Friday, August 28, 2009


...are in order!! Our friends Jen and Martin welcomed a son into the world today! Jonah Daniel was born this morning at 8:43 weighing just over 8 1/2 lbs and just over 21 inches. We can't wait to see pictures!! (I'll share them with you if Jen says it's okay - not that she okayed the upcoming shot, but she's too busy to ask right now :) ).

This picture was taken Wednesday evening. It was their last evening of peace and quiet for the next 18+ years - and we crashed it! :)

Jen is also from Indiana, she and I studied together both in Bloomington and in Freiburg in 98-99. She has been living in Mainz since 2002, which is GREAT! It is so wonderful to have a friend from "home" in Germany. It's the best of both worlds! She and Martin got married in Noblesville, IN, in 2007 and we are ecstatic to have them so close - I have big plans for these boys to be best buds :) We are looking forward to taking part in your parenthood journey, to sharing and learning with you (and from you!) and most of all we can't wait to start taking Field Trips with Martin (who is a biologist! :) ).

Congratulations, again!


Michelle, Jan and Blaisey-Man


Jen said...

Congratulations to Jen and Martin! And I love the name Jonah. We wish you all the best!!

Michelle said...

I love the name Jonah, too! The name was a surprise, and although it has been *killing* me, it sure was great today when it was unveiled!

APMom said...

Congrats Jen and Martin! I can't wait to see some pictures. Babies are everywhere these days! So many people I work with or their wives are pregnant. I got to hold a 3 week old Wednesday and I swear it was like all my stress just evaporated. Babies are magical. :)

Tracy said...

Congratulations to the new mom and dad! I love the name, too.