Thursday, December 31, 2009


Happy New Year!
I'm gonna try my hardest to stay awake until midnight.

...I always feel like I missed out on something special if I'm snoozin' when the ball drops!

See you next year!

Wednesday, December 30, 2009


This girl is funny!

She is my niece and has a serious sense of humor.

I went to visit her today, and she wanted to tell me a knock knock joke.

(She is 4 by the way).

"Knock Knock"

"Who's there?"


"Chicken, Who?"

"The chicken that crossed the road, then got hit by a car!"

yes, its a little morbid but pretty darn funny.
she's so much like my sister.
I'm so thankful to be around to see that.

Count your blessings, life is too short.

Tuesday, December 29, 2009


The other day we got into a lil' fender bender, with all 3 boys in the backseat and Ayden looks over to me and asks if he can sing "Twinkle, Twinkle Lil' Star" to Lucas?
I guess he was scared and thought Lucas might be scared too, so why not sing a song to wash our worries away!
Sometimes I get a lil' depressed being at home.
Not that I don't love being able to stay at home but being cooped up indoors for a few days makes my mind a bit wacky.
And then I see the fruit of my love in my boys in the lil' things they do to each other
and I realize that I'm here for a reason.
So I'll sacrifice my sanity for their fruit any day.

Monday, December 28, 2009

It's Over

Christmas that is.
It goes by fast.

I hope yours was great.
Full of lots of love.
Ours was great.
Lots of laughs and ham.
And I got a new green computer chair...
which means no more feet fallin' asleep!
(I was sitting on a small baby stool...ouch!)
with love,
the fishers

Wednesday, December 23, 2009


...He weighs in at 13 pounds!
Someone asked me how many months he was-
I think they expected 6 months, not 6 weeks.
He said, "Wow."
And (this one was the best...brace yourself), I also heard, "well thank goodness he's not a she...then there would be a problem?"
Who doesn't love a chubby baby?

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Cookies & Cuties

1st Annual
Grandma Betty
Bake a Thon

He always has to make a face.

Here's my dad!
He is awesome.
But can't for the life of him keep his eyes open!
oh & don't pay attention to my zit!

and my nephew Noah!
He was sneaking treats.
Look at his face! Ugh, so delicious.

The Ladies.

all that's missing is great grandma B,
she was forced to put her feet up & relax!

My sis & my chubs

Oh & Santa was there too. haha!

Lucas has the best face in this picture!

Monday, December 21, 2009

Play Time

Lucas had a friend over for some one on one.

Lucas is 6 weeks and the cutie to the right,
Koston, is 5 months...
I can't believe my chubs! He looks 5 months.

Sweet faces!

Don't let his face fool ya...Lucas had a good time.
Koston had to jam though...he's growing teeth!

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Friday, December 18, 2009

Broken House

We tried.
But it broke.
So he had a snack.

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Thursday, December 17, 2009

Xmas Wish List

Especially since our 7 year old has learned how to order movies On Demand!
Pretty scary.

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

What I wear...

Cute & Stylish!

Friday, December 11, 2009

Handmade Xmas Present

to Brandon
love Ayden

(blue duck tape wallet)

Thursday, December 10, 2009

A day in the life...

This is what we do while we wait for brother to come home!
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Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Guns & Snowflakes

Tonight we made homemade hot cocoa & homemade donuts with raspberry dip...
They were so good.
Ayden was embarrassed that I made him wear an apron.

What can I say...I don't have a girl,
so I've gotta sneak in something girly every once in awhile.
You can't blame me for trying, right?
We then decided we were going to make snowflakes for our window...
but that soon became a DIY class on how to cut snowflake shaped guns & paper airplanes.

"We can't have gun shaped snowflakes," I say.
(but really in our neighborhood that probably wouldn't be out of the ordinary!)
But with my boys EVERYTHING is a gun.
Bread, sticks, chicken nuggets, toilet paper name it.
Celebrating Xmas with a household of boys
full of testosterone has it's perks.

Monday, December 7, 2009

Charlie Brown Xmas Tree

Our Christmas tree looks like its straight out of Charlie Brown! haha

It's little, crooked, & bare.

Poor tree. But we showed it some love.

I really wanted a white tree, but I got vetoed. boo.

My boys!

Look at our tree!!

Ahhh! It makes me laugh.

Oh my, these faces!

So crooked.

Oh my poor, poor tree.

That's what I get for buying a fake tree on clearance.


Friday, December 4, 2009


is my 1 month birthday!


So far you like to eat, poop, grunt...
and you have the best dimples -
not to mention some killer chubby cheeks!

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Early Xmas Present

Thanks Honey!

Now I can finally take some seriously better photos of our family.


Wednesday, December 2, 2009


Okay, I've gotta make this quick.

I am babysitting my 1 year old nephew today!
Whew, he's into everything. I forgot how fast those lil' guys are. haha!

Anyway, I wanted to post our family Advent Calender.
It was fun to make & only cost a few buckaroo's!

Christmas this year is all about going back to basics.
Not a lot of money will do that to you (all away across the board) but I think it's great!
Lack of money enables creativity to shine & makes you REALLY look at the true meaning of Christmas, rather than how many presents are under the tree.

Here are a few of the things we will be doing to celebrate the coming holiday:

Drink hot cocoa with homemade marshmallows
Read the Christmas Bible story
Watch "It's a Wonderful Life"
Write letters to Santa
Donate a gift to a child in need
Donate food to a food drive
Make Xmas cookies
Make a popcorn strand
Make Xmas cards
Decorate our Xmas tree
Listen to Xmas music & dance our buns off
Have a special dinner by candle light
Make Xmas candy

Anyway, it's nothing fancy, but we started this last year and the kids had so much fun.
I remember they prayed and thanked God that their mommy let them celebrate Xmas every day.
It's the lil' things in life, remember.

Monday, November 30, 2009

Baby it's Cold Outside...

We had snow!
So we ventured out to play.

Snow angels.

They had some serious snowball fights.

Toby didn't like the snow so much.

It's nice to be able to actually experience the different seasons...
besides "hot."