Happy New Year 2016

Happy New Year from The Cooks!!
2015 was a great year.  

Daddy worked hard as an attorney, mama worked hard on growing her business, Boston turned 5 and started a new preschool and Navy turned 1 and grew so much.  We got to take a few family trips throughout the year.  We visited Florida in April, Branson, Missouri in July and the Atlantis in the Bahamas in October for Boston's birthday!  

Geez, was it a great year.

We can't wait to look forward to what the Lord has in store for us in 2016.

Annndd, I can't wait to get back to blogging!  :)



Family Photos 2015

This was a photo session to remember.  We got all dolled up to go out in the 40 degree rainy weather. It was FA-reeezing!  You can tell on sweet little Navy's face how cold it was.  His little nose and eyes were so cold and red.  But both boys held tough, obeyed and got them done quickly.  Fastest family photo session we've ever done.  :)  But I love them so much.  They'll definitely be pictures we'll treasure forever.  

Our adorable and amazing friends Anna and Chelsea with A&C Photos did an awesome job and we are so thankful they were willing to freeze their booties off, too.  www.aandcphotos.com

Until next years photos....

xo, Jen


Navy Turns ONE!!

Can't wait to have a birthday fun-filled day with you!

We love you so much!


A New Preschool and Your First Day - 2015

Such a silly guy
Acting like a T-Rex

So excited.
Looking for his name and his cubby.
Oh Bubba.....where do I start?  

Preschool.  It's a bittersweet subject for mama.  I've never been a fan of knowing that one day you would be going off to school.  It's one of those things that makes me cringe thinking about you being gone from us during the day.  But with your personality, you thrive on being social.  School is good for you. 

Last year, we had you going 2 days a week.  This year, we decided to try a brand new preschool that was just built this year in the front of our neighborhood.  It doesn't have the option of a 2 or 3 day week for 4 year olds.  It's strictly 5 days a week.  Half day or full day.  

If it were up to your daddy you would be going full days all 5 days.  I wasn't on board with that idea.  I still needed more time with you throughout the week.  So we compromised that we would do half days this fall and then you could go full days starting in the spring.  So that's that.  

Your first week has already been a success.  You are LOVING your new school, classmates and teacher.  We know it's right where you belong and feel so blessed that you are being blessed, too.  

The second day Navy and I went to pick you up in your class we got there right when all of the other kids that stay all day were about to take a nap.  You walked to the door to me so we could leave.  I told you to turnaround and tell everyone bye and when you did the blonde little girl laying near the door sat up, raised her arms and asked you to give her a hug.  Little did we know that would create a ripple effect.  Each of your classmates got up and ran to you to give you a hug.  At one point you had 6-7 of your classmates hanging on to you laughing and hugging you.  It made my mama heart so happy and pretty much melt.  The smile on your face was priceless.  One that I wish I had gotten on video.  

We know that not only are you being blessed but you are also a blessing to your school and classmates.  Though we miss you dearly when you are gone, you shine, son.  And we are so proud of you and feel so blessed to be your parents.  The parents that get to watch you grow.  How awesome for us.  

As we always tell you, "when" not "if."  We can't wait to do life with you and can't wait "when" you are successful.  

We're continuously praying for you and an amazing school year, son.  



Family Day at Fossil Rim

Spending a family day at Fossil Rim in Glen Rose, Texas was pretty much amazing.  Bossy loved every second.  The fact that he could ride in daddy's lap and help him drive our "SUV" as he calls it, was at the top of his list of awesome-ness.  Plus, feeding animals right out of his hands wasn't too shabby either.  Watching his excitement was worth the 3 hour drive through Fossil Rim!  Ha.

We went on a Saturday so it was PAA-cked!  Took us 3 whole hours to driving the whole thing.  At one point, we thought we were going to run out of gas.  We were sitting in line on a decline and I guess our gas tank couldn't detect the gas in the tank so it told us we had zero miles left of driving.  Freaked us out until we started driving again and the gas gauge went back up.  We totally started thinking of how we were going to get gas in our cars.  My first thought was to call my dad to bring some to us since they live only 30 minutes away.  Thankfully we didn't have to play out that thought.

Near the middle point of the park, there's a store and a petting zoo that you can get out of your car to go potty, eat, shop and pet the animals.  It's a nice "stretch your legs" break, too.

If you live near the DFW area, we highly recommend you visiting this park.  Although, the next time we go we'll be sure to go on a week day!


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