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Babies + Bluebonnets + TLC = One Awesome Day!

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Babies + Bluebonnets + TLC = One Awesome Day!

43 Comments 09 April 2010

As the press release from TLC made clear today, “Quintuplet Surprise” will have a second episode and then some!  We are very excited to announce that our show has been picked up as a series which will be aired sometime in the 3rd quarter of this year!!!  I’ll let the press release speak for itself:


“You’ve seen large families on television before. They laugh, they cry, they play, they’ve adjusted. This isn’t that. This is reality – the kind that comes like a swift, square blow to the stomach when you find out that you’re not having one baby, but five. And that booming construction business you own? Well the economy’s taken a dive like we haven’t seen since the Great Depression, so suddenly even paying for diapers, let alone a mortgage, has become an uncertainty. Meet 34-year-olds Casey and Ethan Jones of Austin, Texas. The Jones’ are now learning some brand new ropes in a new kind of life that includes their six-year-old daughter and their five newborn babies who were definitely not part of the plan.  (Q3 2010)

Here is the link to the press release:  TLC Upfront

We do not have any more details than that at the moment, but rest assured you will know them as soon as we know more.  Thank you to everyone who has shared their excitement for our family and our show with us!  This has been an incredible adventure!!

In other news, the gorgeous pictures you see adorning this page are the latest round of shots taken by Ella Bella Photography.  If you’re not from Texas, here’s the scoop:  the blue flowers are called Bluebonnets and they are the state flower.  Every year fields of Bluebonnets pop up around the state and it is pretty common to see families taking pictures of their kids in the all the Spring color.  The pictures turned out FABULOUS, Elle – thank you so much for sharing your talent with our family!!  Check out Ella Bella’s website by clicking on her link below or on her logo on the sidebar to the right… Ella Bella Photography!

Y’all take care!


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32 Comments 21 March 2010

Whew! What a week it has been!!! There is the obvious: keeping up with the demands of this not-so-normal family and our show airing on TLC Tuesday night (that part tends to fill your email inbox pretty quickly). Then there is the not-so-obvious: being stuck in rotation on the mindless carousel that is the City of Austin’s construction permitting process, trying to put the wraps on a major project for my MBA program, and pursuing new project leads that have come in recently.  All of this adds up to ONE…CRAZY…WEEK!!  Aside from the permitting thing, it’s been a whole heckuva lotta crazy fun though, so we’re all smiles over here!!

I’ll start this little recap with the obvious.  The show airing and the response to it has been phenomenal (if not in TV world, certainly in Jones world)!  First, just to see your family on such a big network and to see all of the things they did to promote the show was so awesome!  Really, they surprised us with the big push to the point that the attention was a little discomforting, in a good sort of way…it’s kind of strange to hear a voice-over say, “fall in love with the Joneses” and know that they are referring to your family.  It’s also kind of strange to have your name thrown around with the Gosselin’s and the Duggar’s…scary…very, very scary, my friends!!

And the other obvious?  You know, that family of ours.  Well, it’s been quite a week for them as well.  While Eliot ran off to play with the grandparents this week for Spring Break, Casey Ann and I held it down with the Fab Five.  And they decided that this was their week to show off some new-found skills!  As of this week, we now have five walkers (Jack and Lila decided it was finally time to join the others in the toddler class), five kinda talkers (Britton especially is all about the b’s – baby, bottle, bye-bye, and bubbles!), two future WWE wrestlers (Britton and Jack have perfected the log roll!), one yoga master (Brooklyn does a mean downward facing dog!), and one circus performer (or performer of some kind as Ryan demands your attention…all of the time…with all of her new tricks!).  Oh, and we also have five growlers as they have all decided to be angry, little baby bears with a mean and menacing growl…Brooklyn has the scariest growl of all!  Just wait until Eliot gets back into this crrrraaaaazzzyy mix!

As for the not-so-obvious, life outside of baby world is crazy busy as well, but part of the craziness is quickly coming to a close, thank God!  My MBA program will be complete in a little over a month which will of course free up lots and lots of time.  And, thankfully as well, 2010 looks to be much better on the business front as leads have been picking up since mid-January…being crazy busy on that front is a problem I am very much looking forward to having!

