Monday, August 29, 2011

Going back...

Oh where do I start?

Lately, around here we've just been living life.
Since the boys started school, man, I just feel like I have no time to sit and blog AND I'm just feeling so uninspired at the moment (insert: dill pickle post). 
So instead of boring you with more posts like that, I just haven't.
But it's been good.
I like just living life and not worrying about what I'm gonna blog about...or forcing things to happen so I'd have a good blog post...ya feel me?

But big things are happening around here,
like I start working next week. 
Which is pretty bittersweet.

My life is being a full time mom. It's who I am.
I love seeing their faces in the morning,
getting them ready for the day,
seeing them off & picking them up from school...
but life can be hard and finances even harder...
and an opportunity came our way that we just couldn't turn down.
Plus, the hours are perfect and I'll be home by the time they are out of school. 

Although bittersweet, I am so thankful that we've been given this chance and if it means more security the sacrifice is worth it. 

I just need to remember that when my alarm goes off each morning at 4:30 am...

Thursday, August 25, 2011


The other day I made homemade pickles,

and they were delicious!

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

She's having a baby!

My sister that is!

So I threw a little shower for her & the daddy to be.
It was simple,
and so nice.

And we all can't wait to meet to the new baby!

Wednesday, August 17, 2011


Lately, all I seem to daydream about is a weekend away with Kyle.
It sounds so untainable, like winning the lottery.
But none the less, I still dream about it.
Googling "romantic getaways."
And living vicariously through the pictures of my friends on their weekend trips.

True Story: We never had a honeymoon...we got married & came home the next day.
And besides going on our mission trip 3 years ago,
we've never been away together for more than overnight.
And that hasn't happened since Lucas was born.

How do couples do it when you have more than one kid?
Having someone watch 3 kids for a weekend
sounds like a serious tall order...maybe too tall??

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Things I love lately...

 1. These outfits from Ruche. On my wish list...wishing my birthday was a lot closer than it is.
2. Kyle & I started watching Whisker Wars on IFC. And it's amazing. Who knew men's facial hair could be so entertaining. Kyle is now dreaming up his winter beard. Big dreams.

 3. I saw a commercial today for Ree Drummond's new show on the Food Network! I can't wait. New food shows get me every time. 

4. Pictures of Gloria Steinem from the 70's. She was so beautiful and had an effortless style.

5. This documentary. Watching this journalist from New York on a quest to see if yoga can really change his life...was so funny and made me appreciate the beautiful art of yoga so much more.   

Monday, August 15, 2011


I made these lil' guys over the weekend.
And the monster worms make me laugh everytime.

As I was making them I was really hoping that the sweet faces I was giving these too as a birthday present... would love them just as much as I did...

Handmade translates to love (for me anyway), and I always worry that if it's not a light saber or a my lil' pony they won't love it...but they did!
They always give them alil' squeeze.
Which makes me smile.


Sunday, August 14, 2011

My family

Our friends from Magnolia Photography took our family photos in Laguna Beach last week, and they worked some magic.

They found the most amazing spots,
and the boys had so much fun.

And it shows.
Those pictures are my favorite.

Right now they are offering 20% off their photo shoots too!
All you have to tell them is the Fisher's sent you!!

You'll love them just as much as we do!

Friday, August 12, 2011

Today is the 1st day of the rest of your life...

The boys survived their first day of school.

Ayden made a new friend instantly.
He told me the night before that was his plan.
Kids are amazing that way.

Brandon fell right back into his routine.
(ran off so quickly I could hardly snap any photos)
Met up with all his old friends,
and has came face to face to the serious business that is 4th grade.

This year is gonna be good.

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Party before their 1st day!

Going back to school always was a big thing for me.
It meant the end of summer, which is always bittersweet but the start of a new year always meant "new beginnings" and I liked that.

As a mom I want my boys to know how much I value their education and how important it is to take it seriously...
so we always start the new year off with a fun family party.
Nothing big, nothing fancy.
Homemade pizza & brownies & some awesome homemade signs by yours truly. Oh and a table cloth because that screams party!

Monday, August 8, 2011


When Kyle & I met I was so lucky that he had some really amazing friends, who I instantly loved and Rachael Marshman was/is one of them.

Her heart is incredible and she inspires me daily on her blog to see the beauty in life and her gift for being a wife and mother is contagious!
Not to mention her & her husband are amazing photographers!
Ummm, is there anything they can't do? 

We love this family.
They are just GOOD people. 

And their goodness keeps coming; 
now they have begun the journey of adopting a sweet baby girl from Ethiopia named Kate.

And in order to help fund this very pricey adoption,
they've started an online craft fair.
With some amazing handmade goodies from all across the US.

I've already eyed a few pieces that I love!

Take a peek at Kate's Craft Fair,
maybe you'll find something you love...
and in return help a great family bring home their baby girl!

Feel free to link up to their story and the craft fair blog,
the blogging community is an amazing place and always up for helping out those in need! 

Thanks friends!

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Back up

I'm not gonna's been one of those weeks.

Holding down the fort for the past 2 weeks while Kyle has been away working has been a rough one.

The kids always seem to get sick when I'm alone.
And Lucas got hit with a double dose of pink eye.
Which is the worst!!
Constantly touching, and rubbing...which you know is a major no-no!
So I've been lysol-ing & antibacterial-ing everything.
Always one step behind him...
quarantined in our house.

and in the mean time I am getting nothing else done...

Life just always feels off when daddy is away.
Like I have no back up.
Makes me feel vulnerable & I really hate feeling that way.

I'm really glad he is coming home tomorrow.
I'm excited for life to get back to normal.
I really love normal.

Wednesday, August 3, 2011


I've been in such a funk this week.

I'm realizing summer is over,
and the boys start school next week.
I can't believe how fast it went.

I've loved summer.
I love them being home all day.
No schedule. Just us.
We've had fun.
And I'm sad it's almost over.

This new season brings big changes for us...