Fisher Family

Fisher Family

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.

Monday, March 20, 2017

Monday, March 20, 2017

                I got to watch McCabe’s class today do some dancing.  It was great to see all the kids dancing.  Some kids were really into what they were doing and others were pacifying their time.  McCabe had a mixture of both moments.  When he saw me, he tried to hide his smile.  I could tell he was happy to see me but did not want to show it openly.  Too bad…..he was busted.  I took Teagan with me to the performance and part way through he slipped outside the gym.  He got locked out and ended up walking through the door and talking to McCabe during the performance.  At first I wanted to put down the camera, run to Teagan, grab his hand and put Teagan him back in his seat but the wiser part of me took over.  I just sat in my seat and recorded the whole ordeal.  I figured he would make it back to his seat, eventually.  Sure enough, Teagan found his place.


                Today I took Teagan to Pre-school.  His picture was on the wall outside of the classroom.  He was holding a sign that said, “When I grow up, I want to be a dad.”  I am so proud of his choice.  Other children wanted to be a doctor, a witch, superman, or a fireman.  I asked Teagan what he will do as a dad and he said, “go to work.”  Teagan sure loves his dad (Tim).  I am glad Tim is a good role model for him.

Sunday, March 12, 2017

Sunday, March 12, 2017

                It has been a busy week.  Jacinda got to perform in the school play, Seussical the Musical.  We, as a family got to watch the play.  It was very cute.  Jacinda got to play a jungle citizen and a bearded circus character.  I am always pleasantly surprised with the production of these elementary plays.  There is a lot of volunteers and it comes together so well.



                The weather is so beautiful.  It is in the low 60’s.  The snow is gone and the box elder bugs are out.  That means the vacuum permanently stays out to suck up all the little bugs.  The kids love the weather and take advantage of it.  They jump on the trampoline often.
                McCabe had to make a bunny celebrity for school.  What that means is that he cuts out a bunny and transforms it into someone famous.  He selected Donald Trump and named his bunny “Donald Jump.”  He is one clever kid.
                Xadia and Teagan sold fuzzies (little pom-poms with googley eyes) and punch on Saturday.  This is always a bittersweet moment for me.  I want them to succeed in selling but at the same time I don’t want people to buy the goods because it only encourages them to sell and to sell more often.  They sold for 2 hours and made $6 or $7.  They want to buy legos with the money earned.  

                We got to enjoy day light savings today.  It was rough for me.  I was tired at church.  I came home, made lunch (which the kids ate….Yeah!) of grilled cheese sandwiches, baked beans, and strawberries, and then took a nap.  After a nice long nap, we made dinner and then went on a walk around the temple and visited the Bountiful cemetery.  We took a moment to look at the sculpture of the forefathers and read about it. After our outing, we came home and ate peach cobbler with ice cream and watched America’s Funniest Home Videos.  I love spending time with my family.  They are great!

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Everyday seems so routine but I know 5 or even 10 years from now the routine will be different and I will want to know what life was like when the kids were small.  So here is a peek into present time.  I am walking on the treadmill as I type this entry.  The older kids have left for school.  The morning started out fairly peaceful.  I looked at the stock market this morning.  Looks like the NASDAQ will be down.  McCabe needed some help with his homework.   He was alphabetizing his spelling words and typing the past, present, and future tense of each word.  Xadia wanted to find a book from the series of “the Diary of a Wimpy Kid so she could take it to school and read.  She is getting ready for Dr. Seuss’ birthday read-a-thon.  Jacinda is gone.  She had play practice this morning at the school.  She is a jungle citizen in Seussical the Musical.  Teagan is busy playing his kindle.  He likes to play a game where a block slides across the floor and jumps over items.  He just informed me that he is now playing a new game called Terreria. 
I enjoy my kids.  They are really good people.  Jacinda likes to spend her time playing undertale and making crafts.  Currently she is sewing an undertale creature out of gray fabric.



She is loving young womens and is now filling her schedule with activities and friends.  McCabe loves to play with Michael Smith.  Everyday he asks if Michael can play.  When these two boys get together they use their imaginations to create scenarios and solve them.  It is so interesting.  I once over heard them say, “you go into a dark cave and now….” Then the other boy finishes the sentence and picks up the adventure from there.  They converse back and forth and do this for hours.  It is amazing.  Xadia likes to play Minecraft or Roblox.  She is very obedient and super helpful.  Just last night I asked everyone to get in their pajamas and brush their teeth.  Xadia did it on the first request.  I had to tell the other kids 3 or 4 times before they did what was requested.  Xadia also comes straight home and does her homework so she can be free to play the computer or Legos.  She also makes fantastic pictures using markers and plastic jewels.




