Monday, December 31, 2012

2012 Year in Review

>>> 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.

>>> Took a trip to the PNW...visited my brother in Seattle, and spent a day at the Coast.
>>> 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.

12 comments:

Alyse said...

2012 was a great year for your cute family! Here's to 2013 being even better!! Love and miss you guys!

Chris and Paige Evans said...

Oh I just love this! What a fun way to wrap up the year! Look like it's been a great one. Bring on 2013! Happy New Year!

Kiki said...

What a fun blog post Haley! I loved looking through your year! What a great year for your family. Ava was for sure the best thing you did in 2012, I can't imagine your family without her, she fits in so perfectly. Brooks has grown a lot from the pictures at the beginning of the post to the pictures at the end, huh? They grow too fast! I love that we were friends all of 2012! You made my 2012 so much fun, I really value your friendship more than you'll ever know!
Here's to 2013, another great year!

Gaby said...

I love the way you've organized this post. Happy 2013!

Cate said...

this is how i know we would be real life friends...we share the same birthday!!! and jen herem did wynnies photos...if that is not proof!!

Cate said...

this is how i know we would be real life friends...we share the same birthday!!! and jen herem did wynnies photos...if that is not proof!!

Jessica said...

Love this. darling photos.

emma said...

love love love.

i love reading everyone's yearly recaps! so much fun to see a whole year in one post. happy new year to you & your sweet family!

Audrey said...

Your photos are beautiful! It looks like you had a wonderful year. I really enjoy reading your blog and appreciate you sharing your story! Looking forward to what is new for 2013.

Life Happens said...

What an awesome year end review. Looked like 2012 was good to you guys. Hope 2013 will bring more blessings. :)

Hailey Smoot Kandell said...

the most delightful and darling family. xoxo

youarenicelady said...

it is AMAzing how fast babies grow!! sweet family over a sweet year!

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