Saturday, April 10, 2010

A Great New Movie

I took the kids to a really cute movie this afternoon. How to Train Your Dinosaur.
Grayson who is 3 was a little scared at a few parts but certainly loved it!!! I would highly recommend it!!!

Thursday, April 8, 2010

The Laundry Chair???

Okay, so I don't know about you other Mom's out there but I despise laundry. In fact the "L" word is a bad word here in the Fisher house. The rule is if your dirty laundry is not in the laundry room it does not get washed. However when it does get put in the right place and it does get washed it has a hard time making it to everyones rooms. You see I am usually in a hurry when I switch loads and everything that gets pulled from the dryer gets placed in our front sitting room onto a chair. Thus we have a "Laundry Chair" .... Some weeks it may sit there until Fridays when I clean house and put away all the laundry. On a typical Wednesday morning you may hear me say did you check the "Laundry Chair". If you are a surprise visitor at my front door I will scoop it onto the floor if you want to sit in that particular chair or you may just have to look at it from the couch while we drink our coffee. If I would only put it away right when I take it out, I would not have wrinkles to iron out or socks to match at the last minute. Someday I may have a handle on the laundry but for now I have 4 kids and a husband so I will continue to do my best!!!

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Monday, April 5, 2010

Can We Have a Baby Mommy?

Gray: Mommy can we please have a new baby?

Me: Gray we are not going to have any more babies.

Gray: But Mommy they are so cute and I want one.

Me: I know Gray but you are our baby .

Gray: Mommy please can we just go to the store and pick one out!

Me: Gray babies have to grow inside of a Mommy's tummy.

Gray: Ok then grow one Mommy, I will be a really good BIG BROTHER!

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

The Easter Bunny.....

This morning as we were heading out the door we noticed a bunny had just become FRESH ROADKILL right in front of our house.

Kevin: Oh man I hope that wasn't the Easter Bunny.

Grayson: Oh I hope it wasn't either.

Noah: Gray the Easter Bunny is not real, its just Mom & Dad.

Grayson: No it is not! The Easter Bunny is coming to bring me some candy.

Noah: Gray Mom & Dad put candy in your basket....Duh!

Me: Noah who told you that the Easter Bunny isn't real?

Noah: Mom I am 7 now I know these things.

Me: OK then you can believe what you want but don't ruin it for your brother he is only 3.

I can't believe he doesn't believe anymore : ( The twins were at least 9 when they figured it all out and I thought I had a couple more years before the boys figured it all out. Noah still believes in the Tooth Fairy and Santa...I can't quite figure out why he believes in them and not the Bunny. We teach our kids the real reason of the holidays and would never lie to them if they asked if the make believe things were real. I guess I am sad about it because my babies are growing up so fast.....
So here's hoping that the Easter Bunny is not the bunny that is smeared all over my street!!!!

Happy Easter to everyone and may we all REJOICE that he has Risen!!!!

Monday, March 22, 2010

today begins spring break at our house....and its Monday so its that time in the week to admit...confess...say what you did NOT do. You can head to to see where this little weekly activity started!
Let me start by saying I love my husband and when we got into a tiff this weekend I DID NOT throw his sweater across the room out of complete and total anger. I DID NOT lay in my bed and watch 3 Lifetime movies until 2 am. I DID NOT sit in church wallowing in self pity and pride on Sunday. And as far as food goes...I did NOT eat chinese food 3 times this weekend. I think it might be time to hit it hard in the gym this week.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Monday, March 15, 2010

okay so i am loving the not me monday confessions or "NOT" confessions started at !!!!
What did I "NOT" do this week?
I did not sweep a big pile of dirt under the rug because I had someone at my door and I couldn't at the moment find my dust pan......
I did not pick something off the floor at Taco Bell and then eat it...I know that is sick.....
I did not tell my 3 yr. old that McDonalds was closed because their kitchen was broken....
I did not have 4 cups of coffee Saturday morning....
and 3 doughnuts Sunday morning......

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Struggling With Weight Removal

I received this today about dieting...I am not on a diet per say but trying very hard to eat healthy and remove about 15lbs that I know are unhealthy to me. It's a hard process for me but over the last 3 mths I have learned not to be so hard on myself because life happens, and there will be times we will eat out and we will have birthday parties that I will want a piece of cake! It's all about making choices for ourselves and living with those choices which may cause us to struggle.

I just read that people make the statement of wanting to lose weight. When we lose something we usually find it again and weight that I lose is not something I want to find again. We should be saying REMOVAL. We want to remove weight and not find it again! So this is to all my friends who are wanting to remove any weight to make themselves healthier.....