Teagan and I stay at home.  I like the time I have with him.  He will be starting kindergarten this fall so that means it is time for me to go to work full time.  But for the moment, I silently watch this boy.  He loves to play his kindle and watch Curious George (the monkey).


He loves to have books read to him.  He currently loves 3 books; Tractors, The Giant Jam Sandwich, and Curious George and the Snowy Day.  Teagan also loves to go swimming.  He jumps off the diving boards (the low and high) and does the Wibit obstacle course.  But I think his favorite thing do to when swimming is hold onto Tim and go up and down in the water as Tim swims.
Tim is the best guy and husband ever!  He works so hard everyday to provide for the family. He comes home exhausted but still has enough energy to spend time with the kids.  Yesterday he was teaching McCabe about investing and starting young so that time and massive interest can be on his side.  McCabe got excited and wants to open a brokerage account.  Tim is also very good at helping the kids with their art projects.  He helped Jacinda make her castle for school medieval days.

Tim is also a good sport.  He played the part of Sonny Bono for the annual ward chili cook off.  He was dragging his feet the whole way but the second he stepped on the stage he transformed into this crazy confident celebrity.  It was a lot of fun.


Thursday, February 9, 2017

Thursday, February 9, 2017

     February belongs to McCabe.  He decided that he did not want a birthday with friends this year.  So we had a family party with the Johnson's and the Lane's.  McCabe chose to have salmon and orange chicken with chocolate cake and moose track ice cream.  I also added a broccoli salad, grapes, rice, and brussel sprouts.  It was a fun gathering.


     We also went out Monday night to Texas Roadhouse with Nana Hefner and Dan Burnham.  McCabe got to ride the saddle because he was the birthday boy.  He hated being on the saddle as the restaurant sang to him but lived through the once a year tradition with a begrudging smile.
      Teagan really liked the peanuts at Texas Roadhouse.  He kept running to the front door to get more.  I showed him the bucket of peanuts on our table but he insisted on getting them from the front of restaurant.  In the picture below, Teagan is playing with the many peanut shells he cracked open.
       Tim and I had an early Valentine's date.  We went to the conference center and enjoyed the roots tech program highlighting Oscar Hammerstein.  The music was wonderful.  I loved being with Tim and hearing the story of the Hammerstein's family history and the music they created.  Tim and I love musicals and they played songs from Oklahoma, The Sound of Music, Carousel, and The King and I.  We left the performance feeling so happy.  I love it when people share good music and good talent.

Sunday, January 15, 2017

Sunday, January 15, 2017

      Not too much happened this past week.  Tim and I went on a date Saturday night.  We went to the Macaroni Grill but he wait was 40 minutes.  We decided to go elsewhere.  Down the street was Mimi's Cafe.  It had been a while since eating there.  In short, we were very disappointed.  They had changed their menu.  They did not have the quiche Lorraine when I ordered it.  The salad came out drenched in dressing when I asked for it on the side and Tim's burger had crispy toast that broke when you touched it.  The cheese was also not melted was somewhat cold on his patty.  However, the spinach artichoke dip was delicious.  The service was nice.  They were kind and picked up the tab because of all the mishaps.  I thought that was really kind.
     Jacinda was working on an assignment this past week.  She had to ask ten questions to get to know each one in the family better.  One of the questions she asked me is, "what are your hobbies or likes?"  I told her, "I like to sing, play piano, look at the stock market, try new recipes, puzzles, and learn about nutrition."  After that good size list, she has the gall to say, "I think you also like to clean because you are always cleaning."  That gave me a good laugh.  I am always cleaning because the kids don't pick up after themselves.  "Oh sweet mysteries of life."

Sunday, January 8, 2017

Sunday, January 8, 2017

      The weather is so crazy.  It has been wicked cold.  We have been experiencing temperatures such as 10 degrees during the day.  I found Xadia and Teagan huddling over a heating vent to stay warm.


Right now it is 48 degrees.  The ice has melted off the driveway.  The increase in temperature is caused by the wind.  It is blowing the cold out and bringing in the warmth.
     This past Saturday was so busy.  We went to Cole Pantier's baptism.  He is the son of Tim's co-worker.  While in Lehi, we went to Cabela's.  Tim taught me how to shoot the laser light guns.  We all had a crack at it.  Jacinda was really good.  The kids also tested the camping cots.

After Cabela's, we went to the gun show at the South Towne Expo.  Tim and I window shopped, but the kids went bonkers for stuff.  Jacinda bought a crystal ball with a phoenix etched inside.  She also bought some paracord bracelets for Teagan and Xadia.  McCabe bought a dragon knife for himself and Michael Smith.  I was really impressed how caring McCabe and Jacinda were with others.  They wanted to make sure everyone got something from the show and used their own money.