Tuesday, December 8, 2009

My mom and sister are famous

At the Mall of America, Jodi Prip, her mother Pam Heubner, and Jesse Rogers were all trying to stay warm as they waited to get in to see former Alaska governor Sarah Palin. "She started out as a mom and look at what she has become," said Prip.

Saturday, July 25, 2009

Ely Blueberry Festival and THE LAND

Took the picture of the pumpkins for Tammy so she could make them for the front of her house. Made out of telephone poles painted orange.

Enjoyed a great day with Mark, Alison, Grand
ma, Charlie and myself at the Ely Blueberry festival and

then lunch at THE LAND. Amazing how much work they have done on the property.

Mom made Special K Bars (just in case you were thinking that you would not have wanted to be with us).

This is Dawn's new floor after taking out her almost brand new carpeting that the puppy had pretty much ruined.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Here by popular demand..........

The Joni Camp Talent Show!!!!!
Featuring our very own Grandma Krumwiede,
Donald, Wendy, Kevin, & Tammy
(in order of appearance
R to L)

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Pam and Jed

Aren't they cute? This photo is way overdue, since Pam's been home for weeks, but I just like it so much I wanted to share it with you. We had such a good time with Pam here. She really shares our heart for Africa, and it was such a blessing to be able to show her why we love it here. We love you, Pam!

Monday, July 6, 2009

Thank you, Great-Grandma!

After being home with Oliver for a few days, I suddenly realized that I didn't really have a place to set him down. Could this be why my shoulders, neck, back, and arms were so sore? Anyway, Grandma Krumwiede sent us some money and told us to get something we needed. After my epiphany about having no place to set Oliver, we immediately went out to Target to get a swing. The best part is....HE LOVES IT, and will usually take a couple of naps in it per day and sleeps more soundly then in his bed or our arms because he really likes being rocked. Thanks so much, Grandma!!! Oliver thanks you, and my neck, back, shoulders, and arms thank you! :)

(Shelly, maybe you can show this post to Grandma next time she is at your house. Thanks!)

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

More Pictures of Oliver

Oliver has very deep blue eyes right now, and I am really hoping they stay that way. I don't mean to brag, but if you get him to look at you he and then move left to right he will track you with his eyes. We need to try to get a video of this as proof.
Here is Oliver in his Amby Bed which is essentially a baby hammock. (www.ambybaby.com) Right now he is sleeping with us at night while I try to put him in the hammock for naps to get him used to the motion.
Getting in the car on the way home from the hospital.
My favorite outfit of his. Sadly, I think it is already too small.
He has MANY knitted hats. I think I brought at least 6 different ones to the hospital.
This one was taking a few hours after his birth.

The Newest Great-Grandchild

Announcing the birth of Oliver Tristan Fisher! He was born at 5:42 a.m. on June 23rd and weighed in at 8 lbs. 11.2 ounces. After being in labor for over 26 hours, (Oh, the epidural did wonders! I even called and talked on the phone to Grandma Krumwiede during very active labor.) he was finally delivered via c-section. Since his head was pretty pointy he would not descend correctly because he kept turning his head and getting stuck. I pushed in ever position imaginable (to try to get him to come out straight) for over 3 hours with no luck. I was so tired by the end and was actually falling asleep between contractions. During the c-section I was having a bit of pain, so they turned up the epidural thus knocking me out, so my memory of the actual birth is very vague. After 5 days in the hospital we were very happy to be home. Joel went back to work on Monday and Oliver and I have been having a great time together. He is awake for several hours each day, and sleeps really well at night. (I have to wake him up to feed him!) I have yet to hear him fuss if there isn't a reason for it. Since I am recovering for surgery I feel very blessed to have such a peaceful baby. My incision starts to hurt if I've been carrying him around too much, but other then that I am in no pain. Overall my recovery is coming along better then I expected. Usually I feel like I am able to do lots, but I know if I push it too much it will take longer to heal. We picked the name Oliver because of Psalm 128:3, and Tristan is Joel's middle name and it means "bold".

Your wife will be like a fruitful vine
within your house;
you sons will be like olive shoots
around your table.
Psalm 128:3