May 27 2015

Scribbles, Yawns, and When You’re Never, Ever, EVER Alone

By |2015-05-27T05:00:12+00:00May 27th, 2015|Uncategorized|6 Comments

This is what happens when you leave your Bible open:   It’s a fitting passage for two-year-old Hattie to have scribbled out, actually.  When we chose her name it was because I thought it was cute and old fashion-dy. I disregarded that Hattie means, “Ruler of the Household.” So her marking out the verses in 1 Peter about wives submitting to their husbands makes sense, really. She’s may have a [...]

May 20 2015

Pots, Pans, Power Wheels and Hattie Anne

By |2015-05-20T05:00:10+00:00May 20th, 2015|Uncategorized|6 Comments

Josh was home from work early one day last week, and the weather was perfect. He proposed we go to the park. We began the super easy process of getting everyone out the door, which involved the following: one car seat, one stroller, two bikes, two bike helmets, a Power Wheels car that doesn’t work, an impromptu photo shoot of the baby bird unfortunate enough to have been found in [...]

May 13 2015

When It Comes in Sips

By |2015-05-13T05:00:29+00:00May 13th, 2015|Uncategorized|6 Comments

One time, I flew to Venezuela. By myself. When I was 16. And, no, I have no idea what my parents were thinking. It was for a mission trip, in their defense, but I didn’t know anyone else going and ended up having no way to call my parents the entire time I was gone. I couldn’t even let them know that I had arrived safely. The first night there [...]

May 7 2015

When It’s (Not) Easy, Peasy Lemon-Squeezy

By |2015-05-07T04:14:57+00:00May 7th, 2015|Uncategorized|7 Comments

Somewhere around 8 p.m. on Day five on the Nate-Fisher’s-Life-Outside-the-Womb timeline, Josh and I finally had three out of four kids in bed and were desperate to head there ourselves. I nearly posted a picture of me holding Nate right around Day 5, but it was just too hideous. So I took me out of it, and this cuteness was left. A vast improvement, I think. With brains [...]

Apr 29 2015

The Tale of the Fly

By |2015-04-29T04:04:25+00:00April 29th, 2015|Uncategorized|7 Comments

Many moons ago, Josh and I were painting our garage. I didn’t want to be painting the garage. It was hot, and the garage was big and this was back before we had kiddos and I took for granted what a luxury it was to complete a Saturday afternoon project without having to stop 37 times because someone pooped or fell off their bike or needed a snack. (I love [...]

Apr 22 2015

Big Struggles, Long Waits and One Little Fish

By |2015-04-22T05:00:14+00:00April 22nd, 2015|Uncategorized|10 Comments

Hi Friends. It’s been a while, eh? This Dreamboat came into the world while I was gone: Meet Nate Fisher. Born April 8th. 7 lbs, 1 oz. Goes by any of the following: Nate, Nate Fisher, Fisher, Little Fish, and my favorite so far, compliments of my nickname-loving father: Fish Stick. I’ve been staring at him ever since. He’s healthy, beautiful and makes my heart ever so happy. [...]

Mar 25 2015

Pistachios, Pollen and Zero Pink Socks

By |2015-03-25T05:00:42+00:00March 25th, 2015|Uncategorized|10 Comments

Between the hours of 9 and 11 a.m. on Tuesday, I said (read: yelled) the following to the following: Not including the zebra, of course. “Christian, get away from that snake.” “Please do not bury mommy’s shoes in the flowerpot ever again.” “Where is all this snot coming from?” “I hate Spring Break.” “Why are you crying?” “Do not pour dirt on your brother.” “It is not necessary [...]

Mar 18 2015

A Tale of Sinkholes, Snow Peas and Ugly Good Books

By |2015-03-18T05:00:02+00:00March 18th, 2015|Uncategorized|8 Comments

The date: Monday night. The situation: Hattie was crying. Again. The location: Her bed, where she had to stay until she could get it together. The scenario: Illogical tears. Again. The conversation: Me: “Hattie, you’ve got to get control of your emotions. You are getting far too upset over the smallest things tonight.” (And every night. If anyone has any advice on dealing with a child who cries for 15 [...]

Mar 11 2015

The Challenge

By |2015-03-11T05:00:55+00:00March 11th, 2015|Uncategorized|13 Comments

I learned something this week. It was Saturday morning. Josh sat at the kitchen table, working on a guitar. The kids milled around and “helped.” Josh turned to C, still in his jammies and fuzzy-headed like little boys are just after they wake and said, “Christian, go out the shop and get Daddy’s red-handled pliers.” I’m not sure if I scolded him, but I wanted to. The child is two, [...]

Mar 4 2015

Marriage and Graphs and Other Not So Pretty Things

By |2015-03-04T05:00:23+00:00March 4th, 2015|Uncategorized|13 Comments

As many of us do, I married my opposite.   Even science confirms it in our case. Several years ago Josh and I took a personality test, the results of which we mapped as coordinates on the same graph. Areas of personal strengths and preference were ranked high on the chart. Places we struggled or didn’t value were plotted low.  We then connected our dots with a line so we could [...]

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