Wednesday, December 5, 2012

I just had to share

I thought I would share a picture of the two of the cutest boys around!!!
(It kind of looks like they're planning something, doesn't it!)

Monday, November 19, 2012

Family History Pictures

Agatha Ann Darrow 1861-1906 (John s jr)

Agatha Hilda Fullmer 1896-1967 (dau of John s jr)

Archibald Buchanan 1830-1915 (hus of Helen Whiting)

Caroline Amelia Simpson

Clara Elizabeth Snow 1862-1936 (Dau of Sarah Elizabeth Whiting)

Delbert Dorrow Fullmer 1885-1941 (son of John s jr)

Edwin Smith Fullmer 1860-1940 (son of Olive and John s)

Erastus Curtis Sr. 828-1902 (Johanna Fullmer)

Henry Clay Fullmer 1881-1907 (son of John s jr)

James Lawrence Bess 1832-1912 (Johanna Fullmer)

John Price Fullmer 1871-1930 (son of john s jr)

John Solomon Curtis 1863-1943 (son of Johanna)

Juliette Fullmer 1894-1946 (dau of john s jr)

Juliette Fullmer 1851-1879 (john s jr)

Karen Maria Nielsen

Karen Sophie Nielsen (James wife)

Lavina Elizabeth Fullmer 1838-1907

Marcus Ervon Fullmer 1887-1961 (son of john s jr)

Mary Ann Fullmer 1846-1925 (William Lisonbee)

Mary Ann Hall 1842-1900 (wife of William Whiting)

Mary Grace Fullmer 1899-1989 (dau of john s jr)

Minnie Fullmer 1869-1924 (dau of john s jr)

Olive Amanda Smith 1825-1885 (wife of John s)

Ralph Fullmer 1892-1943 (son of John s jr)

Sidney Tanner Fullmer 1876-1919 (son of john s jr)

Thomas B. Jones 1859-1933

Thomas Jones 1859-1933

Warren Stone Snow 1818-1896 (hus of Sarah Elizabeth Whiting)

William Thomas Tew 1859-1933 (hus of Clara Elizabeth Snow)

William Whiting 1834-1888 (son of Elizabeth Part. Tillotson)

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Word to Live by Alec - AGAIN!!!

Between his mission and moving out, I have slacked on keeping you up on the wisdom of my brilliant son!!  Sorry!!! I hope this is the start of many 'words'.

Sunday, as I was fixing dinner, Alec came up to me and ask, "Is there anything I can do to help?"  I said, "Yes! You can set the table."  He looked at me dumbfounded and said, "That was a rhetorical question."

                                                              Yeah, that's my boy!!!

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

If the early bird gets the worm...

                                ...then the late one...well....that would be the butt, Bob!!!

Paul and I went to see Olivia Newton-John in concert and were a little late, and this was our view!!! AARRGGHHH!!!!
Luckily, she got tired and sat down by the second half. 
Well, Olivia SOUNDED good!!

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Total Joy!

May I just say what WONDERFUL kids I have! And they sure make gorgeous Grandboys!

They are a little slice of heaven - all of them.  They really make life seem so much brighter and better.

