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Jack Taylor Shellen

It's a boy!

Jack Taylor Shellen was born to Taylor and Theresa Shellen on March 22, 2001 at 3:41 PST. Jack was delivered at 8 pounds and 8 ounces. The proud parents are doing fine and can't wait to get him home to his new nursery.

You can view more pictures of young Jack here. This being the web, you can also send little Jack an email at: jack at or add a message here in the guestbook.

If you would like to hear a funny phone message Taylor left just minutes after the delivery, click here.


Hi, I really like my picture, my mom is cute.
Jack Reilly
Wellesley, Massachusettes USA - Friday, May 24, 2002 at 11:20:08 (PDT)
Congratulations on your birth, Jack! You may not know me, but it's nice to meet you through the powers of the internet. Being born can be hard work, but you're doing a great job!
Chandra <>
Los Angeles, CA USA - Saturday, April 06, 2002 at 19:02:53 (PST)
Welcome to the world, Baby Jack! You've inherited quite a name and I'm sure you'll live up to it. Lots of love, Chris Shellen (daughter of Wes, some kind of cousin or something to you)
Chris Shellen <>
Beverly Hills, CA USA - Thursday, March 21, 2002 at 19:45:41 (PST)
what's up jacko- you don't know me... neither does your pop... or your mom... but daddio put an ad on blogger and since i'm an unemployed dot.commer (ask your dad), i've got nothing better to do at 1am but talk to an infant... via email. i can smell the baked brownies from here. good luck in life kid. -sean
Sean Coon <>
Brooklyn, NY USA - Tuesday, November 20, 2001 at 21:55:36 (PST)
Ok..I dont know any of you, but you would be surprised at what kind of things pop up when you enter "monkey poo" into the Yahoo browser. Just wanted to tell ya i laughed till i cried when i read the first entry..funny stuff, quit your job and write comedy..congrats on the new member of the clan..good luck Jack. Cheers. Steve
Steve <>
Charleston, SC USA - Wednesday, October 10, 2001 at 07:44:10 (PDT)
MAN!!!! All you do is cry. Waa, waa, waa. Put a cork in it. Heehee. Just kidding.
Auntie Kathleen
Morgan Hill, CA USA - Friday, May 04, 2001 at 20:40:06 (PDT)
Welcome to the world little one! Just in case you don't already know, you have two of the coolest parents EVER! Your Dad and I go way back. Ask him what "Da Goon" is when you learn to speak. Now you try your very hardest to sleep through the night so your Mom and Dad can get some shut eye. You're going to have a spectacular life, Jack. I can't wait to meet you. =) Love, Mer
Mer Mer Mathiesen
USA - Sunday, April 15, 2001 at 21:24:08 (PDT)
Well Jack. You're my second nephew. But you share the same spot with Thomas in my heart. True, I may seem scared to hold you and I'm afraid of your poops and such BUT I'm telling you I'll get better at this aunt job. Speaking of jobs, I think you're doing a splendid job on conjuring up a fart or two! ;) But, I want to let you know that you have a big big family that will always be here for you. And when you get older, you might get mad at your parents (especially in those cursed teen years.) But do remember, your mom is the one of the kindest bravest people I know. And you're dad...well you're dad's just funny up to yin yang and he's got a good heart. And I will be the coolest aunt. I can guarantee that. Cuz see, l'll always be the youngest aunt who will have you star in my home made movies. And I'll let you do whatever you want (don't tell your mom). Maybe when you're older and we still live in this insanely broing city, I can find some cool stuff to do. Like go to the late night pitch and puck and cruise for the 4H babes. Throw stuff off a bridge. COW TIPPING!!! Oh yes. Don't forget, that even though Taylor and Ben are gonna teach you to surf, I will teach you the ropes of the court that is. And when you hang out with me, Weezer will soon become you're favorite band and you'll know movie lines from every possible film. And then you will soon be a great Guitarist slash basketball player slash surfer, and you will bust outta Morgan Hill. And you'll be a genius and be da PIMP yo. And people will want your autograph...AND....oh look I've gone cross eyed. But seriously, no matter which path you choose in life, I'll be right behind you cuz I love ya more than my luggage!!! REASON#2 I'll BE THE COOLEST RELATIVE: I wrote the longest post messgae so far!!! Yea, baby yea!
