Snook++

Things have been crazy busy for the past couple weeks and for good reason. I've mentioned before that my wife and I were in the process of adopting. Last Wednesday, the day we've been working towards for almost two years had finally arrived: to be parents once again.

Lucas Adam James has become the latest addition to the Snook clan and we couldn't be happier. Our deepest gratitude to the birthmom who allowed us to be in the room during the birth, which was absolutely incredible. To be sure, it will be a day I will never forget.

After spending a week in Kansas, we're heading on to Chicago for a few days before our return home to Canada. We're looking forward to getting back home and settle into our new routine.

Anyways, just thought I'd share the good news!

Published August 20, 2007
Categorized as Personal
Short URL: https://snook.ca/s/840

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Alex Bischoff said on August 20, 2007

I'm happy for you — congrats, Jonathan!

Ben Henschel said on August 20, 2007

Congratulations Johnathan, that is excellent news!

Daniel Black said on August 20, 2007

Hi, Jonathan,

Just noticed this on Twitter. For whatever it might mean from a complete and utter stranger, many congratulations. I'll surreptitiously drop the hint of my curiosity at your use of "again" without blatantly sticking my nose in your business, in the off chance that you'll possibly go into more detail.

Congratulations and stuff,

Daniel

Vicki Stanton said on August 20, 2007

Congratulations and all the best to you and your whole family, including little Lucas. What awesome news.

Jina Bolton said on August 20, 2007

Wow! Congratulations, that's fantastic!

Jeff Croft said on August 20, 2007

Congrats, man! That's awesome!

Out of curiousity, where in Kansas were you? :)

Dan Cramer said on August 20, 2007

That's great! Long time lurker, but glad to hear the good news. Congratulations.

Jonathan Snook said on August 20, 2007

@Daniel: my wife and I have a 3yr old, as well.

@Jeff Croft: We're in Wichita. A little ways from Lawrence. :)

Justin Palmer said on August 20, 2007

Congrats Jonathan! Best of luck to you and your wife.

kimblim said on August 20, 2007

Congratulations :)

Dan Rubin said on August 20, 2007

Awesome news Jon! Congrats on the addition, can't wait to see pics :)

Sharandeep Brar said on August 20, 2007

Congratulations Jonathan :)

jamjammo said on August 21, 2007

Amazing mr.Snook!
I've just become a Dad myself, now I know what it is like being in the delivery room first hand. A most loving congratulations to the new Father!
:)

Ben Snape said on August 21, 2007

Congrats from the UK John!

khaled said on August 21, 2007

Fantastic news Jonathan,easily the best things I've read all day. Good luck buddy.

Miha Hribar said on August 21, 2007

Congrats again Jonathan!

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Bramus! said on August 21, 2007

Congratz Jonathan! Take care!

Lo.J said on August 21, 2007

Félicitations Mister Snook! greetings from Belgium.

Geert Leyseele said on August 21, 2007

Congratz to you both!

Adrian said on August 21, 2007

Congratulations!

I hope the next few months and years are all smooth sailing!

James Bennett said on August 21, 2007

Congratulations!

You still should have come to Lawrence for a visit, though; we would have let you use Jeff's trash can, and that's an honor few people receive ;)

Alexander Radsby said on August 21, 2007

Congratulations! That's great to hear!

Is adopting a big process?

Ionut said on August 21, 2007

Congrats

Ben Bodien said on August 21, 2007

Congratulations to the new family!

Charlie Park said on August 21, 2007

Fantastic news. Congratulations.

Alen Grakalic said on August 21, 2007

Congratulations. May you have a long and happy life together.

Ivan Brezak Brkan said on August 21, 2007

What else can I say? Congratulations from Croatia! :)

Shaun Andrews said on August 21, 2007

Congrats buddy!

Darren said on August 21, 2007

Great stuff. Wish you all the luck!

James Mitchell said on August 21, 2007

That is awesome, congratulations!

I am a proud father of two daughters and I can tell you that all the headaches, down moments, and frustrations of being a father of two are many. However, they are not worth trading for gold!

Kilian Valkhof said on August 21, 2007

congratulations to you and the rest of the family!

Igor said on August 21, 2007

Congratulations :D

Alex Giron said on August 21, 2007

Must be an incredible feeling! Congrats!

BillyG said on August 21, 2007

Congrats. Love the post title!

J. Bradford said on August 21, 2007

Many congratulations! And yes, I have to say the post title is quite clever.

Jeff Sargent said on August 21, 2007

Congrats! That's awesome!

Derek Allard said on August 21, 2007

Jonathan, let me add my voice to the many already here. Congrats man, to you and your family. I wish you the very best.

MrQwest said on August 21, 2007

Congrats Jon, to yourself & your family, that's wicked news!

Jonathan Christopher said on August 21, 2007

Congratuations Jonathan, that's simply fantastic news!

Steve Lounsbury said on August 21, 2007

Congrats to you and your family, Jonathan! Such good news.

Carl Camera said on August 21, 2007

Congratulations Jonathan! I'll offer up my first parenting advice to you in two words: rechargeable batteries. :)

Scott said on August 21, 2007

Congrats! Looking forward to seeing some pics up on Flickr soon. Hope you've been storing up those hours of sleep. We'll tell the interweb not to do anything too exciting so you can have some quality time away with the newly extended family!

Brian Reindel said on August 21, 2007

Many congratulations!

My wife and I are in the middle of adopting internationally, and we know from experience the whole process can be stressful at times. I wish the best for you and your new family member.

Nathan Smith said on August 21, 2007

Great news, congrats Jonathan!

Andrew Kelly said on August 21, 2007

Hey Jonathan!

As I said earlier congratulations on the new addition! Good luck with everything!

