Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Playing Catch Up!

So life as we know it keeps flying by.....this past summer kept us busy and it went by way too fast...Here is a picture overload from the summer....

We went to the zoo. McCrae was a little small but we still had fun!

We had a fun fourth of July over in Delta.

McCrae was so fun this summer, he enjoyed to go swimming, loved to do anything as long as he was outside, and he loved to ride in the tractors with mom!
Fathers Day at Grandpa Richards!

Look how funny McCrae is -- this face is what makes me smile!

Playing Outside Kailyn helping me out!

These boys don't realize it yet...but they will be FRIENDS!

This little guy rode this swather for quite some time this summer..he was a trooper and just fascinated by it. Can't wait till he is old enough to do it himself!

Thanks Kristi for making me do this with you.
We miss you Sandy and think about you everyday!

Monday, July 19, 2010

Check it out!!

I had McCraes one year old pictures taken by Sally Sagers of Sweetly Simple Photography she is here in Fillmore. I had her take McCraes newborn pictures and I loved them but I love his one year olds even more! You can go to her blog and see a few of them and if I get 20 comments I can get a free picture!

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Happy Birthday McCrae!

I can't believe my baby boy is one! It seems like just yesterday I was in the hospital with him. Tonight as we were eating cake my sister came to me crying saying it just is so sad that a year ago today she was sitting in the hospital with Sandy waiting for you to have him and now she is no longer with us. It kills me to think how excited she was for McCrae to be born. She was so happy I was having a boy and I think she was so proud that her baby was becoming a dad. Sandy, my mom, and Kristi stayed at the hospital the whole day until I had him which ended up being at 3:00 am the next dedicated where they.

I remember McCrae having the cutest round face and a head full of hair. He was a chunk and I loved him so much. He grew up way to fast thats for sure. I enjoyed the days when he would lay on the bed or couch and not move. Now you lay him on them he falls off, or if your trying to lay by him he lays on top of you. I still love watching him sleep, he tosses and turns all night and sleeps like a stink bug its so cute! He knows how to give five, give hugs and kisses (only when he wants too though), and can point to the light. He is extremly tickelish and loves to laugh and smile. He weighs about 23 lbs and still loves all sorts of food, as long as he sees you eat it he wants to atleast try it too!

Having him in our life has sure helped us to keep going through all our trials. I love this little boy so much!! We had our whole family come over to celebrate we had cake and ice cream at the Holden Pavillion and McCrae just loved his own little cake. Thanks so much for our amazing families for coming to share this day with him. We love you McCrae!


Life at our home the past 5 months has been crazy. Soon after my last post of McCrae being 7 months we found out that Gregs mom had breast cancer which had spread to her brain. Talk about a whirlwind of craziness in those few months that we had left with her. Two weeks after her diagnose we were rushing her to Provo where she had brain and breast surgery. She was up north for about 2 months which meant lots of time traveling back and forth and lots of time spent in the hospital. We were able to bring her back to Fillmore where she spent her last month in the hospital here. She passed away May 24th with her family by her side. What can I say except that I don't think its fair that things like this have to happen....I know she is in a better place but we aren't with her and I think my heart hurts so bad having her gone but I can't imagine what Greg must feel. It hurts when I think that my little boy won't have memories of her. I pray that we remember to tell him things to keep her memory always with us.

I have an amazing mom and two sisters, and great friends who were always there to either tend or just listen to me talk about the things that were happening. Thanks to all those who supported us through this.

We will always love you Grandma Sandy...

