So, here are some pictures from the first few days. We should be taking more… but we’re doing things like eating and sleeping, at least theoretically.

Today is April 12th. Your taxes are due in 5 days. UNLESS you’re me and you do them the first week of February… if I ever owe, I imagine I’ll be slacking just like y’all.
I’ve been thinking about my dad a lot lately. Probably because it’s April and he died in April, and also because Toby is JUST like him. I don’t know how to explain it… how a 1 year old can remind me so much of him. But he just does. All the time. It’s comforting, actually.
If you didn’t read the comments yesterday, you should. All kinds of announcements up in there.
And now, for some peanut butter toast.

my Mama and Brynn
Viking Granny and the little viking-let




Easter bunnies…

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  1. jess says:

    And Sonia… some of the comments don’t make any sense, even to Texans. But you should know : there are several secret identities here… there is BatBoy and RatKing and I don’t know who else. They pop up ocassionally and make NO sense. Also, the highly coveted positions of Frist: first to post on the new blog, or first after midnightAnd Last, or any re-arrangement of that word: last before midnight. We mispell these in honor of our friend Daniel, who can’t spell… or type

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  2. Sonia says:

    How about first comment after you Jess? Do I get a prize? Oh and midnight what time? If its Tokyo time and I am the only one keeping Tokyo time, do I always win? Oh wait, its 11:38 pm Thursday night April 12 in Tokyo. Since I am many hours ahead of all of you, I think I always win the Frist prize!!! Mwahahahaha!What do I win? What do I win? ^_^Sonia

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  3. jess says:

    Yeah, that counts as first… my comments don’t count. Well, for first place, anyway. The prizes (there are no prizes) are awarded for the firts Central Standard Time… good luck and may the best blogger win!

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  4. Josharoo says:

    Very cool/cute pics! Is Toby standing on one foot in that third one?Keith will be 1 on Saturday! For about a week, he’s been pointing with his whole hand, which is really cute. We got some flowers last weekend, and he LOVES touching them. We’ll say, “where’s the flowers” and he sticks his hand out and says “fa, fa.” Also, he is laughing some times when we say “no”… this makes it hard to stay serious. He just likes short sounds, so “no” is funny to him.

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  5. Josharoo says:

    Back to workville.

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  6. Josharoo says:

    And, hello Sonia from Tokyo. I’m Josh, a long time friend of the Clarks. I lived in Texas, and did the youth ministry with them. We’re now in Washington state.

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  7. jess says:

    that is Toby trying to climb in the crib… stinker

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  8. BethC says:

    I’m beth, a long time family member to the Stanley’s (Jess’ sista and Brynn’s Auntie!)

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  9. BethC says:

    and Toby and R2 and Kai and Anila and lacy and heather and layla and micheal’s Auntie!

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  10. BethC says:

    and wow that crib is so cutey pie pink….

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  11. Georgia says:

    Hi, SoniaI am Jess’s sister.Most of what you are confused about is probably just a lot of silliness, so just jump in the flow. It can be a lot of fun.I am soooo curious about Tokyo. Can you tell us about it?

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  12. Georgia says:

    Beth,I think that your comment about drunk charismatics being loud is an honest assesment coming from a long period of experience.I would never question your expertise in church life.My quandry was Is chef-boy-ardee so quiet because he is a drunk charismatic?

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  13. Georgia says:

    Of course this would have to be the drunk against the wall silent type of man, ( the sort that works sound booths, you know what I mean) As opposed to the kicking, laughing, jerking, spitting, ( somewhat violent) drunkard ( the sort that lays on the floor during the service in front of the pulpit and makes church life just that much more exciting.)

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  14. Georgia says:

    Why does God have people spitting?

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  15. Georgia says:

    I bet supern8 never spit.

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  16. Georgia says:

    I hate it when I talk to myself. Must clean computer screen.

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  17. Georgia says:

    Cleaned computer screen. Yall still arent here.

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  18. Georgia says:

    And a very late thank you to Josh for the snow pictures, they were beautiful.

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  19. Josharoo says:

    G- “the sort that works sound booths, you know what I mean”That made me laugh. I know just who you’re talking about.

