Saturday, October 9, 2010

Uncle Royce

My Uncle Royce died a couple days ago, unexpectedly. I just can't
get over the shock of it. He w s such a great guy. A fun father of five, and a wonderful husband to my aunt. It is really a great loss that he is gone so early and will be missed.

Royce Scott McRae (1971-2010)

Royce Scott McRae died suddenly due to an aortic aneurysm Oct. 5 at a hunting lodge on the Greys River in Wyoming. He was born July 21, 1971, in Logan, Utah, to Don and Donna East McRae.
Royce grew up in Hyrum, graduating from Mountain Crest High School in 1989. He was a skilled soccer player, avid hunter, entrepreneur and Eagle Scout. Royce served an honorable LDS mission in the Milwaukee Wisconsin Mission.
He married Melissa Quayle, July 9, 1993, in the Logan LDS Temple. They are the parents of five children: Madalyn, Hunter, Dallin, Spencer and McKenzie.
Royce's entrepreneurial spirit grew as he created the highly successful "Royce the Chimney Sweep" and "The Duct Hunter" businesses that served clients throughout the intermountain area.
His greatest love was for his family and doing things with them. They had a special Hawaiian vacation this past summer and have enjoyed many other family adventures.
Royce loved the Gospel of Jesus Christ and lived a Christ-like life. He was bishop's counselor, in Young Men's presidencies, a High Councilor and was serving as bishop of the Yorkshire Ward of the Logan Cache Stake.
Royce's love for the outdoors and hunting and fishing took him to Alaska, Montana, Idaho, Arizona and throughout Utah, hunting for bear, elk, deer, buffalo, ducks, pheasants and javelina pigs.
Royce will be most remembered for his ability to make friends through his work, service, and recreation. He will be greatly missed.
He is survived by his parents Don and Donna McRae; wife Melissa L. McRae; children Madalyn (13), Hunter (11), Dallin (9), Spencer (6) and McKenzie (2); siblings Georgeana (Monte) Cook, Cindy Tanner, Joel (Brigida) McRae, Rodney (Deanna) McRae, LaDawn (Mike) Richey and Sabrina (Nathan) Sullivan.
Funeral services will be held Monday, Oct. 11, 2010, at noon in the Cache Stake Center, 1200 N. 250 West. A viewing will be held at the Allen North Logan Mortuary, 420 E. 1800 North on Sunday, Oct. 10, from 6 to 8 p.m. and Monday at the Stake Center from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Services under the direction of Nelson Funeral Home.
In lieu of flowers please contribute to the LDS Perpetual Education Fund or Cache Employment and Training Center. Condolences may be extended to the family online at

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Pumpkin Patch

Hayes' preschool class went to the pumpkin patch yesterday and we had a great time. We got to do a hay ride, pick out a pumpkin, run through a hay bale maze and have pop corn for a snack. The farm was really pretty and I am thinking about going back to do their Bronco-themed corn maze (or maize?).

Game Day in Bronco Nation

ESPN visited Bronco Nation for Game Day, and Joe and my brother Max made the most of it. They went to the stadium super-early in the morning for the filming of the show.

That night they had me paint them orange and went to the game! I was so jealous they got to go. The Broncos won and the orange paint came out so everything turned out well.

The Fair

Grandma and Grandpa took us to the fair at the end of August just like my grandparents used to take us when we were little. We had a blast riding the rides, checking out the crafts (which the kids loved, I don't remember liking that part), and all of the animals. So fun! Thanks Grandma and Grandpa!

*Is this a selling point?*


So I am really behind on the blog...but about a month ago we took a trip down to Logan, UT so that I could visit family and Joe could attend the BYU-UW game.

My sister Clare showed us around town. We visited the Utah State campus, which was beautiful! We also checked out the temple and the tabernacle, and had a little treat at the Bluebird.

My grandma took a bunch of us out to dinner (cousins, siblings, great-grandkids, etc.) to the Sizz to make it the perfect Logan experience.

My sisters and I tried to locate a haunted nunnery (where do nuns live?), but never successfully found it so we watched Gilmore Girls with our favorite cousin Madeline.