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Oprah and The Six Pack and a Little Christmas Cheer

38 Comments 23 December 2010

First and foremost, Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays from the Jones family!!  We are all really looking forward to our Christmas break, but as you could guess, the kids are most excited of all.  Check that, Eliot is most excited of all…the Fab Five don’t really get it, but they do get a huge smile on their faces every time they see Santa…or his reindeer…or elves…or Christmas lights…or presents….or, or, or…let’s just say they are pretty big fans of anything Christmas!!  Unfortunately, I cannot say much more than that because “officially” I can’t say much about anything we’re doing these days…hint, hint…    :)

This holiday season we have something to look forward to that is almost exciting as the Christmas celebration – we taped a segment of The Oprah Show!!!!!  Our segment airs on December 28th so set your DVR’s if you are headed out of town for the holidays and when you watch be careful not to blink or you might miss us!  We were onstage for eight minutes, but we’ll see how long the segment actually ends up making the cut.  We actually taped the show in early November, but couldn’t say anything about it until now.  It was a quick trip and incredibly surreal (it still doesn’t feel like we really met Oprah!!).  They flew us up to Chicago on a Wednesday, we taped the show on Thursday morning, and left the studio to head straight back to the airport to come home…talk about a whirlwind!!  And you won’t see any pictures of the show on this site because they just about strip search you as soon as you walk in the studio door and take all phones, cameras, , writing utensils, paper, and etch-a-sketches and then they use that memory eraser thing from Men In Black when you leave…and you thought airport security was bad!!  The topic of the show is reality TV stars or something like that so we were there along with the people from “Dirty Jobs,” “Deadliest Catch,” “DC Cupcake,” and “Cash Cab.”  And no, we didn’t get to meet any of them – we were sequestered to our own little green room both before and after the taping.  Come to think of it, we have no evidence that we were actually there so the airing on the 28th will be as big a surprise to us as it is to everyone else out there!!

To make up for the fact that we have no pictures from the Oprah experience, I went ahead and posted pics from another quick, little, super-double-top-secret trip we took this fall – New York City!!!  That’s right, don’t adjust your monitors – the entire Jones family, Six Pack and all, took a weekend trip to NYC for a TLC photo shoot!!  We had a blast taking the kids to Times Square, Central Park, F.A.O. Schwartz, and soaking up as much of the city as we could in a three day weekend!  Again, we have no evidence that we were actually there for anything other than a weekend trip, but I promise you’ll be seeing some really cute and fun promotional pictures on TLC and their websites before too long…I hope you will, anyway!!  By the way, if you ever want to get TONS of attention just take five babies to Times Square…wow!!

So that is all I have for now except to say that we all wish you a very merry Christmas!!  And we hope that you take some time away from the craziness and busy-ness of the holiday season to remember the reason for the season…

“Suddenly, an angel of the Lord appeared among them, and the radiance of the Lord’s glory surrounded them.  They were terrified, but the angel reassured them.  ‘Don’t be afraid!’ he said.  ‘I bring you good news that will bring great joy to all people.  The Savior – yes, the Messiah, the Lord – has been born today in Bethlehem, the city of David!  And you will recognize him by this sign:  You will find a baby wrapped snugly in strips of cloth, lying in a manger.'”  Luke 2:9-12

God Bless, y’all!!

Your Comments

38 Comments so far

  1. Fran says:

    As usual, I love the pictures and your stories. I sm soooo looking forward to seeing SBQ again soon.

  2. stevie says:

    That was great! More exciting times ahead! Love y’all!

  3. Patricia says:

    I’m so happy for y’all. God is working so much in your lives right now! Amen!

  4. Kelly says:

    Great post! A Merry Christmas to you and yours! Thanks for sharing! Your family is an inspiration!

  5. Tammi says:

    I really hope TLC brings you back for another season. I really enjoy your show and your blog…when I get a chance to watch/read. a.k.a. We now have a 3 month old. :) Continue to draw your strength and wisdom from the Lord…He’s the best friend and source we have.

