Babies! Babies! Babies!

So! It’s been nearly three years since an update. If you happen to still come by here, some things that might interest you about various members of the Brotherhood…

They keep making kids! Joe’s wife Chelsea just gave birth to Joe Arellano Jr., a beautiful baby boy to add to their two lovely daughters Carmindy and Roxy. Not too long ago, Tom and Melissa produced their second son, James, to go along with older brother Ben. Thomas and Katie are also currently up to two daughters, Eden and Lucy. As always, we are excited about the ever-expanding families of our brethren that no doubt just barely keep them in the realm of being responsible adults.

We’ve officially been scattered to the four winds as we have individually made stake in places as varied as Texas, Utah, Illinois, Missouri, and the DC area. Some of us are able to still make time to get together and cause a moderate amount of havoc every couple years or so, and some pictures to document those escapades exist and are in the pipeline to make a public appearance at some point.

Needless to say, we are all in our 30s now and real life has taken precedence over things like informing the internet about the results of our latest attempt at making bacon-infused vodka. Rest assured, however, we all continue to grow happy and healthy and, at least by the definition of the US legal and medical professions, sane.

Introducing Ben Belanger

Benjamin Belanger

Congratulations to our brother Tommy and his wife, Melissa, for the recent birth of their first child!

From a post on Melissa’s Facebook:

We are so happy to introduce Benjamin Junho Belanger, born Sept. 12th at 10:47pm weighing 8 lbs! We are home and doing great!

We are excited to see the growth of this wonderful family and are looking forward to all the havoc that Ben will no doubt cause over the years.

That’s DOCTOR Belanger, biyatches

I just got off the phone with Tom because I was calling him about a relatively trivial subject only to discover that I caught him just after his freakin’ graduation ceremony from St. Louis Univesity Medical School, thereby officially making him Doctor Thomas Long Belanger. This is obviously a big moment for our man Tommy and we are all extremely proud of him. Personally, I don’t trust him with a plastic fork much less any kind of medical instrument, but I’m sure he will be a boon to the medical profession. At least, as long as his wife keeps him in line.

The New Doctor
The New Doctor (ref)