minimal damage.  On the way home, the kids fell asleep in the car.  When we arrived home, the kids had woken and were hungry.  We had egg salad sandwiches.  Teagan did not want an egg salad sandwich so I offered him my pasta from the afternoon.  I gave it to him and he did not want the tomato sauce on it.  I rinsed off the tomato sauce and gave him the pasta.  Once in front of him, he said it was too wet.  He wanted the pasta dried with a towel.  I was frustrated and realized he was tired.   So I dried the pasta with a towel and he ate it along with two hard boiled eggs.  Then it was off to bed.  We have so much fun as a family.

Sunday, May 14, 2017

Sunday, May 14, 2017

                Mother’s Day is such a great day.  I love honoring mothers everywhere.  A mother is more than a DNA attachment.  It’s someone who is very loving and kind.  Compassionate and caring who extends a helping hand.   I got a lot of adoration from my children today.  I have to admit, among all the gifts they give, I love homemade cards the best because they put their special touch and own thoughts into it.  And from Tim, I love it when he makes the meal.  He made breakfast burritos with cheese and Canadian bacon.
                We had a lovely dinner tonight with nana Hefner, Leslie Hefner (Jim’s first wife), and Larry Haugen (a friend of Deb).  We had pork roast, mashed potatoes, Jell-o pretzel salad, homemade rolls, green salad, and cooked carrots and onions.  Then for dessert; peach cobbler with vanilla ice cream.   It was fun to visit and watch funny videos.  We then gave the moms chocolate dipped strawberries, which the kids made and chocolate dipped mint Oreos.

                Last Sunday the kids walked home from church while Tim and I stayed for choir practice.  When we arrived home, Jacinda was cooking.  McCabe was eating and Xadia was making an outfit for Teagan out of recyclable items.  I had to take a picture to capture the moment.  This is my life.  The kids give me purpose and keep me busy.

                Teagan loves to dress like a pirate since he got this new pirate vest from pre-school.  He also loves to ride his bike and wear his helmet.


                The month of May gets very busy.  McCabe had a recorder performance.   He received a certificate for getting his black belt in recorder playing.  I love recording his performance because he tries to play it cool as I film him.  I can’t help but get so excited for him.  I love watching my kids.  


Sunday, April 23, 2017

Sunday, April 23, 2017

      As Tim would say, "wash, rinse, and repeat."  That is how our life is going right now.  It seems like there is no change from day to day.  I get up, take care of the kids, do a little work, and then take care of kids.  Things start to calm down after the kids get into bed.  But nothing exciting happened this week.
      We worked on our trailer.  It now has walls and a ceiling.  There is still a lot to do.  Teagan constantly reminds us that his fortune says, “take me camping.”  He found a piece of paper near the church with that saying and it looked like it was from a fortune cookie so I said, “that is your fortune.”  Now he will not let me forget it.  So we are working hard to get the trailer finished so we can take him camping.
      We also worked on the yard this weekend.  The tulips have bloomed.  There deer did not get them this year…..score one for me.  We planted some phlox in the rock wall.  It is going to look fabulous in 2 years. 

      Easter was great.  Tim was so proud of me.  I did not go overboard with the Easter baskets.  Xadia wrote a cute note to the Easter bunny thanking him for being the best and for bringing her candy and stuffed animals.  The kids also celebrated Easter at school.  Teagan made a bunny hat and Xadia had an Easter egg hunt.  It was a fun holiday.



Sunday, March 26, 2017

Sunday, March 26, 2017

                We had a great weekend.  The girls (Xadia and Jacinda) went to General Women’s conference.  It was very informative.  I liked sister Cordon’s talk about leaning in to Christ.  After the conference, we ate at the Mandarin.  We got egg soup, ham fried rice, egg rolls, Buddah’s Delight, Sweet and Sour Almond Chicken, and plain rice.  The girls loved the sweet and sour chicken.  Jacinda commented, “I am already planning my marriage to this chicken.”  That caught me off guard because she rarely says things like that.
                While we were at the women’s conference, the boys went gun shopping and shooting.  They also stocked up on potato chips and root beer.  It was good to spend time with the kids.
                We went on a hike today in Mueller Park.  Teagan had a great time hiding behind the trees and jumping out and growling.  His hiding was very obvious.  I guess he thought I did not see him because I was wearing sun glasses.  Occasionally the kids would run ahead on the trail and then freeze as they do the mannequin challenge.  I don’t know where they come up with these ideas but they keep for exciting moments.
                Xadia is big into the Power Puff girls (a t.v. show), Clue Jr., and making paper purses.  I spent much time this weekend playing Clue Jr. with Teagan and Xadia.  It is fun to play with the young kids because they constantly make up rules.
                Jacinda loves to draw almost to the point that she is ignoring her homework.  She is learning how to prioritize.  It seems so obvious to the parents what she should be working on but she has a different agenda.  Tim and I are learning to guide her in a loving way.
                McCabe loves playing with Michael Smith and playing on the computer.  He is doing great in school and loves to have a treat every day.  Well I should clarify, he loves to ask for a treat every day but does not always get one.  Yes, that makes him made and so he goes through a fit and I have to remind him to control his temper.

                Teagan is Tim’s helper.  They like to work on the trailer together.  They fixed the valves and got the water pump to work.  I hope we can use it this summer.  When Teagan is not helping Tim, he is watching Gravity Falls or jumping on the trampoline.  The weather had been nice enough for us to spend a few days in the sandbox.