Saturday, July 30, 2011

Summer so far!

Here I am again a sad sad excuse for a blogger and what do I go and do? Why I make another blog! Yes yes its true. But hey my new blog has some reasoning behind it. Check it out here and help me meet yet another goal! I made the decision to start it after a conversation Bren and I had about my lack of cooking. But enough about that blog, you're just going to have to click on that link to learn more about it :).

Back to this blog. So much has happened this summer and I have yet to blog about ANY of it! What a slacker I am! Well lets start from the beginning! And my favorite part of this summer! Hawaii!!!

Lets just say Hawaii was AMAZING and of course, it was not long enough. I have made up my mind and gotten over my fears of living so far away from my family, I want to someday live in Hawaii. Visiting it every other year is just not enough for me!
Here are some cute pictures from our fun vacation!
Beautiful Beautiful Hawaii!

Anna's first time on the beach. With Daddy and Grandpa McRae

Hangin out with the Doria's at Fumi's

Fumi's! An Oahu MUST!

our little hitch hiker!

The Hukilau Cafe! Featured in 50 First Dates. Another Oahu MUST!

Sunsets on the beach

The mumu we got for Anna at the swap meet

The view from our back patio

the beach behind the house we stayed in


Haleiwa Joes yet another Oahu MUST!

Kenton got his endowments!

Just a few pictures right! Haha. I must say one of the best parts of the trip was also the last. We got to go through the temple with Bren's little (or not so little) brother Kenton.

After Hawaii we had lots of family time! Anna (yes, we're calling her Anna now) Won 3rd in her age group at the Orem Summerfest Cute Baby Contest! We're so proud of our little pip-squeek!

Here are some fun pictures from all of our fun times this summer!!


new friends

Texas Roadhouse Rolls

First time fireworks

Pig tails

Dinner time at Grandma and Grandpa McRae's

Big Bows

First braid!

Pool time with Grandpa McRae and cousin Annie
4th of July
Costa Vida
Helping mommy clean

Mess maker!

Big news!!! Our little Anna is a CRAWLER!!! Yes that is right!!! She crawls! She loves to be chased by mommy and crawl every where and under everything! Sometimes she gets stuck. We  now have two baby gates because of her attraction to our stairs and the house is underway  of being baby proofed. 


Pictured above is another bit of big news! Our little Anna now has two teeth!!! The first one popped through on my mom's birthday at her birthday party. The second one popped the next day! My how she is growing up!!!

Bren has always wanted a handgun so he finally bought one, a Glock 9mm (which he sold to buy a Glock 40 cal. a few weeks later). The purchasing of this gun led to what I like to call firearm fever! After Bren bought his glock he wanted to buy a 1911 45 cal. Soo along came the Remmington (a very fun gun to shoot!) After he bought his gun I got jealous and decided I wanted a gun of my very own! So, Bren bought me a CZ Phantom 9mm. (Which led up to Bren selling his 9mm for 40 cal.)

Here are some pictures of our shooting adventures this summer!!

Shooting the Glock

My very own gun!

Bren and the Glock

Me with the 1911 45 cal.

how cute is she!

Daddy Daughter bonding time!

And there you have it! Our summer so far has been a blast! So sad that we only have one month left of summer fun! But this fall will be amazing as well. Baby's first birthday, Jake gets home from his mission to a whole slew of new nieces, and much much more!

Don't forget to check out my new blog!

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Another over due update

Sooooo I havent been very good at my blogging goal. BUT I have gotten BETTER. I'm working on it, but life is so much better spent living, then blogging. I'll find that happy medium :) 

SO I know you all want to know about Kalia and not my pathetic excuses for not blogging so here goes!


My beautiful little princess LOVES sitting in the floor in her daddy's office and just playing. She sits soo well now. She rarely falls, no she likes to face dive for toys that are out of her reach. Once on her tummy and the toy she's diving for is within reach, she grabs it and rolls to her back. Basking in the triumph of having successfully retrieved her toy. 

Kalia loves bath time. She loves to sit and splash and most of all, she loves her foam bath letters. She'll pick up a letter and chew on it while I show her other letters. I make the sound it makes, tell her what words begin with that letter, and tell her what color the letter is. She thinks its hilarious. I know someday it will sink in and she'll know her alphabet, but for now, its play time for her.

A is for Anna!

Anna Kalia McRae

Everyone knows Kalia has a lot of hair, here's and idea of just how MUCH hair she has. Yes, her hair really is that long. And I LOVE it! 

This is what I came home from work to the other day. I walked through the front door and my little princess was hangin out by her bouncer listening to the music it plays. Yet another on of her favorite pass times. This time dad had put a hat on her and she left it. I about died it was so cute! 

And lastly. Here is a video (we'll see if it works) of Kalia dancing. Boogy woogy, or techno. either way she loves to shake her tush. 

I should be blogging again in the next couple of weeks. But until then. TTFN! (ta ta for now!)

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Updates, Updates, and yes... More Updates!

Yada Yada Yada I know I know I'm a terrible excuse for a blogger! But hey! Twice in one day!! I've gotta get some points for that.... Right

I'm sure you have all been squirming in those chairs of yours just wondering what they heck has been going in the lives of the McRae family! Kalia must be getting so big and growing so fast!! .... or at least thats what I like to tell myself. (it helps me sleep at night) 

SOOO much has happened since my last update, so hopefully this post will satisfy your McRae craving ;) 

Kalia eats! She sits! She laughs on camera! 

First things first. Kalia Eats!!! (and loves it too!)
Our little string bean was introduced to green beans the beginning of this month. Next to the occasional bite of apple sauce and the whole strawberry her dad let her suck on, this was her first experience with food. 
She ADORES green beans, we couldn't get the spoon in her mouth fast enough! A day or so later after she finished off that jar of baby food, we introduced our little girl to carrots. 

She loved them as well, just not quite as much as the green beans. Same story we couldnt get them in her mouth fast enough. Eventually our little love decided to take matters into her own tiny hands... literally...

yes there are carrots in her hair, eyebrows, and nose... 

On to the next blog worthy update. Kalia Sits!!! 
She is still quite wobbly but she has all the strength, she just lacks a bit in the balance department. But we are working on it and before you know it she'll be a sitting pro

How could you not love this beautiful little face? 

Lastly of the blog worthy updates (and my favorite by far) Kalia Laughs on Camera!!! 

A couple of weeks ago Bren was playing with Kalia before bed, he let out a sneeze and our little princess cracked up. So Bren decided to keep sneezing and this was the result <3 

Precious isn't she? 

That's everything I can think of now (and perfect timing as the little sleeping beauty just woke up from a nap). But I will honestly try harder to blog better. 

Hope I was able to keep you interested, and if you made it through the post... you rock!