Hey Family & Friends!
Welcome to the McCrady's blog! I thought this would be a fun way to keep everyone updated on our extremely interesting lives...ha! I know blogging is a great way of journaling and with exciting times ahead...I definitely want to remember it all! Thanks for taking the time to check in and see what's going on!

Friday, June 3, 2011


I FINALLY downloaded all our videos onto my computer...it's only been two years! Here's one I took of Molly today at lunch. She's been counting to 10 and "singing" her abc's for a little while now and I've been meaning to get it on video. She's a little distracted by the TV, but it's good enough.

When she was around 18 months Brian told me that he heard her count to 10. Of course I thought he was being ridiculous! Sure enough...days later...I hear her sitting in the tub counting. Thank you Sesame Street...haha!

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

{22 weeks & bedding}

Alrighty....here's the belly at 22 1/2 weeks. For the last couple weeks I'd feel the little guy move maybe every other day, but this week I'm feeling him ALL the time. He's a mover! Brian's yet to feel him move...he's not that patient:) I've been feeling really great lately and have been enjoying this part of pregnancy. I'm starting to get a little uncomfortable at night, but my $10 body pillow from Target helps with that.
I haven't done much to prepare for this baby and it's still early, but today I got online to look at bedding. I fell in LOVE with some bedding from Target. I laugh at how much I spent with Molly's stuff...although I think cute girl bedding is harder to find. Everything cheap was barbie pink and purple! Anyways...I went ahead and ordered it. Here's what it looks like...

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

{it's a boy}

We are thrilled to know that we are having a little boy!!! I loved seeing Brian's face light up when we heard the news...a memory I'll always treasure:) I feel very blessed to be able to experience raising both a girl and a boy.

My mom and Molly were also at the ultrasound. Since my mom was on Spring Break and was planning on visiting during that time, I asked her if she wanted to join us. Of course she didn't say no! I think she enjoyed it just as much as we did. Molly kept pointing at the screen and saying, "baby," but I still don't think she knows what's going on.

I went out after and bought two tiny little outfits for our little man:) I can't wait until he's here! Check him out!

He was trying to suck his thumb in this picture.

Monday, March 28, 2011

{long overdue}

Wow! I just realized it's been MONTHS since I've made a post! It's amazing how time flies by...

So we are expecting our second baby!!! We're very excited about this and feel extremely blessed to grow our family:) My due date is September 3rd so I'm almost 18 weeks! We will be finding out what we're having again. That ultrasound is in less than two week (next Thursday) and I can hardly wait to find out!

This pregnancy has been very similar to my last. I was very sick again and it lasted until about 16/17 weeks. It feels so good to be over that part and finally feel like I can enjoy this process. Yesterday was the first time I felt the baby move and was certain of it! That is definitely the highlight of being pregnant:) I kind of cringe at the thought of posting a belly picture this time around...it's not quite as cute as the first pregnancy. My belly is already the size it was when I was 20 weeks with Molly. Oh well...maybe I'll bring myself to do it sooner than later.

It still feels like we're settling into our house. We moved in the middle of my busy season...then it was the holidays...then I was pregnant sick! I'm finally feeling like unpacking the rest of those boxes sitting in our basement and I'm also tired of looking at our bare walls! I'm still planning on posting house pictures at some point.

I have a really slow wedding season this year. I just have a few weddings in May, June, and July and then I think I'm going to take a "maternity leave" just from weddings until Spring 2012. I definitely still want to shoot portrait sessions.

Molly is getting SO big! She is 18 months!!! I love her more and more everyday:) I'm really enjoying this time I have with her before there's a second child and life gets busier. One thing I love to do right now...that I'm sure I won't do with two...is get out of the house once or twice a week and grab lunch together. I think we both get tired of being in the house all day. It will be so nice when the weather is finally warm enough to go outside. Another thing I started doing with Molly to get out of the house is swim lessons. SO FUN! We had our first lesson last week and Molly (and I) LOVED it! She was by far the wildest child in class...I don't think she gets that if I let her go she'll sink to the bottom...haha:) They have the babies go under water a lot. Molly came up clapping and smiling every time. She was making everyone crack up:) I'll have to take a picture of her in her swimsuit...it's so cute!

A few things about Molly...

She LOVES Elmo...calles him Mo
She's still a great sleeper
Eats about anything you put in front of her (fruit is her favorite)
LOVES her daddy:)
Loves animals...especially the neighbor's lab
Smiles all the time
Says hi and bye to every person we come in contact with
Loves attention from people
Has a very sweet personality
Loves to dance and listen to music
She's 70% for height, 30% for weight
Her hair is almost long enough to put into a ponytail!
Never keeps her shoes or socks on (I get dirty looks from strangers all the time cuz she's barefoot)
She's very busy
Bath time is her favorite part of the day

I guess I could go on and on, but I have some album stuff I NEED to get to!

I'll try to post some recent pictures soon.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

{Heirloom Session}

Can't wait to share this with everyone! I know this session will be so special to us...especially down the road. It'll be a mix of video and pictures.

Thursday, September 16, 2010

{what we've been up to all summer}

Working in the yard! I don't think we realize how much work it is to have a yard! But we love it and it's something Brian and I enjoy doing together.

Molly loves to get into EVERYTHING! I can't take my eyes off her for more than a few seconds! I've learned to keep the bathroom door shut at all times.

Molly loves books:) She likes to turn the pages when you read to her.
Poor thing...she must have been super tired!
Relaxing at the lake this summer.

So I went to my 10 year reunion. It was fun, but there were a lot of people I wanted to see that weren't there.

Molly has always been a really good sleeper:)
Blake getting into the frosting. Lucy wanted him to share!
Dinner for Uncle Michael's birthday.

A little pool time! I use to go to the pool a ton in the summer, but now with Molly it's almost too much work. We still made it a few times.

Grandma helping Molly learn to sit up.
This was my view every day while I worked when we were living with Eric and Bec.

One of the last pictures we took at our old place. I had Brian take this because I knew these days were going to be ending soon. Molly doesn't fall asleep on my chest anymore...sad:(
I found this couch by chance! It's from a store I LOVE, but can't afford! It was marked down by almost $2,500! Couldn't pass it up! Oh...the store is http://www.arhaus.com/

This is at Grandma McCrady's! I bought one for Molly too. It gives us a reason to sit outside on those really nice days.

This is an amour I refinished...the color is a little off in these pics.

I got this table from Kathy and refinished it about a week ago. I'll post house pics soon:)
Molly making a HUGE mess in my office. Sometimes I just let her because I'm trying so hard to get some work done!

Looking at pictures:)
These are the most recent "professional" pictures I've taken of Molly. I should probably do this more often! We're having a family heirloom session in a few weeks. Can't wait to share that!

Right after Molly had her ears pierced. So glad I finally did it.