Aunt Kate (maybe Kathleen) <Swingk8ie....but can u really send an e-mail?>
Cow town Mo Hill, CA USA - Tuesday, April 10, 2001 at 21:05:19 (PDT)
Welcome to the world Baby Jack! You sure are a handsome little devil! Peyton and I can't wait to meet you (she likes younger men!). Theresa and Taylor, Congratulations on having the most adorable little boy and all of our best wishes to you Jack for the future. Love, Mary, Joe, and Peyton
USA - Saturday, April 07, 2001 at 11:12:40 (PDT)
Dear Jack,
Wow, everyone is so glad you are finally here! I met your Mom when she was eleven years old. Seems like a long time ago, but somehow, despite losing touch for a while, we have managed to remain friends all this time. You have an amazing Mommy and countless numbers of people who love you. I wish you happiness and friendship in the years to come.
Mandy McKenna <kmullen1 at>
San Jose, CA
USA - Saturday, April 07, 2001 at 08:26:15 (PDT)
Dude! You're beautiful!! The Hoffman's of Texas are so very impressed with you. You've got to be tired from "the move". Welcome to the FAM you big stud. Anything you need you call GUM! (Great Uncle Mike) I'm your man. We're praying for ya and your parents. Let em get some sleep would ya? Love from all of us in Texas
Michael Hoffman <namffoh563 at>
Carrollton, TX USA - Friday, April 06, 2001 at 21:59:42 (PDT)
Hi Guy's, are gorgeous! Theresa and Taylor, you are very lucky to have such a beautiful boy, hope all is well. Good luck in the years to come. Call me at the terrible two's! : ) Love, Joy
gILROY, CA USA - Thursday, April 05, 2001 at 14:12:22 (PDT)
Congratulations Taylor and Theresa. I am glad to hear the new family is all doing well.
Becki <makinsb at>
CA USA - Monday, April 02,2001 13:25 PM (PDT)
Jack, may I borrow some of all this love you're getting? MY family left me out of the greeting, so here's mine: I am enjoying sneaking peeks of you when my boss isn't looking. My co-workers affectionately named the one of you and your dad and uncles "3 Men and a Baby". I look forward to seeing you in person on Dec. 24.
cousin-of-sorts Judy <judy.tomsic at>
SF, CA USA - Friday, March 30, 2001 at 17:46:01 (PST)
Hey guys!! Hi Jack!! Wow, you guys are parents now!! How exciting. I haven't seen you all since Uncle Benny's little birthday dinner but I know that you are all doing well. I have to admit, I was skeptical when Ben said you had a really cute newborn, newborns are never cute, but Jack is one very cute baby!! Hopefully I will get to see him sometime. Love, Nicole
Nicole Norris <nmnorris at>
Pleasanton, CA USA - Thursday, March 29, 2001 at 16:27:08 (PST)
Welcome, Jack! You're a handsome little dude, just like the rest of the Shellen boys. Congratulations to the proud parents and grandparents from another one of the Michigan Shellen's. From reading all these notes, it looks like you'll be busy for the next few years, but when you get a chance it sure would be nice to see you in person. See if you can convince Mom and Dad to bring you to Michigan some time. Best Wishes from Dave, Vicki, Matthew, and Brandon
Dave Shellen
USA - Wednesday, March 28, 2001 at 17:45:51 (PST)
Well congrats to Taylor and Theresa on a most BEAUTIFUL and perfect baby boy!!! Theresa, I know you don't remember me, it's been a looooooooooong time, but in any case I hope you are recovering quickly, and wish you all the happiness in the world!! Hey Taylor...remember you asked "Poop...such a funny word...will that word EVER stop being funny?", I think it is about to stop being funny! Congratulations again, Jack is beautiful!!
Amy Salmonson (used to be Bartholomew) <aesalmonson at>
San Francisco, CA USA - Wednesday, March 28, 2001 at 13:28:38 (PST)
Little Jack! You have no idea how excited I’ve been waiting for you to pop out. I’m your Uncle Ben, and the phrase you will hear your parents’ say to me most when we’re together is “Don’t teach him that!” I know you’ve had a busy 9 months, what with growing limbs and all. But I’ve got a lot planned for you. We’ll start off with easy stuff like Zurberts, and pretending you’re an airplane, we’ll progress to horsy rides and wrestling and then you’re Dad and I will teach you to surf. And next month will be even better! I love you very much Jack and look forward to all the great times to come!
