Friday, December 26, 2008

A Miracle for Christmas.......................

We had a great Christmas with Max....he just had such a great time opening up presents, and playing with his toys. It was just a nice morning with family. I made my traditional HUGE cinnamon rolls Christmas Eve, they were yummy...then we had the traditional pancakes, bacon, eggs etc for breakfast........(I'm really sick of food right now, it was good and yes I did go off my diet, but I am now ready to get on it again....) The kids had to go back to Ogden to spend time with Trevor's family...Staci said they had a really great time....lots of SNOW though!!!

(do you think Grandma Schroeder is a little "overwhelmed" .....

We then went up to Primary Children's Hospital to have a family dinner with Lucas and his family....they got a conference room, everybody brought something..(pot luck) and we just had a good time visiting with Allison's family and our was a full room...they then opened gifts..we had to leave to go to our annual movie day..which was fun as well. The snow seemed at the time to be a mess, but it really was good going up to the hospital and coming home...

Then, this morning I just read that the kids were able to bring Lucas HOME last night about 10:30pm!!! This is what I call a Christmas Miracle!!! They are together as a family again and were able to finish their Christmas at home!!! Faith brings miracles.

I had to swipe this picture from my nephews site...Santa came and visited with Lucas in his room at the hospital...he did really good..they got several pictures, but this one was so special...just look at the look of Santa and Lucas looking at each other...Allison said that Santa had a tear in his eyes when he left Lucas's room....the little guy touches everybody he there is some Joy in the Journey!!

I hope everybody had a great Christmas and Wish you all the very best 2009!!!

Monday, December 22, 2008

Lucas update.....................

Another set back for seems like he goes through one after another, but through it all..he is such a charmer!!! I will post some new pictures later of his cute smile....he was supposed to go home today, but doc's all have different ideas (and he has a lot of doc's) one says one thing, and the others say the meantime he developed a fever that they decided they needed to culture (he ended his anitbiotic just yesterday for the previous fever/infection)....if we hope for the best it would be that there would be no growth in the culture and he just has a low grade fever from teething....lets pray for this little family to go home together for Christmas...they have already missed being together for all the festivities of the holiday, hopefully they can spend Lukie's first Christmas home together!!! the video of the soldier is their family favorite and be prepared to feel something good!!! Merry Christmas Everyone

Friday, December 19, 2008

I'm trying the Christmas Tag......see how you compare

Welcome to the Christmas edition of getting to know your friends. Change all the answers so that they apply to you and post it on your blog. Tag "you" are it.

1. Wrapping paper or gift bags? Wrapping paper
2. Real tree or Artificial? Artificial
3. When do you put up the tree? Thanksgiving weekend
4. When do you take the tree down? Usually News Year us more room
5. Do you like egg nog ? Do I like egg nog.......I LOVE EGG NOG!!!
6. Favorite gift received as a child? A Nancy Nurse Doll
7. Hardest person to buy for? Grandma's...they have everything already
8. Easiest person to buy for? grandson
9. Do you have a nativity scene? Grandmother's...I always remember hers displayed under glass....brings back fond memories
10. Mail or email Christmas cards? I got my cards mailed early this year!! Hurray!!
11. Worst Christmas gift you ever received? I don't remember ever having a bad gift...I like everything
12. Favorite Christmas Movie? Of course White Christmas...just finished watching it again for the 3rd time this season
13. When do you start shopping for Christmas? BLACK FRIDAY!!! Day after Thanksgiving
14. Have you ever recycled a Christmas present? I haven't
15. Favorite thing to eat at Christmas? I really love all the goodies neighbors bring...others baking is so much better than my own...why is that?
16. Lights on the tree? Yup ... White
17. Favorite Christmas song? Karen Carpenter's
18. Travel at Christmas or stay home? Home, home, home
19. Can you name all of Santa's reindeer's? I can
20. Angel on the tree top or a star? Angel
21. Open the presents Christmas Eve or morning? One special present on Christmas Eve (PJ's..tradition since I was real little) the rest Christmas morning..(what a mess it is too)
22. Most annoying thing about this time of the year? People being so actually makes me sad
23. Favorite ornament theme or color? red, white and silver
24. Favorite for Christmas dinner? This year Ham...Staci is stuffing mushrooms...yummy
25. What do you want for Christmas this year? Everybody to be Happy, Healthy, Safe and the little Fullmer Family to be able to take Lukie home for Christmas and be a family.........Merry Christmas to Everybody!!!!

