Families of Lake Country

This is a sponsored series.

Welcome to a new series! We will be featuring families from the greater Waukesha County area who are fans of Lake Country Family Fun. We hope you enjoy getting to know your neighbors and other families in your community!

This series is sponsored by Uptown Art in Sussex.

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Uptown Art in Sussex offers a social art experience. They combine the arts of painting as well as the art of music to create a unique experience for the amateur or skillful artist. Their studios provide hands-on art instruction, paint supplies, canvases, aprons, and everything you need to have a great time and create your masterpiece. They also offer classes for kids starting at age 5 and are a great place to book your child’s next birthday party. Check out their website for more details to plan your next creative social experience!

Our first family is the Fischer family from Oconomowoc.

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A little bit about the Fischer Family:

The Fischer family, Derek and Angela, and their two children, Elliana (9) and Ethan (6), moved to Oconomowoc from Milwaukee about four years ago. They both work full-time in the Waukesha County area and love the the small-town feel of Oconomowoc. Since moving here, the family relays that they have a greater appreciation for shopping local and their community.

What they love about Lake Country Family Fun:

Angela reports that they found Lake Country Family Fun shortly after moving to Oconomowoc and have been using the site religiously ever since. Both Derek and Angela work full-time, so they feel that the family time they get is very precious. Angela loves that Lake Country Family Fun has done all the work for her. She looks over the weekend guide every weekend to see the fun events happening over the weekend and then enjoys her time doing those things were her family, instead of looking up various sites to check her options. Most of the events listed on the calendar are free or very inexpensive, which she appreciates as she is planning out their fun.

They also mark Hartland Kids Day on their calendar every year, as soon as the date is announced in the spring, and have not missed one yet! The Apple Picking Guide is also a favorite of theirs, and they enjoy apple picking every year at the Elegant Farmer in Mukwonago.

A fun fact about the Fischer Family:

Angela goes all out every year planning birthday parties for her children. She has Pinterest boards and devotes months to planning the events with her children. Lake Country Family Fun’s birthday guide has been a source of inspiration for her as well as fueling her passion for supporting local businesses. She has held birthday parties for her children at Bloom Print Studios, Snips and Giggles, Lake Country Martial Arts, Flabbergast, and most recently, Equitate, a local horse farm.

Another fun fact is that Elliana is a competitive gymnast at Salto in Waukesha and has been pretty much her whole life. There may be a future Olympic gymnast from right here in Oconomowoc!

Favorite Movie to watch together as a Family:

As a family, their go-to movie to watch is the Disney classic, The Parent Trap.



Are you a fan of Lake Country Family Fun that would like to have your family featured in our series Families of Lake Country? Please send us an email at lakecountryfamilyfun (at) gmail (dot) com!