All because two people fell in love...

We met in February 1989, started dating in May, and got married in September. And Josh came *almost* 11 months later, just in case y'all were wondering. And then no more came. We waited, and waited, and then Lauren decided to make her debut in May 1995 (5 weeks early), and then Kayley 1997, Jacob 1998, Krissy 2001, Lindsey 2004 & Joey 2006. We lived in Texas until 2005, and then we moved to Arkansas, just about 25 miles north of Texarkana, Texas. Fortunately all my children are Texans (and my handsome husband) because Texans are just cool. Wish I was a Texan... but husband had to settle with a California gal, which I think is pretty cool too.

Tuesday, October 14, 2008


Wow! 10 years old today! Can't believe it!! You made your entrance at 1:55am, after like 2 pushes. In fact Dr. Montgomery (on call for Dr. Doss) hadn't even made it to the hospital yet, and the nurses were telling me not to push until he made it. I guess they didn't realize that I would go from a 3 to a 10 in 20 minutes! I tried to tell them that I go fast, but they didn't listen! You were the cutest little baby with the biggest ears I had ever seen! I am so glad that your head has finally grown with your ears! We waited so long for another brother! Josh used to say his nightly prayers when he was 3, and he would bless Jacob in heaven.
One of your favorite cousins, Reilly. You 2 are still unseperateable!
I love your 3rd grade Spring picture, or was it 2nd grade? Still a handsome dude!

Happy Birthday! We love you Jacob! We hope you have a great day!

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The Cook Family said...

Happy Birthday Jacob! We miss you!