Uncle Benny <bowen at>
Menlo Park, CA USA - Monday, March 26, 2001 at 10:21:50 (PST)
Welcome to the world little Jack! Congratulations to your parents, grandparents, uncles and aunts. May Gods grace be with you as you begin the adventures of, "Life with Children!" He is going to need a sibling or a cousin soon! Love to you all, JoEllen
JoEllen Shellen Dubes
USA - Monday, March 26, 2001 at 08:57:16 (PST)
We are all very happy for you and Jack, Just Jack. Congratulation. We love you all!
Steve&KarenBrandon <srbrandon at>
Fremont, CA USA - Monday, March 26, 2001 at 06:58:45 (PST)
Hello baby Jack. It is so nice to see how many people are excited about your arrival. But I have to say they can't be as happy as your Dad & me. It seems like we waited forever for you to get here & now that you are here I can't remember what it was like before. So even though you put me through the most painful experience of my life :), deprive me of my much needed sleep & give me worries I never even thought of always remember that I love you more than I ever thought I could love anyone. You are my angel, my perfect miracle & I love you with all my heart. love, Mom
Theresa Shellen
Morgan Hill, Ca USA - Sunday, March 25, 2001 at 15:58:50 (PST)
Congratulations Taylor, Theresa and Jack! We are so happy that you are such a web-enabled family, so that we can see Jack's beautiful face immediately. We printed it at the Library, so we can show Lorraine at home. Hope to see the real Jack soon. Love, F,L,J Tomsic
Frank, Lorraine and Jan
USA - Sunday, March 25, 2001 at 10:50:14 (PST)
Taylor & Theresa, I can't tell you how sorry I am that I can't be there to congratulate you in person. Jack looks ADORABLE! You two have an absolutely perfect baby on your hands, and it couldn't have happened to more deserving parents. Theresa, I hope you're recovering nicely, and that both of you are enjoying the new addition to the family. All the best to the two of you, and the whole family [that includes Ben, of course]. Can't wait to come home and see little Jack with my own eyes.
much love.
Ryan Freitas <ryan at>
Tokyo, Japan - Saturday, March 24, 2001 at 20:01:50 (PST)
Welcome, Jack! May God continue to bless you and your parents.
USA - Saturday, March 24, 2001 at 16:22:12 (PST)
Hi, Jack. This is Uncle Mark, or Cousin-Mark-Once-Removed, or something like that, we'll figure that out later. Congratulations to the Parents and Grandparents. You have all apparently done a wonderfull job, so far. Especially you, Jack. I guess you brought a new meaning to the term March Madness for you mother (Go Indians). Let's see, Jack... you will be needing a baseball glove, hockey stick, football, basketball with hoop on the drive-way, skis & poles, rollerblades, soccer ball, skateboard, mountain bike, and surf board. But I guess I am getting carried away, it's only March, you can start with a baseball glove for opening day next week. We wish you love and happiness in everything that you do. Now, could one of you Shellens tell this branch of the family how to make a boy?
Mark, Jan, & Katie <LilBlackCloud at>
Danville, - Saturday, March 24, 2001 at 07:45:17 (PST)
CONGRATULATIONS! Now I know a Jack...Watch out for your grandmother Tony...she will probably spoil you something awful. As part of the Tomsic family you now have the obligation to learn a musical instrument and practice it late in the evening when your neighbors are all asleep...try taking up the to you parents and entire family
Joe Tomsic <jtoms19 at>
San Francisco, CA USA - Saturday, March 24, 2001 at 07:02:24 (PST)
Jack, You are great!! This is Mama from the land of the Rising Sun. I hate to say this, but you have been born into a great family, ha ha ha . There is another mama besides your own mama that is happy for your birth. I hope to met you when I get back from Japan. I can't wait to teach you some Japanese :). Mina san, konichiwa. Taylor and Theresa Omeditogozaimasu!!! Akachan ha eeene!!!!!!
Andrew Heywood <ironmanheywood at>
Fremont , CA USA - Saturday, March 24, 2001 at 06:46:01 (PST)
Welcome to the world baby Jack! We can't wait to meet you. We know that your parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles and other loved ones will teach you how to laugh, love, pray, share . . . and much more. You are blessed. Peace, Clara & Greg