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Lucas update......

Kristi and I went up to visit with Lucas last night...we just missed seeing Mike and Allison....Lucas was a little fussy, in some pain..but, Kristi is amazing and could calm him down enough..he napped just a few minutes then he was a little better. We enjoyed our visit. I understand last night they were possibly going to do an EKG on him to see why his heart rate was slower than they his dad says, this little guy just "needs a break" this has been so hard on him and his with the inclement weather situation...they have to travel back and forth in the snow.....Sunday I came across 2 new favorite scriptures....Ether 12:6 and 12..they read: And now, I, Moroni, would speak somewhat concerning these things; I would show unto the world that faith is things which are hoped for and not seen; wherefore, dispute not because ye see not, for ye receive no witness until after the trial of your faith........and For if there be no faith among the children of men God can do no miracle among them; wherefore, he showed not himself until after their faith....these trials are for Mike and Allison as well as their little family and Lucas...but, actually we all need to have the faith, faith for miracles...our Father in Heaven Loves this little family and especially Little Lucas....he will make things happen according to His will...He knows our prayers and desires for the Fullmers..but are we having the faith as well .... I really loved these scriptures...made me think

Monday, December 15, 2008

A night out at Temple Square to see the lights.......

We started out, Staci Trevor Max and I, meeting Kati and her friend Ben at Gateway...(they have this beautiful tree that changes colors from white to's really fun)..then we took the train to Temple Square. You know, it seems their might have been a few less lights, but the grounds on Temple Square were so beautiful non the just makes my Holidays to spend time down there with family.(Gary had to stay home with grandma, that was sad..we are going to go on a DATE this week...we will go visit there together) That will be nice!!!

Then..on to Temple was a beautiful, not too cold, friday night...lots of happy people, everybody scampering to take the best in front of the temple and the reflection pond with Mary, Joseph and baby Jesus...we never did get a chance to get the best pictures in front of these, but that's was nice to see everybody wanting that experience..having the desire to have their pictures in a setting as beautiful as these.....what a great time of year...we just need to remember this all the time, but unfortunately we usually move on with our lives and forget what is really important....Our Savior and what he did for each and every one of us....he LOVES us and wants the very best for us...we have to endure and keep promises we made Him....just "Find Joy in our Journey"

Friday, December 12, 2008

update on baby Lucas....

This was the message from Dad and Mom..................

He will be in the PICU overnight. He has a staff infection that started the night before the surgery. He just got off the ventilator. He has this high pitch cry that breaks your heart. Tough little guy, with a long road ahead.

Thanks for all the prayers, thoughts and love......

Little Lucas had his 3rd surgery last night......

This is the update my nephew left on his blogg about the Lucas's surgery last night......................

"Lucas went into surgery around 7:00 tonight. Most of the day we didn't know if surgery would happen because of the picc line infection he got in the night. But they decided he needed to have the surgery anyway, and things seemed to go well. She didn't know what she was going to do until she opened him up. The plan was to look for a blockage. If she couldn't find one she would give him back his jejunostomy (which we really didn't want). There was alot of scar tissue, she spent an hour and a half cleaning scar tissue. He is also at high risk of getting more scar tissue. There was also a twist in his intestines where the old ostomy was. She removed this portion (about an inch) and reconnected it. She was able to keep his same ostomy he has had from his last surgery. He is still on a ventilator and will be in ICU probably until tomorrow. The plan is to start feeding him in 4-5 days. Hopefully this will give his ostomy another chance and things will start to improve. Thanks for your thoughts, prayers and support. He is a little fighter and has a long road ahead."

