Saturday, August 20, 2016


It was so humbling to be here.
Especially to feel the reverence and respect.

Arlington was sobering.
The history of this place.....

Words fail me.
I feel so blessed to have been able to witness this.


Saturday morning we rode the train into Union Station and spent the day being tourists.

I have never been to Washington D.C. and the thing I really wanted to see was the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.

I was not disappointed in it at all.

But before we got there, we enjoyed just "being" in such a busy, historic and beautiful place.
 Our train brought us to Union Station.
 View of the Washington Monument from the Lincoln Memorial.

 Vietnam Veteran's Memorial
 So very sobering, so many lost.
 There are so many that gave "their all."

 Such a great walk to see this enormous monument.
The architecture was so beautiful everywhere.

 Hey! Why don't we put THIS GUY in the White House??? I think he would do a fabulous job!

Friday, August 19, 2016


Yesterday I flew from Idaho Falls to Baltimore to spend the weekend with Howie.
He's in Pennsylvania for two weeks. 

Today I had the rental car and I played tourist. 

I started at Antietam. 
Bloodiest one day battle of the Civil War. 

The countryside is lush and beautiful. 

Then I went to a Pennsylvania Dutch market. 
What a blast.
I saw an Amish girl with flip flops. 
They were bejewled. 
Sorta edgy isn't it?

Then I went on to Gettysburg. 
Very humbling. 
It's been such a great day. 

Wednesday, July 27, 2016


The longer the solution sits the better. 
These bubbles get so huge. We spent hours playing with them.

I did a slo-mo video but can't download it for some reason. 

I wanted to put the recipe here so I had it easily accessible. 

I C dawn dish soap
1Tbs guar gum (health food store)
1 Tbs baking powder
1/3 C corn syrup
16 C water
Mix the guar gum and baking powder together with a whisk, then add 1/2 the water.
Mix with a whisk until lumps dissolve. Then add the dawn and the rest of the water.

Have a blast.

Thursday, July 14, 2016


I hate when the summer goes too fast.

I've been off work for 10 weeks. Wow. 
I had no idea recovery for this surgery would take this long. 

But now that I'm out the the sling and cast I'm getting stronger every day and gaining range of motion.

Howie is in Minnesota for 2 weeks. 

So I stole this one. 
We are having some fun.

Thursday, June 30, 2016


It's time for the annual camping trip to Loristica for the Fullmer reunion.
I love the Lost River mountains.

It will be great to be with family.
Catch up.

But first.....
Gotta take care of stuff. 
We decided that we should probably get new tires all around. 
Apparently good tread doesn't mean good tires...especially when they are 12 years old. 

Thursday, June 23, 2016

38 YEARS!!!!!

Certainly not enough with this guy. 
Looking forward to another 38. 
I love you. 

Thursday, June 16, 2016


The cast came off today!
Can I get an AMEN!
It was a long 6 weeks for sure. 
One arm is tan. 
This is the pin that was anchored in my basilar thumb joint. 

I also am also given the go-ahead to not use the shoulder sling from the rotator cuff surgery. 
Now to just build some muscle strength. 

Friday, June 10, 2016


We were able to go with our ward to Martin's Cove and 6th Crossing.

This is a significant historical place for members of the LDS faith. 

We wore pioneer clothing, camped and ate outdoors. 

We battled heat and mosquitos. 
We had no comforts of home. 

We trekked miles and miles through sagebrush and heat. 

It was a great experience.  

We were able to see historical markers of the Oregon Trail, Pony Express trail and Mormon Pioneer Trail. 
I am so thankful for the Pioneer heritage that I have. 

Sunday, June 5, 2016

They don't like the heat

Poor kitties
All of May was in the 50's and 60's
They don't think too highly of 88

Sunday, May 22, 2016


A couple of the kids (and grandkids) came home for a short visit.

To wish dad a Happy Birthday.
And have some fun.

Shenanigans ensued.

And it was fun.