Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Sawyer I want to tell you a few things...

I sit here at almost 2 am this morning wide awake not able to sleep out of excitement/nervousness. All I can think of is that Sawyer is with his Father in Heaven right now. He is absolutely perfect and is going to be brought into this world shortly and is going to be entrusted with us as his parents by both J and Heavenly Father. What a responsibility this is. Am I going to be able to keep up my end of the deal? I hope and pray that I will have the strength and ability to be the father that my father has been and is to Me. I decided long ago that is what I need to strive to be like My Dad! Sawyer, you are coming into this world in just a few short hours. You are such a special little guy. I want you to know how excited not only Mom and me are to see you but birth mommy J is an incredible person that loves you more than anything and wants to give you the best she can. I want you to know that she has never not wanted you. She loves you so much that she wants you to have both a Mom and Dad that love each other very much and love you just the same. Always know that she loves you because we have gotten to know her very well and she certainly does. (even when you are rollin around in her tummy like a bowling ball)! We are so excited to see you! Please be patient with Me because I am going to need some time getting used to being a Dad. :) I love you!

Saturday, July 28, 2012

Vinyl wall quote for nursery

So we have been trying to decide if we should put anything up above the closet in the nursery. We finally found this quote and we are going to stick with it!

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Weddings, Temple, Baseball, Heartbeats, and Fighting Oh My!

This past Friday night Shaileens cousin got married so we traveled down to Talons Cove Golf Club in Saratoga Springs. It is such a beautiful place and we had a great time. We are so happy for them.

Told ya it was beautiful, but not as beautiful as my wife!

Early Friday morning we had the opportunity to go to the Jordan River Temple because Tristen (Shaileen's Sister) was going through for herself for the first time. It was a very special time for her but it also meant a lot for me as well. I have been to the temple may times but I don't think any time has hit me as much as it did Saturday morning. I think it is an incredible place where we can go and get inspiration whenever we need it.

Later that night some of our friends got several tickets to the Salt Lake Bees game and were kind enough to invite us. We showed up early and there was a BBQ with some excellent food. We loved our seats being able to sit on the first base side gave us a great view of the field. Thanks Megan and Ryan for inviting us!

 Monday we got off about 3 hours early because "J" had a Dr's appointment. The picture below is us driving to the appointment. We are so thankful for J and her kindness like we always say. We have the best relationship with her and look forward to continuing it forever! The Dr's appointment went perfect and baby is doing great. We asked the Dr how much he estimates that the baby weighs and he estimated about 7 to 7 1/2 lbs and could grow another 1/2 pound this week. We are excited to see how big and how long he really is. It is crazy to think that these 3 months since J contacted us and we only have 6 days left until we get to meet him. With it getting closer we have been so tired because we have been so busy but we both have  had a very hard time sleeping because we are so excited and want to make sure we have everything ready. It is just getting to darn close!

This is the video of the heart beat.

Since MTuesday was Pioneer day Questar gave it to us as a vacation day. So we slept in until baout 8:30 if I remember right. I then go tup and did some much needed yard work and Shaileen was the best and cleaned up the house. Later we ran to some stores and then Kimberly and Jason invited us to their house to play some games. Usually we play board games but for some reason Jason pulled out the Xbox and we played MMA fighting and golf. Shaileen claims to have never played video games before but no one believes here because she beat everyone at the fighting game. she beat everyone litterally at least twice. I thikn that is why we decided to play golf quickly after that severe beating. you can see tihe video below of how much Shaileen enjoyed it.

Last night Shaileens mother and Greg invitied us to go see the Dark Knitght Rises.  It was a really good show. I was pretty skeptical because I am not usually into superhero movies but I really liked this one and Shaileen loved it too. It has been a crazy weekend/week and we are excited to get the rest of this week over with.

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Cline baby shower for Sawyer

I have been slacking because we have been so gosh darn busy lately getting ready for Sawyer to get here. Here is the blog from this past Saturday finally which was the Cline sides baby shower for Shaileen. Holy cow we had an amazing turn out and we thank everyone for coming and supporting us and especially Sawyer. We were really scared that it was going to be crappy weather but it turned out perfect with the 3 canopies that we had in the back yard. We have to give a huge thank you to my Mom, Kimberly, Janica and Hilarie. They did an incredible job putting it together. They made delicious sandwiches, fruit kabobs, chocolate fountain with various foods and even more. We really just cannot thank them enough. On to the photos

 my mom made us this awesome car seat cover

She has also been working hard on this incredible blanket/quilt for Sawyers crib. It matches his nursery perfectly.

