>>> My baby belly was ever-growing.
>>> Grandpa & Grandma Stum came to visit and we built snowmen.
>>> I turned 24.
>>> Brooks practiced being a big brother when cousin Wesley came to stay.
>>> We made heart-shaped pizza and a lover's tent for Valentine's Day.
>>> Adam turned 26.
>>> Brooks turn two years old!
>>> Our BABY GIRL AVA was born.
>>> Ava's newborn & our new-family-of-4 photos were taken.
>>> We had family and friends over for a lovely Easter.
>>> We watched magic happen as Brooks took on his role as sweet, big brother.
>>> I shared Ava's birth story.
>>> I enjoyed the best Mother's Day yet.
>>> Played with cousins and painted wooden spoons.
>>> Adam and I celebrated our 4-year Anniversay!
>>> Celebrated our favorite Daddy on Father's Day.
>>> We had fun at the Smoot family reunion at Lagoon.
>>> Adam's brother returned from his LDS mission in California, "Welcome Home Elder Kjar!"
>>> We painted "bobby" houses.
>>> Enjoyed every minute of the Stum Reunion at Bear Lake.
>>> Our sweet Ava Lu was blessed at home.
>>> Had a blast in my old stomping grounds, Vancouver & Portland.
>>> My sister Corrie left to serve a mission for our church in Chile, saying goodbye was hard.
>>> Adam taught Brooks how to blow milk bubbles.
>>> Had a lovely time on the Annual Kjar Sister's Retreat.
>>> We caught Ava's giggles on camera.
>>> Enjoyed lots of fall-time walks.
>>> We went to a pumpkin patch.
>>> The kids wore their skeleton jammies all month and we dressed up as Clue characters for Halloween.
>>> Counted our blessings.
>>> Brooks' love for reading grew and he learned to count!
>>> We had a wonderful Thanksgiving at the Kjar cabin.
>>> Adam and I enjoyed a night of pizza and outdoor iceskating...my kind of date night.
>>> We picked and decorated our first real Christmas tree.
>>> We had a lovely Christmas!
Goodbye 2012!! You were a very, VERY good year.