Thursday, April 30, 2009

Road Trip

So the husband is on a road trip.

Driving cross country back from Illinois.

He's chronicling his trip for me... which I'll share with you because I'm sure whatever he sends me will be amazing.

This is Ohio...isn't this such an eerie picture?

And this is where he'll be staying for the next 3 days....looks cozy.


Today I will:
1) work my fingers to the bone.
2) have a salad with cucumbers & tomato's. doesn't that sound delicious?
3) have a sleepover at my mother in laws...I'm a bit of a baby when my husband is away.
4) stare at my boys...and cherish their faces.
5) pray
6) smile as much as I can. I've realized that this makes me instantly happy.
7) tell you that I love you and appreciate you in my life.

Monday, April 27, 2009

Old Wives Tales

So why is it when you get pregnant you start reading and listening to old wives tales?

No other time in my life have I ever sat down and googled such a thing!
Except for when you have a bun in the oven.

Waiting to find out the gender of "3", is a rather daunting task.
And I am a impatient mama.
Which I'm sure you can all relate too!

So to ease my impatience...

I decided to try the Chinese Gender Prediction Calender....

It goes by your age (which is 28) and the month our baby was conceived (February)...

and if the results are correct we would be having a baby girl!
(the husband refuses to believe such a thing...but a girl's gotta hope)

So friends...when you were pregnant did you try this? And did it work for you?

I'd like to know what my chances are here!


Friday, April 24, 2009

What we need more of...

Babes at the beach having so much fun in the sand!

Lucky Penny

In the wee hours of the morning, 2 am to be exact, I hear a cry for "my mommy" in the other room.
I wake...gracefully walk into my boys room to find him laying on the floor in a pile of blankets with a wadded up shirt as a pillow.

Poor guy! This is what happens when mommy gets sick and goes to bed at 7...her boys just fall asleep in weird and uncomfortable places.
Where was daddy to tuck him into bed ever so sweetly?

So Ayden tells me he pee peed his pants and falls back to sleep.
Let mommy do all the work huh?

As I begin to take off his pants I notice what appears to be a brown circle on the corner of his butt check?
It's early. Could I possibly be imagining things?
I lean in closer for a harder look, and to my amazement find a lucky penny stuck to his cheek holding on to dear life.

I pulled it off gently and put it on the nightstand...I feel like saving it as a memento. Kinda like a shriveled up belly button or a picture of their first poop.

I mean but really, who can sleep with a penny stuck to their bum?

This must be a Fisher thing?
Because it has been known to happen to a Fisher before... who slept quietly in their bed with a penny stuck to their belly. Woke up, walked outside and the baby still stuck there like it was an extra appendage!

We all like to save money one way or another!

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Prego Pack

Babies must be in the air or the water because everywhere I look there is a pregnant belly.

Sunday I had lunch with 3 of my greatest friends who happen to all be pregnant! So crazy! When does that ever happen!

We've known each other since High School and Jr. High.
They are family.

It's hard keeping great friends for that long! Because we all know I'm the world's worst friend :o)

It was such a great day.

One of those days that could have lasted forever.

Monday, April 20, 2009

I read this today...

and I thought it was excellent.

"Your toddler will do what they need to do, and not necessarily what you say. If you're patient, then they will be patient. If you speak gently, then they will be gentle. Whatever you want them to be, you have to start becoming."

Friday, April 17, 2009


My baby's face is well formed. This is very excited news!

I'm off for the weekend.

I hope yours is lovely.

I'll leave you with with adorable picture of my better half. Believe me he is truly better.

What starts with N???

I was tagged...Well here goes...

10 things that start with N.

1) Newborn... is what we'll have in 7 months!

(This aint my baby, but you get the idea)

2) Nailpolish. One of the best things about being a girl. You can transform any ol' ugly nail.

(Which reminds me how badly I need a manicure & pedicure)

3) Naps... I really love these.

4) Naked butts on babies. You can't resist.

5) Nachos. I've been thinking alot lately about nachos with nacho cheese and jalapenos.

6) Not being sick anymore!

7) Non fat decaf lattes, which is what I'm having right this minute. After eating my not-so-perfect oatmeal. Can Starbucks ever have all the toppings at the same time?! How hard is it? Really.

8) Not working. The weekends are my absolute favorite time of the week. Can I just win the lottery?

9) Novels. And no I'm not reading Twilight. (Lie) It's sickening I know. Be embarrassed for me.

10) Noses. Big ones scare me. (That's what she said)...

sorry I couldn't resist.

Next in line...I tag...

Mandy - A

Jen - T

Kari - F

Rachael - G

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Farmers Market

in Redlands...Tonight!
Fresh veggies here I come.
Strawberries too!
On Easter my mother in law made a lemon cake with fresh strawberries on top and whip cream.
It was seriously the best thing in the world.
I love lemon dessert anything.
So I might have to attempt to make this delightful dish tonight my lovelies.
I'll fill you in on the outcome.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

What I'm listening too...

