Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Latest News from Mindy and Fiauna

Mindy has shared some more news regarding her condition and progress. Her remarkable efforts seem to be having the desired effect. Her spirit is as strong and inspiring as ever.

Also of note is Fiauna's new project - a soon-to-be-published book that she will keep us informed about.

See the details on both these stories by checking out the sidebar links.

Sunday, November 30, 2008

Cole to Celebrate First Birthday!

Newest grandson Cole Mann will observe his first birthday December 1, 2008. Friends and family will gather the following weekend to officially celebrate the occasion. If Cole's shower was any indication, it will be quite a party. Report to follow...

Saturday, November 29, 2008

Cameron's Baptism


Cameron Allen was baptized Saturday, November 29, 2008. The baptism was held at the Tabernacle in Logan, Utah. It provided a wonderful opportunity for family members on both sides to gather and visit, particularly to celebrate Mindy's amazing recovery.
Congratulations, Cameron!

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Mindy Comes Home!

It's official - Mindy will be home for Thanksgiving! It will really make the day special. Read the details here.

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Sisters to Smile About

Fiauna has shared her thoughts on Mindy's ordeal over the past week. It's a wonderfully written article that typifies the extraordinary love and concern all my kids have for each other. They are all very special people, and they surprise me more with every passing day.

Monday, November 24, 2008

Update on Mindy

Mindy continues to surprise everyone with the speed and scope of her recovery. She may even be home later this week. It appears all those prayers were answered (Mindy and Michael's unshakable faith has had everything to do with it as well).

For more details, click here.

Friday, November 21, 2008

"Hugs Are Okay"


I have posted a few of my thoughts regarding the last few days at my other blog. When you have a minute, check it out.

Thursday, November 20, 2008

The Fearless Heatons


Last weekend Mindy suffered a serious stroke. Although she is battling back and making significant progress, the last several days have brought with them a realization of how precious love, life and family are. Fiauna has created a blog, which I have linked, where Michael is providing ongoing updates. Please take this opportunity to visit the site, and leave your comments and best wishes.

Saturday, June 07, 2008

Link to More Pictures


While I'm sitting around waiting for the "official" graduation and family picture package, I thought I'd post some additional new (and old) pictures of the family (my thanks to those I stole from). Just click the title link to go to my gallery on AOL.

Wednesday, June 04, 2008

Happy Birthday, Matt




Matt's birthday provided an overdue opportunity to visit with Cole. Both he and his dad are great kids. I've been remiss in acquiring and sharing pictures of Cole, whose happy disposition shines through in this shot...

Monday, May 26, 2008

Jay Kent Allen, MBA














Thousands of people gathered Saturday, May 17th at UNLV's Thomas & Mack Center to celebrate Jay's graduation. (Well, maybe a few were there to see some of the other graduates.) Rows of Allens, Lunds, Heatons and Smiths cheered as Jay received his diploma.


After a few misadventures suffered by the cameraman, everyone gathered for lunch and a trip to WalMart (in preparation for more weekend celebrating). As evening arrived, the more outgoing members of the family headed for the Strip, while the new graduate and his wife stayed home for a few quiet hours. We can't begin to describe how proud we are of Jay (with or without this accomplishment). He's a great son, husband, brother, uncle and father. More pictures to follow...