Thursday, July 21, 2011

Meet the Family

My entire family came into town over the Fourth of July weekend. It was so nice to have everyone here for Luke's baptism and to participate in the parade with us. We had Jill take pictures of the whole clan while we were all together.

I've been told in the past that I never talk about my brothers on the blog. Some have even questioned their existence. Let me introduce you.

Rex is my older brother (by 15 months) but he has always sort of felt like my younger brother if you know what I mean. Rex used to beat the crap out of me growing up but has mellowed a bit in recent years. He is an FBI agent in southern Califoria. He packs heat so I wouldn't mess with him. Rex likes to tease and is known for his kool-aid stunt with Ashley and leaving hilarious comments on my blog. Here is Rex and his family:

You all know Ashley. She is a regular around these parts. She is the smartest one in our family (and that includes you dad!) Ashley is a retired attorney and if she has it her way, she will never work again. She lives in the bay area and she and her husband Tyler make red headed boys:

My little brother Cam is the one you probably don't know. He is a law student at BYU and his wife Katie is the best thing that has ever happened to our family (along with Rex's wife Sarah.) Cam and Katie are the favorite aunt and uncle for many reasons. Cam and I have had some pretty sweet fights as adults and it's good to know I can still take him.

My parents Paul and Linda. You all know my mom as the best grandma on the planet. I used to not use that term for fear of offending others but lets call a spade a spade. She is. As I type this, she is at Cowabunga Bay going down water slides with Luke and Sammie. God bless her. My dad is awesome too. I have really relied on him a lot over the years and I appreciate him more every year.

My family (enjoy it because you will see this same picture on the Christmas card!)

Just because I know you are all clamoring for more, here you go:

If you want Jill's contact information, you can go to her website here.


melissa walker said...

These pictures are so great! I love your family (except for Rex--that would be weird) and it is so fun to see you all together. I especially enjoyed seeing your float in person last Saturday!

Monika said...

Cute Cute Cute!

I am in shock you think Rex acts like your younger brother, I have no idea what you are talking about.

Elizabeth said...

Oh these pics are so fabulous. You ALL look like models... your Ma and Pa sure have cute genes!
Thanks for all the info on your family. I am nosy and its very satisfying.
I cant believe you have a G man for a bro... if he were in my fam he would be talked to death about his job from nosy fam members.
I love your wedges (are you and your Mum wearing matching shoes diff colours?.
Did I tell you all how fantastic you look ? and how clever the photographer is? I like how she has you sitting on chairs ... and you all look like a cool summer breeze under the trees.
OK stopping now.

leandparkermakes3 said...

Brooke, you look so beautiful in all of these pictures! Jill did a great job capturing you and your family. Thanks for sharing!

brooke said...

Elizabeth, thanks for the compliments! My mom and I are actually wearing different shoes but I do have that same pair of navy wedges that my mom is wearing as well...I love shoes.

Ashley said...

I just uploaded my pics and was seriously considering doing this same post, then I saw this and laughed.

Thanks for unveiling my christmas card picture too!

Tyler is the third best thing to happen to our family.

Raderstorf Family said...

Uh....I never knew you had a younger brother!! I thought Ashley was the youngest. That is terrible.

Laura said...

cute pictures, I love the little girls' skirts. where did you get them if I can ask?

brooke said...


we got the little girls' skirts at Beets n' Parsnips. They have the cutest skirts and ruffly cardigans. They are in Fiesta Village on Highland Dr and about 8800 South. They also have a website.

SewSara said...

you look great (especially your hair and legs -- super jealous!!)

what a great looking family.
you are gorgeous!

sheryl said...

beautiful photos! Beautiful family! Did you get the extentions? You look like a movie star!

Of do the other women in your clan. Good Gene Pool(e). :)

brooke said...

No extensions Sheryl but I do need to cut about four inches off my hair. I feel like mutton dressed as lamb.

Ashley, Tyler is a solid third. If he will bring you back to Utah, I'll slip him into first.

Sorry about unveiling the Christmas photo. No one will remember by then.

Christie said...

Your entire extended family is ridiculously cute. I would be hating on you all if I didn't like you so much. Dang!

Laura B. said...

These are fabulous!!! I am in love with the skirts and must head to that store next time I visit Utah! So cute!

sarahw said...

Katie is DEFINITELY numero uno, and that is just fine with me. Ashley, I will have to say that Tyler, with his fancy shmancy sewing talents, crept up to number two. The pirate sails look fab.

Rex always LOVES, LOVES, LOVES it when people mistaken Brooke for being the oldest. He is very quick to correct that.

Great pics, Jill is so talented and super patient!!

Linde said...

Great pictures! So fun to see!

Brittney Engel said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE your pictures! Your family is so dang cute!! But I didn't know there were so many attorneys within your family. I would love to be a fly on the wall during a "family discussion." :)

Kami Galbraith said...

Gorgeous family photos!! Love the fun colors you chose. Nautical colors are all the rage:) fun seeing you at the parade.

BTW... we went to Uncle Julios for lunch and i am dying to go back. soooo yummy!!!!

Kimmie said...

what awesome photos! everyone looks fantastic!

wish I had your beautiful hair and skinny legs. you look fabulous as always brookie!

Jen said...

I've been silently stalking your blog for a while now, and thought it was finally time to leave a comment. ;-) Love the family picture outfits! We have some family photos coming up, and I love the coordinated, but not so matchy-matchy look!

Mandee said...

You look fantastic, Brooke. Seriously, whatever upkeep you are spending money on is totally working for you! :)

I need your shoes.

Jill said...

You guys are all ridiculously stylish, it's really not fair to the rest of us.

The Mostess said...

LOVE these pictures. So adorable--and you look so hot and skinny!