Monday, May 14, 2012

Rome Hilton Ostler

Ok, here is the short story.  Haley had a boy on May 11, 2012 at 12:13 a.m. 4 lbs. 7 oz. and 19" long. They are naming him Rome Hilton Ostler.
Here's the rest of the story.
Haley's due date is June 18.  She had traveled to Seattle last week to be with Graden.  She flew home the 6th.  On Monday, she had a Doctors appointment.  She was starting to swell up, feet, hands, she was a little uncomfortable.  At the appointment, they took her blood pressure, it was 120/80, they high end of average, so there was little concern. 
She taught Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday.  On Wednesday night, she was in our room talking with me and Paul.  Since Paul has high blood pressure, he checks his blood pressure every night.  After he checked his, he said, "Haley, do you want to check yours?"  I said, "And then can you check mine?"  It is just a fun little game - no biggie!  Haley's blood pressure was 175/98!!! Paul said, "This isn't right.  Let's try it on the other arm."  They checked her sitting down, standing up, one each arm, well, needless to say, we were a little shocked!!! I asked what she had eaten that day.  Top Ramon Noodles?  Yeah, I thought, that is the culprit!  They are so loaded with sodium.  I told her to drink a lot of water and lie down. 
The next morning, we rechecked it.  It was around 138/75, so it was high, but dropping.  So she want to work.
At work, one of her fellow teachers said that she looked more puffy than usual.  When Haley told her about her blood pressure, the teacher kind of freaked out!! She said she had toxemia (pre-eclampsia) and TOLD her to call the doctor.  So when Haley got off work, she called into Dr. Judd's office.  Since Dr. Judd was at the hospital delivering babies, they told her just to go there and be checked.
Quite unconcerned, she went there and called Paul to tell him where she was going.  He called me and said that Haley was at the hospital.  My kind boss let me leave work early so I could hold her hand.  When we got to the hospital, Haley asked, "Why are you here? It's no big deal."  We just laughed and stayed.
The head nurse started checking her stats and asking her questions. When her blood pressure came up at (approx) 180/109, she told Haley that she wasn't going home.  "In fact," she said, "You will probably have your baby this weekend."  I think that is when we really started to appreciate the gravity of the situation!!
She called Graden and told him to catch the next flight to Utah..."We're having a baby!!!"
When they checked her blood, they found that her kidneys were already being effected.  Dr. Judd checked her and told her that if they tried to induce her, she wouldn't have this baby before Saturday and by then she most likely would be in a coma.  Ok, C-Section it is!!!
They waited for Graden to get there.  Race got him to the hospital at about 11:40.  The prepped Haley, dressed Graden and away they went.
Rome was born at 12:13 a.m. on May 11th. Because he was born on his Grandpa Matthews birthday, they chose the name Hilton for a middle name.  Besides, they thought Rome Paul almost sounded political!! Granted, Rome Hilton could sound like a vacation destination, but it also sounds very distinguished.
For a baby that was born almost 6 weeks early, he's doing remarkable well.  He was born at 4 lbs. 7 oz. and is 19 inches long. He is long and skinny, but what is amazing is his feet.  They are 3 inches long!!! For a 19 inch baby, 3 inches for feet are HUGE!!! He is breathing on his own, absorbing the formula (given to him through a tube in his nose) and has even sucked on a pacifier.  They haven't had to transport him to NICU yet.  That is such a good sign.  He is a little fighter and I'm so proud of him.

Haley was so sick from the medication, and beat up from the emergency C-Section, she couldn't sit up without being VERY sick!!! But just like her son, she is a trouper!! She has been in the nursery with Rome every chance she gets.  She is so in love with that little boy, and Graden is such a proud daddy!!! They are a gorgeous family.

Monday, April 30, 2012

Mother's Day

No, I'm not posting early, in fact, my Mother's day was last Friday! 

I was talking to some friends Sunday about Mother's Day.  Most of my Mother's Day have consisted of fixing dinners, doing dishes, dressing kids, and cleaning up.  Oh don't get me wrong, I receive beautiful gifts and lots of hugs and kisses, but to me, the second Sunday in May is really just another Sabbath day.

My REAL Mother's days are days like last Friday as I watched my daughter, Haley, graduate from UVU in Elementary Education.  I have often referred to them as "Pay Days". 

My favorite Mother's Days have been when I am laughing with my family, celebrating victories, mourning losses, playing, working, riding bikes, going for walks, vacationing, lunches and sometimes, just hanging out together.  I have had so many WONDERFUL Mother's days and they're are not always in May!!!

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

The REST of the story

I updated you with Alec and Melanie, but I haven't really shared Haley's countdown!!!

First of all, Graden will be heading out at the end of April to work his summer job. If nothing changes, he will be installing in Seattle with Alec, Joe and Weston, among others!

Haley will be delivering their baby in 9 1/2 weeks!!!

YES!! Another angel will be joining our family in June!!!
Can life get any better?

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Christopher is here!!!

Ok, he's almost 6 months old. I have been so busy hugging and kissing that cute little boy!!!

This was taken the day he left the hospital. Yeah, he was praying for strength!!! LOL!

Here is his 5 month old picture. THEY JUST DON'T GET CUTER THAN THIS BOY!!!

Monday, February 27, 2012

I'm Back!!

With all of the countdowns, I just seemed to fall of the face of the...bloggers list!! Sorry.

Paul and I have gone from empty nesters to a full house, and I LOVE IT!!!! I have a BUNCH of cool photos and stories to share.

First and foremost, ALEC IS HOME!!! I missed him so much, but after one day, it was like he had never left.
He promptly grew a beard. He says it's to help him look his age. That's fair.