about us

HELLO! Welcome to our little blog where we document our
lives and daily adventures together as a growing family.

The Brooks
{brother-in-law Trygve & sister Shelby, brothers Chad & Steele and us!}

The Weekes
{David, Alexis, Chase & Mckenzie and their two little girls Reese & Gwen, Brad & Stephanie, US, and Tanner}

Follow along on instagram @whitweekes


Michael and I met in April 2010 thanks to his sister Alexis, who was in my ward at the time. She told both of us she had the perfect person for us (she couldn't have been more right!). Our first date was definitely one of the most unique, and fun, dates I had ever been on. We went to Outback (our favorite!) and then "fished" for goldfish in his parents' pool. A couple days later, he invited me to Arizona with him and a friend. Feeling up for an adventure, I jumped in the car with the boys early the next morning and off we went for an incredible trip, the one that started it all :)

I went home for the summer and before I knew it, Michael came to visit me in California! But with school starting, trying to get settled down, and a few extra distractions in the way, we just remained good friends.

Time went by and in January 2011, I realized I was falling in love with him. Of course, he hadn't realized this just yet :) While we were always drawn to each other, things continued coming between us and holding us back. More than once, I thought I'd never talk to him again. However, we somehow always kept finding our way back to each other. For some reason, even though we weren't dating, in the back of my mind I just knew he was the one I was going to marry. It was the perfect opportunity for me to develop patience and trust in the Lord's timing.

The end of September came and Michael invited me on a Lake Powell trip. Thanks to a talk with his uncle Shawn, something happened to him on the trip and a "lightbulb" went off, he said. He realized the girl he wanted to spend forever with had been right in front of him the whole time. I'll never be able to thank Shawn enough! But because nothing had been happening between us, I was dating someone else.

But Michael continued to be Prince Charming during October and on Halloween, told me he wanted to marry me. I dragged my feet a little, torn between the incredible guy I was dating, and the love of my life (we joke it was payback for making me wait a year!) but I knew, just like I had since January, I was suppose to marry him. We were blessed to have a couple special experiences that confirmed it was right and that gave me the courage to take the leap of faith.

We flew to my house in California and rode quads with my family to the tallest mountain on our ranch (a place we had been over a year before). At sunset, he got down on his knees and "officially" asked me to marry him. It was the perfect day!

I married my best friend in the Draper LDS Temple on January 12, 2012. It was a long road to get there, but we learned important lessons through it all that we will carry with us forever. We wouldn't change it for anything. He was definitely worth the wait!

You can read more about our engagement here and see some of our wedding pictures here and read more about our fairy tale here.


  1. hands down best family photo i've ever seen! i love your outfits!

  2. Hey Whitney, thanks for stopping by! You and Michael are so cute, love your travel pics! Followed you back :)


  3. Wow! Your family photos are the BEST ever! I absolutely love the color coordination in that last one. And your wedding photo is beautiful. Happy to have found your blog! Following you back :)

  4. y'all take great photos! and you are stunning!

  5. what a beauty you are!! Glad to meet you :)

  6. Just wanted to stop by and say thanks for linking up with Kelly & I over at the Newlywed Blog Hop.

    I look forward to following your blog and learning more about your life.


  7. Looks like we have a few things in common girlie!! I, too am born and raised in Cali! WOOOOOP for that Cali sun that I just love to pieces!

    I worked with OSU football for about 3 years... and what an awesome environment to be around... the energy is POPPIN!!

    And I just love my HUGE family!!! They're everything to me :)

  8. I can tell you are a beautiful spirit! Excited to start following you. Congrats on the pregnancy! I have two boys...motherhood is the best gift in life!

  9. Hi Whitney!
    I found your blog through the comment section of another blog. I am starting a new blogging project that you might be interested in! The basic premise is that you will spend $10.00-$15.00 putting together a pretty little package full of cute stuff and send it to another blogger, ideally someone that isn't from where you are or someone you don't know very well, then you get one back from another blogger! It's kind of like pen pal on steroids. Kind of like a voxbox, only a lot more personal and you will make a new friend or network pal from the exchange.
    For example, I would maybe put a package of my favorite lip gloss, my favorite candy, something from Maryland, some pretty pencils or sticky notes or a little journal. Include a note, send it off! Then the next few weeks I would get something back.
    If you are interested, email me at riley.justesen@gmail.com and let's get the party started!