Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Great Quote

"Friendship is born at that moment when one person says to another: "What! You too? I thought I was the only one." — C.S. Lewis

In another good mood today... ♥

Monday, March 29, 2010

About to go to Zumba ♥

About to go to Zumba ♥

Taken the day before on 3/28
Taken at the part on 3/28

Me on 3/29 getting ready to walk Joey down to school

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Happy 32 Joe

Our Hick 32 cake... lol

Banana Crumb Muffins

Off to make a cherry chip birthday cake with cream cheese frosting... and perhaps afterwards a batch of banana crumb muffins with some ripe bananas. The excitement never ends! ♥


  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3 bananas, mashed
  • 3/4 cup white sugar
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 1/3 cup butter, melted
  • 1/3 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon butter


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Lightly grease 10 muffin cups, or line with muffin papers.
  2. In a large bowl, mix together 1 1/2 cups flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt. In another bowl, beat together bananas, sugar, egg and melted butter. Stir the banana mixture into the flour mixture just until moistened. Spoon batter into prepared muffin cups.
  3. In a small bowl, mix together brown sugar, 2 tablespoons flour and cinnamon. Cut in 1 tablespoon butter until mixture resembles coarse cornmeal. Sprinkle topping over muffins.
  4. Bake in preheated oven for 18 to 20 minutes, until a toothpick inserted into center of a muffin comes out clean.

Recently heard in the Fisher household: from Joey, 'Mommy, I'm really hungry...... and I want CAKE' :) It smells so good in this house!! ♥

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Date night!

Date night tonight! Joe and I are attending a benefit with people from his work. All I know is there is free food (and I hear it's great), country music and probably line dancing. LOL We'll see how tonight goes. Anyone that knows me knows that country music isn't really my thing. I may try the line dancing though! ♥

Friday, March 26, 2010


Ready to get my CROP on!! Scrapbooking tonight! I can't wait to hang with my scrapbooking friends and make some creations. ♥

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Happy birthday to my wonderful hubby today! :)

Happy birthday to my wonderful hubby today! :)

Bunco tonight in the 'hood'!! 6 Mikes will be accompanying me to the party (lemonades that is). ♥

Pic of me with hair curled.

Wednesday, March 24, 2010


At age 3 Joey was obsessed with Thomas the train and would only wear Thomas shirts so we had a stash. Justin, who is 3 now, is obsessed with football jerseys. He has two from old navy and he wears them to bed and school daily. I think we better stock up on a few more or I am going to drive myself crazy doing laundry! His teacher laughed that he was wearing another one to school today ♥

Off to the gym. Not sure if I'm feeling like weights or like running a 5k today... Oh and my lovely friend that is doing a weight loss challenge with me - BRING IT! ;)

FIRST CONCERT YOU ATTENDED! Everyone please play! Copy & paste this on your status, then put your First Concert at the end of this sentence...This will come as a surprise to very few people. Luther Vandross and En Vogue :)

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Jury Duty

I just found out I has jury duty in April. This is a week after Joe found out he has jury duty too. I have city court jury and he has county court. Too funny.

Random pic of me

Monday, March 22, 2010

Sunday, March 21, 2010

More Snow!!

Snow March 21st in Dallas. Strange.

Justin getting daddy with a snowball.

Snow again - is this Dallas?

We have snow on the ground, a total of 8 inches possible by end of morning. I can tell you that my cell signal has bit the dust. Verizon, can you not possibly handle a bit of snow and give me a better phone signal. What the heck? :(

Justin is getting dressed to go out in the snow. He yells to Joey, "Joey are you going outside?" Joey yells back, "No way I HATE the snow." Joe says, "Well he's definitely YOUR son". ♥

Saturday, March 20, 2010


Is thinking a nap sounds like a wonderful idea ♥

Wishes it would warm up. I feel like a popsicle in Dallas on the first day of Spring. 33 is just too cold! WTH!!!? I have told that Mother Nature that I do not miss Michigan winter weather but I don't think she's listening.

I think Candyland is somehow rigged. Adults never win that game. Joe and I never win when we play the kids!! Now Justin is saying, 'I win, nah nah nah nah'. LOL

I am totally dressed for the weather. It's snowing outside and I'm wearing my comfy snowman pj pants :) Tis the Season right? Did someone say Spring started today? LOL.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010


Took Joey to the Dr's office yesterday because he coughed all day long non-stop and this was even with cough medicine. She gave him a breathing treatment and sent him home with a borrowed nebulizer and a script for some medicine. So far the breathing treatments have worked great. He has almost stopped coughing completely.

