Important announcement from the Renaud Empire

We interrupt your regularly-scheduled afternoon tea to bring you important updates on the status of the Renaud Empire.

While other nations continue to struggle with job losses and brain drain, the Renaud Empire is pleased to report that all its citizens are fully employed:

  • Josh: Emperor, dad, newspaper designer
  • Yoli: Empress, mom, librarian
  • Jadzia: Princess No. 1, pretender
  • Ludi: Princess No. 2, player
  • Josie: Princess No. 3, wake-up-in-the-night-cryinger

Additionally, there has been no brain drain. Our heads of state today celebrate six years of holy matrimony, so neither is going anywhere anytime soon. The rest of the population is happily employed (and unable to drive, and therefore leave). But we are not content to stand pat. If we are to achieve global domination, our population must increase.

And so it is that we are pleased to make this public proclamation: We are expecting our fourth child, who will be born in April!

About Josh Renaud

I'm the Emperor of the Renaud Empire, which is to say that I'm the husband of a Boliviana and the father of three daughters and one son. When I'm not conquering lands and expanding borders, I'm a newspaper designer for the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Find me on Twitter (@Kirkman) or Google+.
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19 Responses to Important announcement from the Renaud Empire

  1. nyshee says:


  2. Carolyn says:

    Great timing for your announcement: Thanksgiving week! May your empire continue to abound in the abundance of God’s blessings!

  3. Lauren says:

    Yay! Congratulations! I knew you weren’t finished! 🙂

  4. Annie Gegan says:

    Great news!!! Blessings and joy to Yoli, Josh, and the three little princesses (and baby)! This holiday season will be especially happy – and a wonderful 2010 to look forward to as well! Happy Anniversary!

  5. Barry J. Kaminski says:

    Long live The Empire and Kaminski family.

  6. Steve and Cindy Tornatore says:

    Congratulations Renaud Family!! Maybe a Josh, Jr.??? You are a blessed family!!!
    Much love and support,
    Steve and Cindy Tornatore

  7. Casey Dikkers says:

    Congratulations! Is there hope for a prince this time so the odds won’t be so against you?

  8. Mom says:

    Will a fourth car seat fit in the Renaudmobile? I happen to have an unused, almost new carseat available=D

  9. Graham Lawrence says:

    Way o go Josh and Yoli. Congratulations to you both. This means you will have caught Kelly…

  10. Donna says:


  11. Josh Renaud says:

    @Mom: That gives me a different idea… all you have to do is buy 3 more carseats and a minivan. Then you can take the kids for little excursions anytime! 😛
    Thanks to all for your kind wishes! We probably should be more frightened about the future than we actually are. 😛
    But truthfully, we are very happy and looking forward to it.

  12. Angie Narsh says:

    Congratulations on another little blessing! Have a wonderful Thanksgiving and a Merry Christmas!

  13. Kenny & Vanessa says:


  14. elo says:

    Ok guys, I think the perfect gift for you guys right now would be a LARGE TELEVISION hahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha, I´m kidding :), awwwwww congratulations guys!!!!!yoli, si entrenas a tus niñas podrían ser excelentes sirvientas y niñeras del numero 4 :), a Jadzia enseñala a lavar pañales, a Ludi a hacer biberones y que Josie haga la labor de traducir lo que diga el nuevo bebe jejejejejeje.
    Un abrazote amiga 🙂

  15. Juanita says:

    CONGRATULATIONS, to the Emperor ,Empress and the little princesses on your new little sweet one. You are a wonderful family.

  16. bonbon says:

    Congratulations!!Nice to hear news from your family.^^

  17. Mamona says:

    Congratulations Yoli and Josh! I wish you and the girls all the happiness!

  18. Linda says:

    New life! Always something to be thankful for. Congratulations to your wonderful family.
    Linda from Friendship International

  19. Rikia says:

    Congrats you all:):):):):) Hopefully it’s a boy. Can’t wait to see the little one!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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