Fisher Family

Fisher Family

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Family pictures…..or as I like to call it, “voluntary torture.”  We had pictures taken last weekend.  It was not as bad as some years but Teagan could not give a decent grin.  So we did the best we could.  A little sprinkle of rain was occurring.  Nothing too major, but as the shoot continued, it started to pour.  A few of the pictures were not very pleasing because our shirts are sprinkled with rain drops and our hair is flat and wet.  I selected the best ones and will display them around the house.  One of my favorite pictures is our “crazy pose.”  I am hanging that on the wall between the office and the bathroom.  I want all to see that one.
(Crazy poses)



I love my family.  I have some of the goofiest boys.  They loved to making silly poses or doing funny things in front of the camera.  My girls were more reserved.  I can see how the boys take after Tim and the girls take after me.
Xadia is in a slime phase.  She loves to make slime out of glue, borax, and cornstarch.  She and Zoey Kister cold spend hours making buckets of slime.  I am so pleased with Xadia.  She is doing well in school and works hard to complete her piano each day.  She has become quite a reliable person.  A few days ago at the chili cook off, she did such a great job watching Sammy and Louie Neilsen.  Xadia is going to be a great baby sitter someday.
   McCabe is gearing up for lawn mowing season.  Each day he makes calls to the neighbors about taking care of their lawn for the summer.  It is a great business for the kids….and Tim.  I occasionally help when my schedule does not conflict.  Mac likes to earn money and then spend it at the gas station.  He usually buys f’real ice cream or slurpees.  I am glad he is learning the value of hard work.
Jacinda is becoming quite a good little artist.  She has an assignment to draw 5 mouths, 5 noses, and 5 sets of eyes.  I am so impressed with her ability.  If I were to try that, you would get stick figure faces.  She is amazing.  She also got her hair cut and braces on her teeth.  She looks so good with her shorter hair.  She does not like it.  In fact, she was crying and telling me to stop cutting it.  I think in time she will like it especially since she looks a lot like her best friend Brooklyn Thompson.
             Teagan is my reading machine.  He likes to read his phonic books so he can get a treat from the treasure box at school.  He also likes to play on the computer and watch videos.  Once I walked in the room and he was watching an animation on babies growing in the uterus.  I don’t know if he is paying attention to the content or if he is just numb and being entertained with the animation.    

Saturday, April 7, 2018

Sunday, April 1, 2018




Spring break is the best.  We went camping at Lake Mantua.  We used our new (to us) trailer.  About 4 miles into the ride, we had to pull over and load the bikes in the trailer because the trailer bumper was starting to split from the weight.  Once at camp, we made a fire and ate cup of noodles, hot dogs, and an army MRE (meal replacement equivalent).  Tim did not enjoy the MRE clam chowder.  He was spitting chunks into the fire.  He said, “even I have my limits.”
                After dinner, we went on a bike ride to the park and played tag.  I lasted for 3 minutes before taking a permanent rest on the bench.  Jacinda was content in the swing the whole time.  The rest of the kiddos played on the equipment.  After our bike ride back to camp, McCabe went fishing with Xadia.  The rest of us hung out around the camp fire and drank cocoa.  McCabe and Xadia came back with a bunch of crawdads.  McCabe wanted to fry some in the fire and eat them.  Fortunately, their lives were spared and sent back into the lake.  Just the thought of eating those things is nasty.  They are like bugs of the water.
                Jacinda headed to the showers before bed.  The rest of us cleaned up and set up our beds.  We were very cozy in the trailer.  I read a few chapters from “The Janitor’s Boy.”  This is a book for McCabe’s book report.  We listened to a few comedians on Tim’s cell phone.  Said a prayer and then went to bed.  I tossed the whole night.  I was comfortable, but just slept really lightly.  Every little sound would disturb my slumber.
                Morning came and we ate breakfast at the campground’s cafĂ©.  The kids then went on an Easter egg hunt and scored many treats.  Some of the kids stayed and played on the playground, some went fishing, and the rest went on a walk.  After a few hours, we packed up and headed home.  Once home, I made a pizza.  Ate lunch and took a long nap.
                Sunday was awesome.  We had a nice breakfast and then watched general conference as a family.  In between sessions, we took a hike near our home.  Watched the second session and then visited my mom’s and dad’s grave.  It was nice to see the dates engraved on the headstone.


Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Hooray for March.  Tim and Teagan both have birthdays this month.  We had a super fantastic party for Teagan.  It started with decorating gift bags.  Then we made an ocean scene for the fishing game.  We played bingo with M&M’s.  Tim sat back and enjoyed a few handfuls.  The kids won Twix candy bars which they put in their gift bags.  We then decorated our ocean scene and played the fishing game.  We opened presents and ate hot dogs and cake.  The cake was made by Teagan.  It had to be a “stacked” cake.  He chose the frosting and the decorations.  It was a yummy cake.  He did a great job.  After the party I asked Teagan if he liked it.  He said, “It was not as boring as I thought it would be.”  That made me laugh.  Happy 6th birthday little buddy.





Jacinda is working so hard on her grades.  I am very pleased with her dedication.  I love it when I get to help her with homework.  Last night, Tim joined our math discussion and Jacinda helped him solve for X.  It was a good refresher of 7th grade math.  Tim was a good sport because he does not believe that letters and numbers should mix.
McCabe is also very dedicated to his school work.  He wants to wake up at 6 in the morning to complete his homework…actually to get it done early so he can hand it in days before the due date.  McCabe is enjoying scouts.  Unfortunately we cannot find his scout shirt.  I love it when he asks me where it is.  Of course I don’t know where it is because I never wore it.  Ahhhh I like the lessons we learn as an 11 year old.
Xadia is becoming quite the reader.  Last night she read 2 stories out of the Friend to the family.  She read about a boy who likes Easter because it reminds him of Jesus Christ and about the prophet Noah.  At this time in her life, she loves having her ears pierced and can’t wait until she can change them.  She has to wait until May 1 before she can switch her earrings.  She also wants a pet really badly but Tim and I will not allow it.  So we compromised on a plant.  Now we just need to make it to the store to buy one.  So each day after school I get a nudge to take her to the store to buy a plant.   

Sunday, March 4, 2018

Sunday March 4, 2018

     Yeah for a fun week.  We just finished having dinner with Mimi and family in celebration of  Teagan's and Tim's birthdays.  We had ham, baked potatoes, salad, rolls, jack fruit, cake, and ice cream.  It was fun to visit and talk.  Teagan was sorely disappointed there was no caga tio.  We will have to do that next time.
     This past week was spirit week at school.  Xadia got into the spirit with crazy hair day.  She loves wearing her hair straight up.  We use glow sticks and small rubber bands to make it stay.  It is so funny to watch her duck in and out of cars.  It is a new way of doing things with tall hair.


     Well it was that time again, time for an outing with my girls.  We went to City Creek mall and did some window shopping.  Then Xadia got her ears pierced and found some new earrings (along with Jacinda).  We then ate some Chick-fil-a.  I passed on the chicken nuggets and fries and went for a burrito from the Red Iguana.  We finished our fun day visiting the Microsoft store.  Jacinda wanted to see the latest drawing computers and programs.  It was a great day.  I love my ladies.


Monday, February 26, 2018

Monday, February 26, 2018

     February is almost gone.  It has been a busy and fun filled month.  The kids have been awesome at helping with house work and keeping their rooms clean.  The boys decided to make a sign for their room.


The top sign says, Da Mac's and Teagan man cave.  The bottom sign reads, no one allowed in but Mac, Teagan, Mom, and dad.  So basically the boys want the girls to stay out.  I find that funny because Xadia and Teagan are always playing together in the room.









Valentine's day was awesome!  I got a big box of chocolates and a heart attacked mirror.  The kids each got a big mindy mint heart from Mrs. Cavanaugh's chocolates.  They also got lots of treats from their classes at school.  Xadia made a fun valentine box where the kids had to put the cards in her mouth.  It looked like she was eating the valentine cards.

I was able to help with Teagan's kindergarten class party.  I was in charge of the cookie decorating station.  There were 20 kinds and only 2 licked the knives.  It is a good thing I brought plenty of knives.  I did not want any one sharing germs especially with the number of flu cases going around.  Teagan had a shark painted on his face by an incredible parent volunteer.  She has such amazing talent.


Tim and I went to the RV show and we saw our old friend Michael Medley.  He was at the Lizzie and Charlie's campground booth.  We talked for 45 minutes catching up.  There was a lot of laughter.  Michael and Tim are two funny guys when they get together.

