October 31, 2013

Day 31: Quiet

Maybe Baby,

It's gonna be quieter around here for a bit. We're done writing these daily messages. I just thought I'd let you know that even when the messages end, we will still think of you every day. 


The difference is this: the messages we have for you from this point out will be kept in our hearts, not published for the world wide web. 


The last and biggest message we have to share? We love you, and we will try to wait patiently until we meet you.
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[We are hoping to adopt. You can view our It's About Love Profile HERE.]

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October 30, 2013

Day 30: Krystle (From Blaine)

Maybe Baby,
Your mama is amazing. I love her to pieces. She is really funny and makes the most adorable faces. Sometimes she catches me looking at her and blushes. I love it. Your Mama is so special to me I wanted our proposal to reflect that. Let me explain.
For family-home-evening. My dad would always find a classic movie for us to enjoy: Sabrina, Singing in the Rain, or a recent John Wayne purchase (dad's favorite). In these movies the woman was surprised when the man would propose. It was always a shock but a no brainer that was the answer to their situation. I would ask couples how they got engaged, went ring shopping, and did everything before he proposed.

I wanted special, I wanted old fashioned.

Driving home on a special Wednesday from Salt Lake, I dropped by Wilson Diamonds, and picked out a ring. On the drive home I arranged to talk her dad to ask his permission and blessing. I also arranged the proposal.

Finally the weekend came and off to the school play,
The Importance of Being Earnest
and...
Happily ever after...
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October 29, 2013

Day 29: I Want

Maybe Baby,

How do I know what lessons you need to hear until I see your face and hold your little hand? I don't. How do I know what advice you might need when you are an angst filled teenager?  I don't. Right now, I spout off vague silly wonderings, not really knowing what you will like to know or what you really need to get through life. 

Heavenly Father places people in our lives who are exactly what we need. I have a friend who makes me laugh. I laugh at everything she says. I have a friend who brings me back down to earth, who helps me see the logic when I am feeling crazy.  I have another friend who I only see once a year who can still manage to see right to my heart.


When you and I find each other, I will do my best to help you learn and grow. I will teach you things I have learned to save you from the hard lessons. I want to be someone who makes you laugh, who brings you back to earth, and who can sometimes see right into your heart. Is that too much to ask?

Love you.

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[We are hoping to adopt. You can view our It's About Love Profile HERE.]

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October 28, 2013

Day 28: Elephant in the Room

Maybe Baby,

An elephant...made entirely of pumpkins and gourds!
We attended the Pumpkin Walk in North Logan this weekend.
"Elephant in the room" is a metaphor for an obvious truth that is either being ignored or going unaddressed. 

There's an elephant in the room right now. Blaine went in to the hospital this morning. He goes every so often because he was born with CF, a condition that makes his life harder than I would wish on even my worst enemy. He's been up late at night for the past few nights coughing, unable to rest like a person needs to.

It's the elephant in the room because I sometimes forget that he doesn't feel well. I don't ignore it on purpose, but we live such a normal life that once in awhile I forget that things are not entirely normal. 

Sigh. It's gonna be lonely.

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[We are hoping to adopt. You can view our It's About Love Profile HERE.]

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October 27, 2013

Day 27: Our Home


Welcome! :)
Maybe Baby,
The home we live in is pretty awesome. When we bought it we could tell that it had been abused. We worked together to show it that we loved it. When we first got married, we lived on mostly bare floors from May until September. Your dad and I woke up every morning and found a new project to do. Now, the projects are slowing down, and we just get to enjoy the space and the pretty room.
When we were working, our rooms had funny nicknames, like the mold room, and the pee closet. Gross, huh? Just try to think of why they were called that.
When we had our home study, the adoption case worker said that our garage was HAZARDOUS. We're working on that project next. :)
Our front yard used to look like this.
Now it looks like this. 
Our kitchen used to look like this.
Now it looks like this.
Our dining room used to look like this.
Now it looks like this.
Our home is a blessing, 
just like the thought of you.

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[We are hoping to adopt. You can view our It's About Love Profile HERE.]


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October 26, 2013

Day 26: Kisses

Maybe Baby,
I just thought I'd warn you. Your Maybe Parents love each other, and sometimes we will give each other kisses in public JUST to embarrass you. Funny, huh? Consider yourself warned.

Love you.



October 25, 2013

Day 25: Fashionably Late

Maybe Baby,

You are surrounded by people who love you, and none of us have even met you yet! People have stopped in to look at us all month long. As of right now, we have had 11,711 different views of these messages. Can you feel the love?

