Happy Birthday Baby Tupou!

Dear Baby Tupou,

Today is your 1st birthday, Happy Birthday!

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In the one year you have been alive, you have done more for our baby yearning hearts than you will ever know.

I still remember the moment I knew you and I were going to be kindred spirits!  It was a simple moment, not one that many would recognize as being life changing, but for me, it was special.

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Kindred Spirits

It was during a musical we were watching that Big Tupou was performing in.  We were hanging out during the intermission, and I asked your Mom if I could hold you, and the second I held you in my arms and you looked at me with the biggest smile and I knew right then and there you and I were going to be kindred spirits.

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We love you Marty, Leesee, Tally and Maile!

We are so thankful to your parents for giving us opportunities and time to take you with us go to play, swim and even go camping!  We’ve had so much fun traveling with you and your family to Louisiana, family reunions, and California including DISNEYLAND!

Time spent with you has been healing for our hearts that yearn to be parents every day.  We want so badly to be parents, and when we spend time with you, just the three of us, we get a small glimpse at how excited we are to have our own little family one day.

Your pure excitement you show when we put you in your car seat to go out with us is our favorite thing to see.

Watching your little body burst with joy when we take you swimming and falling asleep on the way home to your parents after a busy day of playing with us melts our hearts every time.

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Thank you for loving us, cause we sure do love you!

We look forward to watching you grow and learn!  But please stay little a little longer 🙂

Tell your parents you need to come to St. George so we can go play some more!!… Your parents and sisters can come too….I know your Mom would love a weekend getaway in sunny St. George!

We love you Tupou!  Happy Birthday!

Love, Us

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The Perfect Dad

Since deciding to adopt and starting the process to find the sweet baby to join our family, the more excited I get to see Hailame as a Dad.

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Hailame was made to be a dad.

Besides the fact that I find him extremely attractive when holding babies, Hailame has been anxious and ready to start this new chapter in our life.

He is the Uncle adored by all of our nieces and nephews.  Since we’ve been married, the new name I’ve taken on is, “Hi Hannah, where’s Hyrum.” (not joking at all!)

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When we are at our parents’ homes, you will most likely find him in the backyard or running around the house playing with the kids.

EVERYWHERE we go, he makes an instant connection to kids.  I don’t know how he does it, but he is a child whisperer and just knows how to connect with them.

At our home in St. George, neighborhood children know where he keeps his secret stash of goodies, and he is the biggest push over when it comes to giving treats away.

Hailame is a father figure to our older nephews teaching by example how to treat others and what it means to be a man.

He sets an example to our nieces on how every man should treat and respect women.

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I’m so lucky to be his partner in this adventure, and I can’t wait to watch our own children fall in love with him the way the I and the rest of the children in our lives have!

love, hannah jane

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our GRAND new adventure

We are excited to announce that we will be starting a GRAND adventure!

Ironically, it has nothing to do with the Grand Canyon, but everything sounds so much more exciting when you say that it’s GRAND!

But we do love the Grand Canyon, and go there often!

Anyway… scroll down to see our exciting news!

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We have decided to build our family through the beautiful opportunity of adoption!

Once we decided that this is the answer to our prayers, everything has felt right.  This is the first time in a long time that I am fully at peace, and confident that this is the road for Hailame and me.

This is unique experience that we are eager to be apart of, and I have already started to pray for the amazing birth Mother and sweet Miracle Baby that we are excited to find and make part of our family!20180714_164744_Film4

More updates coming soon!

love, hannah jane