FC: Abigail Caroline Triplett
1: Jessica Ashely Wright B. Nov. 19, 1975 D. July 24, 2010 | Abigail Alexander B. June 25, 1952 D. July 30, 2005 | Gary Milton Wright B. Oct. 29, 1952 D. March 9, 1999 | Edgar Charles Alexander b Sep 23, 1927 d. Oct 5, 1985 | Marjorie Sue Cross b.Nov 25, 1932 d. July 23, 2001 | Jessie Milton Wright B. July 1, 1929 | Carolyn Ruth Roberts B. Sept 4, 1931 D. Oct 25, 2011 | Abigail Caroline Triplett
2: Abigail Caroline Triplett born Aug 3 2001 at 11:24 AM 20" 6 lbs 6 oz.
3: Abby you were so active before you were born at times it was though you were going to be twins. You were born in Birmingham, Alabama at Brookwood Hospital. Your doctor's name was Lyle. You were taking your time and the doctor did not think you would be coming for a while so he went upstairs to check on other patients and that is when you decided to be born, with no doctor in the room. You were named after your grandmother Abigail Wright. A little about what was going on in the world. The year you were born; one of the largest terrorist attacks on US soil, happened on Sep 11th. The president of the United States was George Bush Jr. Milk was $3.00 a gallon, gas was $1.30, A postage stamp cost 34 cents. a new car cost around $15,000. You did not sleep through the night until you were 3 months old. You rolled over for the first time when you were 5 months old and sat up alone at 6 months old. You got your first tooth in April of 2002 you were 8 months old. You crawled for the first time April 22, 2002. You also stood for the first time in April, it was a busy month. Ashley Jessica Lumpkin | 8/3/01 Birth 20 in long 6 lbs 6 oz 8/14/01 2 weeks 20 inches 6 lbs 15 1/4 oz 9/16/01 4 weeks 22 inches 9 lbs 6 oz 10/18/01 8 weeks 24 inches 11 lbs 7 oz
4: Autumn and Hannah were so excited to have a new baby sister. They loved holding you and could not wait until you would be home. Big sisters are the best!
6: Uncle Seth | Grandma Abigail Alexander, you were named after her. | Uncle Christian
7: Sisters don't need words. They have perfected a language of snarls and smiles and frowns and winks - expressions of shocked surprise and incredulity and disbelief. Sniffs and snorts and gasps and sighs and a love that is unexplainable.
8: Abigail Triplett 2001
10: Hannah taking Abby for a walk
11: Abby has always had a love for animals.
12: Mama Ashley | Grandma Alexander | Grandma Alexander, Abby and Aunt Shelby | Uncle Seth | Uncle Christian
13: A sister is a little bit of childhood that can never be lost. ~Marion C. Garretty
16: 2006 | This photo was taken shortly after all four of you girls were placed with us in foster care. Autumn and you were placed with us from the start, but Hannah and Heidi were placed in two separate placements. We had no idea at first that there were four sisters. When we learned that there were four of you, we worked for over a month trying to get all of you together. then Just before easter, success! you were all together in our home. I'm so grateful that we did. We have always felt that it was very important for children to be together. Now we are forever a family with all the good, bad and silly.
17: Each of the older girls got to choose their own background. They loved looking at all the different ones. We went shopping just before the photo was taken and each of them picked out their own outfit. They felt so grown up choosing.
18: Fall 2006. Jessica was super excited to have family photos taken and she selected what everyone was going to wear. Heidi cried until the photographer gave her a plastic egg to hold. | Joshua, Jessica, Benjamin | Abby, Autumn, Hannah, Heidi
21: Let's play dress up!
23: One of the girls favorite things to do was play house. Our family room was always full of babies, play food and dress-up. One day they decided to all pretend that they are pregnant. They put balls under their shirts. It was so fun. | New mommies with their sweet babies.
27: 4th Grade
28: 4th birthday
29: Ice cream, cake and fun galore, all for our little girl who's turning FOUR!
30: Abby has always loved mermaids. She was so excited about her cake.
