Friday, November 30, 2012


Kate is so excited (and so are the rest of us) to be having another baby girl! She is coming in March and we can't wait to meet her. This has been a year full of changes from moving to our house, buying a 2nd car, meeting new friends, and now to become a family of 5. Hooray for the good things in life!

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Benton Turned 5

 Ninjas, Batman, Spiderman, pretty much any kind of superhero is really cool when you are 5!

Sleeping out in the tent. The girls only made it for about 20 mins before heading inside to our beds. There was no way Benton was caving in and going to his bed, thanks Christian for being a good sport!
Setting up the tent in the backyard.
Benton asked for a Batman cake...Christian pulled this together for his first fondant cake, I think it was a success. 

Happy 5th Birthday, Benton, we love you!

Kate Turned 3

All Kate wanted for her birthday was an Ariel cake. Thanks to Aunt Alisa and Uncle Drew, her wish came true.

 She LOVED the cake and still a few weeks later talks about how great it was!

 We had a few little princesses from the neighborhood over, we heard squeals and giggles the whole time. I think Kate was in heaven!
 London Bridges
 The Line Up
 Dancing around the room.
 To top the night off we celebrated Kate's and my Dad's Birthday with cake and ice cream.
2 Ariel cakes...what more can a little 3 year old ask for?

Happy 3rd Birthday Kate, we love you!

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Suzanne's Birthday

Christian here:

It is not too often that I get a chance to highjack the family blog, but today is a special occasion.  It is Suzanne's Birthday.  I just wanted to share with everyone some reasons why I fell in love with this woman and remain smitten to this day.

Suzanne is the most caring individual that I know.  She loves her family, friends, and neighbors.  She is constantly serving those around her. She is an example to me of how to have charity for those around me.  She gives of her time, talents, and energy to bless the lives of others.  Whether it is serving in a church calling, babysitting for friends, making meals for those in need, talking on the phone in order to console or uplift others, or her late night conversations with me about how to help others, she demonstrates genuine love for her fellow brothers and sisters.  She has taught me the relationship between time and love by giving of her time to bless those around her.

Her days generally consists of serving Benton, Kate, and me.  We are so lucky to have her as our wife/mother.  Benton and Kate adore Suzanne.  She is a wonderful mother who plans play dates with friends, field trips to the museums or library, science experiments, and alone time with the kiddos.  I couldn't ask for a better mother for my children.  To her kids and me, she is a superhero.

She is so fun to be with.  She loves to go on hikes, go to movies, go to sewing class, run (by the way, good job on the 10k), go to book club (even though I don't think they read any books), and spending time with her friends and family.  She has a fun-loving personality that constantly boosts my spirits.  She fully engages in any activity with which she is involved.  She wants every gathering to be a success regardless of whether or not she was the one who organized it.

Suzanne, I love you and honor you today (and always) for all that you do for me and others.  I hope you have a wonderful birthday.


Monday, June 25, 2012


 Danielle, Suzanne, Natalie
My sweet little sister returned to her Heavenly Father yesterday morning. She was the best to laugh with, shop with, and have Friday Movie day with.She was a wonderful mother and friend. We will all miss her!

Danielle Wade
5/29/88 - 6/24/12

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Just Because

I have been loving this song today. I'm happy Christian asked me to marry him in his parents kitchen almost 7 years ago.

Thursday, January 26, 2012

A Little Bit About them

Benton age 4
What makes you happy?  "Not getting mad at me"
What is your favorite animal? "Dinosaur"
What is your favorite thins to eat? "Corn dogs"
What is your least favorite thing to eat? "Pizza"
What is your favorite thing to do? "Play with friends or just playing with Parker"
What is your favorite TV show? "Star Wars"
What is your favorite color? "Red, green, yellow, black, and white and orange oh and purple"
What is your favorite song? "Of course I have a favorite song, its like a hula hoop...from Alvin and Chipmunks"
Who is your best friend? "Parker"
What do you like to do with Daddy? "Sword fighting"
What do your want to be when you grow up? "Fireman"

Kate age 2
What makes you happy? "Kate"
What is your favorite animal? "Puppy"
What is your favorite thing to eat? "apples"
What is your least favorite thing to eat? "yucky stuff"
What is your favorite thing to do? "Play princess"
What is your favorite TV show? "Princess"
What is your favorite color? "Pink"
What is your favorite song? "At last I see the light" (the Tangled song)
Who is your best friend? "Repunzel"
What do you like to do with Daddy? "Play in my room"
What do your want to be when you grow up? "Have a baby"

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