Recap of 2012

What a year it has been! I love looking back each year month by month and thinking about all we did and experienced! This year was just as exciting and eventful as the others!
January: We got home from CA and got back to life ie Preschool, friends, the freezing cold in MN, Kreg took the GMAT with plans on doing a masters in Finance program Possibly in UT.  Kreg also was applying for jobs like crazy, in MN, UT, and CO. We had colds and flu bugs
February: More of the same, just living and loving life in the cold, more applying for jobs and Kreg was still working at Thompson Rueters, I was working at Lifetime fitness in the Child center. Cecily turned 4 and 1/2.
March: I Turned 27, went on a fun lunch date with CC and went to the temple and dessert with my girlfriends! Cecily learns to ride a 2 wheeler, we had an early spring, she learned to whistle and tie her shoes! Oliver had surgery on his sty on his eyelid. He did great and recovered fabulously! I had the flu twice. Still applying for jobs.
April: Kreg gets an interview with a firm in Colorado, so we rode tripped it out there, had fun exploring CO for a couple of days and then Kreg got another interview in UT so we furthered our trip and went for a quick visit to meet new nephew Bentley and Kreg interviewed at UAR. Had fun Celebrating Easter in UT with family. Kreg heard back from UAR and he got the JOB! We had less than two weeks to pack and move to UT! We said goodbye to all of our Family in MN and headed west. the kids and I flew, Kreg drove the truck and pulled our car.
May: Kreg starts work and loves it right away. Sarah and Aaron are so generous and let us live with them for a few weeks until our rental is available! (I am still so grateful for this time with my sister, I had so much fun being with her at her house!) Oliver turns 2! We enjoy the warm UT weather with lots of family time!
June: Had some visits with friends from MN, The kids and I road tripped it with Kim and Eli to CA for a  couple of weeks! Taught some freezing swim lessons and some nice warm ones! Kreg continued to love work! Moved into our house, Found out I am pregnant with #3!!
JULY: Wagner family reunion at Aspen grove! Morning sick, Kreg loves work. The kids love having the backyard and playing outside all day. Lots of swimming and cousin time! Kreg turns 28 More visits with Friends from MN.
August: Cecily turns 5! She is beyond excited to be five, I am having a hard time with it! Lots of fishing and hikes with Kreg.  Morning sick. Visit with from Grandma and the fishers. Brigham city temple open house. Kreg and I celebrate 6 years of Marriage!
September: Cecily starts Kindergarten and learns to read! Oliver and Mom love our 1 on 1 time. still morning sick. Family trip to St George for Kreg's work conference. Visit with Great G&G Baumgarten. CC and I go to the Aladdin musical, stop at Zions natl park for the day. Get a new nephew Owen. Find out Baby is a GIRL! Bought a van to prepare for our growing family! Kreg gets called to be assistant Scout master, I get called to be Young Women Secretary
October: Lots of Halloween Celebrations, Visit from Great Grammi and Gramps! Making new friends and getting to know people. Still morning sick. Back to the gym and working out again
November: Finally getting relief from being morning sick. Oli turns 2 1/2. Thanksgiving at Gram and Papa's. Get the flu. Getting ready for Christmas lots of decorating
December: Rudolf party. Kreg and I go away for the night and go to the draper temple. Chris comes home from his mission, have his homecoming and family dinner. Keep really busy preparing for baby (major nesting mode).  Have fun with our 25 days of Christmas activities. Christmas Eve and Christmas with the Reids Trip to CA with the Wagners!

We feel so blessed again this year. Our prayers and perseverance to find a job paid off and Kreg got his dream job with perfect hours, great people to work with and he loves what he does! I love that he is only ten min away and can come home for lunch most days and his home before 5:15 every night. We feel so blessed to have this job and live in UT. Kreg knew that was where we were supposed to be when he took the bar and he stayed faithful to that the entire journey. I am so grateful to be married to such a faithful, trusting, and hard working man. He is a fabulous father and husband to us! We are so happy and blessed to be adding another child to our family in a few short weeks, we are blessed with happy, healthy children and love them so much. We are happy to be living so close to so much family now and realize what a blessing it is! We are grateful for our testimonies and our faith in the Savior. We know nothing but the gospel will bring us true happiness in our lives.

Friend Time

 In December we had some fun friend time! Our friends Avea and Anton came over for a late night stay. The girls had fun playing wedding, they took turns being the bride and groom.

