October 3, 2008

Here we go...

Greetings from the Cook's. Wow! We are so excited to finally have a blog. It has been such an amazing and eventful year. Jaida was born in March and has been the light of our lives. She is growing so fast. I can't hardly stand it. On Tuesday her first tooth broke through after a long drooly battle. What a milestone. Garret and i have lived for these fun little achievements. She is rolling all over the place now after she realized her back wasn't glued to the floor. I'm not quite ready to baby proof the house yet, but ready or not that time has come.

What can i say about the love of my life...Garret is amazing! He truly is my best friend and someone that understands me completely. I am sure growing as a person by being his wife. I don't see him very much during the week, and it's made me realize how much i depend on him. Right now he is working as an elk hunting guide. There's nothing better than getting paid for doing something you love, but i'll be glad when it's over. I am working part time at the day care again. I can bring Jaida with me, and that makes it all worth it.

In August we went to see Garret's sister Kasey and her family. They live about 30 minutes from Washington D.C. We spent a few days in D.C. and the rest of the time at the Outer Banks in North Carolina. What a neat experience that was for me. I have a new found appreciation for our country. I loved every part of the trip. A huge thank you to Kasey and Kevin for their generousity and hospitality. It meant so much to us. Thanks again!

Jaida looking especially cute in the sand. Our beach house was within walking distance from the gorgeous beach. It was picture perfect.

Here's Jaida enjoying a ride on daddy's shoulders as apposed to the stroller. She was such trooper. We did a ton of walking that day.

The Capitol Building was one of my favorites.

All dressed up at my sister Tara's wedding.

Oh...my two loves!

Just having some fun with the camera.

She didn't like the grass too well.



Dye Family said...

Oh Nat, I love your family! Jaida is the sweetest little thing, and Garret isn't bad either. The pictures are awesome....Keep 'em commin'.
Like Brooke says: it's fun to blog....and clog :)
Love ya sis, talk to you soon.


Kami P. said...

THanks for making me cry Nat. Love your sweet family. And I especially love the picture of you guys in your temple clothing. I can see the joy radiating from you. I'm so glad you have a blog. Do you mind if I let all the sis's and sis-in-law's know about your blog? They'd all love to see how you're doing. TAke care.

Dean Family said...

Well after a few tears and lots of smiles...your blog looks awesome! I love your pictures and was so happy to see you all in September. Nat,I love you so very much...what you and Garret have created is awesome.


The Cooks said...

Yay! I am so glad we can keep in contact this way. Honestly, when we moved to Iowa I was so sad that I wouldn't get to see you on Sunday's anymore. We sure do miss you guys, but at least now we can see little J grow up. Jamie

Richelle said...

I'm glad to see you have a blog! Your little girl is adorable!

Jamie said...

Natalie Ivie,
I have been searching for you forever!! I just somehow remembered Todd's last name and found some website with their email and emailed them and then I found your blog. How are you? Jaida is so stinkin cute!! Where are you? I can't believe I found you! I have a blog too and now I won't lose you ever again. I am so excited, I love your face.
Jamie Mueller Poulsen
I love blogs!!

Swanson Family said...

Hi Natalie,

You have such a cute family. It has been a while since I've seen ya. I hope you don't mind that I took a peek at your blog, I found you through Nicoles blog. It is great to see you so happy. You are as beautiful as ever!! Feel free to check out my blog @ http://jenniferswanson.blogspot.com


The Richards Family said...

What a cute blog Nat! Jaida is the cutest little thing. THose pictures on the beach are so priceless. Love you nat...I'll see you in a week!


Jamie said...

Hopefully you will check this again! Ava and I are going to Rexburg on December 19th and staying for a few days, I would LOVE to see you. Here is my email address, shoot me an email so I can keep in touch better since you don't check your blog.

mom said...

Hi Natalie! I just noticed your name on Kami's list and had to see if it was "our Natalie". I called Robb in to look also, we were excited to see you, your husband and your cute little girl. You look very happy and we are so glad you are! Hope things continue to go well for you and we still love you.(Robb is puddling up as I write this!) Love you! Robb and Kathi

Keysha said...

Oh Natalie! You are gorgeous and I love your sweet family! (Your baby is beautiful!)

Here's what's funny....Just yesterday (no lie) Chad and I were driving and wee were talking about you....I told him I thought you'd had a baby....Then I was wondering to myself if you had a blog...Next thing I know I receive a message from Kami on my blog telling me your blog address.

I hope it's okay if I peek in every now and again to say hi and see your beautiful daughter get bigger!

Check us out: chakeyfamily.blogspot.com

I am so happy for you! You deserve nothing but true happiness...and it looks like you have found it:)