32: Cookie cakes are the best!
37: Abby wanted to make her own birthday cake this year. She carefully went through my cake pans and selected Scooby-Doo One of her Favorite cartoons. I showed her how to mix the icing, fold and fill the icing bags and how to make the stars. She did an amazing JOB! | 11
39: 13 We were leaving on our trip to Utah the day after your birthday. Dad was working in Utah at this time and so we Skyped with him so he could be part of your special day. We got a small cake so there would not be any leftovers. Best part of turning 13...now you can ride in the front seat of the CAR!!
40: This was at Blue Lake Elementary School. Autumn and Hannah were in a Under the sea spring performance. Abby was so excited to go and watch. She got to keep two of the pinwheels that were made for the decorations. After the performance she wanted her photo taken as well. We had so much fun. Abby said she could not wait until she could go to school and sing on the stage. | Abby said she was a mermaid.
41: Working on craft projects have always been a big part of our family. One of the kids most favorite ways to work on projects is in creative mode. Just pull out everything and create! | Abby and Hannah were making people and animals for their Cinderella play
43: Our neighbors would rent water slides during the summer for birthday parties. Abby loved playing in the water.
44: EASTER 2006
45: Easter 2007 | There were a number of families in the ward that would host Easter parties from time to time; and the girls loved to go to them. This one was at the Ledte's home. There was an egg hunt as well as some amazing food. Abby loved the swing and had her face painted to be a bunny.
49: 2013 | Hunting for plastic eggs full of candy is the highlight of Easter. We used to hide the eggs the night before and let the kids hunt them first thing in the morning but we had issues with ants and slugs getting into the eggs during the night. Yeah the extra wildlife in the eggs were a huge turn off to the kids. lol | Graham loved looking for eggs with aunt Abby. | Xander has yet to make an appearance to the family.
50: The 24th of July | Abby had a lot of fun, eating watermelon, learning to walk on stilts with a little help from dad, and doing the stick pull with Hannah.
51: Abby learning to shoot.
52: 1st Halloween 2001
53: 2002 | Grandpa Lumpkin
54: 2004 | Abby's favorite thing about her costume was putting cut up hot dogs and pop corn down the eye holes.
57: Dad found the coolest pumpkins this year. We've never seen white ones before.
59: Carilyn, Autumn, Heidi, Abby, Bridgett, Hannah
63: Abby made the spider pumpkin | Hannah's Mermaid | Josh's scary pumpkin | Ben and Heidi's pumpkin | Autumn's | Dad's two headed pumpkin
65: Benjamin | Jessica | Heidi | Mom and Graham | Joshua | Brandon | Hannah | The girls and their friend Jessi | WE all had fun at the ward Fall fling
66: 2012 | Brandon, Jessica and Graham
68: 2013 | Abby worked in the nail painting booth at the Fall Fling. She loved being able to show off her skills.
69: Abby came up with her costume all on her own. She wanted to be Mother Nature. She found the dress and flowers at Good Will. She spent a lot of time making certain everything was in just the right place. Abby even was able to get leaves to stick on her arm and face.
72: Abby and Hannah had their yearly Halloween party. This was the 4th year of doing the party. Everyone had a great time. Lots of food, games and fun.
75: 1st Christmas
76: 2010 | 2008
77: The Naughty Little mouse. I saved my cake for Santa Clause one Christmas Eve at tea; for if riding makes one hungry how hungry he must be! I put it on the pantry shelf, where he'd be sure to go--I think it does a person good to be remembered so. When everyone was fast asleep, everyone but me, I tiptoed into the pantry-- Oh! Just as still --to see. If he had been there yet, Dear me! It made my poor heart ache---there sat a miserable little mouse eating Santa's cake. | My mother Alta LaRae Durtschi would tell my brothers and sisters this poem every Christmas Eve. She had memorized it for her 3rd grade Christmas program. Such sweet memories. Anna Rae Triplett
78: Christmas 2008 | Tiger relaxing on the present. He loves to lay on any box he can find. | Decorating the tree is always a lot of fun. It's exciting to see all of the decorations.