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  20. Josharoo says:

    So, I witnessed a person slip about a half a pack of printer paper into his personal bag. He tried to do it stealth, but I still saw it and he didn’t know I did. I was sitting here wondering what to do. I decided I have a moral obligation to report it to the company since it is theft. I called security and told them about it, and that he leaves in about an hour. They said they’d send someone out right away. The guy just left and no security showed up to check out his bag.

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  21. jennifer says:

    Georgia you are so funny. You should come more on Thursday nights, (not tonight though because I wont be there) but the “sound both guy” makes his way out to the center of the floor, well it is a different perspective for me to say the least. And as far as the kicking, jerking, laughing, spitting, violent drunk, well you shouldn’t talk about your family that way!

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  22. jennifer says:

    I meant booth guy. I am not sure what a both guy is, but I bet Georgia will think of some definition for it.

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  23. jess says:

    man, josh. you shoulda tackled him and done a citizens arrest.Well… I guess maybe not, since you’re not in Texas

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  24. Josharoo says:

    I considered that option… or maybe saying real loud in our cubicle city, “Hey Joe, I spy a half a ream of company printer paper you just put in your personal bag, what do you spy?”

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  25. Josharoo says:

    I know it’s only a half a pack of paper, but…. ya know, it’s theft.

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  26. Anonymous says:

    ne1 goin 2 c newsboys 2morrow

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  27. Mama PC says:

    whoo iz anomoni?why shoo wee tell yoo if we go to nooseboise if wee no no whoo yoo iz?reveel thineself!

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  28. Georgia says:

    Yeah! I am with Mamapc! Who art thou anonomi?

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  29. Georgia says:

    That was funny. Yeah, I need to get a hold on my relatives, the problem is when I touch them, then I go down too. Spittin and a kickin’

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  30. Georgia says:

    This person is female and lives in the area. Cause she knows about the concert and she feels like she is a woman.

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  31. Anonymous says:

    Wow! Are you feeling women now?

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  32. Mama PC says:

    who you bee???(buzz buzz)

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  33. Mama PC says:

    georgiea, when are you gonna change your photographus?every time i see it, i want me some bostum creme!hmmm…

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  34. Mama PC says:

    jess… that photo of the two boys in the bathtub… toby looks TOTALLY like a clark, doesn’t he???oh, and i thought of what you said about reminding you of your dad…J reminds me a lot of my dad…and brought lots of smiles into my life for his first 17 years…hold on…my heart is still sad that my little man has grown up to a point that he doesn’t even wish to speak to me any more… i hope that one day his heart will turn back around and be able to be kind to this woman who loves him very much… very very sad time in my life… in this regard…i wonder what it is about young men…where they seem to have to sever so severely the severely tangled cords betwixt themselves and their mamas…??? i wonder…. i wonder… and when i feel like it can’t hurt any more…i CHOOSE to pray for him…and his future…even though it’s difficult to pray in faith…okenough transparency….what do YOU guys know about this ordeal you put your mothers through??? or… is it just SOME guys….. be kind, please….

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  35. Anonymous says:

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  36. Josharoo says:

    Keith dances a durn good cute jig to Jonny Lang

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  37. Josharoo says:

    MPC- I don’t know. I’ve never wanted to not ever talk to my mother. When their have been relationship issues with my parents I haven’t look forward to talking to her, but we have a pretty good relationship.

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  38. supern8 says:

    Josh, he won’t laugh at “no” if it comes with the belt…he’s not too young…Georgia, not in church. If I’m gonna get slain in the Spirit, I grab a pillow and lay down so I’m ready for It…Last.

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  39. FRIST!Man o man……..Wine fest at work……….was a blast….Fundraiser .I took lots of pictures and have been up cropping and downloading and just finished.What a beautiful child Brynn is.She is such a sweety pie….And R2 was so glad to see his Bedste…Tobias is so busy all the time…getting into everything..Jessica…..you make it look so easy tending to three kids and the house…..What a wonderful little family.:0)

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  40. frist after midnight!strif after daylight!FRIST FRIST FRIST!!!

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  41. BethC says:

    mpc,as far as sons leaving or separating themselves from their mama….i think they have to do that in order to be independent men and develop their own path and talents, and to find a good wife (if they so choose). They never want us to stop praying and loving them, but they have to feel strong on their own, and know that we are always for them.simple but difficult at times…

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  42. BethC says:

    weddings rock!

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