Michael Montgomery said on August 21, 2007

Congratulations to all your family.

Best wishes and blessings,

Camron Flanders said on August 21, 2007

Wow, quite a few fellow Lawrencians on here :)

Congrats Jonathan! Don't judge Kansas purely on Wichita :P

Adam Kirkwood said on August 21, 2007

Congratulations to your family!

Best wishes!

Andrew said on August 21, 2007

Congrats Jonathan! My wife and I can't wait to adopt our first child.

Andy Kant said on August 21, 2007

Grats, Jonathan.

Andy Kant said on August 21, 2007

On an unrelated note, that "Snook++" is pretty funny.

Sally Carson said on August 21, 2007

Alright! Big congratulations Jonathan!!

John David Anderson said on August 21, 2007

Congrats, Jonathan! Best wishes in your new adventure. I have the greatest respect for those who adopt and those who give for adoption.

Are you headed to Chicago for AnEventApart? Maybe I'll see you there.

John Giotta said on August 21, 2007

Good for you! Always good to hear :)

Jonathan E said on August 21, 2007

That's awesome Jonathan, congratulations!

Chris Gross said on August 21, 2007

What great news!

Natalie Jost said on August 21, 2007

Beautiful news, Jonathan! And from an adoptee, thank you for adopting! :)

Kanwal said on August 21, 2007

Mubarak Snook! You both are very lucky to have been able to adopt :)

Brian Delicata said on August 21, 2007

This is great news - congrats!

Allen Holt said on August 21, 2007

Big congratulations! Excellent news!

Brad Dielman said on August 21, 2007

Congratulations to you and your family, Jonathan!

Lucas Visinoni said on August 21, 2007

Killer name!

Jeff Croft said on August 21, 2007

Snook, you're doing a great thing. Adoption is great enough on its own, but it's even better when it means removing a poor young soul from the hell that is Wichita. :)

SEO Carly said on August 21, 2007

Another Congratulations to add to the list. All the best with the new addition Jonathan.

David said on August 21, 2007

Contratulations Snook! When will Lucas' blog be up?

pablasso said on August 21, 2007

Congrats :)

Gil Creque said on August 21, 2007

Just had to come and say congrats!

Matt Heerema said on August 21, 2007

Congrats!! so cool...

Lance Fisher said on August 21, 2007

Awesome! Congratulations! That is so wonderful you got to be there for the birth.

Kyle Jones said on August 21, 2007

Super Congrats!

Walker Hamilton said on August 21, 2007

Jon, are you going to be in Chicago for AEA? I live there, would be a pleasure to meet ya.

Andy said on August 21, 2007

Congratulations! Teach him the way of the Jedi well.

lewro said on August 21, 2007

Congratulation to you and your family!

Nick Finck said on August 21, 2007

congrats on Snook 2.0! Hope to see you at WMJS, SXSWi or some other web conference soon :)

Chris Pallé said on August 21, 2007

Good stuff, man. Congrats!

Tarellel said on August 21, 2007

Wow, Congrats man, having a new addition to the family is always worth any and all stresses.

Now we just have to wait 16 years before we have a new era of snook, baby geniuses leading the world in design and innovation.

Davy said on August 22, 2007

hi Jonathan,

Congratulations!

Peter Flaschner said on August 22, 2007

Congratulations Jon! Remember, 2 kids isn't twice as much work as 1, it's 4 times as much. Have fun!

Jason Beaird said on August 22, 2007

Wow! Great news. As Nick Finck said on Twitter this mornin', "Congrats on Snook 2.0!"

Jason Beaird said on August 22, 2007

...or perhaps he said it yesterday, right here.

Fredrik Wärnsberg said on August 22, 2007

Congratulations Jonathan!

So when will Snook 3.0 be arruving? :D

Frank Manno said on August 22, 2007

Congratulations, Jonathan!

David Mead said on August 22, 2007

Congratulations.

Daniel said on August 22, 2007

echo "congrats!!"
Dain said on August 22, 2007

Congrats!!! Hope everything is going well, we are having a son next month, and I'm getting a bit nervous... but very excited. Again, congratulations to you and your fam'.

Harry said on August 22, 2007

Many congratulations! It is a truly wonderful thing to do, and I hope it brings you much happiness!

All the best, Harry!

Jonathan Snook said on August 22, 2007

Thanks everybody for the well wishes!

@Alexander Radsby: adoption can be a very long, complicated and expensive process. Of course, it's also an extremely rewarding process and has been worth every bit of effort we've put into it.

Re: An Event Apart, although I'm in Chicago at the moment, in all likelihood I'll be leaving on Friday and won't be able to stick around for the conference. Too bad though...I'd certainly like to attend. Or at the very least, hang out at the after party. ;)

Carolyn said on August 22, 2007

Jonathan, I'm really happy for you and your family...and to be there for the birth itself - what a privilege.

Matthew Oiphant said on August 23, 2007

Jon that's awesome! Congrats to your family. What a great opportunity to be there for the birth. :)

(We just got back from Canada so I am a little late responding. :)

Cheryl said on August 23, 2007

hey Jonathan, congratulations, that's such awesome news. Much love to you and the family.

Out of curiosity how does it work with the birth mom? Is she interested in staying in touch with him or does she want to want and see what happens when he's older, etc? I've not heard a lot about adopting in this day and age, more just stories from the 60s when it was very taboo...

Bernie Zimmermann said on August 26, 2007

Congratulations!

Delilah Hinman said on August 26, 2007

That is wonderful :D I hope all goes well. Congrats :)

sara said on August 28, 2007

That rocks! Your hands are definitly full now!

Roger Johansson said on August 29, 2007

A bit late, but congratulations!

Jonathan Snook said on August 29, 2007

Thanks everybody for the well wishes!

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