Today he had a dentist appointment. He had no cavities and they say his teeth and the spacing of the teeth look great so we are happy about that. The weird thing is when we saw his last dentist they told us he had two cavities and we didn't get them filled because it was out of network and we were switching to this new dentist. We switch to this new dentist and they tell us how great his teeth are. The other one had already filled 3 of Joey's teeth. Seems fishy to me that the old dentist kept telling him over and over how many cavities he has and then we go to this new dentist and he says his teeth look great. Makes you wonder...

Growing up...

..remember when we were YOUNG and couldn't wait to grow up? ...WOW, what the heck were we thinking!?!?

Have you Ever Noticed That after Mon and Tues. even the calendar says W T F!!

From the 3 year old, 'Mom I want apple juice and my leg hurts'. ♥

Monday, March 15, 2010

How short time really is...

There were two instances tonight that remind me just how short time really is.

Tonight I was singing the 'Arnie the Armadillo' song to Joey before bed. It's a bedtime tradition and Arnie has his own song and I sing it and it makes Joey very happy. Tonight while I was singing Joey was mouthing something the entire time I was singing. I had thoughts like, 'This is so rude, why is he talking over me', and 'Is he singing along with me? It doesn't look like it.'

At the end of the song he looks at me and says, '22 seconds mom'. I guess he wanted to see how long it took to sing the song.

Then I had the sad realization to myself that sometimes I am tired and I RUSH this song. I didn't rush it tonight and it only took 22 seconds. I felt like a terrible mom. I can't even spend 22 seconds at night with my child singing his favorite song? I reached out and hugged him. We cuddle each night, read stories and talk but to feel that I rush that special time made me so sad. Joey didn't even mean to impact me in that way - I know he was just counting seconds because he was curious. The impact it had on me was much more profound.

First background. Back in the day we had very close neighbors - Heather and Matt who were siblings and James and Rachael - who were siblings. They both lived across the street from me. I was very close to Rachael and Heather growing up as they were both my age. Matt was younger and was very close to my younger brother Greg.

Tonight I was talking to Matt and told him I found our other neighbor Rachael on facebook. I told him that I was telling Rachael about his sister Heather and how she had MS and was in a care facility. I asked him if that was still true because it had been awhile since I talked to Matt about Heather.

He told me that Heather passed away in Nov 08 of MS. He said he told my brother but obviously no one told me.

Heather was a year older than me. She was engaged shortly after high school and was on cloud 9. She was diagnosed shortly after and I remember thinking to myself, why didn't her fiance stick by her through it all? I couldn't understand that. But what I couldn't understand was how she went downhill so quickly. She was MY age. We played together. We talked boys together.

I was with her to help her when her dad died. Her dad was a big teddy bear. He was so nice that it was so tragic when he passed, especially for me since I was young at the time.

Heather, Rachael and I went to a talent show together. Back in the day I sang ALL the time. Rachael convinced Heather and I to sing at a talent show to Whitney Houston together. It was awful and we got $2 each for entering (ha!) and since I've had nightmares about singing in public but I have that memory of her! She was brave enough to do that with me.

My first memory of riding a horse was her. She didn't burp her horse enough and she had him cantering and he let go of the gas he was holding onto and the saddle flipped over and I was actually dragging on the ground and almost got stepped on by her horse. Ok, so it wasn't the best memory ever but she was a friend of mine. It wasn't her fault that the horse's saddle did that!

I was very close to Rachael and was crushed when she moved away from me. When Rachael moved away Heather helped me through it.

We talked boys together. We hung out at my house and swam in my pond. We dreamed about having boyfriends, getting married and eventually having kids. The dream most girls dream from the time they are young.

Gosh my dream went just like that. I had boyfriends, went to college and met Joe. We married and had kids. It was just the fairytale girls dream of. Two beautiful boys, a nice house and a loving family.

Then I think of my friend Heather. How time really is so short.

Gosh today really is a day of reflection.

Today on the radio I heard a new song by Kris Allen (one of the winner's of last season's American Idol).

I'll include the lyrics at the end of this post but it goes like this: If your life ended today, would you have said you love someone enough?

