The Cooke Legacy:The Cooke Legacy:
Chapter Twenty Four –Chapter Twenty Four –
The Impossible WantThe Impossible Want
A joint legacy between ilovereecee & meadowthayer
Thank you for coming back to read the twenty
fourth chapter of The Cooke Legacy! In the
last chapter you saw Jackson, Jonathan and
Joselyn graduate from college. Jonathan and
Joselyn both had happy endings post
graduation and now it’s time to see Jackson
and his fiancée Lisa’s life together after
throwing their caps in the air! Jackson will
take over the narration from here.
Lisa and I, Jackson Cooke, moved back home with my
parents Ishmael and Vicki. We’re the next heirs to the
Cooke throne and I’m pretty excited to carry on my
family’s legacy. I’m even more so excited to marry this
lovely blonde woman I’m lucky enough to call my fiancée!
As a primary family aspiration, Lisa is over the moon
about our very soon upcoming wedding.
Before we can break out the wedding arch though,
we have a birthday party to plan! My parents are
turning into elders and Lisa had the idea to throw a
surprise party for them – she’s so thoughtful! It
was a lot of hard work, but in one afternoon we
were able to purchase two cakes, balloons and
invite over my siblings to celebrate along side us.
Pre-party, Lisa and I checked the computer for our desired
careers. My lifetime want is to become chief of staff;
Lisa’s is to become a captain hero! I think it’s funny that
my sweet hearted fiancée wants to be a crime fighter! I
couldn’t even see her killing a fly, much less chasing all
the bad guys around Desiderata Valley!
The surprise party was a
success! My parents had no
idea we had invited over
Jonathan and Joselyn to
witness their elder birthdays.
They were thrilled to have
all their children in the house
My parents, Ishmael and
Vicki, aged into such a
lovely couple. I’m so glad
they’ve made it through all
these years together and are
still happy to this day. I hope
my marriage will be just as
fun filled and joyful as theirs
Lisa and mine’s wedding
day finally arrived! Mom
helped her soon to be
daughter in law get settled
into her gown while my dear
old dad and I had a heart to
heart downstairs. He told me
a few tips to have a strong
marriage: never go to bed
angry, always tell Lisa how
beautiful she is and that I
love her and most
importantly remember that
she is always right and I will
always be wrong! :)
It rained on our wedding day, but we didn’t let
that ruin our ceremony. Lisa still looked beautiful
with wet curls sticking to her face and her dress
may have been destroyed, but I’ll always have the
memory of our perfect wedding in the family
garden. I’ll never forget the day I made Lisa my
wife until death do us part!
Lisa and I waited until our wedding night to
woohoo. It was her choice and I’d always been
respectful of her wish. Now as my bride, she can’t
wait to start a family and I can’t either. Being a
father is a scary thought, but we can handle
anything that comes our way.
Both Lisa and I found
our desired careers after
our wedding. Lisa started
out in the law
enforcement career as a
patrol officer making
$552. Because I
graduated college, I got a
jumpstart on my career
and began as a surgeon in
the medical field earning
a whopping $980. I’m
really excited that our
lives are coming together
so quickly and easily.
Lisa couldn’t get too settled into her job just yet; a few
weeks after she started as an officer she found out she was
going to have a baby! Her boss said running around the
streets was too dangerous for a pregnant woman and
ordered that she begin an early maternity leave. I’m really
thankful for that! I sleep easier knowing my wife and
unborn baby are safe at home.
Ever since Lisa found out
she was going to have our
first baby together,
everything in the house
revolves around the
pregnancy. Lisa is
constantly craving grilled
cheese – so we all
constantly eat grilled
cheese morning, noon and
night! Mom and her can’t
stop storming up baby
names and deciding what
features they hope the
baby gets from each of
We haven’t forgotten about the family dogs. Cloe,
Reecee and Peyton are still a big part of the
family. They all work and so we try to help them
out with their skills as much as possible. Mom and
Lisa do most of the work since they are home the
most. Dad and I work long hours and try to give
the dogs attention when possible.
I know Lisa loves animals so I got her a puppy of
her very own to have! Scrappy is small terrier-like
dog with dark green spots and ears. He is very
unusual looking, but I hope that Lisa will love him
all the same.
I got a promotion to medical researcher and now I earn
$1356 in only one day! The afternoon I came home from
work with my promotion, I walked in the door just in time
to see that Lisa was going into labor! I can’t believe it’s
time for my baby to be born. The feeling I had in that
moment is completely indescribable.
