God has us on a journey. One of adventure. Of learning. Of battles. Of love. Growth is this journey realized. So here is our story.

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Newborn photo shoot

On Soren's 3-week birthday he had his first professional photo shoot with Anjuli Paschall. He was so amazing through the two hours of shooting, staying awake and pretty happy for the most part. Mommy and Daddy just had to endure Soren pooping and peeing on both of them several times!:-)

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Soren's Sleeping Poses

Oh, the poses Soren comes up with when he's sleeping!

Tuesday, May 5, 2009


A month before Soren was born, I (Monique) was inspired to write a poem for my little guy. Here it is...

In the morning, my mind opens to you.
With my first move, I feel you move,
and remember that you are a part of me.

During prayer, my spirit opens to you.
As I lift my eyes to our Creator, I lift you up,
and give you back to the One who loves you whole.

During yoga, my hips open for you.
With each graceful pose, I stretch more and more deeply,
willing my body to prepare the way for you.

On my walks, my life opens to you.
Watching the waves roll onto the sand, I envision
building sand castles and dreams and realities with you.

With your father, my heart opens to you.
As our love blossoms and deepens, we create
an abundant space to shower you with our love.

And in the night, my dreams open to you.
For the beautiful boy I hold, I hope
for freedom, for joy, for love, and for an open soul to the world.

Mommy and Soren

Daddy and Soren

Soren's First Days

Here's a few clips of Soren in his first two weeks. Love those yawns and almost-smiles!

Saturday, May 2, 2009

Welcome to the world, Soren!

We welcomed our son, Soren Gabriel Sawyer, into the world on April 16, 2009 at 11:56 AM. He weighed 8lbs 9oz and was 21 inches long. What an incredible blessing!