At Home With The Hinsons

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

CHRISTmas Break

Good morning all!
It's officially CHRISTmas break at the Hinsons.
We've had a schedule full of holiday fun.
Today Mama's taking the day to finish up the ho-hum.
Like finishing shopping & getting some fresh hair before CHRISTmas. 
Just the little details that make a world of difference. 

Here's a glimpse into last week's festivities.
Thursday was CHRISTmas lunch at East Elementary.

Friday followed up with a CHRISTmas party 
and then a field trip to Children's Theater.
We thoroughly enjoyed the Best CHRISTmas Pageant Ever.

Now I'm off to deck the halls...
err, my hair. :D
God's blessings!


Wednesday, December 15, 2010

My Secret Delight

Good morning all!
Today's calling for bad weather
so school has been canceled.
The boys are still asleep.
Know what that means??
Time for one of my rare, secret delights.

I love the kinda morning
when I grab a cup of coffee, 
my laptop and jump in the bed.
It's nice to pretend there's 
not a mile long to do list calling my name...
even if it is just for a few minutes. :)

God's blessings on your day friends,
Sarah :D

Friday, December 10, 2010

Sweet Baby James

Hi all,
happy Friday!
Life around the Hinson household has been 
a little different the past 2 weeks...
ok, 12 days to be exact.
Awhile back James asked for a picture of 
Emily Margaret for his birthday.
I sadly told him there was no way
that was possible.
Then God stepped in.
We now have a picture of a precious 
2 1/2 year old we refer to as "Baby Girl". 
We're praying that China approves 
us to be her family.
Until we know for sure,
 I think God winked 
and honored James' innocent request.

Now on to the main event. :)
Today we celebrate our Sweet Baby James.

Born 8 years ago today at 12:27pm.

Andy & his Mini-Me.
That child has always been just like his Daddy!

His brother's pride & joy.
The love and adoration is mutual!

 I think in the country they'd
call them Thick As Thieves

James Hinson,
this world holds great things for you.
You have the curiosity of an animal
and the joy of a saint.
This is what happens when you watch
your mama pull her hair up,
one too many times.
And not only did you have to have a ponytail,
you insisted Daddy have one too!

In preschool the kids started calling you James-Hinson.
They'd go home and tell stories about you.
When their parents said 
"Are you talking about James?"
they'd reply
"NO, James HINSON!"

You started out playing ball
to be like Joseph.

But you've blossomed into quite a little sportsman.

You've always loved to dress up.

And you love good jammy tales
as much as I do.

You light up my life and are a gift from God.
Happy Birthday, my Sweet Baby James.

God's blessings & love,
Sarah aka Mama :)