    Merry Christ-mas!

  6. Linda says:

    Merry Christmas to your beautiful family too! Looking forward to seeing more of you guys, hopefully on TLC!

  7. KS Dallas says:

    Glad to hear things have to keep under wraps. We all know what that means!

    Merry Christmas to all of you and a very happy New Year!!

  8. susan Hines says:

    Great pics..can’t wait to see u on Oprah. NYC is a magical place to take the children at Christmas…Rockefellar Center, FAO Schwartz, American Girl, St. Patrick’s Cathedral, ice skating in Central Park. I go at least once with my younger 2 every Christmas season.

  9. Linda M. says:

    I got the hint, hint. Excellent! Can’t tell you how excited I am about that and how much I look forward to it! That’s a great Christmas present!

    That bit about the O show was funny: “all phones, cameras, writing utensils, paper, and etch-a-sketches”. I would not have thought of the etch-a-sketches. That’s excellent! Since I don’t watch O, I won’t be seeing your segment, but I am glad you made it there and back safely.

    Your NYC trip sounds good, too. Maybe you should start a travel agency that specializes in travel arrangements for big families. ;-)

    This Christmas I wish you joy (can anyone with quints NOT have joy?), peace and love. I wish you guidance and wisdom from God and the ability to hear Him clearly and loud enough to know it’s Him the first time, without being told a second time. I wish you insight into your family and others. I wish you a daily renewal of your joy in being together and of your love for each other as husband and wife, for it all hinges on that.

    Merry Christ-mas and God bless you moment by moment.

  10. Karen B. says:

    So good to see the new pics and what a gorgeous backdrop the park made. Thanks for remembering to mention the reason for the season…you are so diligent about that. Very Merry Christmas to you all.

  11. Laurel Siek says:

    Merry Christmas & Happy New Year to the Jones Family.

    I can’t wait to see the Oprah Show and those beautiful little quints and Eliot.

    Also, I can’t wait to watch you again. God Bless You All.

  12. Elle says:

    Merry Christmas!!! You are so blessed!!! :)

  13. Tori says:

    I can’t believe they took your etch-a-sketch. That’s so wrong. haha
    My dvr is set and I’m so excited for all the blessings your family is receiving.
    Much love and Merry Christmas!!

    PS- Thanks so much for the super cute Christmas card!! I feel so lame for not getting any out this year… :(

  14. traudel says:

    love your schow hopp you com back for nextseson love your schow traudel caswell

  15. Denise Wright says:

    Hi guys, you all look great!
    I miss your show,will have to check-out Oprah.
    Wishing you a very happy New Year.

  16. Hey! I don’t normally like to watch Oprah. She has rubbed me the wrong way spiritually. BUT, I will make an exception today to watch your sweet family appear on her show. I hope you are enjoying the bows. I’m excited to see them ON the girls soon via your website!

  17. Amy says:

    I am always intrigued by families with multiples. After only a few minutes of watching an episode (I think it was even just a “special” really) I was smitten by your sweet children and the loving relationship the two of you shared with the world. I think it is SO refreshing to see a GOD centered family raising multiples and I pray that your show will be a light to those who don’t know Him. Many blessings to you and your family!

  18. Monique says:

    Hi Ethan and Casey, I just watched Oprah and you guys were great! The kids were so happy to be there.

    I hope that you continue your journey and hope to see you back on TLC soon. If not, maybe OWN could pick you up.

    God bless you all.

  19. Jenna says:

    I just watched you on Oprah. Excellent job. Your kids are so adorable and are always so well behaved for things like that. I am the mom of twins and could only dream of my girls behaving that well. :) God bless you and your family.

  20. kara says:

    I love the girls tutu’s! I hope to see you back on tv again! God Bless Kara

  21. Just saw it on Oprah!!!! Awesome!

  22. kara says:

    I think that Jack needs a little brother. But I agree with Miss Casey.