Please, again remember this little guy...with Faith and Prayers the Lord will Bless him and his family for their strength and endurance...they are amazing...this has been a tough 7months for them and especially Lucas.......this little guy is definitely one of the Lord's Choicest spirits with so much fight and determination!!! His smile and personality wins your heart, you can't help but fall in love with him.....Our thoughts and Prayers are with you little man....hang in there!!!! YOU CAN DO IT!!!

This is after his surgery......notice where his hands are...this is his comfort position...he has always kept his hands up by his is so cute!!!

Monday, December 8, 2008

Update on baby Lucas..........................

I have been asked by some of you how little Lucas has been doing...he actually went home on Thanksgiving day and has been home with his brothers, mom and dad since then...his dad sent me this cute picture today...Lucas had to go back to Primary's for follow-up etc....I understand they decided to admit him and that he will again have another surgery. He has a blockage from scar tissue from his last surgery. He is scheduled for surgery Wednesday Dec 10. This will his third surgery in 3 months. It has been a looooong and stressful 7 months... Please, I know the family would be so grateful to you if you would remember little Lucas and the rest of this family in your prayers...this is a hard time of year to be away from home, but he needs this care...hopefully he won't be at the hospital for Christmas!!! Let's hope....we love you baby Lucas!!

Sunday, December 7, 2008

Snow looses in double overtime!!!!!!!!!!

OUCH!!! That was a sad game for sure...double overtime the score ended at 36-30 Butler winning....oh well....

The Badgeretts did their kick routine and did a great the way, what a beautiful day for a football game...we went with all our blankets and coats and actually had to shed some layers because it was too warm....what a difference from last year...we had to push 2 feet of snow off our chairs before we sat, then it snowed the whole first half...and talk about cold .... yesterday was really nice!!!

Max had a great time!! He polished off that whole pizza, and even asked his dad for more............WOW!! He has always loved the football games for Snow...we take him most of the time....I have a feeling he might just be a football player sometime....OUCH!!! It will be fun though........

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Snow College goes BOWLING..................

Congratulations Badgers...........#1 in the Utah...UNDEFEATED!!!

This will be a fun game.............and, the Badgeretts perform their kick routine...good luck girls!!!

Monday, December 1, 2008

Funeral for a man I didn't know......

Well, we went to the funeral for my dad, DRay Fullmer today. I was kind of sad, actually really sad for a million reasons.....first being, this man was my father that I never got to know, and I actually would have loved knowing him. Second, he not only cheated me out of having a father, but a family (his family in Delta) that are actually great people. I met cousins, aunts, uncles, great uncles etc that loved and adored this man for many years. They talked about what a "gentle, kind and loving" man he they were so impressed at his talent playing basketball...he won several awards and acclimation's playing for Delta High School as well as BYU playing with great men such as Mel Hutchins, (his name was brought up several times...I don't know who he is) as well as winning the Mountain States Conference Championship 1947-1948... Lots of tears were shed for this man, mainly because they loved him and will miss, well, I have shed tears for years...I have missed him, I shed tears because I just felt cheated, that he didn't care enough, that I didn't get to know the man everybody was talking about, that I went all these years without this family...the Fullmer's.......they seem to be good people and he kept them from me. I will get over the hurt someday, I know I want to keep in some kind of contact with these people if they want....I don't know, it is sad.........this was a sad day, and not only because DRay died............he took something from me so long ago, something special. Remember, love your kids, they need you and no matter what anyone says, kids aren't that resilient... they don't just bounce back..they move on, struggle, make good and bad choices, but the hurt stays a long time......real long time. Nobody should feel the abandonment of a parent, no matter what happens in life...we move on but the hurt is buried deep inside and festers up now and again...Anyway, this dreaded day is over and I will move on matter what, I will find Joy in this Journey....that's what we are supposed to do, and I will.................

Saturday, November 29, 2008 dad died..............

