Tuesday, January 13, 2009

A Great day!

Yesterday was a great day! Although it seemed to last forever and I wanted to crash by 6 pm (still waiting on that awesome boost of energy to hit). I got a phone call around lunch telling me that Shannon (my cousin) was being taken into the hospital and having her baby (1 week early). I was so ecstatic and managed to work out a way to get there by 2:15 before they took her in to do the Cesarean at 2:30. Once again, my family took over the waiting room as we all waited for the first boy in 3 generations on our side of the family to be born. Finally Brian brought him in the cart down the hall and we all crowded around to ooh and ahh over his sweet little face. Sylvan (Van) Jackson Collins was 8 pounds 3 ounces and 19 1/2 inches long. He looks very much like Soryn did when she was born. I got to hold him for a few minutes and I loved it..I wanted to kiss him all over! I didn't get any pictures because Evan has the camera.

The second part of my good day was that I got to talk to Evan!!!! He happened to be staying at a hostile on the trail and so I was able to call him. He is having a wonderful time and seeing so many beautiful things, but I was glad to hear that he missed me as much as I miss him. Ok...maybe I miss him more. He said he has been feeling great everyday but the 2nd day his shoulders were killing him from his pack. They have hiked through snow some days. He sounds like he is loving it. I was just excited to hear that he is alive and ok. That will help me get through the rest of the week! He might even come home 1 day early because they are ahead of schedule. Now my hopes are up!