Been a while

Sorry for the lengthy silence. We’ve been busy.

It’s been a year in which we’ve learned a bit and lost a lot. Javid’s not with us, and we wish he was. So many jagged edges and steep inclines … and so many who have sought to smooth and soften the way before us. We hold you, as my boss Paul would say, firmly in our frontal lobes.

Here’s looking forward to 2008 being an eventful year, if not quite so eventful (please) as 2007.

Peace to everyone, big and small. Peace to you.

17 Responses to “Been a while”

  1. Sara Cohen Says:

    I hope the shirt speaks the truth! Congratulations. I hope all is well with both of you. Missed reading your thoughts but glad to have you back! Take care and all of my best for a fabulous 2008! Sara Cohen

  2. admin Says:

    Would AL’s t-shirt lie to you? Now if it were mine… :-)

    Hey all, check out Nurse Sara’s blog at

  3. Sara Cohen Says:

    Yeahhhhhh! I am so excited for you both. Keeping good thoughts for you in my heart!

  4. Marion and Ellie Says:

    You are so clever! Your smiles radiate happiness! We are so happy for you!

    And as we say that, we continue to hold little Javid in our hearts, too.

    May 2008 be a truly wonderful year!

  5. Matt, Chan, Addyson, and Aeron Says:

    I have goose bumps! We are so absolutely thrilled for you and may 2008 be eventfully uneventful for you. We wish you the best through these next few months. Javid will be looking after that little one! Take care of yourselves and have a wonderful new year. Thank you so much for the update. We continue to think of you guys often! We love you! Matt, Chan, Addyson, and Aeron

  6. Matt, Chan, Addyson, and Aeron Says:

    Hey, and how far along are you!!?

  7. Kris Says:

    Yes, congrats to you both. I love the creative way of letting us all know. And ditto what Chan said (all of it, really, but I especially like the idea of Javid looking over his little sis/bro.) We hold all of you close.

    Kris and fam

  8. Char Says:

    Congratulations!!! I never would have noticed the detail of that picture until Chantel tipped me off to it in an email! :)

    Hope you had a great Christmas – cheers to the new year!

  9. Chadia Says:

    Congrats guys!! What a great Christmas gift!! :) Hope all is well with you! See you this summer!


  10. Grace Says:

    What great news at the beginning of a new year! We’re so happy for you all. I’m wondering if the new little life that he/she has entered into knows just how fortunate it will be to have a beautiful mommy and creative daddy to spend time with. Love and prayers will follow this adventure.

    Miss Grace (Nursery Grammie)

  11. Carl Says:

    So THAT’s where babies come from: someone writes “I’m pregnant” on mommie’s t-shirt and then her belly gets big, and then the stork comes and they bring the baby home from Walmart…

    It’s great news. Best wishes.

  12. Marcia Says:

    Well, I didn’t believe my eyes, thought for sure I would have heard about this from your mother, Tony… she doesn’t omit details like this! But evidently I stepped away from the table over New Year’s dinner and missed this wonderful piece of gossip. Teach a person to leave the table for ANY reason…. So when I saw this here… well, I figured you were having some fun…

    And you are. You’ve been too “busy” to be writing. Hmmm. ;-)

    My so so so sincere congratulations.