Wow.....I'm trying to wrap myself around this new challenge in my life. You may think I might be sounding a little dad died on wednesday due to a massive heart attack....but you see, my dad actually died when I was a little 4yr old girl...his only know, daddy's little girl...well, not so much, he left our family..our home..when I was 4, Mike was 5 and Kevin was 2yrs old...a day I will never ever forget as long as I live and can replay in my mind over and over again with great clarity... I was there when he drove away...even at 4yrs old I knew he was never coming back..I thought I could catch he drove off I ran and I ran after his car yelling and screaming for him to stop, to come home, please don't leave us...we need you..but, he never stopped and I just kept running and running until I got to the busy street of 800 north in Orem .....some man, someone I didn't know but will always thank because...he stopped me before I got on the busy street..he took me home...he had a bag a donuts that he gave all of us kids then he left...I never saw him again, but am so grateful that he took care of me at that time. Anyway, yesterday I got a phone call from Aunt Beverly...another person I don't know...his sister.. his family I guess disowned us, never having anything to do with us after the divorce...Grandpa tried to keep in touch a bit, but I guess it was just too hard for him, I really don't know exactly...anyway, she called me yesterday to tell me that he had passed away and the small funeral would be monday....yes, we are going so that we can pay our respects. I don't know how to feel exactly, I have never hated the man...when I was little I would cry myself to sleep at night wishing he would come home someday, that he would know he made a mistake and that he missed us...but, no, that wasn't to be...we just never saw him again. I will always have a small place in my heart that loves him...he was my father...doesn't that sound funny...that I would still love someone that couldn't do the same for me...I honestly can't explain it and will never understand..I wish him well and myself, I will move on with my life....this is a hard thing and monday will be a hard day...I feel like crying but I don't want anyone to see me cry, why should I cry for him......

Friday, November 28, 2008

Christmas Shopping!!! Earlybirds..........................

Really not too cold.....little drizzle.....lots of fun times!!!
(are we crazy or what???)

Ok...our day starts at Target....we were in line for about 45min and actually in a good drizzled just a little, but it wasn't anywhere near as cold as it usually is....we had fun laughing and talking. A lady pulled up in her van and let out kids with a big 5 gal thermos selling hot was funny, a lady behind us said she wanted some then and asked how much they were selling it for...a small cup was $1..(hummmmmmmmmmm I see these kids have learned the American Way...LOL) anyway, nobody wanted to buy the hot chocolate...(it was too expensive and it really wasn't cold enough to need it)...then the security from Target came by handing out maps of where in the store the sale items were located, someone else came and handed out free donuts etc....lots of great fun. is the same every year, those stinkers from the parking lots tried to stay in their cars then run for the doors when they opened...actually Target had good security watching out for us this year..they had the front doors blocked off so people couldn't just run in...problem is, it didn't stop other people from butting in the lines to get in first (security did make some get out and the crowd would cheer like they were at some sporting event)...FUNNY PEOPLE...that's kind of why we go...we really don't go for great deals because non of us are confrontational (we won't fight for any item) and if we get something great, if not oh well...we just go to have fun and watch the people...they are hilarious!! We got a few things, then we went over to Walmart...(boring there)sooooooooooooooo we then went to Cracker that place...tons of great things for stocking stuffers there!!! All their Christmas is 40% off right now...then we came home to rest and take care of Grandma, we are going out for more fun later today...Tai Pan, IKEA, Walmart again, who knows....just a fun day......HURRAY FOR SHOPPING...isn't it great!!!!

Staci and I trying to be AWAKE!!!!

Kristi having a great time....Kati sleeping.................

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

What do I do?????? Any Experience with Alzheimers!!!!