Right now.

Secret # 101- When I was lil' I wanted to be Patsy Cline. Except for the whole crashing into the side of the mountain thing. But I woudn't mind being able to open my mouth and sound just like this. She is amazing.

Thursday, April 9, 2009

What's for dinner?

In my quest to maintain sanity in my house, every Sunday I plan out our meals for the week.
I sit down fiddle through my cook books, look at recipes online.
Yahoo food has some great, quick & healthy dinners, marth stewart is consistently good and my favorite food network shows always offer inspiration...

I keep my menu tapped to the back of my cupboard door (a tip I learned a long time ago) and I'm never standing "confused" in front of my fridge trying to decide what to mix with what.

It's the little things that keep us going.
This is one of my little things.

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Love is in the air

Grade school brings back memories of the all to powerful "CRUSH."
Remember those?

When I picked up my 7 year old yesterday, or the ladies man as I like to call him...I walk across the street to see him running and waving me down.
A storm was coming it, it was pretty windy so I thought...maybe this boy is worried I'll blow away?

Nope. Wrong,

He shouted..."RUN!!"

I freaked out and asked, "OK...but WHY?"


Oh no...!

He goes on to say that "Suzie" (we'll change her name for privacy reasons, she is under 18 by the way)...wrote about my boy in her diary....Ohhhhh!!
Her diary? sweet is that?

He tells me that he does not like her because she always gets sent to the principals office and has had....dun-dun-dun...INTENTION!!

"Intention I mean Detention?"

"Oh yeah that's it!" he says...

Ahhh, the notorious bad girl!

He also makes note that he can't like her because she has dots on her face.

"Dots? You mean freckles."

"Yeah those...I don't really like freckles"

(Who doesn't love a freckle...I think too myself ...)

I told him to just tell her that you can't have a girlfriend, your too young.

Then he tells me..."That's not what Dad said!"

Oh really...

The night ended with a talk with Dad.

He said, "There's nothing wrong with having a girlfriend in elementary school. Hey, it's good practice!"

I said. "No. No. No. He doesn't need that kind of practice."

Brandon's response..."I'm with Dad on this one."

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Say hello...

(click on photo to enlarge)
9 1/2 weeks
my sweet baby #3

Monday, April 6, 2009

Garden Hair Balls

For my birthday last year my mother in law gifted me with my own garden.
Equipped with veggies & herbs.
It was small but mighty.
I had lettuce of every kind and fresh parsley- you name it!

But then little by plants began to disappear?

What happened I asked myself?

1) Did Booger need a tasty treat while scouring thru our backyard?
2) Or perhaps maybe some crazy fellow from our hood tramped thru my yard and decided that he needed broccoli?

My mind wondered...

After one plant disappeared, rows began to disappear!!!
No traces left on the's as if they vanished into thin air.

Then it rained...
exposing a dozen gopher holes in my sweet, sweet garden!

Nasty lil' suckers.

So I asked my all knowing father in law who has a mighty fine garden of their own, any tricks for ridding my garden of my pest...

He answered, "Why don't you try putting human hair down the holes?"

What! Human hair...that's crazy.

Well it just so happens that the husband had cut Ayden's hair that night so I grabbed the handfuls of my sweet boys hair and shoved it deep in the holes...fearful that some wild creature would come popping it's head out...

The next my amazement...the husband tells me that a dead gopher lay dead next to my garden?

Could the hair have actually worked?

Who knows?...all I do know is now I have a gopher free garden and for that I am thankful!

Friday, April 3, 2009


I'm feeling a little hard in my spirit these days.
If that makes any sense at all?

I feel disconnected from church...which is my doing.
Worship I love, I always have...there are moments when I'm completely overcome with emotion. But then the lights comes on and I start thinking about anything but the message.

Then the next week I for some reason find myself making excuses on Sunday morning as to why I don't want to go?
And sadly the excuses have been winning.
My husband doesn't say anything...but I know he can tell that my efforts have been distant.
I blame it on being sick, which I am, but that shouldn't be cause for denying God his time of worship.

I guess, I'm sharing this with you because I feel convicted and need accountability.
I don't usually express private parts of myself on this blog, I try to focus it on my love for my family and keep all the other stuff out...but today my thoughts are overruling me.

Last year was such a strong spiritual time in my life.
After our mission trip I felt closer to God then I ever had in my entire life.

I felt changed.
I began to look at life the way God had intended.
I felt Him in every decision I made.
I felt like if you looked at me, you could see His light.

Now...I feel empty.

Have you been through this before? What did you do?

thanks friend.

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Easter Favorites

I think I am going to attempt to make the cupcakes. They are so sweet and who doesn't love a cupcake!


Today I feel good.
or maybe it's my body playing a sick April Fools joke...