Saturday, October 31, 2009


The kids each made a creative one of a kind face on their chosen pumpkins this week.

But first we had to clean out the insides... a couple love the job, one can't stand the smell, another isn't all the interested in the "slimey" job... but each of them did a part - with a little help & encouragement from each other! :)

"Create in me a pure heart, God." Psalm 51:10

"Happiness makes a person smile." Proverbs 15:13

Our pumpkin expressions included, "surprised", "mischievious", & "happy"... Unique, just like our precious children =)

"If anyone belongs to Christ, then he is made new. The old things have gone; everything is made new!" II Corinthians 5:17

Happy Halloween Friends!

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

a Tuesday treasure

My sweet sweet J.

Has a way of melting his Momma's heart :)

My "Tuesday Treasure" went something like this;

J: Can someone make me a sandwich?

Mom: Sure Buddy. What kind do you want? (I'm sure the dinner I had just made was not to his liking- but oh well)

J: turkey

*I make his simple request; plain turkey on plain bread.

J: "Mom, you are my superhero"

Ahhhhh, shucks.... it was nothing.

J's sweet words often make me smile, but none quite like this day :)

Wow, nice to be appreciated :)

Have a great day!

J's Superhero (At least for the day)

Monday, October 26, 2009

"officially" waiting.

October 9, 2009...

marked us DTE (Dossier to Ethiopia)
*Our pile of paper work has made it's way to Ethiopia and we are now on a waiting list for a referral.*

And we're "officially" in the waiting stage of our adoption journey :)

Our hearts are leaping for JOY!

Though, we've been told "this" is the toughest part of the journey... we are estatic to be on to the next step!

But to be honest... we are also a bit disappointed to have had it take so long to get here and to hear our "waiting" time may be longer than orginally anticipated... but we will trust!

Mostly, we find ourselves able to rest in God's plan & His "perfect timing"... but occassionally get stuck in the silly timeline in our own head... the longing of our hearts to be fulfilled-NOW!

"Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your understanding; in all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your paths straight." Proverbs 3:5-6

Thanking God for His faithfulness & love today and every day and His patience.

Please continue to keep our family and our adoption journey in your prayers.

We will continue to keep you posted.... with even just a "how we're doing" :)

God Bless.

The Fisher Family

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Yeah for Fall!

We got out for our annual "pumpkin" hunt.
It was windy, but it wasn't snowing & the sun was shining... Praise the Lord!

M. & S. find the perfect pumpkin for our little guy :)
M. such a good big sister!

E. found one just right for her.

J. intiated this pic, love that toothless grin :)

S... hmmm, does that smile just spell T.R.O.U.B.L.E.?
Definetely our lil' turkey :)
It was a JOY to see the sunshine again this weekend after so many 'dreary' days before.
The time together on our annual "Pumpkin Patch" adventure was even better.
Blessings to you this Fall season!

Monday, October 12, 2009

you have to see this.

Click on the code above to watch a short video clip

I think, well worth the 3 minutes and 53 seconds of time

Have a great week!

Saturday, October 10, 2009


We were planning on heading to Taylors Falls this sunshiney Autumn weekend...

for our Annual "Fall Colors" Family weekend.

A day spent together.

Taking in all God's colorful Autumn beauty.

Feeling the sunshine on our faces.

Breathing in the crisp and refreshing Fall air.

Listening to the crunch of leaves beneath our feet and the sound of sweet laughter (mixed with a little bickering too, of course :) )

Topping it off by stopping at a Pumpkin patch to pick out our individual-unique pumpkins.

Our plans have changed today...

Instead we woke up to the first of our many Minnesota snows.

J. and S. couldn't wait to head out and experience it.

The two of them quickly dressed and tracked down all the required "equipment" :)

They made tracks, tried to make snowballs, and felt the cold air against their cheeks.

Still praying [just maybe] we'll get a chance to take in all the Fall colors.

And that temperatures will rise just enough to do it without all our Winter gear on... I guess we could settle for a drive through the country, if nothing else.

Thanking God today, for ALL His beauty around us!

May you enjoy a blessed weekend!

Friday, October 2, 2009


{Praise} Music is one of those things that makes my heart happy!!!

Listen & Enjoy =)
Have a great weekend!

Thursday, October 1, 2009