Here is Alex just being a stud.

Diapers!!!!! Just what we need... woohoo!

Maddie and Alex having a blast

Someone in my family had the brilliant idea to hang all of the clothes he got on the fence so everyone could see them. What an awesome idea.

Carlye made this diaper cake all by herself. She did an awesome job and we thank her and Cindy for it. The blocks on the ground were also on the top but they fell off on accident. 

Thank you again, we truely appreciate everyones kindness, love and support

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

2 weeks, and I think we're ready!

In exactly 2 weeks from today Sawyer is going to be here !These past 3 months have flown by.  It kinda scares me how fast time is going because i  know that time is going to continue to fly when Sawyer gets here. I want to savor every moment with him and Shaileen. Yesterday we got off work a few minutes early and were able to go to "j's" Dr. Appointment and She and Baby are doing well.  Like I say on all of these heartbeat posts, It is the best sound in the world. (until he gets here at least :) ) We are so thankful to J and her kindness for allowing us the opportunity to go to these Dr. appointments. I dont think there are too many adoptive couples that get this opportunity. She is such a strong person and we love her very much.

I have been slacking since Saturday with tons going on and have not posted the photos or blog from Shaileens baby shower. Keep an eye out for that one, and many more to come!

Without further to do here is the video of the heartbeat.

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Its getting closer

How can time be flying by but going by so slow at the same time? There is only 19 more days until Sawyer gets here. It seems like our minds our rushing every second of the day trying to figure out what we still need before he gets here. A couple of days ago I made a list on my phone of the things we still need to get and there is not much as it seems. Luckily there are a couple more baby showers with one of them this weekend with the Cline side of the family. Can you tell that we are just so excited to meet him? We want to say thank you so much for your support during this adoption process. With us going to be adopting shortly please dont forget that there are still birth families, adoptive families and children out there. Please keep them in your mind, heart and especially your prayers. We know without a doubt that all of the prayers in our behalf as well as J's certainly helped. Keep your eyes and ears open always to potential senarios. That is how we have found Sawyer. Someone that we see everyday almost knew about us and asked for one of our pass-a-long cards. He gave the card to J and she held on to it for several months until she had made her decision to place. We are forever greatful for that act. If you ever hear of someone that is looking to place or even considering it please let us know. We have other couples pass-a-long cards that we can give you, as well as other names that we know of. Thanks again!

Monday, July 9, 2012

Sawyers Heartbeat #3

I am sitting here at work an Shaileen sent me a video of Sawyers heartbeat from today's dr appointment! It is so neat to hear that he is actually there. We are getting so excited that it is coming so soon but yet still so far away! I am so thankful to have Shaileen as my beautiful wife. She makes me want to be a better person each and every day. I can't wait for her to be a mother. She has been waiting so long and so patiently. Sawyer is going to be so freaking lucky to have not only Shaileen but J to look up to as a loving birth mother. Se is so strong and we both love and appreciate her very much! Anyways, on to why you pulled up the blog!  Here is the video of his heartbeat!

Look how close it is getting! :)

Saturday, July 7, 2012

Time lapse of fireworks

Sorry, the video of the time lapse did not work on the last blog! Here it is though!

Friday, July 6, 2012

July 4 2012 extraveganza

The 4th of July is my favorite holiday of the year easily and from the pictures below you can tell why. Early in the morning we went to the Murray Parade. It was really fun to be with family and just spend time together. After we took our Pass of All Passes and put them to use by going to Seven Peaks in Salt Lake City. Shaileen got a little too much sun and is regretting it today big time. :) Later that night we went back up to the spot we went to last year to watch fireworks that is right above the Utah State Capitol. There were more people there this year but was soooo much fun and no stress of being around too many people at regular fireworks. Plus, we saw thousands of fireworks where others didn't even see close to that many. This is our new tradition I think. Last year I took some fun photographs of the fireworks but this year I took a time lapse  so check out the video below to get a glimpse of what we saw.
PS. only 26 more days!!!

Our view of the fireworks before it was too dark!

Monday, July 2, 2012

Sawyers Baby Room

Its about time we post some photos of Sawyers soon to be room. We are pretty much finished except bedding. We love how it turned out and are even more excited to have him in it! :) Check it out and let us know what you think of it...

We decided to keep the doors off of the closet because we like the white wood that surrounds the closet. 

Sunday, July 1, 2012

Baby Shower #1

Yesterday was my first baby shower and it was for my side of the family. We threw it in my back yard because it was nice weather. I am so thankful for everyone that came to support me and Sawyer. We only have 30 days now and time is going by so quick.