Thursday, September 16, 2010


Marcus went to the Dr. on Monday for his 2 month appointment.
Here are his measurements

5 lbs 14 oz (10th percentile)
19 1/2 inches long (between 25th and 50th percentile)

9 lbs 15 oz (between 5th and 10th percentile)
22 3/4 inches long (between 10th and 25th percentile)

I thought he was a growing boy . . . he is to me :)

Here are some pictures from the last few weeks:

He loves to lay on his back and kick his legs

Recent discovery of his tongue

Relaxing on the floor

My favorite chair

Trying to hold himself up

A pouty face . . . look at that lip

Shots . . . 3 of them in the legs

Getting ready to throw a tantrum

His favorite place to hang out

Look at the double chin growing

My favorite chair again ...

I have found a solution to nap taking out of my arms :)
In our bed ...

In his pack 'n' play stacked up on pillows ...

In his swing ...

In his vibrating chair ...

Tuesday, August 31, 2010


Here are some pictures of Marcus over the last 6 weeks since he came into our lives.

6 weeks old!

My best blowout yet

2 weeks old - 1st golf trip!

"I think mom is funny"

Hanging out on the couch

Bath Time - not his favorite time of day

Look at our little spiritual son!! He already knows how to fold his arms :)

First Family Vacation

A few weekends ago, Mike and I took Marcus on his first family vacation - to Island Park and Yellowstone National Park. It was the best we could do at the last minute. But we had a great time. Thank goodness we had a trailer to stay in while we were up there (thanks Rick and Peggy) it got down to 38 degrees both nights we were there.

This is what Marcus thought of his first family vacation

Walking around the campground

Old Faithful . . . the time we watched it was a dud

Mike hanging out by the fire (Marcus is in the stroller)

Big Springs

Marcus and I hanging out by the fire

A proud dad!


In the Spring 2009, Mike and I went on a cruise to the Virgin Islands. It was so much fun. Mike wasn't that excited to go, but after spending 7 days on a ship that is all you can eat 24 hours a day, and all the prime rib and filet mignon you can eat at dinner, Mike will join me on a cruise anytime. (Next time, I hope we can go on a Mediterrean Cruise.) We went to St Thomas, St Lucia, St. Kitts, Puerto Rico, Dominica, Barbado and Antigua. Here are a few pictures of our cruise (Notice that really attractive facial hair that Mike refused to shave throughout our whole trip)

Hanging out in St. Lucia
Wandering the streets of St. Kitts.

Top of the mountains in St. Thomas

The beach in Barbados

Hiking to a waterfall in the mountains of Dominica

Monday, August 30, 2010


Marcus John McCracken
Born July 17, 2010
5 lbs 14 oz
19 1/2 inches

How cute is this guy? Cannot believe that it has been 6 weeks already!

Friday, May 14, 2010

Well almost another 9 months have passed and I figured that for the 3rd time in 3 years, I would update my blog. I am getting really good at this :) Maybe if I updated it more, then I would be able to figure out that the pictures load backward and not in order but it takes 20 minutes to upload 5 pictures so this is the order we will stick to. I was motivated to update my blog after Garrett updated his graduation post and put pictures of me that make me look like an elephant, and so I thought that these ones were not quite as bad . . . maybe they are. However, in my defense, I am still wearing my normal pants and have not had to try out the stretchy pants . . . (yet).

Somewhere between 29 and 30 weeks. Yes. . . I am growing!

Still growing . . .

PROFILE PICTURE - looks just like Dallen's boys' profiles
Yes it is true, I am pregnant! Due date July 29th!!!

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Family Pictures

I was trying to hold out until the end of December to make it a full year before a blog post - - - but was feeling the need to update this conference Sunday. So much has happened in the past 9 or so months since an update: Mike and I went on a cruise, we celebrated our 1st Anniversary, we bought a house, we bought a dog to break in the house, etc. . . So just a few happenings in the household of the McCrackens that I will try to update in the next few months :) I wanted to post some pictures. This summer, Dallen and Kally and their boys came to Pocatello to visit and we had family pictures taken and I had to post them on my blog - however most of you have already seen most of them on other blogs. Oh well - it's an update!!!