Published August 15 2010
New Arrivals: Jake Charles Braman
My parents are: Chuck and Jenna Braman, Las Vegas.
My grandparents are: DeAnn and Greg Melkert, Erhard, Minn.; Dave Sondeland, Fargo; Diana Braman, Kent, Minn.; and Rick and Micah Braman, Jensen, Utah.
My parents chose my name because: They both liked the sound of “Jake.” It just stuck. My middle name is after my dad.
Parents’ wish or advice for the new arrival: We want you to grow and be happy and healthy. We wish for you to have success, many friendships, love in your life and a strong will and determination within you.
Something special: You threw us for a loop by deciding to make your appearance 10 weeks early. You sure taught us quickly that sometimes you just have to “roll with the punches.”