Life can change so fast. One day you're doing one thing and planning for that one thing and the next thing you know, you're on a whole different track. At least that's how it was for my oldest sister, Rebecca and her husband, Forrest. They have been married for almost eleven years now. About eight years ago they tried to start their family. But as it works out, for some, they came across complications. They tried everything they could for years and realized about three years ago that if they wanted their family they would have to adopt. Almost two years they were approved for their adoption and then they were left waiting and waiting and waiting. Over the trials and hurdles they had to bare, they succeed in beginning their family. Not knowing what was coming their way, the day before Mother's Day they received a call from a young woman saying that she had to decided to place with them! Three days later she gave birth to a beautiful nine pound baby boy! Three days later, Rebecca and Forrest became parents! How amazing huh? I can't even believe they have a baby-right now. Life is sweet and boy do we have a lot to be grateful for. There is no doubt in my mind that they are going to be amazing parents! Travis and I are so excited for them!
Travis had a stressful weekend because he was studying and preparing to take his Utah Board which will certify him to practice here in the state of Utah. He took his test on Monday and was just as nervous coming out of the test as he was going in. Hopefully we'll find out in a couple of weeks that he passed (I know he did). We are currently packing our apartment up and getting ready to move up to Orem on Friday-just a couple days left! It's too crazy that we have finally made it to this point in our lives. No more school. No more tuition. No more fees. No more loans. From here it's a real job that pays real money! We really couldn't be happier---oh wait, yes we can!
Today we had a Dr.'s appointment to find out the gender of our baby. I'm only 18 weeks but my dr. here in Cedar thought it would be fun to see if we could see anything before we left town. So we went in today hoping the baby wouldn't be hiding and there would be no shaddy business goin' on.I took the best pictures I could of the ultra sounds. She showed us a lot of great pictures including feet, a profile here (he has a cute little pop belly), the kidneys, femurs, the brain, it was awesome. But I gotta be honest, this was my favorite part-She showed us this picture and then didn't say anything. Travis and I gasped and said together, it's a boy! TADA!! You can see his two legs stickin' out, his little bum, and then the goods. He was not shy and I was happy that he was willing to cooperate. So we're having a little Travis Jr. (no, that's not what we're naming him). So great. We're excited!! Thanks for all your love.