Fisher Family

Fisher Family

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.

Sunday, January 1, 2017

Sunday, January 1, 2017

     Happy New Year!  A new day and a new year.  I don't have many goals planned.  I just plan on being a mom and a helper to my children and a good wife to my husband.  We celebrated the new year with an Australian meal.  We had some cheddar dampers (biscuits), anzac biscuits (cookies), tim tams (chocolate cookies), and rissoles (beef patties).  That was our country for 2016.  In 2015 it was Israel and in 2014 it was the Philippines.
      Christmas was spent in Texas with the Stubbs.  We had a lot of fun.  We watched "Sing" and went to the Heard Museum.  We also spent a lot of time outdoors fishing or going on walks.  The temperature was in the eighties.  In Utah, the temperature was in the twenties.  We had lots of cousins/nieces visit and we were able to do a temple trip and perform baptisms for the dead.  Amy, Lizzie, and Sydney saw James Roday (Shawn Spencer from Psych) at the airport.  We even got to see my older sister and her family.
     I really loved watching the kids play.  They were so kind to each other.  I don't recall any fighting.  It was hard to say goodbye's but the memories will last for a life time.  I love good relationships.


Sunday, November 27, 2016

Sunday, November 27, 2016

     I like Thanksgiving because we are blessed to have a healthy and happy family.  We had the opportunity to spend the holiday in Las Vegas with other family members.  I was able to see my sisters Roxanne, Mimi, and Tarra.  We had Thanksgiving at the Suncoast buffet.  I enjoyed a big salad with mashed potatoes and gravy along with a few a bites of many desserts.  We also enjoyed some swimming and watched the movie "Moana."  It was a cute movie.  I really like the music.  It gets stuck into my head....."Shiny" and "You're Welcome."  Every so often our family just starts singing random lines from these songs.  Xadia gets upset for some reason when these songs are sung.  She covers her ears and starts to whine.  

 
      Teagan made a turkey hat and a beaded necklace at pre-school.  He was so excited to show me.  I had to take a picture to capture his enthusiasm and fine art work.


Monday, October 31, 2016

Black Belt Testing

        I am so proud of McCabe.  After 4 years of tae kwon do, he has earned his black belt.  It took about 3.5 hours of exercises; kicking, punching, sit-ups, push-ups, running, forms, sparring, and board breaking.     He also had to complete a 3 page exam.  I am so glad he stayed with it.


Sunday, October 30, 2016

Sunday, October 30, 2016

        It is Sunday morning and if you take a snapshot of our household this is what you would find.  Tim, Sasha, and Jacinda blogging (i.e. typing in their journals).  McCabe making brownies.  Xadia and Teagan using fake money to buy fishing lures from each other.  Never a dull  moment in our house.
         Halloween is tomorrow!  The kids dressed up in their costumes and had a parade at school.  Jacinda and McCabe made their costumes.  Jacinda is a candy girl and McCabe a vending machine.  Xadia is queen Elsa from frozen.  Teagan is spiderman.  I have a spiderman costume for Teagan but he does not want to wear it.  Instead, he wears his spiderman jacket because it has a hood that covers part of his face so he looks like spiderman.
Xadia's first grade class, Mrs. Buttars.  Xadia is on the second to last row. 


        I had the opportunity to listen to Teagan's pre-school class sing some halloween songs.  It was so fun to watch and listen to all the kids.  They did a stellar job.  I recorded it as a memory.  I know my kids will enjoy it in the years to come.

        Tim and I enjoyed a weekend get away....all thanks to grandma Margaret for watching the children.  We took a quick trip to Wendover to watch Gabriel "Fluffy" Iglasias.  He is a funny and clean comedian, unfortunately his opening act and friend Martin was just the opposite.  We had a good time.  No we did not gamble.  We are not that type of folk but it was interesting to see those who do gamble.  They did not look like they were having a good time.  In fact I overheard a conversation as I was waiting in line to be seated for breakfast that one gentleman kept falling asleep at the slot machine.  Security had come by 3 times to wake him.  He had a room but chose to sleep by the slot machine.