Lisa and I were both
when she gave birth to
twins! I’m now the
happy father of a son
and daughter. My
beautiful red headed,
brown eyed baby girl
was named Kenadie.
My handsome son has
blonde hair and brown
eyes. He is named
Kingsley. I’m so happy
to have two healthy
babies to call my own.
Lisa loves Scrappy! I’m so glad to see that my
little surprise makes my beautiful wife so happy.
Scrappy is a handful right now because he’s being
potty trained and has to learn all the rules of the
house, but I know he’ll make a great family pet.
Unfortunately having twins is proving to be a difficult
task. Trying to care for Kenadie, Kingsley and four dogs is
more than we can all handle. Lisa called one of her
buddies on the force and found a good home for Cloe and
Reecee to go to. That leaves us with just Peyton and
Scrappy as the family pets now. It’s sad to see them go,
but it’s for the best.
Kenadie and Kingsley are the center of the universe right
now – or at least it seems that way to Lisa and me. I can’t
help but smile when I look into the tiny faces of my babies.
They are so beautiful and I couldn’t have been blessed
with easier babies. They keep themselves content for the
most part and are now starting to sleep through the night;
that is a big help for Lisa and I since we are both back at
I’ve been working my butt off lately and all the hours at
work have paid off! I have made it to my lifetime want – to
become chief of staff! It didn’t take long at all and I’m
proud of all my accomplishments lately. My new lifetime
want is to become a general.
Kenadie and Kingsley are growing like weeds! It
seems like everyday they are bigger and smarter
than the day before. It’s time for them to age into
toddlers and I’m a little nervous at what the
terrible twos have to bring with twins!
My sweet babies aged into perfect little toddlers.
I’m so happy to see them growing to be such
smart and healthy kids! Kenadie very similar to
me in her facial features. She has a 10.3.6.4.6
personality. Kingsley has his mother’s face
completely and a personality of 10.4.2.10.6.
Having a secondary
knowledge aspiration, I
am extremely proud of
Kenadie and Kingsley.
They are both proving to
be very smart toddlers.
We, of course, use smart
milk with them to help
cut down the time it takes
for them to learn how to
walk, talk and use the
potty. Even without the
smart milk, though, they
are learning their skills
from their toys pretty
Raising two toddlers during their terrible two’s
isn’t so terrible after all! My children were perfect
little angels during their infancy and are such easy
going toddlers that Lisa and I decided to start
trying for another little one.
Lisa went back to work once the babies turned
into toddlers; she’s been doing very well ever
since her return. She was promoted to be on the
Vice Squad and now earns $686 a day. She’s
definitely headed in the right direction to
becoming a Captain Hero!
She got her promotion just in time too; that night
we found out she was going to have another baby!
I found my new desired career and am currently
working towards achieving my second lifetime
want. I’m still a few promotions away from
General, but my college degree helped me start out
high on the career ladder as a Senior Officer.
My sweet babies aren’t so little anymore. It’s
almost time for them to age into children. I can’t
believe they’re growing up so fast. It’s almost
unreal – it seems like yesterday when Kenadie and
Kingsley were born.
And now they are aging
into children and
preparing for their first
day of school! Kenadie
and Kingsley had a great
birthday celebration and
aged into such cute
children (I knew they
would though, after all,
Lisa and I are their
parents). I have high
hopes for both of my
children, I just hope they
don’t grow up too fast.
Lisa is spending her maternity leave skilling for promotions and
now she can spend quality time with Kenadie and Kingsley at the
same time. They both are fast skillers; I wonder if that has
anything to do with all the smart milk they were fed as toddlers?
I’m proud of my kids for being able to skill so fast. Their first
night studying resulted in almost three maxed skills for the both
of them! I have some smart children :)
It’s crazy to see my firstborn children growing up
so fast. I almost wish they were babies again and I
could keep them that little forever. Now that they
are children, they are sleeping in their big boy and
girl beds and riding the bus to school. I hope I can
raise them to be responsible young adults.
The baby is due any day now. Kenadie and
Kingsley are thrilled to have a little sister or
brother on the way. Kenadie wants a little sister to
dress up and play dolls with. She is really hoping
for Lisa and I have a little girl soon.
We hope that Kenadie
won’t be too
disappointed to learn that
she now is a big sister to
two brothers! Little
Kellan was born in the
middle of the night after
a few hours of labor. He
has red hair and brown
eyes like his big sister.
I’m so happy to be a
father of three children
now and Lisa even
confided that she wants
seven more! I don’t think
we’ll be having ten.
Lisa didn’t waste any time after Kellan was born.
