Tuesday, June 18, 2013

The Lodge at Cook's Meadow

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Wednesday, August 8, 2012

The Amazing Adventures of Saidy Taylor Cook

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Sunday, June 10, 2012

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Monday, June 4, 2012

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Thursday, April 19, 2012

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Saturday, June 19, 2010

Peace, at last.: Toe the line with day to day conflict

Peace, at last.: Toe the line with day to day conflict

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Easter with the Fam

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Alex Joshua Hernandez is here!

Nico and Eliza see their little brother for the first time!  

Holding on for dear life.  How sweet and presious is the life of a new born baby fresh from our Heavenly Father.  

Alex was born at 5:02 PM in Mesa AZ.  Weighing in at 7 lbs 10 oz.  21 1/4 " long.  He is heathy and happy to be here.  He brought his love with him.  

Mom and dad so happy with the new addition.  

Thursday, January 22, 2009


Life is great in 2008! We had the most AMAZING Christmas this year. I totally totally loved it!!!!!! It has been such a busy year this year, a hallmark year for the Cooks. We had three graduations, two weddings, a baby, a missionary, Melissa and Brian moving in then move out, Sean and Brodie moving out and Steph moving in! It was hard to get into Christmas this year with Danny gone but by the time it was Christmas I was TOTALLY into it. We had so much fun just being together, playing games, eating and just hanging out. It was wonderful to hear from our missionary Dan. We were able to have a family prayer together even though we were apart. And Danny bore his testimony to us before he had to go. It truly is THE MOST WONDERFUL TIME OF THE YEAR!

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Tuesday, January 20, 2009

It's the most wonderful time of the year!

twas 16 nights after Christmas and all through the house
Not a creature is stirring, and I feel like a louse.
Cuz it’s 10:30 AM, and not a sole is in sight
My families’ all left me, and that’s just not right
And Marc and her chillen’s, doing all that they can
So sad that Chambry is now in Japan
The moon on the breast of the new fallen snow
Gave Steph a great reason to head for the slooooooop
Sean Brodie and wives, they flew to Cancun
We already miss them and hope they come soon
When what to my wondering eye should appear?
Yes, all the kids home, but my Danny boy dear
The first gift of Christmas, was a phone call so early
Elder Cook’s on the line, made my stomach all swirly
More rapid than eagles their courses they came
And I whistled and shouted and called them by name
Now Marci now Lissy now Stepher now Sean
On Brodie on Danny, and now their all gone!
They’ve flown off to Mexico and also Japan
To Utah, New York, keepin’ warm as they can.
Now Christmas is over, as I think back right now
Our love for each other grew ten times some how
It was all so complete to have the two newbie’s
And everyone knows you two are such cuties (Erin and Lindsay)
So this year in 09, we will all get a spine
To complete our goals with out any tolls
The days filled with games, food, golf, kids, joy and fun
The ski jump was Adams, but with golf Brian won
And Marci and Carlos the service they gave
With moving, and cooking, and cleaning to save
But the most important Christmas tradition of all
Is the Christ child so humble picking us up when we fall
And away they all flew like the down of a thistle
To some other place, so now we just whistle
But I heard them exclaim ere they flew out of sight
Merry Christmas to all, yeah, OUR FAMILY’S SO TIGHT!


Christmas PJ's

How cute is she!

With shoes to match.

Gramps with the GRAND-kids.

Nico, help me blow out the candles.

Happy Birthday Carlos, 31! Wow!!! Melissa is on Web Cam again.

Tempe Town Lakes.
This is our family at As you wish. We made ornaments, plates, and bowls.

It is really fun to go as a family. Eliza is being so careful to not get out of line.

Nico is really working hard on is reindeer.

It was Marci's Birthday on Nov. 25th. We had everyone over for pizza.

Happy 31st Birthday Marci. Even Melissa got in on the action in Tokyo Japan via Web Cam! She doesn't want to miss out on anything.

Monday, January 19, 2009

The field is WHITE!

Elder Gunn and me are walking the icy streets everyday, we have found people to listen to us.  All our numbers have nearly doubled!! (On this day the streets were not so icy but trust me, I'm sure they were.  