1 Peter 3:14But and if ye suffer for righteousness' sake, happy are ye: and be not afraid of their terror, neither be troubled.

If the example of Jesus teaches us anything, it should be that suffering is a noble and good thing when it leads to a better way. Our diets are definitely the source of suffering, but there is great blessing awaiting all who stick with them. God has promised special blessing to those who keep courage in the face of suffering and don't give in. Losing weight not only makes us look and feel better, but it draws us closer to God and His divine plan for us. Our suffering is not in vain. It is all to the glory of the Lord.
Today's thought: I will fear nothing, as long as Jesus is with me!

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Tuesday's Thoughts

foggy and rainy
how I wish the sun would find me
the fresh smell of laundry
a warm cup of coffee in my hand
the sweet sounds of little feet running across the wood floors
the words of Galations 3 trying to make sense in my head
my daughter in her bad ill
oh i wish i had a way to make her feel better
thoughts of what to have for dinner tonight
what chores to get done today
joy of welcoming a new baby to our family
and being an aunt again
final details of a suprise party this weekend
how to be the best mom, wife, friend, daughter, sister
and finding joy and thankfulness in everything
oh the thoughts that consume me today

Monday, March 8, 2010

Out of the mouth of Gray...

Grayson decide to take a blue crayon and color all over the brick on our fireplace...
And this is the conversation that followed....

Me: Grayson this makes mommy very upset you need to get a rag and clean it up right now.

Grayson: okay mommy.

3 hrs later I walk into the family room and see our large (much larger than Gray) kitchen rug laying over the fireplace.

Me: Grayson why is the rug in here?

Grayson: You told me to clean the fireplace with it but I tried mommy and the crayon isn't coming off.

Me: (Laughing) Gray I said a "rag" not a "rug".

Sunday morning walking into church.....

Me: Gray are you excited to go to sunday school?

Grayson: Yes I think I am going to learn lots of things about Sundays!!!!

It's that day of the week again.

"Not ME Monday"

A little fun Monday blogging idea from MckMama at

I must say it is so fun to hear from others about the things they "DID NOT DO"

I did not leave the washer full of wet clothes for 3 days. Ooops!
I did not run outside in a Tshirt & my underwear to grab my childs coat that was going to get rained on....No not me!
I also did not...and may I say did not eat almost an entire box of girl scout cookies....
And I most certainly did not take a 4 hour nap yesterday why my family spent a nice Sunday afternoon together!!!!!!!!

Monday, February 22, 2010

Not me MONDAY is something I read on MckMama's blog
and since I have been reading it and others I thought I would try it out for myself.
It is a theraputic freeing way of telling all the things you DID NOT DO!!!
I "did not" go to bed last night after working out without taking a shower...
I did not put my 3 yr old at the foot of his bed to sleep after he woke up in the middle of the night with wet pants because I forgot to put him in a pull up and I was too tired to change his sheets.....
I did not pull out a tuperware full of egg casserole that could be a science project from being in the fridge for 5 weeks.....
I did not let my 3 yr old eat 2 poptarts at the foot of my bed and watch tv while I slept for an extra hour....No Not ME....

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Thankful for it all...

Today as I wandered out to the front living room the sun was hitting the coffee table in a way that revealed many many tiny handprints that have left their mark on the glass, and in the dust. My first thoughts were...Oh man I just cleaned that. Then I remembered something that brought joy and sadness to my heart!

I recently heard a full time working Mom say she was so thankful that her daughter was at daycare so her house was never messy and she had a break from her daughter everyday. While I am not one to judge (to each his own) I was kind of taken back, and as much as I would like my house cleaned all the time and all the little smudges off my glass I wouldn't change my life for anything.

I'm thankful for the handprints on the front glass door, tv, and coffee table. I'm thankful for the fifty times I will wipe Gray's nose today, for the spilled milk, crushed goldfish crackers, and the unrolled toilet paper I will find in the bathroom. Thankful I will have 3 hungry mouths to feed when they return from school, and the homework that will have to be helped with. Thankful I have 10 loads of laundry to do because I have 4 beautiful children that dirty clothes. Thankful that I can hear everything that comes out of Grayson's mouth as he explores and imagines in this world around him. Thankful I get to drop the kids off at school and pick them up....

Thankful that I have a husband who thinks its also important for me to be a stay at home mom!!! We may go with out to make it possible but I truly believe we never do.....

