November 29, 2011


Allyn had some awesome helpers to get up the Christmas lights this year. He was very happy about that.

November 28, 2011


Mom always knew how to make Christmas wonderful...

November 25, 2011

November 23, 2011

Funny Boys

Levi was supposed to take something that started with the letter "G" to pre-school last week. Jennie gave him some ideas like grapes, granola etc. Levi didn't like those ideas too much. Then Jennie said, "How about Grama Linda?" Levi smiled... then he looked a little confused and said, "Grama Linda no fit in my backpack!" 
Oh, he's so cute.

I dropped Kaden off at school today and there were a bunch of kids playing football on the playground. 
I said, "Kaden go show those kids how to play some football! Go kick some butt!" 
 Kaden: "Grandma!!"
Me: "What?...You mean most grandma's don't talk like that?"
Kaden: "I'm in shock right now!"

November 21, 2011


So many special Christmas memories at Grandma and Grandpa Schlauders...I miss them.

November 19, 2011


Ravens are the champions! The Lions haven't lost in three years, and today the Ravens beat them for the championship, 20-7. It was so sweet. It's the first time ever in the DYFL league that a 1st year team has  won the championship. More than half of their team had never even played tackle before!
Kaden scored 2 touchdowns and threw for another. What a stud.

November 17, 2011

"just dance", arm wrestling, and the #1 cookie maker

 "Just Dance" is about the best Wii game ever. Everyone has fun playing it, and last week we had some pretty intense competitions happening around here.
 Even with all these girls in the house, Mychal kept winning. He beat Amy 6 times in a row!!  
That is until Miss Taylor joined the competition, and then she whooped everybody. 
 Arm wrestling was up next (only the girls and Kaden) and the champion was....Jennie, with Kaden coming in second. Look at those guns on Jen's arms!!
Kaden was not happy about that, and has been doing extra push ups all week. Let the games begin.
It was wonderful to have so many loved ones around to help welcome Ally home... abundant blessings for sure.
I think Brad just might be the best cookie maker in the family! He's got my vote:):)

November 16, 2011

The Play Offs

It's play-off time for Kaden's football team, the Ravens. This little team who started out as one of the worst in the league, has come a long, long way. They are 8 and 1 and have made it all the way to the championship game for this Saturday. They are going to play the Lions, the only team they lost to this season.
Courtney came in town for Ally's homecoming. Ally is so lucky to have such special, dear friends. Courtney got home from her mission to Kirkland, Ohio just a few months ago. Talk about two cute return missionaries! 
Court even came to support Kaden at his football game. 
#34 Sweetness,  had quite the cheering section.
Last night the Ravens played a really good team, the Cowboys...and won 14-6...woohoo!

November 14, 2011


I love this old picture. 
And we loved having Lisa, James and some of their family here this week end. They are the best, for sure.
We got to skype with Tyler & Kelly in Nebraska.
Their adorable little boy Calvin, looks just like Tyler looked when he was that age...
(except with his mama's big blue eyes)!!

November 11, 2011


Ally is really home. I kind of have to pinch myself sometimes. Sister Schlauder will give her Homecoming talk Sunday November 13th at 1pm at the Monte Cristo and Oakey chapel. Hope ya'll can come:):)
Waiting and waiting at the airport!

Finally!!!!!!! Here she comes!
Hugs, hugs and more hugs...