She went straight back to work and began earning
promotions again. She got a nice big pay raise is
Desiderata Valley’s new detective!
With Lisa working more hours now and with my crazy
schedule as senior officer, we rely on the help of my
parents, Ishmael and Vicki. This is a task they enjoy
though! Dad always makes sure little Kellan is fed, bathed
and changed. Mom helps out with Kenadie and Kingsley
and ensures that their homework is done and they have
skilled a little before dinner and bed.
Mom helps with Kellan too. She has the most free
time out of us four adults – as a teacher she has
every weekend off to relax. This means she is
more able to wake up and help feed Kellan during
the middle of the night.
Scrappy and Peyton are
now the proud parents of
a little pup! They had a
tiny little boy dog no
bigger than Peyton’s
nose! We named him
Dash because he dashes
around the house like a
little wild thing! I hope
that he doesn’t stay this
energetic as an adult
My twins are growing up so fast! They are gaining
responsibilities as the school year goes on and
they are doing really well with their coursework.
They both have straight A’s on their material and
their behavior. I’m definitely proud of them both.
Kellan isn’t a baby any longer! We had a small
celebration with my parents, Lisa, Kenadie and
Kingsley. Cheered on by his whole family little
Kellan aged into an adorable little tyke! He has a
10.2.9.10.1 personality. He is my old mean child
and I’m afraid to say he gets that from me! Lisa,
Kenadie and Kingsley all have high nice points.
As soon as Kellan aged into a toddler, Lisa wanted
to have another baby. She told me once he was
born that she wanted ten kids total. I wouldn’t
mind another child, but I’m still not so sure about
ten. Maybe just one or two more will do!
Lisa and I have been doing very well at our jobs. I
have reached my second lifetime want to become
a general! I was promoted from astronaut to
general the same day that Lisa was promoted to
Lieutenant. She is just a few more promotions
away from her first lifetime want!
Lisa is making up for all the time away from the job she
had to spend on maternity leave. Just a day after she was
promoted to Lieutenant, she got another promotion! She is
now the Leader of the Swat Team! I don’t know which job
is more dangerous; swat team leader or fearless mother of
our three children! ;)
I guess now I can say
Lisa is the fearless mother
of our three children with
one on the way! We
found out that she and I
are going to be parents all
over again! Lisa is over
the moon, of course, and
I’m thrilled to have
another little one on the
way. I’m secretly hoping
for a little girl for
Kenadie to play with. Of
course it doesn’t matter if
it’s another boy – so long
as the baby is healthy.
Kellan is growing up just as fast as Kenadie and
Kingsley did. He’s already learned his toddler skills
and is now working towards his charisma skill by
playing with the rabbit head. Lisa and I try to help him
with his sentences. Lisa’s pregnancy cravings usually
make their way into these conversations these days.
Lisa still talks about wanting ten children! I’ve
always joked that she was insane for wanting this,
but when I tuck in my little man at night and look
at his cute face I can see how my wife would want
seven more just like him. It makes me that more
excited for the little one on the way.
Dash has had a pretty nice life as a puppy. He’s
learned a few things: eat the pet food, say off the
furniture and be nice to others. He still hasn’t
gotten fully house broken, but we’re working on
that. When Dash aged into an adult dog, he very
much resembles Peyton. He has a few spots from
Scrappy on his front legs and hind end though.
As with all the Cooke pets, Dash gets a job once
he is fully grown. Kingsley likes to help Dash
learn his commands needed to get promoted. The
first one he learned was stay.
It’s time for another
birthday in the Cooke
home! Three birthdays
to be exact! Kenadie,
Kingsley and Kellan are
all blowing out the
birthday candles today!
We decided to let
Kellan go first and I was
happy with how well
my youngest child aged.
He resembles his older
sister a lot!
After Kellan was done changing clothes, he came
back into the kitchen to cheer on his big sister and
brother. Kenadie and Kingsley are no longer my
little babies – I can’t believe I’m about to be a
father to two teenagers!
Kenadie, my precious daughter, aged into a
beautiful young lady! I’m a little worried at the
aspiration she decided upon: primary pleasure –
I’m hoping her secondary family aspiration will
take over. Kingsley wants to follow the path of
knowledge, with romance as a back up. I’m so
proud of how my children have all aged tonight!
Looks like my unborn fourth
just couldn’t stand to be out
of all the excitement! After
all the birthday cake was
eaten and the balloons had
popped, my second daughter
was born! Kyla has red hair
and brown eyes just like
Kenadie and Kellan. Lisa is
thrilled to have a newborn
and, I have to admit, after
seeing my babies all grow up
tonight, I’m happy to have a
little one in the house again.