79: Just look at all those Christmas socks!! | Jess and Brandon's 1st Christmas as an old married couple.
80: Abby says that this is her favorite ornament
83: Snow in Florida is a rare thing. Abby and her sisters had a lot of fun playing with the little we got one year. They made a snowman with a flower for its hat.
85: WE took a trip to Utah December 2011. We stayed for two and a half weeks. We had fun playing in the snow, and visiting with family. It was an amazing trip. Abby says that her favorite part was when we all had snow ball fights and played tag in the snow.
87: This was Abby's first time skating. She had a lot of fun. She held onto the wall most of the time. Even when she fell and split her lip, she did not give up.
89: Autumn got into doing photo shoots with the girls. She enjoyed doing the outfits and hair. Autumn did not want them to smile but once Heidi would start to laugh they all started to.
90: Photo shoot of the day.
91: Today They were being dinosaurs, eating plants.
94: I was at the high school track because Autumn was in a field day competition. It was boring...so I was super glad Hannah was there and we played chase while we waited for Autumn to run. We had a great time.
95: Filed day at FUMCH, Once a year we would all have a day full of rides, fun and food. I loved going
96: Being silly with my siblings.
97: We call this the hidden park. It's just down the street from our house. We love going there to play.
98: The girls were in dance one year. They loved dressing up for the show. They all did a wonderful job.
99: Abby, Autumn, Heidi, Hannah 2006
100: We went to Medieval Times for dinner, with extended family down for Jessica's and Brandon's Wedding. Grandpa Triplett paid for all of our dinners. It was super good. I loved watching the show. | I caught one of the flowers the knights were throwing into the stands. I felt just like a princess.
101: The girls all enjoyed having their photos taken with the actors after the show. | We all got our photos taken so that we looked like princesses. I thought the soup was the best part of dinner. It was fun to eat with so much of my extended family. | Our knight...he did not win.
102: Going to the surf shop with my family. We had a lot of fun looking at the things in the shop and going to the beach. | What a surprise Abby found a MERMAID!!!
105: Abby as the Dark Fairy
106: Daytona Beach Florida 2011 | Abby loved looking at all the tinny things in the sand.
107: Starfish the kids found | Hannah, Heidi, Joshua and Abby enjoying the sun!
108: Sunsplash Park Daytona Beach Florida 2011 | Abby, Hannah and Heidi all enjoying the sun and water!
112: We all enjoy going to Ponce Inlet. The light house, park and beach make for a perfect day.
116: Our family has always enjoyed going to theme parks. We've had passes to Sea World, Cyprus Gardens and all of the Disney parks. We've been to both Universal Studios and Islands of Adventure. The following pages are a sampling of what we have done over the years. | Theme Parks
117: We went to Cyprus Gardens. It was so much fun. The park closed after a hurricane one year. Because it was damaged so much by the storm. It reopened a number of years later as Lego Land.
118: For a couple of years we got passes for Sea World, it was buy a ticket for a day and come back all year for free. We all enjoyed the shows and the rides. We would eat chicken fingers and soda for lunch.
119: Trainers are no longer allowed to get into the tanks with the orcas due to a handler being killed. It was amazing to see them working together. | Petting the manta rays-we were all surprised by how slimy they were!
120: December 2002 We have been able to go to Disney a number of times over the years. Florida Methodist Children's HOme (FUMCH), the agency we were licensed with as foster parents would select a few families each December and pay for them to go to the Magic Kingdom. They also paid for lunch! The girls would get a tee-shirt as well. We always looked forward to the trip each time we got to go.
121: Disney 2007
123: 2009 We arrived at the park before it opened. There was a performance by a number of Disney characters. The girls loved the streamers that were thrown at the end of the show.
124: One of Abby's favorite places to eat at Disney is a buffet. Whinny the Pooh characters would walk to each table for photos.
126: Universal Studios Labor Day 2012. Abby's favorite part was the Harry Potter world. She love how detailed everything was, making it just like the movies.
