Monday, November 26, 2007

Mmmm, salads!

It's salad week here at the Fischer household. We ate too much food this weekend! It's time for a little restraint!My favorite? It goes back to my days working at The Bird (aka Red Robin). It's the Whiskey River BBQ Chicken salad. It's not on the menu anymore but you can order and they'll make it for you. It has the lettuce, tomatoes, cheese, chicken w/ BBQ sauce, black beans, onion straws and ranch...I think that's it!? Sooo yummy! I'm doing my version at home tonight minus the onion straws (only because my family isn't a big fan). Bon Appetite!

Sunday, November 25, 2007


It is our tradition in the Fischer household to cook, bake, plan then pack our car as full as it can possibly get, fill our tummies at Kyle's mom's house, wrestle around with the nieces and nephews and then we are off to our weekend at the beach.
This was by far the best weather we have ever gotten during our Thanksgiving weekend at the beach. We ate junk, went for walks on the prom, played in the sand, ran from the waves, relaxed, played cards and just enjoyed each other! It was such a blast! If you want to see a few more pics just go here to our flickr account.
I love the tradition and memories!

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

I'm thankful for....

This is not an all encompassing list...just a few of my favorite things! Before the rush of getting the pies in the oven or the kids dressed up for the gatherings, I'm just taking a minute to think about being thankful.

My hubby... I'm just going to brag on him for a minute! He is such an amazing man who takes great care of us. Despite his crazy travel schedule he leaves notes, gifts for us while he's gone and makes sure he gets in a phone call before the nights over. He gets home from work and dives right in with the kids! He doesn't complain when there is no clean underwear in the drawer but always praises me when the house is clean or the laundry actually does gets done. The other night he actually tackled the random sock pile (yes, I know you have them too!!) and made all the matches. He is officially declared the sock King!! Not to mention he is pretty darn handsome!

My little darlings! They are a whirlwind sometime but they are so amazing! Enough said.

The food!!!! OK, I'm a little passionate about this secret love of my life! I am passing on this article that lays out an easy way to plan out your Thanksgiving meal. It's full of wonderful ideas, recipes and a daily planner. The Sweet Potato Crunch is a Fischer family favorite that is made annually!
Ohhhh, how there is so much more! I have been truly blessed! It's really all about friends and family and I am so thankful for that! Where would I be without you all! I praise God for blessing me with you. I keep hearing this from different places the radio, the sermon on Sunday and different people to take some time to "count your many blessings". I get so wrapped up in my little world sometimes that when I stand back and take a look at things, I mean, really take a look at things I am taken back by what God is doing in our lives.
Happy Thanksgiving!

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Still here...

Yes, I am still here just trying to keep up with life, phew! It's wearing me out! I'm convinced that mommies should have a built in massage fund built into the monthly budget! :) Oh yeah, we're down to one income now. Hmmm...guess I'll have to hit up my hubs for this next one!

This was one of those hairy days. Does anyone else have those? It seems every step of the day was a challenge. We had falls. Colds with drippy noses, sore throats and congestion that makes it hard to breathe from the nose so the binki keeps falling out. We had a playdate but for some reason things just didn't click with the little guys. We had short naps which led to a cranky evening. Daddy is working late tonight with the big sales presentations this week so they are stuck with my face all day long.

And for mama, she's tired! But thankful for another day with the little ones. Thankful for God's strength and patience to get through. I could do without another day like this for a while but incase it is right around the corner I praise God for His promises that never change.

“Yet this I call to mind and therefore I have hope: Because of the Lord’s great love we are not consumed, for his compassions never fail. They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness. I say to myself, ‘The Lord is my portion; therefore I will wait for him.’”
Lamentations 3:22 (NIV)

Time to rest!

Friday, November 2, 2007


Oh, my little's not every night that you need me anymore. I cringe at the thought that our midnight meetings to comfort and cuddle are dwindling. There was time that I thought they would never end. But now, you are growing up; it's so right and in God's plan but it's hard for your mama to slowly let go.
You just woke up...I blindly searched for your Binky in the dark corners of your crib and whisked you into my arms. We settled into the rocking chair, cozy blanket around us, you nestled your head into my chest and I lightly rested my head on yours.
God thank you for these moments to quietly cherish.