So the more astute of you have noticed that things around here quieted down a lot over the past nine or ten months, and those of you who click through the links know why… so I guess it’s time to come clean and introduce you all to the fruits of all that labor1:


That’s Annabelle, born this past weekend — she’s perfectly healthy and perfectly beautiful, down to the tiniest of details. Shannon did an amazing job, and we couldn’t be happier to have grown our family by just over seven pounds of sheer scrumptiousness. We’re slowly acclimating to the changes that a newborn brings to our house, trying to bathe and get out of the house at least once a day, and wondering how it’s possible to love someone this much after less than a week of being in each others’ lives.

1 pun intended

Hooray! Welcome Annabelle! :) Ways that she is like cheese:

* Full of milk
* Squishy
* Good for you!

I can’t wait to meet this little person.

• Posted by: [OpenID Commenter Profile] on Mar 28, 2008, 2:09 AM

Super duper! Yay to more sweetness in the world! Also, cheers to the mama.

• Posted by: Grant Barrett [TypeKey Profile Page] on Mar 28, 2008, 8:10 AM

Congrats Q’s.

• Posted by: Curt on Mar 28, 2008, 10:28 AM

Hooray and congratulations! Welcome to the world, little queso. She’ll be blogging before you know it.

• Posted by: Cameron Barrett on Mar 28, 2008, 12:24 PM

Congratulations. You’re in for an amazing ride. Your life, your outlook, and your future have changed in a wonderfully irrevocable way.

Yours, too, Jason and Shannon.

Do me a favor, though. When she’s three or so, and you have to fly somewhere with her, read this:

• Posted by: twohorses [TypeKey Profile Page] on Mar 28, 2008, 2:02 PM

Wow, she’s gorgeous - congratulations!!!

• Posted by: Jish on Mar 28, 2008, 4:16 PM

She’s beautiful, and Annabelle is a lovely name. Congratulations!

• Posted by: Milinda on Mar 28, 2008, 11:33 PM

Congratulations J and Shannon! She’s gorgeous.
Much happiness, and some sleep to you…

• Posted by: Kathy on Mar 29, 2008, 5:22 PM

Awesome. Congrats, you two… and if you need any tips, feel free to ask our social services caseworker.


• Posted by: mikewas [TypeKey Profile Page] on Apr 1, 2008, 9:23 PM

Congratulations! Hooray for smart people breeding!

• Posted by: Eamon on Apr 2, 2008, 3:38 PM

…wondering how it’s possible to love someone this much after less than a week of being in each others’ lives

Wait, it gets better! You will grow to wonder how you ever lived without her in your lives!! Congrats.

• Posted by: Jeff [TypeKey Profile Page] on Apr 7, 2008, 3:21 PM
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