Mom, blow this picture up and put it in Nico and Eliza's rooms so they will never forget me K? Ok Marci i'ts your job to brainwash your new little one like I did nico and Eliza into knowing who their favorite uncle is.... ok? Good.

My trainer is Elder Gunn.  He is totally AWESOME!  I LOVE BEING A MISSIONARY!  

My area that I'm serving in is called Irondequoit, north of Rochester, it's a sweet place.   

So I'm here IN ROCHESTER!!!!!  Sooo sick.  and it's wayyyy cold.  It snowed all night and we woke up this morning I got my wish of a "WHITE FIELD!"   We went to the Sacred Grove.  There were no leaves on the trees, they were caked with white SNOW!! We were the first footsteps in the grove today. 

Saturday, January 10, 2009

 pic of Danny in the snow at the sacred grove

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Thursday, December 4, 2008

Dan the MTC man.

Beautiful fall day in Provo Utah.

Missionary mom, Elder Cook, and Stephanie.

New Missioanries, That's ME!!!!

The day we put Danny in the MTC we got up and I taught him how to sew on a button. He later told me he sewed on several buttons for himself and others in the MTC and got a reputation for sewing. I told him my goodbyes that morning because I knew it would be too hard in the MTC for both of us in such a public place. I told him he came from a long legacy of missionaries and that he had been placed with all those missionaries before him for a reason. He had a lot of big shoes to fill and he was totally up to the task. We had prayer and scripture study. I read the last of Alma’s words to his son’s and replaced mine and his names. We went to breakfast at Magleby’s Fresh and had their famous French toast. Steph met us there. Danny finely turned over his phone. He was calling and texting his friends like it was his last time……….cuz it was. I have this vivid memory of going to the car, the radio was playing Via La Vida by Cold Play. He loves that song and thinks it is all about him. I remember him smiling so big and singing, “Missionaries in a foreign field!” We entered the MTC Wed. morning Oct. 29th at 11:00. It was a beautiful day in Provo Utah. About 70 degrees, clear blue skies and the leaves were turning, something we don't see in AZ. We both knew it was going to be hard but their is something really special about putting your son in the MTC that can't be described in words. You are sad yet happy. It is a testimony that the church is true, other wise, our youth wouldn't go and we wouldn't be happy to see them go. I kept thinking of my MTC experience and knew what he was in for so that made it a lot easier for me. Before we knew it, the time had come. He said goodbye to Steph. They have become so close. Then it was my turn. We separated and went to our designated doors. Just before he went through the door we yelled, “Danny!” He tuned with tear filled eyes and waved goodbye. The next two days were hard for me. I was happy for him but two years is so long. But since that day, I really haven’t had a hard time. It’s OK. In Danny’s setting apart, Pres. Coons said, “I bless you that your goodbyes will be sweet.” It really was sweet but for two days it was hard. But I can honestly say, I haven’t had a hard day since. So I guess that is pretty sweet! I am so excited for him. He is doing so well and is so happy, how could I be sad. It’s all good. I love being a missionary mom!

Goodbye for two years

Rhonda, Marci, Eliza, and Jackie, saying good bye to Dan the missioanry man.

Danny with his BYU Friends the night before the
Bye pops, I love ya.

Mt. View friends. So hard to say goodbye.

Leaving on a jet plane.

Goodbye Unka Danny. We love you.

Sean and Brodie giving Danny some of their favorite ties.

Elder Daniel Taylor Cook
Rochester NY Mission

Families can be Together Forever.

This was blessing day for Miss Chambry Kay Barnett. Brian gave Chambry a beautiful blessing.

Blessing day for Miss Chambry.
This is a photo of our family outside the Mesa AZ Temple. Danny went through the Temple this day. We were able to all be together in the Temple. It was a day that our family has dreamed about since Keven and I were married. We are so blessed it all worked out. Brian was in Japan and Melissa had just had her baby here. We had a window of just a few days. Danny went through on Fri. Brian and Melissa Blessed their baby on Sunday and they took of for London on Monday. So we were very lucky to have this day in the Temple. We were glad Stephanie could fly down to be with us all. We took family names through and had a very special day.