New arrivals on South Whidbey

Austin Ryan Simmons -
Austin Ryan Simmons
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Austin Ryan Simmons

Christopher and Lisa Simmons are thrilled to announce the birth of their son, Austin Ryan Simmons. Austin was born at Swedish Medical Center in Seattle at 11:16 a.m. on July 8, 2008.

He weighed 7 pounds,

6 ounces and was 21.5 inches long.

His proud grandparents are Rick and Claudia Simmons of Clinton. Austin is also the sixth great-grandchild of Melvin Simmons of Clinton.

Beckett George Cruz

Beckett George Cruz was born at 8:10 p.m. Sunday,

June 15, 2008 in Everett. He weighed 7 pounds, 4 ounces and was 19 inches long.

He joins his big sister Dakotah, and parents Danielle and Travis Cruz at home in Lynnwood. Grandparents are Mark and Shannan Dumke of Freeland, and Cindi and Gary Cruz of Lynnwood. Great-grandmothers are Phyllis Dumke of Eagle River, Wis. and Virginia Slatton of Darrington.

Other relatives excited about Beckett’s birth include three aunts, Aimee and Brianne Dumke and Megan Cruz, and his great uncle Ralph Goodson.

Emma Annette VanBenschoten

Frederick VanBenschoten IV and Sara Hutchinson of Freeland are happy to announce the birth of their daughter, Emma Annette VanBenschoten on

July 15, 2008.

Emma was born at Whidbey General Hospital in Coupeville and weighed 7 pounds,

4 ounces.

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