Friday, April 29, 2011

Miracles come in small packages!

I have tried to sit down and write this post a few times and get too choked up to finish. Many of you have read my previous posts where I have struggled with patience and faith. It is something I have had a hard time with my entire life. I am positive that is the reason we have infertility problems. It is the Lord's way of teaching me how to have Faith. So to begin this amazing story you will need to have a bit of background of what happened a few months before.

Through our adoption journey I have been very proactive with advertising. We did our blog, posted ALL THE TIME on facebook, told everyone we knew, and even made pass-a-long cards (that for some crazy reason I never passed out) So a few months ago I kept getting this feeling that I should be doing our profile on parent profiles. This is not a free service. For the church they actually waive the start-up fees and only charge $75.00 a month. Jon was totally against it, but I didn't listen to him and got our profile all ready. The next step was getting LDSFS to fax over our homestudy and a recommendation letter. I finally got around to doing that about 2-3 weeks ago. I am a procrastinator. Ask anyone that knows me. All through high school I waited until the last second!

So on to our amazing miracle. Last Wednesday I got a VERY strong impression that I was supposed get our profile up on parent profiles. The only thing that was missing was some pages with our signatures. So I printed out the pages on Wednesday and faxed them on Thursday morning. They said it would be probably be 24 hours before our profile was active. I got an email an hour later that it was active. So So Crazy!

Friday morning on my way to work I got a call from a number I didn't know. I just let it going to voicemail. As soon as I got to work I check my messages. There was a message from T telling us she saw our profile and love it and would love for us to call her back. This is when I posted to facebook that I didn't know what to do. I have heard so many stories of people being scammed. So I was being a bit cautious. I had an eye appt so I decided to call her back when I was done. She called again on our way down so I called back to let her know I would call as soon as I was done. We started to text back and forth just learning a bit about each other. As soon as I could I called her. It was like we had known each other forever. I can't even describe the feeling I had while we talked that first time. I totally pictured it would be awkward to talk to a bm the first time. (Not in this case)

So to finish the story off. She had been looking for couples for 2 weeks and couldn't find anyone she liked. She pretty much had given up. She woke up on Thursday night and felt she was supposed to look again. When she got on and searched we popped up. She said she couldn't take her eyes off us and immediately fell in love. She couldn't explain in words what she felt. There are many more details, but I am going to keep them private. We love her so much. She is the sweetest person I have ever met. We feel so blessed that the Lord helped us find each other.

You hear those stories all the time that people have no doubt that what happened was meant to be. I have always wondered if I would ever get a chance to have one of those. Without a shadow of a doubt... I KNOW that T was meant to find us. The Lord's hand is right in the middle of this adoption. There is a reason that I was supposed to put our profile on the site when I did. I am just so grateful that I was listening when I was prompted. Now, more than ever, I know that the Lord loves us and has our best interest at heart. He hears our heartfelt prayers and knows when we are weak and struggling. He doesn't give us trials to beat us down... he give us trials to make us stronger.

I am so grateful for our family and friends and even people we don't know who have stuck with us through this journey. It has definitely been a roller coaster. And just like I put on facebook... I am off the roller coaster, but now on the scrambler! I am so thankful I get this opportunity to become close to T. She is our angel and we will never be able to thank her enough!

Tuesday, April 26, 2011


Baby Girl Hutchings - Due October 17th
Our little peanut!
She has a name, but we are keeping it secret!
(more of the story to come)

Thank you to all of our family and friends who have constantly prayed and thought of us!
We have felt your support every step of the way!

Monday, April 18, 2011

Worn Out!

We had a successful weekend up north with Jon's family. Uncle Ben is leaving on his mission on Thursday so it was fun to hang out with him for awhile. JT always has fun playing with his cousins too. They played for about 4 hours yesterday in the backyard and this is what happened about 15 minutes into the drive home.

He was totally worn out!

Monday, April 11, 2011

5 Reasons My Little Man Makes Me Smile!

Spit Bubbles!

Sleeping like an angel!

Big Helper!

He gets his OWN vitamins!

Big Brown Eyes

Thursday, April 7, 2011

When you give a mouse a pretzel!

So, to most of you this just looks like a mousetrap with a pretzel on it.

But to this little man of mine it looked like a snack. It just didn't quite work out. His fingers kind of got stuck!

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

My Little Sunbeam!

Wasn't it just yesterday I was cuddling my little bug on my chest?

I still think it is crazy that JT is old enough to be out of nursery and a Sunbeam! I swear it was just yesterday that he was born? It is INSANE that in just 2 short months he will be 4! To be honest, Jon and I were scared to death of this transition. He was good in nursery, but had a hard time sitting still for the lesson and singing time. And he was THAT kid that stole the other kids snacks. lol

(Totally embarassing for us)

So it came time to move upstairs to primary... (cue the horror music) He threw a nice little fit and didn't want us to leave, but finally calmed down. He has the best teacher in the world! Sister Sheneman is amazing! I was scared to hear how the time went. I just knew she was going to tell us he jumped around and couldn't keep still, but she said he did very well. We got home and asked him what he had learned about. Totally expecting the "I don't know" answer. He surprised us and explained to us how we have bones and also a spirit in our body. He still talks about it. So whatever she did totally impacted him. It still shocks us that he actually listens and learns every Sunday.

The next week they learned about Daniel and the Lion's den. Definitely his favorite story now. We hear it all the time. Next came learning about the Holy Ghost and how it told someone not to go over the fence and to the shed. They are now learning about the earth, water, animals, etc. He is an absolutely amazing kid. Yeah he still cries when we drop him off until his teacher gets there, but he is actually learning.
It all came full circle last Sunday while we were watching General Conference. JT was sitting on the floor playing and out of the blue he says, "Hey mom we learned about the Holy Ghost in Primary. Did you hear that guy say the Holy Ghost?" More proof that this kid can listen and does.

Friday, April 1, 2011

I have such an amazing son! :)

The other day JT was eating cereal and tell me to take his picture. Of course I can't resist because who can resist a kid as cute as him! I tell him to say cheese and he says no mom, take a picture of me eating. I can take BIG bites. So here they are!


He could barely close his mouth and he was so proud of the pictures. :)

He is also very into music. Daddy has taught him how to enjoy good music. He will sit on his lap and listen for a good 30 minutes. And for JT that is amazing! :) I caught him singing in the car the other day and couldn't resist filming him. He is such a cute little stinker!