I am ok with her showers, combing her hair, brushing her teeth, cutting her nails, her taking off her cloths..(I have to admit I try to catch her before she gets too far)...everything, but when it come to her personal bathroom stuff...I won't get into it, but I found something in her garbage can today that just grossed me much that I won't keep a garbage can in her room for her to use anymore....ewwwwwwwwwww I am doing ok, this is just really hard.... if anybody knows any ideas for me...I'm open to's so sad to see her, but it's hard to be with her. I need to find the "Joy in the Journey" for sure....actually, today was a good day. Kati is here from Ephraim and Rob is doesn't have school today so we took Grandma to lunch...that was nice..she was actually good. Anyway...things will get better...I hope!!!

Monday, November 24, 2008

I am Thankful for.........................................

First off, there are so many things I am Thankful for....I am only sharing a few because if not, this blog will go on FOREVER!!!
``1. I am first of all Thankful for my wonderful Husband Gary...he is a man of few words, but you know just what and where he stands in his life. He is a hard working man, loves the Lord and his family!! Such a great example to our family and especially to Rob as to honoring his Priesthood...I love you Gary.
``2. My kids!! They are my life and especially my Joy!! I have loved being their mother and learning so much from them. I ask them to forgive me for my short comings..I have so many, and have made so many mistakes...but everything I did and do is because I love each and all 4 of them. Staci, the oldest...what an example of love and concern for others..this girl has always wanted the best for everyone, has had such a hard time with different things in her life and has worked hard making others feel better...always concerned for our welfare, loves the Lord and has such faith in his love for her..such a beautiful daughter of God...what an example to me she is...such a good mommy to little Max..he's a lucky little guy. son in law..aka our son!! I am so grateful to him for the great husband and daddy he is. Trevor is such an example to us, and to Rob...such a hard working, strong willed, dedicated to his family and the gospel kind of guy, another that is an example to us on how he honors his Priesthood and is always available to use it when necessary...we are a lucky family to have such a young man marry one of our daughters! Kristi, the 2nd, this girl is miss loving and caring too. Kristi will give you the "shirt off her back" if needed, and on occasion, has done just about that for friends and others. Kristi is such a spiritual giant and has such talent in so many things..(I love to hear Staci and Kristi sing is so beautiful)Organizer for everybody, willing to help anywhere she is needed..and I know her Father in Heaven is happy with her and who she is. Kati Jo, the 3rd child, what a joy she is to our family..keeps us on our toes and even when she is having a hard time is concerned of us and what is going on. Very devoted to her shows...she is a beautiful dancer with such love, beauty and grace. This talent has given her opportunities to grow and learn so many things. Kati Jo is a loving caring young lady with a strong testimony of our Savior and not afraid to show others..(and she does have opportunity to do so frequently)Kati too is a beautiful daughter of God. Rob...what a great kid...I am so thankful to him for always wanting to do whats right even when it goes against the grain sometimes. He has such a love and respect for the Priesthood he holds, and is such an example to me and others when he blesses the sacrament. I so appreciate him for "babysitting" Grandma Schroeder when he gets home from school so I can run errands, and without any complaints. I can never tell these kids more how much they mean to me and how much I respect them for the good decisions they are making in their lives...
``3. Maximus Gary Breon Jacobs, the love of my life!!! This is my adorable little 3yr old grandson...I am the luckiest Grandma Lu around...I can never get enough of this little guy and I hope he know how much Grandma loves him. What a smart, handsome, energetic, wonderful little person!!!
``4. Then, I especially right now am thankful for Grandma Schroeders naps...finding her way to the bathroom, singing with the Movies like White Christmas, Kiss me Kate, etc...blood sugars being at a normal level and eating her meals. I especially love movies by myself and with others, lots of popcorn without butter, chocolate, ice cream and someone else cooking dinner. I especially am thankful for dear friends who care and are concerned and are always there for us, and all our family, what is greater than our families.. especially the renewed relationships with is good and I am thankful for that!! (see, this can still go on forever....there is so much more to be thankful for...Happy Thanksgiving Everyone!!)

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Great new recipes.......................

Shepherds Pie.....this is great and has all the good things you need in your diet...filling too. Best of all, it's quick and easy

Broccoli Salad.....we love the broccoli salad at Costco...this one is the same except probably better because it's fresh.....ENJOY