It makes me not feel so old!
Kenadie and Kingsley, who were not old enough
to realize what was really going on when their
younger brother Kellan was born, got to witness
Kyla’s birth! Apparently they weren’t too
impressed; they decided to fiddle with the rubrics
cubes halfway through their baby sister’s arrival.
We’re running out of room in the house and didn’t have a
nursery set up when Kyla was born. My family is more
than blessed money wise, so I converted my garage into a
girl’s room for little Kyla. It won’t be long before we
either have to move into a bigger home or expand the one
we are currently in.
Lisa is still holding to her wish for ten children!
Kyla makes four kids for us and I still can’t
visualize what ten would be like. Life is hectic
enough with four kids, two full time working
parents and three dogs.
Speaking of the dogs,
Peyton is pregnant
again! She’s helping our
family expand and added
another little boy pup to
the Cooke household.
This pup looks exactly
like Dash did at his age.
His name is Chumpy!
Kenadie is a teenager now and I know that with her teen
years comes teen boys! I was never one to date around in
my teens, or even in my young adult hood during college,
so I’m not sure how I feel about my firstborn seeing
someone so young! I hope she keeps her head on straight
and focuses on school instead of getting side tracked by
these young men the matchmaker throw at her!
While Kenadie is busy chatting up her first date Gavin, her
twin brother is occupied in the kitchen making a turkey
dinner. Kingsley invited the headmaster of the private
school over in hopes of being accepted. I think this is a
wonderful idea and I have no doubt that the headmaster
will be impressed with my family.
Kenadie got her first kiss with Gavin that afternoon before
she said goodbye to head inside for dinner with the
headmaster. She says it’s nothing serious, but later Gavin
dropped by with more than a dozen roses with a love note
for my baby girl. I’m not sure yet if I should be worried or
Lisa is such an amazing
woman. She toured the
headmaster around our
massive two story home and
told him how generations of
our family have lived here.
She chatted easily with him
over the turkey dinner
Kingsley made and at the end
of the night graciously
accepted his offer for
Kenadie, Kingsley and
Kellan to come to his private
school! I’m so proud of my
Looks like a new little one is on the way! Lisa is thrilled to
be pregnant again. I’m excited to have a new baby in the
house again too. I just didn’t think it would happen so
close to Kyla being born. It’s going to be hard raising a
toddler and a new born. Luckily, we have Kenadie and
Kingsley to offer some helping hands with this new baby.
Kenadie is turning out to
be a fine young lady! I
don’t even know why I
was worried about her
beginning to date. She
picked up a job at the
local record store and
easily reached the top of
her career ladder. She
even helps out with baby
Kyla a lot! It’s her only
sister, so I think she is
really looking forward to
all the girly things they
can do together once
Kyla is bigger.
And it’s amazing how quickly little Kyla is getting
bigger! Before we knew it her birthday had
arrived. Kenadie helped her sister blow out the
candles and even dressed her and did her hair.
Maybe I should have let Lisa do this last part –
Kenadie made Kyla look like a little Raggedy Ann
doll! Kyla’s personality is 10.2.9.10.1.
Lisa and mine’s fifth child is due any minute now! I quit my job as a
general so that I could stay home with Kellan, Kyla and the new baby
once he or she arrives. I thought that this would make me sad, but
looking at my growing family, I realize that nothing makes me
happier than my wife and kids. Now I know why Lisa wants ten
children – so we can be surrounded by love and laughter times ten! I
know it’s going to be tough, but I’m up for the challenge of ten! Lisa
was of course happy to hear that I’m on board.
I have a new son! Kolton was born with black hair and brown eyes. This
is my first child to have my hair color. I’m pretty thrilled about that!
Kolton is Lisa and mine’s fifth child – we’re halfway to ten. We ran out
of rooms in the house once Kyla was born (we had to convert the garage
into a nursery for her), so we really didn’t have any extra space in our
home once Kolton arrived. My family is by no means hurting for
money, so I added on an entire floor to our already large home. We now
have a three story house! The third floor consists of three new
bathrooms and four new bedrooms that will be used for nurseries for
Lisa and mine’s next five children!
Kyla’s growing up so fast. It
seems like every time I turn
around she’s learned a new
skill or grown an inch more!
She’s talking and walking
now; you would think I’d get
used to the surprise once I see
one of my children learn
something new, but I don’t.
It’s always exciting when my
toddlers take their first steps
or begin to speak clearly!
