Our January

When we got home from CA we immediately got busy with life and.. Movie nights,

                                                 Fun times with friends at the MOA
                                      Tea Parties
                                Indoor picnics
                                   Eating snow,
                                   Making snow Angels
                                   Snow Men,

                                Naps and cuddling with all our favorite toys,
                                                And lots and lots of Dance parties!!
I told Susan that give us two weeks after being home in MN and we would be sick, boy was I right! Oliver has had pink eye and Bronchitis these last couple of weeks. We have been staying home a lot, well at least Oliver has. Thankfully Kreg's work schedule is somewhat flexible so he has been a huge help adjusting his work schedule to stay home with Oli when I need to go to School, work, and other meetings. Each Sunday we say whew glad that week is over and now this week will be calmer, but we are proven wrong each week when things pop up and keep us busy, busy! We are happy and well though. Kreg just took the GMAT this week and did really well on it. He has applied to a Masters of Finance program at the University of Utah. We aren't positive that is what we will be doing in the fall, but it might be an option.   Kreg is also applying for jobs all over the place and working hard at figuring out our future. We are so blessed and grateful for the jobs we have and are excited for the big things that will be happening this year for our family!!

Welcome to the Car Wash

                                           Any chance she can practice driving she will!

 CC had so much fun with Grandma washing the car in the nice weather! She is just like her Mom and Her Grandmothers, LOVES to make things sparkle!!


San fran, Napa, and Jelly belly Factory

Riding the Bart into San Fran as a family. Oliver Brooks and Paul Brooks

We went to the park in China town. It was so interesting to see all of the people playing games. They seem to live a much slower paced life.

CC and Cousin Addie playing Grandma Great's organ.
CC dancing along with the street performers. There was even people in the crowd taking her picture!
                                        Oli and CC loved the gian Christmas tree in the city!

On our way home from Napa Grandma, the kids and I stopped at the Jelly belly factory for a tour. It was a lot of fun! We loved the samples and free bag of beans the best!


2011 Recap

We had big things happen this year, some seem like an eternity ago and some we can't seem to get out of our minds. We were blessed immensely, along with being tried and tested along the way. We have grown closer as a couple and a family, and learned a lot. I hope we can say that every year!

January:Got in a small car accident new years day. Kreg was sworn in as a student attorney, he helped run an immigration clinic for the semester. He loved using his Spanish skills and helping people with their asylum cases. He confirmed his love for litigation. Anna and the kids survived another cold winter, we had fun doing indoor activities at home. Kreg had the car most days so we mastered the art of staying home and keeping busy.

February: A couple of ER trips, Cecily and Oliver become the best of friends now that Oli is old enough to really PLAY. Getting out a little more, lots of trips to MOA.

March: Anna turns 26, the kids were sick a lot this winter. Kreg goes to Boston for a Moot Court competition, his team placed 2nd!

April:Aunt Sarah and cousin Reagan come for a visit! Oli learns to Walk! Finally getting outside to play.

May: Oliver turns 1, Kreg GRADUATES! Grandma and Grandpa W. come for a visit. Cecily and I go to her first musical "Pinkalicious". Cecily has her first field trip and graduates from her 3 yr old pre school class.

June:Gram comes for a visit, trip to Nauvoo. Lots of beach time and swimming. Kreg studies hard for the Bar exam.

July: Kreg takes and passes the Utah Bar. Kreg turns 27. Trip to Duluth for the 4th. Trip to CA, Avila beach.

August: Cecily turns 4. Aunt Paige comes for a visit, Fisher's come for a visit.

September: Cecily starts her final year of Preschool in Ms. Emily's class. Oliver starts his first year of Preschool in Ms. Kim's Class. Cecily starts Ice skating lessons.

October: Trip to UT for Halloween and for Kreg's swearing in. Officially an attorney. Grandma W comes for the big event. The kids dress as Gnomes for Halloween.

November: Trip to Seattle with Aunt Sarah and RJ. continuation of Trip to UT. Holidazzle parade. Anna gets a job at the Gym.

December:Trip to CA, Christmas. Oli got trains and CC got lots of Reading activities and her own digital camera!

We are still searching for the right job/career choice for Kreg, its an exciting time with lots of unknown. We are practicing patience and trust in our Heavenly Father. We are anxious to do what ever he has in store for us and what is best for our family! A few things we are hoping for/looking forward to for 2012
~Strengthening our testimonies and relationships with our Savior Jesus Christ.
~Having Healthy minds and bodies
~Finding a job/deciding whats next for Kreg.
~Cecily going to Kindergarten
~Keeping positive attitudes and outlooks.

No matter what 2012 has in store for us I hope and pray that we can handle all of it with grace and a good attitude and with the right perspective! We are so grateful for all that we are blessed with but mostly for great family and friends!