A Skinny Mill Update

6.17.2013

Since you are all now part of our baseball journey - it is only fair to update you on all the things going on with Adam. And if you don't care much about Adam's road to become a major league (I know you all do care about Adam - A LOT... but I am just throwing this out there...) you can just skip this post, because all it is going to be is an update on everything post draft. So Saturday after he got drafted we had some time to let it sink in and then he got a phone call from his scout, Doyle, "So can you be out here tomorrow? We need to book your flight." What the heck!? I was just coming to terms with him leaving for the summer... but leaving that fast!? Luckily, Adam and the scout came to an agreement that he would leave on Tuesday or Wednesday. On Sunday the scout called, gave him some details, and his flight was booked. He would leave Wednesday morning.

We had two days to spend together. Two days in which we were both sick - I'm on the last of it, finally. Being sick wasn't ideal but it did make it so I got sent home from work two days in a row after about an hour, which meant spending the last days with Adam. And then Wednesday I dropped him off at the airport. Byyyyye Adam.
Adam called me while he was waiting to board his flight, "There are a bunch of missionaries here... two months is nothing compared to two years!" Which is exactly why I never waited for a missionary, but he had a point! We could do this. Plus I would see him at least twice when they come to Utah to play in Ogden and Orem. Now he is down in blazing hot Arizona and I am here in Utah. We Skype every night. I am SO grateful for technology.

Adam spent the first two days getting checked out - check out by doctors that is. A drug test, a concussion test, a physical, an MRI, and so on and so forth. He passed with a clean bill of health. After that it was time to sign.
While Adam was signing he text me, "What is your address at work?" So I text it to him... And he said, "I am having them send my signing bonus to your work so you can deposit it." And then I was thinking - hasn't the MLB heard of direct deposit!? I have deposited a check in years... hopefully I don't mess it up. After Adam signed, he received his very first Diamondbacks jersey. With his name and EVERYTHING!
Ain't that fancy? This kid is really moving up in the world! Besides playing baseball and getting checked by all sorts of doctors, Adam has spent time getting to know the other guys he will be teamed with this summer. Sometimes when we are texting he will say, "I'll text you later. Some of the guys want to watch a movie/go swimming/run to the store." And I always tell him to go hang out and bond. I don't want him to be the boring BYU guy that is married and doesn't like to talk to people. I want him to be the cool married guy that has the awesome wife that tells him to go live it up and isn't a ball and chain - a girl can dream, right?! Today he heads up to Montana with his new teammates. He will spend the summer playing for the Missoula Osprey in the Pioneer League. Proud of my professional baseball player. He worked hard and he deserves good things.
April @ Hansen Love said...

Deidre, that is so awesome. life without husband is hard though, but you do get to go shopping, craft, and catch up on you time :) That is so awesome!! But the summer will fly by :)

Autumn @ The Unreal Life said...

Love it, thanks for the update!

Cece said...

So exciting! I enjoyed reading the update.

Kimberly said...

This is so cool! I've never seen the inner workings of someone signing with a baseball team. And sill as it sounds, spending the summer apart sounds so romantic!

Amanda Schroeder said...

So exciting for him!!

Steph G said...

Congrats! It's so exciting hearing about it from someone that is actually going through it!

Jessa @ Life of A Sports Wife said...

I love reading his updates. I'm so happy for the both of you.

eryka {from abcde} said...

That is soo awesome!!!

Casey said...

That is so exciting for him, and for you both! Will you be relocating to Arizona after the summer?

Amberly said...

Ah, it sounds like he is having so much fun! Seriously, if you're ever in need of some company, I'd love to come hang out with you! :)

alesha said...

You are THE BEST wife! And I wanna come watch him play when he comes to Utah :)

Evan and Nati said...

Love reading your blog, especially the baseball updates. After playing his whole life and stopping to serve a mission, my husband is about to start all this MLB stuff. Any suggestions?

Evan and Nati said...

Love reading your blog, especially the baseball updates. After playing his whole life and stopping to serve a mission, my husband is about to start all this MLB stuff. Any suggestions?

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