Wednesday, January 31, 2007

Eveythng has been going great with Caleb. He came home on Friday of last week, and has been a good baby. Connor loves him, and Chloe's slowly figuring out that things aren't the same, but she's doing fine. Annette's dad came into town last night, and couldn't wait to see his fifteenth grandchild.

Friday, January 26, 2007

We were blesssed to welcome Caleb Benjamin Simpson into the world Wednesday night, January 24, at 11PM. For me, the best thing in the world is to watch your child being born, and this was no disappointment! He is a beautiful 8 pound baby boy. Annette was induced at 8PM (she was showing signs of preclampsia), and gave birth three hours later. We had a terrific doctor, Joel Schwartz, and he couldn't have been more reassuring and kind.
Benjamin is my mom's dad's name (my granddad), and she is thrilled to have his namesake in her family.
We took Annette to the nw St. Rose campus, San Martine, because Sienna was totally full. It is a beautiful new hospital south of the 2-15 off Durango. it wasn't our first choice, but in retrospect, we are very glad to have gone there. It has only been open a couple of weeks, and Caleb was the only baby there the night we came, so we got SPECIAL attention.
Annette is doing great, and should come home this afternoon. Connor saw his brother, and is so excited, but Chloe and Nanna have yet to meet him. We're hoping Chloe will take to him right away, but we know she misses mom, and will want her exclusively when she comes home.
God is good! Thank you, Lord, for our little baby boy...

Sunday, January 07, 2007

It's been such a long while since I blogged, and lots have happened. I don't know- sometimes you get in the habit, and then you get out of the habit. I don't have too much of an excuse- I had the week between Christmas and New Years off, but with the in-laws in town, the busyness of the holidays, and an expecting wife, I didn't get to it. I also have put a little more attention to my two YouTube sites. I have two channels- dsimpson41 and thirstysmithers- and between the two, I have had over 18,000 hits in the last few months. Here's a recent video I posted from a TV show I used to direct on Sunday mornings back in the late 80's- early 90's, live at 7AM. Yes, LIVE at 7AM. The gospel group Brush Arbor came for a visit, and this was one of the songs they did. I love this one...

We had a good Christmas. How about you?
Chloe is walking with the help of a little walker thingy. I will post the video tomorrow if I can get to it (yeah, right)....
I wrote a Christmas newsletter about my family. If you'd like one, please e-mail me at
I'll post again soon!