Hello friends - I am blogging again. I am a little unfamiliar with this new site, so work with me here as I post from now on. Yes, it is time to return to share all about my family and my life. Some of my great friends have gotten cute new sites and inspired me, and it has been well over a year now since I have posted, and figured it was time to return.
This is us in a nutshell: There is me - Jenny Cook a 28 year old mom of 3 hilarious children. Bailey - 5, Jacob - 4, and Carter 16 months. I got married to the handsomest guy around - Chris aka "the professional" in 2000 and we have been through alot in our 7.5 years together. 3 kids, 4 miscarriages, 5 jobs,6 homes, and moved our family a heck of a long ways from where we once called home in Everett Washington. We now reside in a small town in Idaho and sometimes wonder just how in the world we ended up moving from a big city to a small farming community with neighbors that have cows. (pee-yew)
I have the best husband around. Not to brag or anything. He is tall dark and handsome, and we joke that he is "the professional" because it seems as far as handy work goes he can and has done just about everything. He just turned 30 this year. All joking aside, I really feel like I am one of the lucky girls. He helps me wherever I need help. It just seems he gets better every year. He is a great husband, a really fun Dad, and one of the hardest working guys I have ever met. And yes, every once in a while I still get butterflies in my stomache when I am with him. Who could ask for anything better?
Bailey is our angelic child. Thank goodness she got to our family first! She is kind and gentle, eager to please and loves all things girly, adventurous and crafty. She started kindergarten this year and is lovin it!
Jacob is in a nutshell, a troublemaker. He is very sneaky, and likes to cause trouble, but will do just about anything to get you to laugh - and yes we usually do when it comes down to it. He is hilarious and silly, but hates all things adventurous and is very cautious. We just barely got the kid to finally sit on a swing. He has moments that I truly think he is the sweetest boy around, and is just dying for praise and approval. I love this kid.
Carter is our little tank. He has the chubbiet cheeks of all my children and has a get out of my way attitude. The kid can push Bailey and Jake out of the way if they are in between him and a cookie. He is my first child that likes to climb things and is driving me crazy. He gets into everything. I have locks and gates all over the house, but he still manages to scale the gates and pick the locks. He is very sweet and silly, and we love the chub outa him.
And then there is me. I am a girl with 6 brothers. I'm not interested in gossip or playing cruel games the way alot of women do. I love how men get mad, then get over it. I prefer to talk about the problem however, then find a solution. I am living the life I always wanted. I dreamt of being a mom, and although it has it's hard days, I wouldn't want to be doing anything else. (except for the daily longing for adult conversation and time out with my girlfriends and husband of course.) But I am doing what I always dreamed of and that makes me happy. Did I ever guess my life would be like it is at this point in time? No way. I never thought we would live where we do, have the profession Chris does, and I could never imagine what life with 3 little kids would be like either. A 3 ring circus most days.
Although I love my life, it has actually been the hardest year of my life so far. Sometimes I have actually thought I wouldn't survive it. But here I am still breathing in and out, and yes I am a survivor. This entry is long enough and sometime I will feel inclined to share some more.
So here we are - the little Cook clan. We are a young family on an new life adventure, just trying to do our best and figure it all out. Until next time...