Our Family Christmas Pictures (as a family of 7!)

Y’all, I am so happy and excited to share with you are FIRST family photo since we adopted Sania Louise!


Can you believe I am a mom to five kiddos?!  Say wha?!

Friends, I cannot tell you how much my mind has been going over and over the past year and a half of our life, since we met our little girl.

How in the world did this happen to us?  How was a sweet little Latvian girl born to another lady 9 years ago, and now she calls me mom?  How did our worlds come together?  How does she look so much like a Hutcherson?  :) How do we love her as if she was always ours?


How do my boys sit spellbound in the presence of our pink little princess?  Watching the way they love her just melts my heart.  And Cy….don’t even get me started.  That man is head over heals in love with his little girl.  Cutest thing I have ever seen!

So how in the world did a little girl in Latvia, who needed a family, find our family in America, who needed a little girl?

God, y’all.   Plain and simple.  God.

Only God can orchestra a miracle like this.  Only God can put the love in our hearts for her as if we’ve never known life without her.  Only God can heal her broken places and make her whole.

I have never been more confident and sure of my faith in God as I am right now.  Every time I look in her eyes, I see a miracle.  An absolute miracle from the loving hand of God.  I hope you see it too. 


And one of the ways that I know this little girl is mine….she is as crazy as the rest of us!!   My sister took these pictures of us, and let me tell you that it was not easy getting pictures of the seven of us behaving.  Especially Sania Louise and Eli!


She is loud, dramatic, and emotional, just like her mama!

Every time I see the picture below, I hear myself saying, “Lord, help me.”  


Friends, I love my crazy life.  Every single bit of it.  The hard times and the good times.  And I am so truly blessed to be able to share it with you.

I pray you have the most wonderful Christmas ever!!!






  1. What a beautiful family! I enjoy all of your posts and have followed you through the whole process of hosting and then adopting Sania Louise. God certainly had this planned for a very long time, before you even met her. Enjoy your Christmas as we continue to enjoy visiting with you.
    Merry Christmas and God Bless.

  2. Absolutely love these pictures! Thank you for sharing. And from another mom of five, I understand loving the crazy chaos we call life. And I do see the miracle in your daughter’s eyes :) May God continue to richly bless all of you

  3. Dear Sweet Traci,
    I LOVE the photos…especially the “imperfect” ones. Unposed is always better.
    Unknowing folks will think you have twins! Eli and Sania are so much alike!

    Thanks for sharing your wonderful family. Your posts always make my day.

    Merry Christmas to all.

  4. Traci, thank you for sharing the photos. When I think back to how hard Christmas was for you last year, I so excited for all of you to be right where you all belong this year – together. A testament to God’s faithfulness and your faithfulness in following his plan when all seemed bleak. Merry Christmas to the Hutcherson family! 😊

  5. Merry Christmas Hutcherson Family! What a difference a year can make. So happy to share in his glorious journey with you.

  6. Beautiful family and cute pictures! She really does look like all of you. You are blessed! Merry Christmas to you all.

  7. What a wonderful Christmas this will be for you all. So great that I could sure with you and the many many others who have prayed through your journey…God Bless

  8. Designed by God and meant to be, this wonderful family of 7! Great pictures you will always treasure! Have a very Merry Christmas as we celebrate the birth of our holy Savior!

  9. You can just see the love!! Thank you for letting us see God’s handiwork in your lives. He is so Good!!
    Merry CHRISTmas!

  10. OMG…. words just cannot describe the beauty and crazy love. She and the boys…… it really just leaves you SPEECHLESS!! MERRY MERRY MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!

  11. Such a Wonderful story; it would make a Great children’s book Traci! It would give children without parents and couples without children who are all seeking each other in their hearts, Hope for their future! Project! 😍 Merry, Merry Christmas to you and yours on this magical season!

  12. What a beautiful family the Lord has given you! I agree, it can only be God! The first time you showed us a picture of Sania Louise, I couldn’t believe how much she looked like your family! May the Lord bless you with a wonderful Christmas together!

    1. Traci, your family photos are priceless!! Sania Louise is most certainly a gift to your family from God. This was just meant to be. I hope you will post photos of Christmas morning with Sania. I know she and the whole family will be excited…and loud! Lol! I look forward to seeing those photos. I pray that you and your family have a Merry and Blessed Christmas!!

  13. The true heart of Christmas miracles, & its meaning…such a gift you have been given, and such a gift you all share (not only with Sania Louise, but all of us!)!! These photos and and message bring tears of joy for a grateful heart to share with you! Thank you for sharing with us, and remembering how good God is, and perfect in His timing! Amazing how your precious sister Cyndi came into my life through her blog, and she brought me to your loving life! Merry Christmas! Enjoy continuing to open your “giftS” each day!!!

  14. I can’t believe how much Sonia Louise looks like the rest of the family! No one who did not know, would ever suspect that she is your adopted child. She looks just like her brothers! Precious photos!

    Merry Christmas!

  15. Oh, my word, sweet friend. . . these photos just make me cry! What a miracle, indeed. I am so grateful for the way God orchestrated the completion of your family. I especially LOVE the photos of Sania Louise with each of the boys in turn. Such a beautiful family, such a wonderful God!

  16. I love to see how you all love each other so much. Great pics. Please keep sharing your journey. Merry Christmas to your entire family. Blessings!

  17. What a beautiful family inside and out! Your faith is inspires me Traci. I pray that you all have a very Merry Christmas and blessed New Year!

  18. These are such sweet photos. I think back to this time last year and how your spirit was down but God was there and in His time His will was done. Your story is so inspiring and your walk with the Lord is so inspiring Traci.

  19. It will be so fun celebrating Christmas with your little princess!
    You have a beautiful family.
    May God continue to richly bless you all in 2017.
    Merry Christmas!

  20. so.much.beauty.

    love love love this: “So how in the world did a little girl in Latvia, who needed a family, find our family in America, who needed a little girl?

    God, y’all. Plain and simple. God.”


    merry christmas to your family of 7!!

  21. Sania Louise and Eli look like they could be TWINS! You are so blessed, Traci, and I love that you don’t take that for granted. You’ve got a beautiful family…happy holidays to all of you! XO

  22. WOW! What a difference a year makes, right? Beautiful pictures of a beautiful family! MERRY CHRISTMAS! Love you all!

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