I reflected on this and I would like to think that I live my life with an open heart. I openly love. I tell people I love them all the time. I give lots of hugs. I call my family and tell them I love them.

The day before Joe's Grandpa died we were at his house. He went to bed early and I went into his room and gave him a hug and a kiss and I told him I loved him. I had been scrapbooking bits and pieces of his life and gave him lots of hugs. When he died a piece of me died too. I was never close to my grandfather like I was with Joe's. Joe's grandpa and I connected like I was his grandchild and he loved me like I was one. I thought about it and I never was very very upset and emotional about his death and I think it was because I always let him know I loved him and how much I appreciated him. Trust me, I still cry time to time when I think about him but I didn't feel like I ever held back how much love was there.

So if you got this far down in this entry then think to yourself, have you said I love you enough? Have you done those things that you want to do for your loved ones?

Kris Allen - Live like you were Dying

Sometimes we fall down and can't get back up
We're hiding behind skin that's too tough
How come we don't say "I love you" enough
'til it's too late, it's not too late

Our hearts are hungry for a food that won't come
We could make a feast from these crumbs
And we're all staring down the barrel of a gun
So if your life flashed before you
What would you wish you would've done?

Yeah... we gotta start
Looking at the hands of the time we've been given here
This is all we got and we gotta start thinkin' that
Every second counts on a clock that's tickin'
Gotta live like we're dying

We only got
86,400 seconds in a day too
Turn it all around or to throw it all away
We gotta tell 'em that we love 'em
While we got the chance to say
Gotta live like we're dying

And if your plane fell out of the skies
Who would you call with your last goodbye?
Should be so careful who we live out our lives
So when we long for absolution
There'll no one on the line

Yeah... we gotta start
Looking at the hands of the time we've been given here
This is all we got and we gotta start thinkin' that
Every second counts on a clock that's tickin'
Gotta live like we're dying

We only got
86,400 seconds in a day to
Turn it all around or to throw it all away
We gotta tell 'em that we love 'em
While we got the chance to say
Gotta live like we're dying

Like we're dying, oh, like we're dying [x2]

We only got
86,400 seconds in a day to
Turn it all around or to throw it all away
We gotta tell 'em that we love 'em
While we got the chance to say
Gotta live like we're dying

You never know a good thing 'til it's gone
You never see a crash 'til it's head on
All those people right when we're dead wrong
You never know a good thing 'til it's gone

Yeah... we gotta start
Looking at the hands of the time we've been given here
This is all we got and we gotta start thinkin' that
Every second counts on a clock that's tickin'
Gotta live like we're dying

We only got
86,400 seconds in a day to
Turn it all around or to throw it all away
We gotta tell 'em that we love 'em
While we got the chance to say
Gotta live like we're dying

Oh like we're dying, oh, like we're dying [x2]

We only got
Eight-six four hundred seconds in a day to
Turn it all around or to throw it all away
Gotta tell 'em that we love 'em
While we got the chance to say
Gotta live like we're dying


Cookie is Justin's penguin that my mom and dad got him when they were in town from the Dallas Aquarium.

Alex with Cookie

Joey and his DS

Justin and Cookie.


Took the day off work and didn't do much today. Hope I'm feeling a little better tomorrow. Joey was excited to buy himself a new Mario DS game today :)

Just found out my childhood friend and neighbor Heather Loy (class of 95) passed away in Nov 08. I am still in shock and do not believe it. Gosh it's so sad :( Dang we played together all the time as kids.

Sunday, March 14, 2010


My little guy at the park...

Shower Pics

The kids crack me up. They love to cuddle in their towels or streak through the house. Here are some cute pics I took of them after they got out of the shower one day.

The boys and I.

Friday, March 12, 2010

Pizza Delivery

I actually saw a pizza delivery person driving a newer Cadillac today. Can't say I have seen that before. :)

Family movie night tonight. It's Madagascar 2 with popcorn tonight :) Boys are excited! Joey lost tooth #3 at school today eating a fruit rollup of all things! ♥

I am snuggled up on the oversized recliner with me smooshed by boys on both sides of me. CUDDLE ALERT :)

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Playing the DS

This is what you call a DS addiction. The boys work together normally to defeat levels. They are only playing one DS here but they usually hook them up. Chris is one of our neighbors and one of Joey's best friends.

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