Last Monday my brother-in-law (Sarah’s brother) Billy Simpson died in a car crash in Texas at the age of 23. I’m not exactly sure what to say, this came as such a shock and surprise.
The first time I met Billy he must have been 11 or 12, when he came to live with his dad and Sarah’s mom. He grew up to be an intelligent and athletic individual. After high school he served an LDS mission to Portugal. After coming home from Portugal he joined the Air Force as a linguist. He graduated as a Serbo-Croatian Linguist and was hoping to learn as many 10 languages. He certainly had a gift for learning different languages.
Take care Billy, you will be missed. God be with you till we meet again.
This morning (Saturday 21 January 2006) just before 11:00am Sarah gave birth to our second child, Rachel Marie Scott. At 8 pounds 3 ounces and 20.5 inches she is heavier and just a tad shorter that Alice when she was born. A big thank you to the folks at Sutter Memorial Hospital for doing a great job. We were happy with how things went when Alice was born there and we were happy to see them still doing a great job with Rachel.
We’ve been ramping Alice up for quite some time on the idea of being a big sister. She took to it really well, but you never really know how things will go until the new child actually shows up. To her credit Alice was excited and did very well when seeing Rachel for the first time. She was excited to hold the new baby and made sure to explain to anyone who would listen that this was her baby and that she was the big sister. Not bad for a 4 year old.