Kyla is such a sweet heart
too! For being a shy little
girl, she sure makes friends
fast! Everyone in the house
adores her – even the dogs
Lisa has been promoted
again! She’s now the
Police Chief of
Desiderata Valley. I’m
so proud of my wife for
being a working mother
Soon she’ll be a working
mother of six! We found
out the same day as her
police chief promotion
that Lisa is pregnant
again! As always, we’re
excited for the new baby.
Even with the new third floor added onto the house, it’s
crowded at home! To make more room for my growing
family, my sister and brother both agreed to take one pet
each from us. Peyton went to Jonathan and Scrappy went
to Joselyn. This leaves us with only two dogs in the house
– Dash and Chumpy.
It’s time for my little girl to age into a child!
Kyla’s birthday has arrived and I’m excited to
have her aging into a big girl. I’ll miss her being a
toddler, but I’m excited to see how she’ll do in
school with her big brother Kellan. She certainly
aged into a beautiful little girl – I of course had no
doubts of that. Lisa is her mother after all :)
Kolton was also aging
up that night! Once
Kyla left her toddler
days behind, my
youngest son welcomed
his terrible twos! Kolton
is my first child to have
inherited my black hair.
He doesn’t look much
like his four older
siblings – he has a good
mix of both Lisa and I
Lisa let me know she thinks it is too quiet in the
house with Peyton and Scrappy gone. How
anyone can think a house is quiet with two dogs
and five kids I’ll never know! I plan to surprise
Lisa with a new dog once the baby is born.
With everyone in the house busy with work,
school, training the dogs and helping raise little
Kolton, alone time is hard to find for Lisa and I. I
love my wife as much as I did the day I fell in love
in college. Five kids (and one on the way) later,
things are still wonderful with our relationship.
The time has come for Kellan to join Kenadie and
Kingsley in his teenage years. It’s time for him to choose
his path in life. I hope my middle son chooses well! He
definitely aged into a handsome young man. He decided
Romance for a primary aspiration and popularity for a
secondary. This is a complete opposite of myself, but I
have faith that Kellan will have a wonderful life no matter
what path he has decided to follow.
The new baby has
arrived! I have another
little girl to call my own.
She has brown eyes and
red hair (I find it funny
that all my daughters
have red hair, but my
sons have all different
color in hair). Lisa and I
decided to call our new
baby Kimi. Little Kimi
makes baby number six
for us. Four more to go
until we’re done.
I’m extremely proud of the
young adults my older
children have grown to
become. Kenadie loves her
new little sister and doesn’t
mind helping feed and
change her. She’s a great help
to Lisa and me!
Kellan is the youngest teen
in the house and isn’t used
to handling babies like
Kenadie and Kingsley, so
he tends to keep Kolton
occupied instead of helping
Things were going so well with my family until the day that
I lost my mother Vicki. Kyla and I were watching television
in the living room when we saw the Grim Reaper sneak in.
He paid us no attention as he and the hula girls claimed my
mother. I’m torn up over losing my dear mom, but I know
Kyla is in shock at seeing it first hand. I have to be strong for
my little girl and make sure she’s okay.
As if things weren’t already bad enough that day, when my father
Ishmael returned from work that night he too was claimed by the
reaper and his hula assistants. Thankfully, all of my children and
my wife were asleep this time. Nobody was there to witness
except for myself and the dogs. I didn’t worry about trying to
hide my grief in front of the dogs – this time I let it all out!
Losing both of my parents in the same day is too much to handle.
I worry about my children
the most. After letting go
of myself in the driveway
at my fathers death, I feel
I can be strong enough to
help everyone through. I
know that this has
affected my children
though. I can’t walk
through any room in the
house without hearing
someone sobbing over the
death of their
grandparents. I hope that
time and love can heal
Kingsley, my sweet and sensible son, remembered that
Lisa had said a few weeks ago that she wanted a new dog
in the house. Once he was feeling well enough to venture
outside of the house, he went to the local pet store and
adopted Sassy. She’s a strange looking green dalmatian
with pink spots, but she’ll fit into our crazy family well.
My family has always said, when one life ends
another begins. I have always believed this to be
true - never more so than now! Just a week after
my parents passing, Lisa found out that she was
going to have another baby. This joyous news will
definitely help with the mourning in the house.
That will bring the end of the chapter! I hope you
enjoyed seeing Jackson and Lisa’s life together
thus far in.
Look back in chapter twenty five to see Kenadie,
Kingsley, Kellan, Kyla, Kolton and Kimi age even
more – and of course to see them joined by the
rest of their four siblings.
Thanks for reading!