Jason Marshell

Look Who Is 2!

Two years ago this evening we were waiting. Regular reports let us in on how much longer we would have to wait. Our baby was having her first baby. Today Max turns 2! We are on our way to celebrate.

Happy Birthday Max!

"Max - 2" - Copyright 2013 Todd Littleton

“Max – 2” – Copyright 2013 Todd Littleton

Friday Photo – “Our Baby Is Having a Baby”

Danny Glover’s character, Sgt. Murtaugh, looks a bit off kilter. He gets the news his daughter is pregnant. With the look of disbelief he says, “My baby is having a baby.”

We learned this week that “our baby is having a baby.” Tommie reflected on her blog a few weeks ago that she thought she was ready to be a “mommy.” The doctor confirmed yesterday morning that we can expect an addition to our resume as grandparents next January.

We are not in disbelief, though there is a certain confirmation we are getting older with this news. We are excited. Jason and Tommie will make great parents.

Congratulations to them! And, to us.

Enjoy! We do.

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2 Years and 8 Months – A Family Mashup

No April Fools here. Two years ago today we were in Eureka Springs, AK. We took in the sites, played golf, and hung out with family. But, we were there for something more. Tommie and Jason exchanged vows, rings, and commitments to one another.

No matter how much you tell someone life changes when you begin sharing it with another person, you must experience it for yourself. And, about the time you ┬áthink, “I will not be changed,” you will be. It is the nature of relationships. How else do the rough edges come off? What else helps bring out the beauty in the other? Ask anyone who has paid attention to their lives while married and those things occur. Sometime subtly. Other times conspicuously.

And once you think you have settled in to what that looks like, along comes another person in the mix. Eight months ago today Craig and Kimberly made this discovery. Cohen Alan was born. Amidst all the fanfare of a prematurity. Wait – he just would not.

Today we will spend some time with them all. A trip to see Nan (a.k.a. GG and now 3G). Five generations in the same room. Wow. We will celebrate with Tommie and Jason, Cohen Alan (and his parents), and the gang. It will surely be a family mashup.

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