Clara and Greg
Ridgecrest, CA USA - Friday, March 23, 2001 at 23:07:50 (PST)
Jack, You have stolen the title of the youngest Shellen on the West Coast, and you are well-deserving. You are adorable- I guess this means that you have more of your mom's features, thank goodness! I can't wait to spoil you. I already bought you some ice cream, but then I realized you're probably too young for that, so I had to eat it. But I promise that as soon as you're old enough, I'll buy you all the ice cream you can eat. I love you! Uncle Grant
Grant Shellen <grant at>
Fremont, CA USA - Friday, March 23, 2001 at 22:53:49 (PST)
Congratulations! Jack is really cute. We are sure proud of you guys. Lil' Taylor can hardly wait to babysit. We'll see you soon, Paul Susan & Taylor
Paul Susan & lil' Taylor Peissner <paul at>
Pleasanton, CA USA - Friday, March 23, 2001 at 22:46:28 (PST)
Well Jack with modern technology we can all see your picture so soon!!! As usual the Shellen's are all very cute babies. I would love to one day meet you and the rest of your family. Any time you feel like coming to Michigan just bring your parents and come!! Go easy on the parents for a while...they probably haven't read all the baby manuals yet (but they will soon). Have a nice life and tell your mom,dad,uncles,and grandparents all Hi for us. your second cousin, Ann
Ann Shellen-Diefenbaker
Jenison, MI USA - Friday, March 23, 2001 at 20:10:01 (PST)
hi new cousin. yeah, you are pretty cute, but i don't know about the cutest. i was pretty hard to beat. i'm looking forward to playing together. i'm going to show you the ropes of life on the outside. i've learned a lot of cool barfing tricks and some cool poop explosion tricks. the secret is to go as soon as you feel a breeze on your butt. wow, your mom and dad will move really fast then. well i love you. i can't wait until we can get into trouble together. Love, Thomas
san diego, ca USA - Friday, March 23, 2001 at 16:57:39 (PST)
Congratulations to Mommy, Daddy and Grandparents.... Your baby boy is BEAUTIFUL..... Love & Prayers, Geri & Warren Rogers St. Joseph Parish
Geri Rogers <gcrogers at>
Fremont, CA USA - Friday, March 23, 2001 at 16:26:28 (PST)
Jack, Welcome to the world. I'm your father's boss. Your Website caused major drop in productivity here at the office. Particularly, with all of the women here. Apparently, they think you're going to be quite the "Ladies Man". Go easy on your parents,------ the're "Greenhorns" P.S., Keep your Dad as long as you need him, ------ but let him know that I'm stuck with all his work until he returns. Best wishes and have a wonderful life! Roger Andersen and everyone at B.T. Mancini Company
Roger Andersen
USA - Friday, March 23, 2001 at 15:51:19 (PST)
Welcome to the world little Jack! Everyone has waited so long to meet you and you are finally here! I feel so blessed to be a part of your life! I love you! Love, Heather P.S. By the way, you are, without a doubt, the cutest baby I have ever seen! :)
Heather <HMAndersen1 at>
Fremont, CA USA - Friday, March 23, 2001 at 15:49:40 (PST)
Oh yeah! That's one cute baby all right! Congratulations from the Pacific Northwest branch of the Shellen family.
Wes Shellen <wesndeb at>
Missoula, MT USA - Friday, March 23, 2001 at 15:21:29 (PST)
You are so cute!!! Welcome to the world. Your grandpa is so proud!! From adriana (your grandpa's co-worker) :)
USA - Friday, March 23, 2001 at 15:13:48 (PST)
Such a handsome young man already.... We're really looking forward to letting you do all the things your mom and dad won't let you do....that's what Grandparents are for you know. But don't grow up too quickly. Let us enjoy you for alittle while as a wonderful new life, a new baby and a new addition to our lives. We love you.... Grandpa and Grandma H...
Grandpa H <donkehote at>
Morgan Hill, Ca USA - Friday, March 23, 2001 at 14:40:19 (PST)
Hey Jack!

I guess I will get to be the first to leave a message for you here. I look forward to all the wonderful things to come. Touch football, surfing, riding bikes... we don't have to do any of those things this week. Maybe you should bulk up a bit.


your Uncle Jason
Jason Shellen <jason at>
Castro Valley, CA USA - Friday, March 23, 2001 at 13:53:46 (PST)

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