  23. kara says:

    Jack needs a brother.

  24. Kelly says:

    Hey guys!

    I saw you on Oprah today and loved it! You all looked so good (as always!). I am a stay at home Mom to 3 year old twins and a 6 month old. I don’t know HOW you do 5+1! ;) I tape your show and I (and my twins) love to watch it! :) I first found this blog because I was doing a google search this evening to see if I could find out where you got the girls’ dresses for the show! If you could e-mail me or post it, I would love it! My twins are boys and my baby is a girl so I am all about spoiling her with adorable things!! In searching for that answer, I found a link to this blog. How cool!

    Thanks for reading. Have a super night! :)

    Take care,

  25. Shelley says:

    Loved seeing you on Oprah! You are such a great representation of a loving, Christian family. Plus, it makes my life with 3 year old twins and a 12 month old seem calm by comparison! :-)

    Van Alstyne, Texas

  26. Kellynn says:

    LOVED the segment on Oprah…I am a nurse and just happened to be in with a patient who was watching the show so luckily I got to listen in!! I can’t wait to see more of your family i the coming months! God Bless!

  27. Donna says:

    Saw the Oprah show…cool, cool, cool!!!

  28. heather asaro says:

    Hello Jones’s as always i love to read your blog. I hope you all had a wonderful christmas and new year. The pictures are beautiful, can’t believe how big the six pack is getting. I am really looking foward to the new episodes of quints by surprise. Ethan thanks for the responses on twitter, it means alot to me. Glad you like my card and letter. Much love Heather Asaro

  29. Lucy says:

    awesome post! i love reading about your family!is it right that you will have a season 2 for quints by surprise cuz on oprah she said don’t forget to watch em this spring.

  30. Jamie says:

    I love your show. Can not wit for more.

  31. Christin says:

    Love reading your blog and hearing about your beautiful children. They are all such a gift, you are truly blessed, don’t ever let anyone tell you otherwise. I think it is so refreshing to see such a loving Christian couple with a large family living in the public eye… really is an inspiration and positive image that you are putting out there.

    I look forward to seeing you again on TLC soon!
    God Bless you guys, and I hope you had a wonderful Christmas and New Years.

    P.S. I would love to see some Christmas pictures of your family!

  32. Krystal says:

    Hi Casey,
    You don’t know me (just a fan of the show), but I wanted to write a little note to thank you for your inspiration! Even though you have every reason to be stressed and critical, you always have such a great attitude. I am a SAHM to an 18 month old girl, and whenever I am feeling negative I think about how you do this every day (with 6 kiddos) with such a joyful heart. Thank you Casey! :)

  33. Susan says:

    Happy Birthday Brooklyn, Britton, Jack, Lila and Ryan!
    Over here in the Netherlands it’s allready 0.08 am (16-1-2011)
    Have a great day today!
    And I still like to read your blog. Unfortunatly I can’t watch your TV-show (yet)…

  34. Tami says:

    Loved the pictures! SOOOOOO excited for spring to see your new episodes! I would love to go see New York City, you guys are so lucky!

  35. Mae E Of Tx says:

    I love the show but haven’t seen it in months. When will the latest tapings be shown..let us know..thanks

  36. Melissa says:

    Every time I watch your show I’m reminded of how I shouldn’t take things in life for granted (especially time!!). Your family is inspiring and beautiful. If I’m ever half the mother you are, I’d be one proud woman! I hope to see more QBS shows soon!!

  37. Kim says:

    Hi, Casey, Ethan and kids! I missed the Oprah Christmas special but I am so glad that you were recognized by the show for the great parents and family that you all are! I look forward to watching your show again on TLC. I hope that all is well with you guys and that you are very happy along with all the stress/worries/mysteries/excitement that invariably will come your way! Such a nice, genuine, God-LOVING family and such an inspiration to those who have a hard time just raising one or two children! God Bless You again and again and again! Love, Kim

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