Sandra Bennett Wade , age 63 passed from this mortal life to return to her heavenly home and be by the side of her dad Carl, on May 24, 2010 in the Fillmore Community Hospital with her devoted family close by her side. She was diagnosed with breast cancer and malignant brain tumors, Sandy fought her last five months of life as she has lived, with dignity, and the devoted love for her family.Sandy was born in Delta, Utah Dec 4 1946 to loving parents Robert Carl, and Phyllis Cook Bennett of Holden, she was the oldest of four children born to this couple. Sandy grew up helping on the farm in Holden, and was at her best when driving the tractor or truck and rolling bails of hay for her dad to load on the wagon. She attended school in Holden Elementary and was one of the members of the final classes to attend school at the Holden Elementary school up to the sixth grade before it was closed. She then attended school at Millard Junior High school and Millard High School where she graduated in May l965. After the passing of her dad Carl, she was a constant help mate for her mother Phyllis.Sandy continued her education in hair styling, graduating with her Cosmetology License from Hollywood Beauty College, Provo, Utah in 1966. During this time she was dating Richard A Wade, who she happily married on April 20, 1968 in Fillmore, Utah. She and Richard were blessed with a daughter, and four sons, who kept their home busy with excitement, noise and fun as they were growing up. Their home was one where all the kids and grandkids would come to hang out, her door was always open to friends and neighbors, and anyone who needed a word of encouragement and a friendly smile on her beautiful face.Sandy continued her line of work in Cosmetology working at Dawn’s Beauty Salon, for Dawn Crosland, and then at the Beauty Bar employed by Linda Warner. She became very good friends with her work associates, and the patrons she served. As her kids grew up over the years she was a very loyal, vocal and dedicated fan of Millard High School athletics and drill team programs. She faithfully followed the teams as her kids participated, and later on in life as her grandchildren excelled in the areas of participation they entered.Sandy dedicated her life to serving others, and is loved by all with who she came in contact. She served faithfully and diligently in her callings in the LDS church in almost every woman’s organization. At the time of her passing she was serving as secretary in the Fillmore Stake Relief Society, having a great love for all of those she was able to serve with in any capacity. Her greatest love and calling was serving 34 years in the Boy Scout program, she was nominated and awarded the Silver Beaver Award in 1996, in Provo, Utah for her service and dedication to the scouting program. She was the District advancement leader, Cub Scout and Den Leader, Member of the Round Table Commission, and District Scouting Commission. During these years she was instrumental in helping countless young men earn their Eagle Scout. This through her constant encouragement and guidance through the program of Scouting for these young menSandy and her mother-in-law Elma Wade were constant companions through life regardless of Sandy and Richard’s divorce. She and Elma were always going to get their Diet Coke at one time or another.She is currently survived by her children, Cheryle (Kraig) Payne, Meadow, Utah, Brian (ShaRee) Wade Holden, Utah, Jeff Wade, Salt Lake City, Utah, Trevor (Monica) Wade, Fillmore ,Utah, Greg (Jamie) Wade, Holden, Utah, and 12 wonderful grandchildren.Also survived by her Mother Phyllis Cook Bennett Holden, Utah, sister Janet (Richard) Robins Fillmore, Utah, brothers Rick (Madalyn )Bennett Holden, Utah, Steve (Denise)Bennett, Spanish Fork, Utah, and many uncles, aunts and cousins.Funeral services will be held Saturday May 29,2010 at 11:00 a.m. at the Fillmore 2nd Ward Chapel (Stake Center) 21st South 300 West Fillmore, Utah. Viewings will also be held at the same location Friday evening from 06:00-08:00 p.m. and 09:30-10:30 a.m. Saturday prior to the funeral service. Interment will be in Holden Town Cemetery. Online condolences at

Friday, January 22, 2010

Update Oh My!

So I gave in and decided to update my blog. December seemed to come and go so fast and now that January is here it has seemed to drag on. December is always a busy month there are lots of birthdays and then Christmas on top of that. McCrae didn't really get to excited for Christmas he liked the boxes and sometimes somewhat liked the lights, he wasn't scared of Santa or anything and he didn't even care to much for his new toys! We still were happy he was here to celebrate Christmas and bring in the new year with us! We had a good holiday and I so wish it wouldn't always go by so fast.


Who is this funny looking man?


Happy New Years!

McCrae will be 7 months old on the 24th and that just amazes me. He is constantly growing and getting more fun everyday. At his 6 month check up he weighed 18.7 lbs and was 27.5 in. He is so chubby and loves to eat and is still such a happy little boy. I am so thankful to have him in my life, there is nothing I love better than when he smiles at me. He has the cutest little laugh and you can get him to laugh at about anything! I love it when he falls asleep in my arms and there is nothing I would rather do then to just sit and watch him sleep. This last week we have been getting less sleep. He goes to bet at 8:30 but then around 10 -11 he decides its time to get up and play! I hope this is just a phase and it ends really soon!

I just have to say how thankful I am for everyone who helps me with him. I couldn't make it through life without them. It is so so hard to work but knowing that he is being loved where he is at makes it a million times better! And to Greg, who knew he could be such an awesome dad. He might lack in the help out around with the other stuff but when it comes to McCrae he is 100% there.

6 months old

I am a super proud mom and think my baby is pretty cute:)
and other than enjoying this little guy nothing else too exciting is going on with us!

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Happy Birthday Mom!!

My moms birthday was on the 4th and I just wanted to wish her a happy birthday. I hope she had a great day:) My mom is a great mom and she helps me so much I could never thank her enough. I hope she knows how much I love her and appreciate her she truly is my best friend! Love you mom!

4 and 1/2 months

McCrae had his 4 month check up the other day and everything looked great! He weighed 16.7 lbs and was in the 65% and was 26 in. long in the 85%. He gets more fun every day! I love him so much. He is such a happy little guy and is always smiling, I just hope he stays this happy:)

Saturday, October 24, 2009

4 Months!!

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Our little McCrae is 4 months today and I can hardly believe it. This morning when we were still all laying in bed I looked at him and he just looked so old. It makes me sad I don't want him to get any bigger - yet at the same time I get so excited for all the new milestones to come. As we were driving today Me and Greg were talking about how crazy it is that 4 months have already flown by. It seems like forever ago that we brought him home from the hospital and the love we have for him just keeps getting stronger. He started laughing a few weeks ago and I promise you it makes my day. He is still just as happy as can be and I am loving every minute of it!


Kristi celebrated her birthday over here in Fillmore at the good ole PARADISE! She insisted on these pictures so here ya go!

GREG GOT A DEER!! YEAH:) 33 1/2 inches!
Its a big one and hes quite proud!

As for me -- I guess as others are saying that I am just being a paranoid new mom who is afraid of GERMS; and if you ask me, I am, but I think I have every right to be! I also hate others raising my child and if I knew I could make it without my job I would quit in a heartbeat. My child will not live a sheltered life I can promise you that but I am going to try my best this sick season to keep him well. I shouldn't feel like I am an idiot for caring and loving my baby:)