Meet the New Me!

We have the great privilege of having Courtney Toney as our new Administrative Assistant at Bridgepoint Church!

Courtney is 23, just got married to a fireman named Joe about a month ago, is a HUGE Chick-fil-A fan, plays a mean bass guitar, is a twin, is very energetic, is from the south, is a die hard coke drinker, loves Bridgepoint Church, is an awesome video editor, and will be a great addition to our staff!

I start training her on April 6th and my last day will be May 1st. I am so thrilled that God chose Courtney as my replacement. I think she'll do just an amazing job and I couldn't leave my job in better hands!

If you see her around church welcome her to the staff!

8 Weeks and Counting!

I'm 32 weeks today! Eight more weeks until we get to meet our little baby Trey!

Everyone keeps telling us how fast its going by. But not for us! I swear time stands still sometimes. We are so excited to meet him that its just making time tick by slowly. I've never counted my life in weeks and days makes everything go by slow!

Now that I'm in my eighth month I'm beginning to feel a little uncomfortable. Sitting at a desk all day is hard, my back hurts and my legs start to swell. I try to remember to get up every hour and walk around a bit. But I get busy and forget. I'm starting to get braxton hicks contractions which don't hurt at all but when I get them I get very very out of breath so that's a bit annoying. I'm not sleeping much. I never thought sleeping only on one side would be such a hassle, but it certainly is. I'm waking up more and more and wake up earlier and earlier each morning and stay awake. I thought I was supposed to get all my rest BEFORE the baby comes. But its just not happening. I guess God is preparing me! And oh boy my little boy is an active little boy! Most days my right side is physically sore from all his kicks and jabs. I have nothing to compare it to, but I feel like he is more active than most. Is that sign of whats to come?!

But really, I can't complain. God has truly blessed me with a GREAT pregnancy! I had very little morning sickness, very little lack of energy, the baby has been very healthy and happy, I absolutely love the miracle of life growing inside me, and I have been surrounded by friends and family who are just super excited for us and have made everything so much easier. I could totally do the pregnancy thing three more times :)

I'm getting very anxious to set up the baby's room and get everything organized. We have the tiniest closet in our bedroom so Steven uses the closet in the guest bedroom/office which will be the baby's room. It was a bit of a disaster so I've spent the last few weeks cleaning it out and getting everything organized. We don't have an office space anymore or a guest bed but we'll make do. Steven's dad bought us a beautiful crib and we were able to get that set up last week. It's amazing how much space it takes up! I just can't wait to get the mattress and the bedding and some of the other decor up so it looks like a real baby's room. So fun! Just a week and a half until my baby shower. I'm super excited!

Here's me at 32 weeks!


This is an update from my previous post...

Here is what the Army wrote about my brother receiving the medal...

'Specialist Christopher W Hutchison, United States Army, distinguished himself by exceptionally valorous achievement as a Medic for a Joint Task Force in support of Operation ENDURING FREEDOM on 14 November 2008. During this period, Specialist Hutchison remained exposed to heavy small arms and automatic weapons fire in order to ensure timely and effective care and evacuation of an injured casualty. With total disregard for his personal safety, Specialist Hutchison’s actions ultimately resulted in the survival of the casualty who would have otherwise died of his wounds and exposure to the elements. The distinctive accomplishments of Specialist Hutchison reflect great credit upon him, the United States Army, and the Department of Defense.'

Medal Ceremony

My brother was presented with the Medal of Valor this last Friday. My parents were able to be there for the ceremony. I wish I could have gone, but I'll have to suffice with videos and pictures.
The local news station in Georgia did a piece on the ceremony. Click here to watch the video:

My brother is shown quite often in line-up and then at the end he is seen getting one of his pins pinned on him and then you see my mom taking a picture and then my brother introducing my dad to his commander. It's pretty cool!

Below are some pictures my mom took...

I'm very proud of you Chris and wish I could have been there to support you. I love you!

Free Mommy Give-A-Ways!

Check out this blog at: they are giving away some amazing products from . A really cute diaper bag, a nursing cover up, and a reversable infant car seat cover. All you have to do is leave a comment! I'm totally on to it!

Slumdog Millionarie

Steven and I had a free ticket to Edwards (and we are trying to go to the movies as much as we can before the baby comes) so we went and watched Slumdog Millionaire last night. The movie is about this boy who grows up in the slums and eventually finds himself on India's 'Who Wants to be a Millionaire' show. AMAZING movie! So moving and inspirational but I think the reason I liked it best is how much it reminded me of our time in the Philippines. The slums in India were so much like the slums in the Philippines. I can't stop thinking about it now. How much we would love to go back to the Philippines or even to India. My heart aches for the kids who have to live in such horrible conditions and I feel almost disgusted at myself for the things I have compared to them. If you have the chance to go see this movie, you won't regret it. I think it will be in the cheap theaters soon.
I wanted to post some pictures from our Philippines Missions Trip that reminded me of the movie and India.