Friday, December 25, 2009


Merry Christmas to All from The Fisher's!!!!

Sunday, December 20, 2009

To Walmart I will go....To Walmart I will la la la la...To Walmart I will go!

So it is Sunday evening and I am prepping to go to Walmart. I know I know I feel like a traitor to my beloved Super Target but every Christmas I have to make a Walmart run. This afternoon I ran to Scheels and was stuck in the parking lot for 25 min, and Kevin & I made a quick (wait... is there such thing as a quick trip this time of year) to Target. They were out of pretty much everything we needed and the employee who had to keep locking and unlocking the video game console was getting frustrated that we couldn't decide. So tonight I go...i go where all women must go for their family....WALMART. I will park a long ways from the doors for that Im sure. I will smile nicely at the man who says, "Welcome to Walmart want a cart!" I will walk down every isle until I have every last stocking stuffer, wrapping paper, ribbon, bows, toys, and groceries that I need to make Christmas perfect for my family. I will wait in line at one of the 3 check out lines that will be open and I will load my car up in the cold, then unload when I get home! My sister Emily is coming with me so I'm sure we will have laughs, laughs, and more laughs!!! Oh how excited I am to go to Walmart!

Friday, December 18, 2009


It's finally friday! Can I get a HOORAY!!! It's been a long week. Getting Christmas presents sent out, Christmas cards done and sent, Christmas shopping, youth group party, school parties today, wow I'm wiped! Now the kids are home and it's offically Christmas vacation! Time to sled, bake, sleep in, watch movies, be with our family and friends! My favorite time of year for sure!! (I know I'm singing a different tune since my last entry.)

Yesterday was my 31st birthday, and it was a great day! It started by waking up to starbucks and a necklace from my family. It is a family tree necklace from! It is gorgeous and I'm totally in love with it. Check her website out and prepare to fall in love yourself. Thank you to MckMama at for sharing her site with everyone! Then I had lunch with my hubby, bro & sis inlaw, and parents at P.f. Changs, and then dessert at Cheesecake Factory! Red Velvet Cheesecake...yummy may I say it is a slice of culinary HEAVEN! I ate to my hearts content! What a great day!

Now a week until Christmas!!!! Can hardly wait!

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Thinking It's Time To Hibernate...

While I do love this time of year with all the holiday spirit it can also make me a bit cranky.

#1. The cold...running around getting things done is a pain when it is -20 below wind chill and you have to get a 3 year old in and out of the car. Then when you finally get in to wherever you are going you have to wipe frozen snot off of his face as well as your own. The cold that chills you down to the bone and the heat in your car doesn't start really feeling good until your at your destination.

#2. The icy roads...I can honestly say I have never had road rage until the last 2 days. Not towards other drivers just the roads themselves. I have been stuck 3 times in the last 48 hrs. Not in snow but going up a slight incline on ice. Holding up traffic twice. The morning commute to school has been taking about 30 min which usually on a normal day takes about 10.

#3. People. Seriously....Isn't it Christmas time? Doesn't that mean people are happy and full of cheer and good will towards men? I had a girl flip me the finger in a parking lot because I wasn't leaving my parking spot I was just taking bags to my car. It would have been one thing if I was the only one that saw it but my daughter was standing with me. Or people in such a hurry to get a toy of a shelf they shove you and don't even say excuse me.

The last two days have been enough for me. I'm glad to say I am done Christmas that need to be mailed have been and my Christmas cards have been sent. I think Gray & I will be staying home from now on only leaving to get kids to and from school. Im scared of whats outside the walls of my home.....

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Fun Pictures

Christmas Tree Farm! Noah & Gray thought they could ride on the roof and hold the tree down!

Taytum & Me at Thanksgiving!

Andy & Mandy

Noah & Gray at Coco Key's


Lincoln Public School out for 3 days in a row...It is unheard of, and yet here we are having our 3rd day in a row stuck at home. I'm not enjoying the sound of whining and complaining...fighting and arguing. I'm ready for them to be back with their teachers. I don't sound like a very good mother right now I know. I was able to get out with the boys for a little bit. Did some Christmas shopping, mailed my brothers present to Germany, and ate at McDonalds. What a ZOO!!!! Everyone had the same idea I think. Lets all meet at McDonalds and see how many people we can fit into one booth so everyone in the restaurant has a place to sit! Gray spilled soda everywhere, ate ketchup straight out of the cup, and I was sweating because there wasn't anywhere for me to place my coat if I took it off. Now I'm ready for a nap or for their dad to get off work. 5 o'clock where r u?

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Computer Contest!!!

So you have to check out this WONDERFUL...INSPIRATIONAL BLOG I follow! She is having a computer giveaway contest! MckMama has a darling family, and many great words from the heart! You won't be disappointed following her!

Monday, December 7, 2009

Love your Neighbor?

So the Bible says in Leviticus 19: 18....

Do not seek revenge or bear a grudge against one of your people, but love your neighbor as yourself. I am the Lord.

So I'm wondering if I have to take that literally...Do I really have to love my neighbor? Of course I know the answer to that but for me to love my neighbor will take a lot of help from the big guy from who these words came from.

We moved into our house a little over a year ago and our neighbor has given us the impression time & time again that he doesn't like us. Our house has been a rental so I think they have had quite a few people in and out over the years so maybe he thinks we will be the same way. Sorry we are here to stay. Another neighbor says he doesn't like kids, again sorry we have 4 of them. We have walked on egg shells, been overly nice, kept our kids quiet if we are outside at the same time, always wave when we see them, we especially Kevin have went above and beyond. He once returned Kevin's wave with a groan and an eye roll. They once accused our cat of stealing one of their Koi fish from their pond in their backyard. Isn't it funny that the night of this said incident our cat was resting comfortably downstairs on Liv's bed and he doesn't have claws. Oh and I'm sure it couldn't be one of the many raccoons we have running a muck in the neighborhood after dark. So I'm writing this today because of the snow. There were a few days last winter that I scooped the sidewalk clear to their driveway while they were at work so that he didn't have to do it when he got home. Was I kissing up? DEFINITELY! I thought maybe it would show him that we were nice people. So this morning after I took the kids to school I noticed he had already been up and used his snow blower on his driveway and on the sidewalk in front of his house and all the way to the driveway to the neighbor on the other side of him. However he made a definite stop on our property line with a big pile of his snow blown on to our sidewalk. So when I went out to scoop I had a little extra! : ) How thoughtful!

So all this to say I have a hard time loving him. So I will ask God to help me forgive him and ask him for encouragement to keep on trying to be a GREAT neighbor to Mr. Scrooge.

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!

What a great Sunday it has been. Snowing since this morning. There is a beautiful blanket of white all around. House is cleaned....Christmas trees are up....Christmas lights are a glow....Chilli is simmering on the stove...cinnamon rolls are in the oven...we have some Christmas goodies made.... Oh what a day! Family, Fun, Smiles, Laughter, & Joy all around! Just one of those perfect days!!!