And then we had popcorn and watch a movie!
And a really special treat, we had Rhonda, Ruby, and Cora over for the day while they were in UT for Christmas! The kids had so much fun and got along so well! It was perfect because Rho and I could just sit and chat like old times! It was so wonderful having them over, it felt like going home in a sense, Rhonda and I just understand each other and its so comfortable just being together! Makes us miss MN and all our great friends!
 They took face painting to the extreme! Oliver and Cora were like two peas in a pod! I wish we lived near each other, it would be so fun!
Cecily taught the girls how to play mother may I. We can't wait to go to LA to visit the Harris' and the Myers'!!



 This post is just tons of Pictures from our trip. We had fun mostly just hanging out and being with Family! We just love spending time with Family! These 3 monkeys had tons of fun playing!
 This was our drive out to CA, because of a huge snow storm we took the southern route. Due to the storm and traffic it took us 16 hours to get there! Our kids are amazing and didn't complain at all! I was done the last 3 or so hours ugh!
                                      Cecily loved teasing the boys!
 Oliver spent a lot of his time Mauling baby Owen! He just loves him so much and wanted to give him lots of kisses and love! We now know we will not be leaving Oli and Cora alone together for a very long time! He's just to much of a lover!
 Eli was sick and Oli wanted to be playing with him all the time so thankfully Aunt Mallory had fun games on her phone for the boys! Poor Eli was sick most of the time, we kept having to tell Oli Eli needed space because Oliver's endless amount of Energy was a little to much for sick little E.
 Oliver laid by Owen and pretended to be a baby. and since coming home he has continued to pretend to be a baby every so often, I think he realizes Cora is coming soon and his world is about to change!
 CC loved taking care of Owen and cuddling him! She kept saying she that she was big enough to hold him and walk around, we would tell her nope, you must sit on the couch! So we learned we might not be able to leave her and Cora alone in the same room either.
 They had so much fun when Eli was feeling better!

 Love getting lots of outside time!!
 Mark and Mallory brought a balloon animal making kit for the kids. Everyone loved it!!
                                          We were all spoiled with more gifts!!

                                                     We love going to the park!

 Making/eating Marshmallow structures with Grandma!

 Uncle Craig is so much fun to play with!

We even got to sing to Aunt Kimi for her birthday!!



I just came across this picture, it was taken in Modesto while we were there for Christmas. I am 8 months pregnant and seem to be uncomfortable in the pic. was I cold? CC seems to be feeling whatever I was. I'm guessing we were cold! Either way I am super impressed with how thick my hair is, Can't I have pregnancy hair all the time?


Christmas eve and Christmas

 For Christmas Eve dinner we met up with My family at Tucanos in SLC. It was such a fun, yummy dinner! Love being able to spend so much time with family!

 Cecily loves helping out with babies, she loves helping Aunt Carly take care of Bentley, she always asks to feed him when the opportunity arises, and she's really good at it!
 Once we got home safe and sound (there was a big snow storm that day/night) We played the German game find the Pickle. We changed the game and said whoever found the pickle got to open the first gift. Cecily found it but then let Oli open his gift first. She's such a sweet girl!
 Oli was so excited about his new buzz PJs. He gave me a big hug but really Kreg bought them!
 Cecily was shocked and beyond excited about her Nighty and Robe set the Gram made her and she loved her pink fuzzy, bejeweled slippers!

 After the kids got their PJs on Kreg read the Story of Jesus' birth to the kids while they pretended to be Joseph and Mary with CC's doll as baby Jesus

We then put out Milk and Cookies for Santa and Carrots for the Reindeer. We told the kids they needed to get to bed so Santa could come bring them toys. Oliver said he didn't want any toys, just a candy cane. Seriously this kid is obsessed with treats!


Merry Christmas 2012

We hope your year has been full of moments to remember, learn from and find Joy in just as ours has.

     Kreg, Anna, Cecily, Oliver, and Baby Cora arriving February 8th 2013

Last few Advent activities

 Baking treats for our friends and nieghbors
 A few more pics from Cecily's school performance. She got to play the drum in one of the songs.
                                           She kept looking and waving at us. So cute!
                            One night we watched a Christmas movie and made Snowmen sundaes

And a little photo of the kids playing Mother may I with Uncle Mark! He is so fun and they just love him! Oli told us he wanted to be a DR when he grew up, so I asked him what kind of Dr? He said "um, Uncle Mark!" Oh like a dentist like Uncle Mark? "No, Just Uncle Mark"!

Days 18-22

On the 18th day we watched Cecily's kinder performance! She was so cute and did a great job on her drum!
On the 19th and 20th day we made treats and delivered them to our neighbors and friends. The kids loved every bit of this activity but especially sitting in the back of the van in the big seats!
Gram came on the 21st day and made a gingerbreadman with the kids that they decorated.
On the 22nd day we went to the dollar theater to see Hotel Transylvania! It was a super cute movie!