January 30, 2012


As promised...pictures of the Slade families new dog. Timmmmmmberrrr or Timmy or Tim Tim is so cute!! 
I even said I would babysit when they go out of town. 
All the kids love him so much...at one time last week there were 16 kids sitting in their family room playing with him! Oh my. And yes, Timber's even had his first photo shoot...he's quite the celebrity.

Memory Monday 101

We don't get snow in Vegas very often, like hardly ever, so when it snows here it's pretty exciting. 
I remember this snowy Sunday in 1979 and how happy Amber was to get to go to church with Grami, Grampa and Aunt Lisa... in the snow!

January 27, 2012


When I look at all of these pictures from the luncheon that was held after the graveside service for our LeeLee, my heart... again, is overflowing with gratitude and love for our family, friends and all of our loved ones. We are so blessed. So many people have been praying for our family and offering all of their love and support. I want you to know that we feel all of that love and kindness more than you'll ever know. Thank you, thank. you. for everything. We love you.
We received a wonderful letter from some dear friends. At the end of the letter they shared some special thoughts and some quotes from our church leaders. It was just what I needed today.
Don't be afraid of trials... "Trust in God's love and power." (Dallin H. Oaks) It's ok to be you and me. "We all just need to do a little better every day." (Gordon B. Hinckley) Family and friends matter. Stand for truth and righteousness. Service is a great source of joy. "We must not only say our prayers. We must live them." (J. Devin Cornish) "Your future is as bright as your faith." (Thomas S. Monson)


These sweet boys always bring a smile to my face.

January 23, 2012

MM 100... Grandpa Schlauder

 Last week, the home that Allyn grew up in was sold. As he went back there a couple of days ago to finish gathering up some of the last boxes at the house, he found some awesome pictures and treasures.
Arthur Schlauder, Allyn's dad, was such a wise, kind, fun, honest, good man. 
Everyone who knew Art Schlauder loved and respected him. Oh, we miss him.
Allyn's dad was a great athlete in High School and college at the University of Iowa. We always heard about the records he set in track and field and how fast he was. A couple of his records stood for 30 years or more. 
It's so fun to see these pictures and old newspaper clippings.
 Look at the date... 1936!!!
The kids loved finding out that Grandpa Schlauder was a football star too!

January 18, 2012

Olivia's "Bieber" Birthday Bash

Olivia's Justin Bieber 7th Birthday Bash was somethin' else!  Here are some highlights...
hair doing.nail painting.headband making.microphone creating.dance contests.pin the kiss on justin games.shooting cupids arrow.bieber cake.lots of happy giggly girls.and a couple of adorable boys too.