Budget Issues: One Solution (Congratulations, Jannita!)

If we want to devote more money to education, one solution is to put more students into the system.  Hardworking DEN leader Jannita Demian is doing her part one baby at a time:  jannita-desb.jpgToday, David Matthew Demian was born, making Jannita and husband Laurian parents for the first time.  Matt Monjan reports David to be 19 inches, 5 lbs 4 ounces, and mother and baby doing fine! Because David was unable to sign a release form, a webcam birth for the DEN was not possible, but watch for pictures soon!   This new native Southern Californian was born to a native Southern Californian but maybe this child will know what a snow scraper is (old Jannita story).  Congratulations from us all!


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  1. Suzanne Wesp said:

    Congratulations, Jannita and Laurian!. Glad to hear you all are well. Can’t wait to see the pictures.David Matthew’s even there already when you do a Google search!! Not a surprise!

  2. Caren Appel said:

    Congratulations!!! I can’t wait to see pictures of the newest STAR!

  3. Susan Little said:

    Way to Go Jannita and Laurian. Welcome to the DEN David! I am so excited for you! Can’t wait to see pictures!

  4. Joe Brennan said:

    Congratulations, but it’s been hours since the announcement. No web page, no pictures? It’s not like the kid was born way back in the 20th century or something.

  5. Kootman said:

    Congrats guys! I feel so honored that you named him after me 😉
    See y’all soon!

  6. Genny Kahlweiss said:

    Congratulations Jannita and Laurian! Welcome to parenthood, now you will have even more stories to tell all of us. I am so glad to hear that David is here. We have been looking forward to you David Matthew. Can’t wait to see those pictures. Take care all of you and rest. Many happy days ahead.
    Love and prayers coming your way.

  7. Katie Knapp, VA LC Chair said:

    Awesome! It is so exciting to be a parent…tiring, but exciting! Can’t wait to see pictures. Maybe David will be a part of our special “screening” at LCI 😉

  8. Teryl Magee, TN DEN LC said:

    Jannita and Laurian, congratualtions on your new arrival and welcome to parenthood. Enjoy each and every “snuggleable” moment, and I can’t wait to see pictures!

  9. Shannon Gaumer said:

    Congrats! Now the fun begins:) I can’t wait to meet your little angel!

  10. Elaine Plybon said:

    Congratulations, Jannita and Laurian! What a great name you chose! Did you know that there are more wealthy Davids than any other name out there?

  11. Sylvia Vigo-Smith said:

    Congratulations and welcome to the parent club. May the battery fairies grant you an endless supply of rechargable batteries that never die. You’re not going to want to miss a moment. God Bless.

  12. Marie Coleman said:

    Congratulations to both Jannita and Laurian…and baby David, too! Hope your family has some ‘together-time’ to spend before getting back to reality – Treasure every precious moment!!

  13. Jennifer Jensen said:

    Congratulations you two – what an exciting day! I am looking forward to seeing pictures of David. We will miss you next week! Best wishes!

  14. Carol Anne McGuire said:

    David is absolutely beautiful! He’s such a little guy, but already filled with so much love! Give him a little snuggle from the DEN!

    Hugs to you and Laurian!
    Carol Anne

  15. Maryann Molishus said:

    Congratulations Jannita and Laurian! Best wishes to you!

  16. Susan Tompkins said:

    Congratulations on your son! What a precious gift you two have received. Enjoy your time with your new family!

  17. Brad and Laura said:

    Congratulations Jannita and Laurian! The time will fly, but for the first year all you need is love. We know you’ll enjoy every second and blog every big moment, but remember – sleep first, blog second 🙂

  18. Kimberly Mattingly said:

    Congrats! Can’t wait to see pictures!
    Best wishes!

  19. Melanie & Bev said:

    Congrats Jannita & Laurian! We are sitting in LAX right now waiting for our flight to DC for the LC Conference and we come across this wonderful news! We are sending you Fontana love!!!

  20. Tonya Wilson, NJ LC said:

    Congrats, Jannita! You’re an offical member!:))) He will keep you occupied for a bit, but it will be well worth it. Cannot wait to see the pictures.

  21. Bobbi Gurney said:

    Congratulations! Enjoy every minute of that precious little blessing, they grow up so fast! All the best~

  22. Anne Reardon said:

    Congratulations Jannita and Laurian and little David! Can’t wait for the pictures!!

    Lots of Love,


  23. RJ Stangherlin said:

    Just learned the great news at the “official” opening of the LC Institute. A virtual Jannita (and family) is better than no Jannita at all. I miss you so much, but am thrilled at your new addition. God bless you and your family.

  24. Anne Truger said:

    I have been so “out of it” ! I can’t believe I missed this!! Congrats! You have just become the directors and producers of a non stop action film…Best Wishes!

    ~Anne Truger

    PS: I am so late to the party and STILL no pics?!? : )

  25. Carolyn Pitt said:

    Congratulations to the Demian family! What a treat to have a little one. Much happiness to all of you.

  26. Dorethia said:

    have you given the baby his own Avatar and a spot in Second Life yet.
    Enjoy and take los of pictures because they grow so fast.

  27. Louise McGinnis said:

    Congrats on your new bundle of joy!

  28. Ann Walker said:

    Congratulations! Enjoy your litle one. He’ll grow up too fast.

  29. Debbie Bohanan said:

    Congratulations! You will love being a mom. There is nothing like holding your little bundle of joy and watching their eyes focus on you. Love every minute of it. Before you know it, you blink and they are heading into prek! I can’t wait to see the pictures.

  30. Jessica Donaldson said:

    Congrats and welcome to the Mommy Club, Jannita!!!

  31. Melissa McBride said:

    Congrats! I can’t wait to meet the newest DEN Star! I hope you are feeling great and enjoying motherhood!


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