Monday, February 5, 2018

Monday, February 5, 2018

Super busy weekend.  McCabe had a fabulous 11th birthday.  He had 10 friends over for pizza, donuts, ice cream, cake, and games.  We played are you smarter than a fifth grader.  The boys loved that.  They would purposely answer incorrectly so they could get a dum-dum sucker.  We ate pizza followed by a donut eating contest followed by a cup racing game.  After opening presents, only about 4 boys ate cake and ice cream.  The rest headed downstairs to play.  We still had games to play but the boys just wanted to do their own thing which consisted of playing on walkie-talkies and wrestling in the ball pit.  When the moms came to pick up the kids, the boys emerged from the basement all sweaty and red in the face.  It was an unexpected sight, but the boys all had a good time.





Monday we went to Texas Roadhouse with Nana Hefner Hansen and Lynn to celebrate McCabe’s birthday.  It is always to fun to see them.  We talked a lot about accounting and finances.  Lynn is an accountant.  When the food arrived, no one was hungry because we filled up on rolls and cinnamon butter.  So we boxed up the food and ate it the next day.  We did not leave the restaurant until we got a picture of McCabe on the see-saw birthday horse…..Yee Haw!

I got my jacket finished and wore it to church.  It is so vibrant and fun.  I really do enjoy sewing.  I plan on making Jacinda an outfit.  She sent a picture.  I will see how good I can do without a pattern.  I just make things up as I go.


We got the computers moved downstairs into the basement.  Now the craft room is the computer/game room.  It is fabulous.  Tim has his office back and will start working from home within the next month.  I will miss him.  I liked it when he would come and eat lunch with me or surprise me with flowers.  He spoils me and I love it.

Monday, January 29, 2018

Monday, January 29, 2018

McCabe received his arrow of light this past week.  He and Tim worked very hard to make sure it happened.  We are also planning McCabe’s birthday party for Friday.  He is going to be 11.  I cannot believe how big he is getting.  He can be the sweetest boy when things go his way, but when things do not go his way, that is another story.  Tim and I are trying to teach McCabe to cope a little better when situations do not go how he wants.  For example, he did not get to go to a gas station to buy chips.  His reaction is to stomp off and get angry at anyone in his way.  Tim and I try to talk to McCabe to inform him that a better way to deal is to realize that things will not go his way and to accept it or post pone and get the items at a later date.  This is a challenging lesson.


Teagan is wanting to change his name again.  Yesterday he wanted to be “M-adocious.”  This morning he wants his name to be “T-adocious.”  I cannot keep up with all these name changes.  So I usually call him, “big T,” or “sweetness.”  It works and he responds.  I got to visit Teagan last night for bed time.  He was holding my hand and rubbing my cheek.  He is so sweet.  These are gestures I usually do to him and he was copying me.  I just love it.
Xadia is the queen of pancake crepes.  Every moment she gets, she wants to make a meal and it is usually pancake crepes with blueberries and whipped cream.  I am so glad this little eight-year-old wants to cook but the mess is so big.  I am usually the one cleaning the stove and the mixing bowl.  Xadia is also a very active and intuitive girl.  While playing with Leilani, they decided to find the billiard balls that accidently ended up in the ball pit.  They bagged 6 huge trash bags full of balls.  They neatly placed the filled bags against the wall.  They have a long way to go.  There are about 15,000 balls in the ball pit.  One trash bag looks like it holds around 200 balls.  They did find half of the billiard balls.  I hope they find the rest soon so we can put the balls back in the pit before they end up all over the floor.
Jacinda just gave her first lesson in young women’s.  It was on the Holy Ghost.  I know she did a great job.  That girl has so much spiritual knowledge that she is an asset to the kingdom of God.  We got to visit last night.  Her 13 year-old concerns consist of wanting a variance to Mill Creek Jr. High and not being able to take 3D art.  Of course I listened but there are such bigger concerns such as getting her room decluttered and cleaned and washing her jackets so she has some clothes to wear tomorrow.  I also go to scrape the warts on her foot.  Originally there were 5 now we are down to 2.  It is taking months for those things to go away but at least they are going.
Tim is working on the blueberry this week.  He is trying to hitch a wench to it.  Of course we don’t have all the pieces and the Polaris shop only sells the items in a kit and we don’t need a kit, just a few individual pieces.  (Another good reason to use Amazon.)
I am working on my jacket.  I have the jacket part done and now working on the lining.  I am not using a pattern.  I am combining my likes from different pictures on the internet into one creation.  I am surprised as how easy the ruffles were to sew.  The part that took the longest was the tail.  I did not like the pleats so I had to do some modifying.  I will be good not sewing for a few months after this project is done. I do love my new sewing machine but the urges to sew come in spurts.  Jacinda wants to make an outfit.  She showed me a picture.  It is very steampunk.  I want to help her make it.  She would look fabulous in it.