Sunday, November 9, 2014

Sunday, November 9, 2014

We had a busy weekend.  Our family got together to perform the annual leave collecting project.  It started out with the young men and young women performing this service but we joined because we had nothing else to do and also had a trailer to carry the leaves.  The sister missionaries joined us for the project.  It was tons of fun.  The younger kids had the job of crushing the leaves so we could fit as many as possible in the trailer.  They loved playing in all the leaves.  My back today is feeling the aches from raking.  As we say in my family, "it is a good kind of hurt."



A few weeks ago we went to California to celebrate grandma's 70th birthday.  It was loads of fun.  She was completely surprised.  Seven of her eight children were able to attend.  I took some pictures and made a little video of those who attended.   You can watch the video below or go to:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1dfs65_p-AE

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Sunday, October 19, 2014



It is party time at the Fisher house.  Xadia had her 5-year-old birthday party on the 11th.  It started out with decorating haunted houses then playing games, breaking the pinata, making bracelets, opening presents and eating cupcakes and ice cream.  Xadia had a great time.  She loved her party and presents.  It was a lot of fun to watch all the kids and see them play so well.  I am so glad she is with our family.  She is getting to be a lovely young lady.

Sunday, October 5, 2014

Sunday, October 5, 2014

       Just got done having a birthday dinner with Mimi's family and Margaret.  It was so fun.  We had baked potatoes, chili, grapes, and cornbread.  We watched the last session of conference together.  It was a little noisy but we managed.

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Sunday, September 14, 2014

        I love how beautiful September has been.  As we prepare for fall we try to fit in a few last fun activities.  This past Saturday we went to the fair.   I love going and seeing the exhibits.  It has always been inspiring to me to see what people can do at all ages.  I took the kids into the 4-H exhibit and showed them drawings, artwork, and sewing creations that people their age did.  I hope one of the kids were inspired.
      We saw goats, rabbits, cows, pigs, butterflies, and many other things.  In the pig exhibit, a bunch of kids had tied a big toy spider to a string and occasionally would let it fall from the rafters.  Teagan had a great time with the "big spider."  He kept his on that toy.  Even as we walked by he kept looking over his shoulder at it. 
     There was so much to do there.  The kids got to go on some rides.  Their favorite was the "Starship 4000."  This ride entails entering a large enclosed circle and everybody standing in their own space then it starts to spin.  The centrifugal force causes the person to stick to the wall.  No matter how hard you try, you cannot move until the ride slows to a stop.  To me it looked like a big barf trap.  I waited patiently outside for the kids to finish their ride.  Afterwards they played some games and then we went fishing in the pond.  Teagan won a fishing pole.  Jacinda caught a fish.  McCabe was in his element (all he wants to do is fish every minute of the day).  And Xadia, she was happy to be there.  It was hot so after our day at the fair we stopped a McDonald's for an ice cold soda.  Of course mom had ice water but to everyone else it was a real treat to have a soda.
      Today we took a blueberry ride up the mountain.  The leaves are starting to change colors so we went to explore the beauty.  Not too much color change for the oaks and aspens, but the maples were looking beautiful.  They were such vibrant reds and yellows.  I just love this time of year.  As we drove up the mountain it got cooler and the smell of pine and fresh wood consumed us.  It was a lot of fun.  We found a spot and had a little picnic and then went walking on the trail before it got too cold.  Then we headed down the mountain and the sunset was stunning.  We live in such a beautiful world.  I love it!




Sunday, August 3, 2014

Sunday, August 3, 2014

       Jacinda is so big.  Today she got up and shared her testimony in sacrament meeting.  She helped watched the kids while I took a nap.  Did a fish bone braid for the first time in Xaida's hair and made chocolate chip cookies.  She is also becoming a great little helper for mom.  We went swimming yesterday and she took Xadia and Teagan down the yellow slide at the rec. center.  They had such a good time with her that they did not want to go down with me.  I had to take Teagan down the slide kicking and screaming. It was really embarassing.
      Yesterday we got some school supplies.  The kids got their pencil boxes, hand sanitizer, crayons, folders, glue, and everything else needed for school.  Next thing is clothes shopping.  I had the kids go through their drawers and pull out all the clothes they don't wear anymore.  Xaida became a big winner in the clothing department.  She got a lot of hand me downs and is super excited about wearing them.    
      Jacinda just finished her first week of allergy shots.  I can't believe how much her arm swells after receiving them.  But I am so thankful we are getting them done.  I can't wait to see how her allergies are come Spring 2015.  Hopefully it will have alleviated some of the pain and discomfort.
      I just uploaded another home video.  Here is the link.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ueKQfUlW038

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Sunday, July 20, 2014

                We had a great time in Yellowstone.  Vacationing with cousins was great for the kids.  There was never a dull moment.  We saw lots of wildlife (Elk, Bison, pronghorn deer, etc…).  We also saw some very neat natural wonders.  I loved seeing all the geysers and the beautiful colors that surrounded them due to the bacteria.  There were enormous falls (the upper and lower falls).  I think it is the upper falls that is taller than Niagara Falls.
                We rented a camper and stayed at a R.V. park.  On the way to our camping spot, we missed the turn and ended up taking the long way.  At first we were kinda bummed but then we decided to make it a day of touring.  We saw so many things that we would had missed if we did not take the longer route.  Sometimes there are good things that result from mistakes.
                On the way home our car broke down in Geneva Idaho…..about 3 hours from home and 1.5 hours from a repair shop.   Tim stayed behind and waited 8 hours for a tow truck.  We did not get home until about midnight.  The babies, Teagan and Elise, were crying the last 30 minutes of the drive.  It was so annoying and heartbreaking at the same time.  I could not hold either one.  I could only comfort them with my words and holding their hands.
                I put all of the pictures from Yellowstone on Youtube.  Here is the link https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=einhSlIB85g




Sunday, June 29, 2014

Monday, June 30, 20214

 Super fun day.  Last Saturday we went to Mantua Lake.  We spent time playing in the water and fishing.  McCabe caught a fish and was so happy.  In fact he has told me that he wants to be a fisherman when he grows up.  After the lake, we went to USU and got some ice cream.  I love the ice cream from USU....which is huge because I am not a big fan of cold sweet foods.  There is just something about the ice cream.  It is so yummy.
 McCabe holding the fish he caught.

McCabe and Jacinda at Mantua Lake.

Jacinda earned her black belt.  I am so proud of her.  She has worked really hard.  Here she is in a picture with Mr. Williams, Master Kim Sr., and Mr. Kim Jr.