If you can't tell, when you arrive, you will be joining people who love you already and are excited to meet you.

One of my good friends reminded me of this: "Your maybe baby isn't really a maybe . . . he or she is just making a fashionably late appearance." I like that.

Love you.
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[We are hoping to adopt. You can view our It's About Love Profile HERE.]

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October 24, 2013

Day 24: BIG and small

Maybe Baby,
I have an obsession. I love it when things are bigger than or smaller than they are supposed to be. In most rooms in our house, we have things that are the "wrong" size:

Tiny shopping cart
Big clothes pin
Enormous paper clip
Huge (size 19!) gym shoes

I saw this idea on Pinterest and decided that it definitely has to be a part of our toy closet.
I know. Right? It's the little (and the big) things that bring me joy, I guess.
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[We are hoping to adopt. You can view our It's About Love Profile HERE.]

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October 23, 2013

Day 23: Tattletale

Maybe Baby,

I'm gonna tattle on your dad today. Last night, he was super excited
about the new IOS for Apple, Mavericks. Yep. Super excited. Before bed, he got all our devices downloading the new system... in secret.

He LOVES to customize electronics. Every so often we have talks about him leaving my devices alone.

This secret download meant that NONE of our alarms went off this morning. We both had to be at work at 7:30, and we both woke up at 7:21.

As I ponder this a bit, I'm very proud of the fact that I didn't scream or yell. I have a LONG way to go, but I handled today with grace. I realized the time, hopped out of bed, and started getting ready. We didn't make the bed, and we didn't eat breakfast, but we both made it to work on time and gave each other a quick kiss before heading out the door. I told him that he should probably start thinking of a way to make it up to me.

So, why am I telling you this? Now, you know three new things:

1. We love each other even when things are stressful.
2. Being married to your dad has taught me how to be a more patient person.
3. Next time, he probably won't dare touch my iPhone.

Love you.

[We are hoping to adopt. You can view our It's About Love Profile HERE.]

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October 22, 2013

Day 22: Quotable




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October 21, 2013

Day 21: Chin Up



Dear Maybe Baby,

Sometimes I'm sad. I've been thinking of you for a while, and writing messages to you has made me a little sadder than I expected. It's a strange feeling of hope and excitement, mixed with a little bit of despair. Because you are still a MAYBE baby, which means I don't know where you are, or how soon we will be together. 

I'll try to be happy. Chin up and all that. I've still got a few days to write, and more to share.

Love you.


[We are hoping to adopt. You can view our It's About Love Profile HERE.]

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October 20, 2013

Day 20: Grandma and Grandpa


Maybe Baby,
Grandma and Grandpa Cook live right here in town. You are the only grandchild that lives in their same city, which has got to earn you some points. Grandpa is a hard worker and an optimist. He makes the most of every day. Grandma works just as hard, and is very generous. She will literally give me the shirt off her back if I tell her it looks cute. We are blessed to have them so close.

[We are hoping to adopt. You can view our It's About Love Profile HERE.]

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October 19, 2013

Day 19: Aunt Velecia



Maybe Baby,
Aunt Velecia may be my funniest sister. When she was in high school, she was the most spontaneous person on earth. She is still a little random but a lot joyful. Her husband Eric is a computer guy, and she has four kids that will be your cousins. They are awesome. The boys all have names that start with T, so we call them T1, T2, and T3. Then, those names expanded, in true geek-fashion. O-T1-Kenobi (like Obi-Wan Kenobi), R2-T2, and T3PO. These are all Star Wars references, in case you didn’t know. We don’t have a fancy name for their sister yet. She's fantastic, and quite a bit like her mother. 

[We are hoping to adopt. You can view our It's About Love Profile HERE.]

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October 18, 2013

Day 18: School


Maybe Babyschool is hard. I work at a high school so in some small way I can make school easier for my students. I keep going back to get more degrees because even though it is hard, I love the way that each new class makes my brain feel energized.  I’m excited to see what you choose to do to energize your brain. 


[We are hoping to adopt. You can view our It's About Love Profile HERE.]

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October 17, 2013

Day 17: Love


Love is all around you if you look carefully enough. When you have the chance, you will fall in love. Choose someone who respects you and cherishes you. Choose someone who makes you laugh and inspires you to be the best person you can be.

We love you, even though you are still our Maybe Baby. We think about you every day. We have a lot of love to send your way.  


[We are hoping to adopt. You can view our It's About Love Profile HERE.]

[Read about this series and read the other messages HERE]