We would like to thank everyone for their support, words of advice, words of admonishment (ok, hard to be thankful for those, but we’ll take the bad with the good), inspiring stories, and words of encouragement!  We have heard from so many wonderful people who have their own story to tell or have found inspiration in hearing our story…the words “overwhelmed,” “gratified,” “humbled,” and “vindicated” immediately come to mind.  At this point, we do not know if our show will be picked up as a series or not, but we are hopeful that it will.  Let me repeat:  we are hopeful that our show will become a series!  Yes, despite the threat of impending doom to our marriage, our morals, and our maternity ward, we believe that people’s lives (ours included) have been, can be, and will continue to be positively impacted through a TV show and hopefully through our TV show (there, I said it, I meant it, and I’m not ashamed of it!).  To those who do not believe that this is possible and to the cynics who have found comfort in their too-bitter worldview, I say this:  read the comments posted to the entries on this blog and read them with an open heart and tell me how it could be otherwise.  Better yet, forget about  how you think God would and would not work in the lives of others and forget about trying to predict how the future of our family will take shape and simply accept events as they unfold, one day at a time…live and let live, for your sake and mine.

All kidding aside, we are very grateful for this opportunity, very mindful of the pitfalls that are sure to challenge us, and very accepting of your prayers for us in that regard.  We entered into this adventure with caution and it is with this same level of prayerful consideration that we will take each new step.  And make no mistake, we need your prayers just as we did when Casey was pregnant and your conversations with Christ carried us through to the day of the babies’ birth and beyond!  I’m not just giving lip service to this, I really mean it.  We believe in the power of prayer and we believe in the power of community (even an on-line community at that!).  And when you combine these two powers, amazing things can happen in your life and in mine!  We have witnessed it, we have experienced it, and we continue to thirst for it.  So join us in this pursuit:  harnessing the power of prayer and the power of this community and allowing God to work in your life and mine to the betterment of all!!

TLC:  “Quintuplet Surprise” Airs Tonight at 9:00!!


TLC: “Quintuplet Surprise” Airs Tonight at 9:00!!

41 Comments 16 March 2010

If you are reading this on Monday, the 15th, I apologize…it’s late and I’m tired and I won’t have time to post this in the morning.  So I’m jumping the gun just a bit and hitting the post button about an hour early.  Good night, sleep tight!

The promos for the show officially answered the question:  goodbye “Too Many Babies?”, hello “Quintuplet Surprise”!!  The show airs tonight on TLC:  The Learning Channel at 10:00 Eastern/9:00 Central!  If you missed it the first time or do not get Discovery Health in your area, tonight is your night!  TLC is really promoting the show quite a bit, running two different commercials and flashing text reminders across the bottom of the screen during other shows.  They even placed us right after “19 Kids and Counting” which is one of their biggest shows right now!  It is really incredible to us to see how well the show has been received…thank you so much, everybody!!  Enjoy the show!

“Quintuplet Surprise” or “Too Many Babies?”

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“Quintuplet Surprise” or “Too Many Babies?”

164 Comments 10 March 2010

Hey everybody!  I hope you all liked the show last Thursday night!  The response has been pretty fantastic from friends and supporters and the folks at Discovery Health are pretty hopped up on it as well…good stuff!  I just got the ratings today and our little show is the highest rated show on DH over the last month with somewhere between 600,00-800,000 viewers.  As you might imagine, we are blown away by these results!

The big test comes next week when TLC airs the show for the first time.  They have two dates set:  Tuesday, the 16th at 9:00 pm Central and Wednesday, the 17th at 12:00 am (midnight) Central.  If we have a solid rating on those two airings, our chances of moving to a series look really, really good.  So if you missed it the first time or would like to keep up with the Joneses in High-Def, tune in Tuesday night!

One little twist that we are unsure of at the moment is the name of the show.  TLC has it listed right now as “Quintuplet Surprise,” but we were told today that this might be a mistake and the name may stay as “Too Many Babies?”  I’ll update as soon as I know for sure, but look for both on your TV guides.

The TV show wasn’t the only excitement in our life this last week, however.  Britton and Brooklyn both decided it was time to give this walking thing a real go…they are so close!!  Check out the video below – I caught both of them in the act in one video clip!  We also had a crazy busy weekend – Nana, Bapa, and Aunt Summer (one of my two adopted sisters) came for a visit, one of our volunteers brought her new baby girl, Lila Grace, by for a visit, we met with the Pisner’s, parents of the ninth set of quints ever born in the US (1983), and somehow I managed to write a paper for my negotiations class…whew!!

Sorry to be so short, but it’s time to spend some veg time on the couch with my lady…good night, everyone!

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