So leave the smudges on the glass and the goldfish on the ground. You will never get this time back with your children. Enjoy & cherish every monent of it!

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Celebrating the Little Things...

Me: Gray buddy what are you doing over there? (he is in the corner of my room)

Gray: Picking my boogers....

Me: Oh buddy that's gross why don't you go get a tissue.

Gray: It's okay Mommy I'm throwing them on the ground not eating them....(very proudly spoken)

Me : Oh that's great buddy....(Big Sigh)...Next time lets get a tissue!

I guess I should celebrate with him that he wasn't eating them.....

Shock at the Grocery Store Checkout

So I found my self last week in absolute shock at the grocery store. Let me start by saying that grocery shopping is my least favorite thing to do in this entire world. Just ask my husband. I am not really a list maker although my hubby tells me I should be because it will be easier. I am more of a walk down every aisle and get what we need person.

So I went...Got some fruit, vegetables, meat, dairy, whole grains. Everything very healthy!!! No snacks, even some organic things. Kevin and I are really trying to eat healthy and we don't let our kids snack alot unless its fruit or veggies. (An the occasional pop tart, cookie, fruit snacks, & ice cream!) Anyway so here is where my SHOCK came....

I went through and all of my stuff which didn't even take up an entire cart was $135.00.....

The lady behind me who had 2 carts...2 carts full of Little Debbie Swiss Rolls, Honey Buns, Rice Krispies Bars, Bags of Cheetos, Doritos, Fritos, and every other boxed snack you could think of, and I'm not kidding when I said she had 2 FULL carts. Her total $89.00....


I was just blown away by her total compared to mine, and how much food compared to mine. She caught me looking and told me she had a daycare and was buying snacks for all her daycare kids. I'm sure my kids would love to go to her daycare!!!

So the moral of this story is that eating healthy does cost more $....Maybe that's part of the reason we have so many overweight people in America. It's cheaper to eat crap!

So I will continue to clip my coupons, check the store ads for sales and keep buying good healthy food to feed my family! But if you ever see me wheeling out 2 carts full of Little Debbie's just know I'm having a really bad week!!!!!

Friday, February 12, 2010

Valentines Day!!!

February 14th....
Valentines Day
A day to show someone how much you love them
Give them gifts
Acts of Kindness
Hug a little tighter
Kiss a little sweeter

Why only on Valentines Day? Shouldn't we be living that way everyday. Shouldn't we be living like every day is our last day! No one knows when their last moment will be on this earth.

I think today even though it is only the 12th I will.....
Love deeper
hug tighter
show others act of kindness
give forgiveness
show grace
and celebrate love today!!!!

1 Cor. 13 : 4-8

Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no records of wrong. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perserveres. Love never fails........

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

12 Years Ago Today!!!

12 years ago today my life changed....I was 19.....
This day would make me grow up fast, this day would change my world in a way I never could have imagined.....
This day was one of the best days of my life!
This day I will never ever forget.....
This day my heart felt more love than I ever could have imagined.....
This was the day that I fell in love with and became the mother to my girls!!!

Happy 12th Birthday to My Twin A & Twin B....

Friday, February 5, 2010



Grayson: Mommy I think you are so pretty!....But I think you should go put some makeup on!!!!

LAST NIGHT........

Noah: Jesus, Thank you for this day, and for letting me have a good day at school. Thank you for letting my mommy put nice clean sheets on my bed tonight so i can be snug as a bug....And thank you for new socks, and new jammies, and clean sheets because those are my favorite things because they are my mommys' favorite things. Help me to be a good boy and obey my parents...Amen

Me: Grayson are you ready to pray?

Grayson: No I already talked to Jesus today....

Me: You can talk to him more than one time.

Grayson: I know I did I talked to him at dinner, and when I was playing.

Me: okay then....

Friday, January 29, 2010

A New Soup Recipe!!!

Spicy Cheeseburger Soup

* 1 -1/2 c. water
* 2 cups cubed peeled potatoes
* 2 small carrots grated
* 1 small onion chopped
* 1/4 chopped green pepper
* 1 jalapeno chopped and seeded
* 1 garlic clove pressed
* 1 Tbs beef bouillion granules
* 1/2 tsp salt
* 1 lb. hamburger cooked and drained
* 2- 1/2 c. milk divided
* 3 Tbs. flour
* 8 oz. velveta
* 1/4 tsp to 1 tsp. cayenne pepper (optional)
* 8 slices of bacon cooked and crumbled

In a large sauce pan bring the first 9 ingredients to a boil. Reduce heat. Cover and simmer for 15-20 min or until potatoes are tender. Stir in beef and 2 cups of milk heat through. Combine flour and remaining milk until smooth, gradually stir in. Bring to a boil: cook and stir for 2 min. or until thickened and bubbly. Reduce heat. stir in cheese until melted. Add cayenne if using. Top with bacon and serve.

