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Growing up, my sisters and I would always fight over who would sit by cousin Jenna on rides at Disneyland. I usually won, and I’m pretty sure she was happy about that. Although I was only able to spend time with her about once a year, those trips to Southern California will always stick out in my memory. Jenna is a loyal friend, fashionista, and an eager learner. In a couple years she will be the cutest elementary school teacher ever!


It is hard to look back on the good times I’ve had with Jamie without cracking up. Whether we were having water fights in our room at night, making videos on our first digital camera, or “ice skating” on our kitchen floor, having Jamie as a sister has been delightful. She loves literature, music, and thinking deeply. She also loves late night snacks. I think she is so beautiful, will always cry when she sings “A Foggy Day in London Town” to me, and I love her very much.

People used to say Brenna would be the first woman president. I’m pretty sure she would be terrible at that, but I know she will do a great job at whatever she decides to do. She has followed in my footsteps in a few ways, but always with a style that is all her own. She is a great photographer and loves when you call her “Brenda.” She is also hilarious (but never tell her that you think what she says is funny because she thinks that ruins it). Brenna is bound to do great things!

The first time I saw him in August 2010, I thought he was a giant (If you’ve met him, you’ll understand—he is a large man). Out of all of the men out there (giants or otherwise), I think Jon Jon is the most hunkalicious of them all.

Jon Jon loves:                                     Jon Jon could live without:

1. Architecture!                                   1. Cilantro

2. Climbing trees/anything!                 2. Medicine (besides Codeine)

3. India Pale Ales!                               3. Apathy

4. Cycling!                                           4. Sleep

5. Cribbage!                                        5. Pomeranians

With Jon Jon in my life, it is bound to be exciting, adventurous, and a little strange. He makes me stronger and teaches me so much daily. Who could ask for anything more?

From the first time I laid eyes on her I thought she was incredibly gorgeous. She looked happy and stood out. Our paths finally crossed in August of 2010 and I remember trying to compliment her smile without it being awkward. It was.

Megan loves:                                      Megan could live without:

1. Children!                                         1. Noisy neighbors

2. (Close second) Shiba Inu!               2. Driving

3. Stouts and porters!                         3. Cacti

4. Singing!                                           4. Eating meat

5. Pajamas!                                         5. Me wearing short, cut-off jeans

I can’t wait to go on a thousand adventures and get to know her better everyday.  We’re a great team and devoted to a life of family, simplicity, & action. She’s the best I know.

The only Polish thing David Wesolowski inherited is the name. He is one of the smartest, most business-savvy guys south of the Mason Dixon. He’s done so much with what he’s been given and has constantly been the reason some of his friends and family are successful today. Being the epitome of a good steward, however, has not kept him from also being one of the funniest guys I know.  He’s married to a lovely lady and recently had his first child.

Hilmar Jonathan Skagfield is my 5th brother. He’s one of those guys–no matter how long we are apart–we pick up right where we left off. He pursues me and doesn’t let me get away with mediocrity. He was an assistant designer for Billy Reid and has an eye for design. He currently lives in LA where he is up to all kinds of good.

Ben Wesolowski is the youngest of nine children. He’s outgoing and loyal. He’s got a heart of gold and is always looking at things in a different way. He adds creativity to everything; a living example that goodness and truth ought to be coupled with beauty. His name’s Ben and he likes to party.

Matt Wesolowski has a natural athletic ability. He’s reserved and optimistic and makes other people his age look like children. Mature beyond his years, Matt will work without any pay because he knows it’s the right thing to do. He’s easygoing and saves complaining for everyone else.

Tony Wesolowski is the king of misadventures, and my life would have been boring without him. He loves to shoot anything that can be eaten and will eat just about anything at least once. He’s as loyal as loyal can get. He’s the guy you want beside you in an alleyway or on a battle field.