Stephenson Family Ties The Barn Burnt Down
And Now I See The Moon

"She is one of God's women, fashioned by His own

hand to show us men and other women that there is
a heaven where we can enter, and that its light can be here on earth."
from: Dracula
by: Braum Stoker

 welcome to the world dear Benjamin!!
 9lbs 12 oz  22 inches LONG
 first bath by daddy!!
heading home!!!

We're gonna blame it on Clark!!
He drove all the way to Logan to hang out with us for the night...
We were going to watch the Superbowl, play video games, eat dinner, and had even convinced him to stay the night. 
And then...labor finally began!  
Clark got dinner
and a cursory viewing of the Superbowl, and by no fault of his own was even involved in a  lively discussion on the pros and cons of circumcision!!
And then  he watched us pack our bags and waved goodbye as we headed to Ogden to the birthing center.
We thank you Clark for making the trip but feel no regret that it was labor that disturbed our visit.  No better excuse than that I'd say!!!

Im not yet prepared to share my sacred experiences with Anna and David and Benjamin and the night of his birth.  I need to wrap my brain around it a little longer.

But sharing our first pictures is a pleasure and privilege
A dear little family has been created on Monday Feb 6th!!
We sure are!!!
Im going to enjoy every minute I get to spend with them!!
Once again I find my gratitude to God for Ben's safe and healthy arrival inexpressible!! But Heavenly Father knows!!


Bob said...

He's a handsome dude...welcome Ben.

Lisa said...

The pictures are all priceless and speak volumes without words. Ben is absolutely beautiful. Anna is beautiful, too. I am so happy for all of you. Happy Mimi-time!!

Jules said...

Congratulations to everyone and good job to momma! What a big boy!

Bonnie K Hunter said...

And I found your blog by following Anna's link -- so I could come see my new nephew Ben!

So excited he is here!


ChristyLou said...

That's kind of how I feel about my natural birth experiences with Camille and's so hard to share that sacred experience and do it justice. I'm so happy for you all that little Ben is here safe and sound. I look forward to hearing whatever birth details you feel to share...birth stories are one of my very favorite things! Congrats again!! Give my love to everyone.

Linz said...

Yeah!!! He is amazing! Such a pretty color! I'm so happy for Anna and David. I can't wait to see the new guy this June!

Auntie Cathy said...

What a happy occasion! Thanks for sharing photos of the arrival of beautiful baby boy Ben. Love you guys!