Sooo yummy a new favorite at our house!!!!!

Thursday, January 28, 2010

He Said What????

Grayson: Mom I was in your tummy a long time before I popped out of it.....

Me: Yes you were....Do you remember being in my tummy?

Grayson: Yes it was messy...I miss it....

WHAT???? Where does he come up with this stuff!!!!

Thursday, January 21, 2010

The Morning Dilemma

So each morning we go through the same thing...the same routine....the same agonizing decision. What show to watch? Will it be one on Disney? Nick Jr.? Noggin? Is it a Handy Manny Day, or a Wow Wow Wubzy Day, or a Dora day? This is a very hard decision for Gray to make. I have to turn the tv on go to the guide and tell him exactly what is on at the moment and then the 5 min process of deciding begins. This morning it was Little Bear! Wow Little Bear chosen over Dora doesn't happen very often. After we watch a few shows the tv goes off and we read books, play starwars, play Max & Ruby, or memory! (I dont like playing Memory because he always beats me and I don't even let him win he just does!) Then at 3 & 3:30 we have to turn Noggin on because his FAVORITE show is on OLIVIA!!!! What would we do if we couldn't watch it!!!

Friday, January 15, 2010

The Sweet Innocence of a Child....

I love the age of Gray.... 3 year olds are PRECIOUS!!!! Although he can be quite a pistol I love how at this age they are learning and discovering new things daily. As things become clear to him and he figures this world around him out he has said some of the greatest things....

Just this morning he said, "Mommy when I grow up I want to marry you and be in a marching band." Oh if I could only keep him that innocent, and sweet! He prays at every meal and at bedtime and his prayers are so authentic, innocent, precious, beautiful! They go something like this......

Jesus Thank you for this world, and for my mommy, and daddy, and Noah, and Alivia, and Alexa, and my grandpa who has a dog named Sam, and my other grandpa who hunts, and my grandma Becky, and my Aunt Fifi, and for our food, and for Dora, and for Boots, and for everything. (Mom should I say anything else....Whatever you want to say Grayson) Okay giggle....giggle....The End Amen!

I love his Prayer time!

Yesterday we were in ShopKo and Noah was picking out some Valentines for his class and was telling Gray about V-Day!

Noah: Gray Valentines Day is when you give people you love and like chocolate or cards to show them you care about them. Like my friends at school I just like them not love them so I am gonna give them a card with a laffy taffy taped on it. But Mommy I love her so I'm gonna ask Daddy to help me buy her chocolate because she likes that. (Oh yes Mommy does)

Gray : Okay well I'm going to get this Sponge Bob heart for Joselyn because she is my best friend and I love her.

Noah: Gray you can't love her unless you marry her when you are big like Daddy.

Gray: I can love her because she is my friend.

Me: Gray you can get it but lets get her a princess heart not Sponge Bob.

Gray: Joselyn and I love Sponge Bob. (Gray does not get to watch who knows)

Noah: Hey Mom look at these handcuffs they are called LOVE CUFFS...Maybe you should get them for Daddy for V-Day.

Me: Okay boys we are done looking at V-Day things. (Ran as fast out of the aisle as possible)

I love the things and conversations I am blessed to have with my children! Good or bad! I love that I get to be apart of so many teachable moments with my kids! I love the innocent things they say, I love the questions , remarks, comments, etc! I have friends who are always telling me to write the funny things down that they say and I think I will make that a priority so I can remember them all and can one day tell them about how funny and cute they were!!!! Give your kiddos an extra squeeze today and remember how blessed you are to have them in your life!

Friday, January 1, 2010

Happy New Year!!! 2010!!!

We had the BEST CHRISTMAS EVER!!!! Snowed in from Christmas Eve until Sunday with my parents and my sister at our house. We played many hours of Rockband, Clue, Pitch, Movies, Eating, Laughing, Sleeping, Scooping Snow!!!! SO MUCH FUN!

Then we spent this week all having STREP THROAT : ( So after many copay's at Dr. & Walgreens we are all feeling better and are excited to celebrate our BIG family Christmas tomorrow night at Grandma & Grandpa's.

From our family to yours may this New Year bring you much Peace, Joy, & Happiness! God Bless!