Category: Adoption

Category: Adoption

Look who we saw!

We got to visit with Cutie last week! I am happy to report that he was happy and healthy and running around just like a 2 year old boy should (read: like a crazy person, jumping on the couch, bouncing a ball on the coffee table, etc.). He and his

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A Rant…

I’m feeling the need to vent about something and hope you won’t mind. I am generally not easily offended, but there is a scenario that happens to us fairly frequently lately, and I don’t like it. Often when we run into old acquaintances, or meet someone new, the topic of

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“Stuck To Us Like Glue”

Yesterday morning we were able to have our sweet Ethan sealed to us in the Jordan River temple. The ceremony was small, just family and a couple close friends. It was perfect! Ellie looked beautiful in the white dress Grandma Hillman made and Ethan was sweet and happy as ever.

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It’s official!

As of today, Ethan Clarke Hillman is officially stuck with us! Hip hip, Hooray! Here we are at the courthouse after the adoption was finalized. We’re thrilled to be a family of four (although we’ve felt that way for a long time, it’s nice to make it legal)! We can

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Finally Finalizing!!

We got a call from our attorney this morning and we’ll be finalizing Ethan’s adoption on July 9th! He will be sealed to us in the Jordan River Temple on July 11th! I can’t believe this is actually happening. We couldn’t be happier!

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Early Mother’s Day

Great news! We had another court date today. Peanut’s birth mother’s rights were terminated and we were approved by the judge to become his adoptive family! We are absolutely thrilled! We will be busy gathering paperwork and documentation over the next few weeks and will hopefully have this finalized by

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Cutie Sighting

You’ll never guess who we just ran into at the store! Our sweet little Cutie! I know it should make me happy that when he was a little nervous (because of the loud, surprised woman he thinks he remembers from somewhere getting in his face and wanting to eat him

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Cookie Party

Last night both sides of our family joined us for a “Goodbye to Cutie Cookie Party”. It was a fun night, filled with lots of yummy treats, visiting with our favorite people and celebrating the time we were able to spend with our Cutie. Thanks to all who came, and

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For Cutie

Here is a video I’ve been working on. I picked the song “You Are My Sunshine” because it’s one of the songs I have sung to Cutie almost every time I put him to bed. Now listening to that song with these photos it seems a little melodramatic. Please don’t

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Harder than we thought…

“If you’re listening, if you’re awake to the poignant beauty of the world, your heart breaks regularly. In fact, your heart is made to break; its purpose is to burst open again and again so that it can hold ever more wonders.” –Andrew Harvey This quote is posted on the

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