127: Heidi enjoyed this ride the most out us all...LOL
129: Taking silly photos is one of our favorite things to do at the parks.
131: There was a tropical storm that day, it was a small one but it kept a lot of people home. The lines were not bad at all for a holiday. It rained super hard at one point, Abby, Hannah, Autumn and Ben were on the Popeye Ride-it is a water ride, but they got extra soaked. The rest of the family were waiting in line for the Spiderman ride it was inside and so we did not get wet. We rode the Mummy ride over and over. Best part ever!
132: Magic Kingdom 2013
133: We had a lot of fun at the Magic Kingdom. We were able to ride all of the rides we wanted to...almost. That is until Abby and Heidi got a stomach bug. The good part was that we were able to spend most of the day there before they got sick. Going to theme parks with my family is the best because we are all so silly. We always have a great time.
134: Mothers Day 2013 The best part of the day was being able to ride Expedition Everest at least 17 times in a row. We stayed until the park closed. It was an amazing day.
137: Here is Abby, Hannah, Heidi and Autumn riding Expedition Everest. They just kept going and going. Dad, I and the boys were all worn out. They had a fantastic time.
138: One of our trips to the park we got bright pink and yellow shirts to wear so that we could fine each other super fast. Also so we could look like tourists! It was a lot of fun.
139: Abby says that she loves every ride at Hollywood Studios. We had bought 4 day passes to Disney and we all loved Hollywood Studios the best so we came here twice.
140: Abby had a 7th grade field trip to Animal Kingdom. We had to do a scavenger hunt using a camera to take photos of the things we needed to find. We all had a great time. We rode the Dino ride over and over. as well as Expedition Everest!
141: We had to take a picture of something with eight legs. So we made a people spider! | Playing in the fountain was a must for Abby. | The giraffes were Abby's favorite!
142: All of the girls enjoyed posing for photos. They got into putting on silly hats as well. It was a perfect day to go to the park. The sunset was an amazing end to the day.
145: Going for haircuts. They loved being pampered. The cuts are perfect.
147: I heard on the radio that a boy band called Big Time Rush was going to be in Orlando. The girls were big fans; so I took the day off and drove them down. We stood in line for over three hours before we were able to see them. The girls had a great time playing around. When it was our turn the boys were super sweet and talked to each of the girls. They signed their CD. When we were done I took the girls out to dinner at Cracker Barrel it was a wonderful day.
148: Abby and Heidi have always been super close to one another. They enjoyed playing dress up and adventure games.
149: Swimming at Sister Davis's house. summer of 2009 | Josh, Hannah, Ben, Heidi, Abby,Autumn.
150: Becoming an Aunt was amazing. Abby could not get enough of holding Graham!
153: Going to the County fair Nov 2013. The night was cool and the lines short. We had a great time riding all of the rides we wanted to.
154: Jessica Ashley Wright Born November 19, 1975 Died July 24, 2010 | Ashley 4 months Christian 3 years | Christian and Ashely 1981 | 1981 | 2 years old | 8 or 9 years old | 4 years 11 months | 2nd grade | 5th grade
155: Christian, Abigail. on her lap Shelby, Gary, on his lap Seth, Ashely
156: Great grandfather Edgar Charles Alexander | Great grandparents Edgar Charles Alexander Marjorie Sue Cross | Great, Great ,Great grandparents Dave Cauthren Alexander, Julia Ann Demasters | Great Great grand parents Jessie Milton Wright, Mary Estelle Allums holding Jessie Milton Wright Jr. | Family is very important and knowing where you come from helps in knowing who you are. You come from a rich history of people who have loved and cared for you. There will be things that you will never know about your family but this is a start.
157: Grandmother Abigail Alexander holding your uncle Christian | Grandfather Gary Milton Wright & Ashley 1981 Panama City Beach | Great Grandfather William Ivan Lumpkin in the back and Great uncle Robert Franklyn Lumpkin | Great great grandmother Clara Jo Cleveland and her sons William, Robert Lumpkin | Grandfather Gary Milton Wright