At Home With The Hinsons

Saturday, January 29, 2011

Stomach Bug & Valentine Decor

Hi all,
happy Saturday!
Remember that yucky stomach bug James had?
Well guess who inherited it??
Me :(

Apparently my body didn't get the memo
that Mama's don't get sick. 
It also forgot that we went to school to be a caregiver,
NOT a patient.
How could we ever forget those 2 long years of nursing school?!

The good thing is that the fever and body aches are passing
and I'm able to work in craft projects between bathroom breaks. 
Here's a simple, quick Valentine's Day project.
Ahh, it is LOVE. :)
Now I'm off for another bathroom break.

God's blessings,
Sarah :D

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

The Purple Cow

Good morning all,
I'm here with a morning dose of fun. :)

It all started a couple of weeks ago
when Joseph & I were discussing his classes for the semester.
 He was sad to be trading in Bible class for Speech.
But as any good Pollyanna mama would do,
I began to tell him what fun he'd have
and how taking Speech would benefit him.
As we talked I reminisced on one of my Speech assignments...
reciting a poem on stage in front of the entire class.
The poem I chose?
My all time childhood favorite,
The Purple Cow!

And because my mom still had 
her Child Craft books,
I was able to nab a pic to share.

I never Saw a Purple Cow,
I never Hope to See One,
But I can Tell you, Anyhow,
I'd rather See than Be One.

What can I say?
I'm a sucker for the silly AND sentimental! 

God's blessings, Sarah :D

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Freshman Football Banquet

Tonight is Joseph's Football Banquet.
They'll be reviewing and celebrating his Freshman Season.
Since I'm home with the sick little brother James,
I thought I'd give a HOLLA to my favorite football player.
I'm so proud of all his hard work. :)

Last but not least,
 two of the cutest football lovin' fellas I know.

God's blessings friends,
Sarah :D

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Newest Follower

I think it's only fitting to celebrate my newest follower.
Although you won't find her listed as a "follower",
you can be certain she's checking out the posts.
She has At Home With The Hinsons
bookmarked on her desktop.
Wanna know who this shout out is for?

I'm not really sure how it happened,
but boy am I glad it did.
She jumped aboard this crazy ride through cyberspace.

Over the years there were many ways 
I've wanted to be just like my Nanny,
when I grow up.
The woman that could run a nursing home,
care for her family, 
and still find time to pitch a game of softball.
She's loved me more than the law should allow.
Her cooking is the best that's ever been.
And she's as feisty as the day is long.

Her willingness to own her first computer
and determination in learning to navigate it
is absolutely inspiring. 
This latest feat just proves that my Nanny
loves her family,
more than a hog loves slop...
and that's a lot of love!
Thanks for helping me welcome Nanny to our blog-a-sphere!
God's blessings friends, Sarah :D

Valentine's Day Decor

Good morning all! 
I'm here with a couple of announcements:
1. We survived a week snowed in together.
There were a couple of close calls,
but nothing a sleepover & trip to Hob-Lob couldn't fix.
2. I haven't lost my crafting mojo. 
As a matter of fact, it's in full swing.
Sometimes I just get too into it to grab the camera. ;)

This year, I really missed the Christmas decor.
I didn't mind it being put away,
I just needed something in it's place.
That's when I decided to decorate for the L-O-V-E holiday.
What better and cheaper way than with a rag wreath?!

I used what I had in my fabric stash. 
Added a bit of ribbon.
Then topped it off with a heart made with my Cricut.
Now I have a cute Valentine wreath 
AND shared it with you.
Ahh, all is right with the world! 

God's blessings on your day, Sarah :)

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

BCS National Champions

Wanna know what happens when
your Daddy's waited 46 years 
for Auburn to be the BCS National Champions??
You grab a roll of toilet paper 
and head outside.
No weather too cold, no snow to wet
to keep these AUburn fans from celebrating!


God's blessings, Tiger Mama :D

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Snow Days 2011

Good morning all,
I'm enjoying a lazy snow day in the south.
After some fast paced living 
I'm enjoying the perfect reason to stay home!

Yesterday we spent the day outdoors.
The fun started before we ever 
stepped foot out of the house.
Even Maggie had to wear a coat.
And our little secret??
Both boys sported leggings under those pants.

The boys were kind enough to pause for a sweet pic,
before getting c-r-a-z-y.

Being the Mama,
I had a plan for our activities:
1. Build a huge snowman.
2. Have a snowball fight.
3. Make snow angels.
It was all about staying dry 
as long as possible.
Of course James' first mission was a snowball fight.
 Luckily we had another snowed in Mama 
join us with her littles.
I kept them rounded up,
and she kept them on task. 
Because we've been tagging teaming 
kids together for years. :)
After a few facial expressions went missing,
we were able to refocus and bring our Frosty to life.
Frosty & his boys. 
 When things settled down we let Pepper, 
the canine equivalent of James, join us.
 Last but not least we shucked a few layers
and cozied up by the fire 
for fun, laughter & hot chocolate.
 Hope you're enjoying your snow days.
Stay safe, warm & merry!
God's blessings,
Sarah :D

Monday, January 3, 2011

Happy Anniversary Baby!

Good morning all!
This weekend the Hinsons celebrated 
our 12th wedding anniversary.
We grabbed a yummy chinese lunch 
together with the boys on Friday.
You know you're enjoying wedding bliss
when you realize the importance of time together.
Yet you choose to celebrate as a family...
in a cost effective way. 

And our gift? 
There's nothing we both need,
other than bringing Emily Margaret home.
So we chose a practical gift
as the parents of soon to be three children.
An all floor, light weight, attachment yielding vacuum cleaner.
I spent Saturday attacking all our after-Christmas-dirt.
Yes Mr.Dyson, it's l-o-v-e!

Last but not least Sunday, our actual anniversary,
found us spending time together.
It was wonderful to have Andy home & off work.
He's missed every holiday for the past 6 months. :(

Which brings me to my last point.
I've always known that God brought the two of us together.
I felt God say "this is the one" while we were just friends.
Granted, there were times when we both wondered.
The times when our differences seemed to divide us.
Over the last couple of years
we've found ourselves in a good place together.
The place where our lives were meshed together
and we found strength in our differences.
A place in marriage designed by God.

The last few months have been a harsh reminder
of exactly how wonderful a team we really are.
I've found myself flying solo and wishing 
my partner in crime were there to catch me.
I know this too shall pass,
so I'm choosing to find comfort in the wisdom learned.
God put us together for a reason.
We've found that good place.
And I am SO blessed to be celebrating 12 years 
together with my Prince Charming.
He's the man of my dreams and love of my life!

Happy Anniversary Andy!!!
God's blessings, Sarah :D

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Happy New Year 2011

Happy New Year loved ones!!!
How have ya been?
I've missed my time here
so I'm here with a short post.

Today if you were to peep in my window,
you'd find my Christmas tree still up,
new toys strewn,
the hubs napping
and myself comfortably dressed
alternating between cleaning and chilling.
Yes my friends it's been a busy holiday season.
Today I'm living the good life. :D

So it's New Years and I have
some recapping to do.
But first I wanna go traditional.
Do you complete a year end review
and then set goals for the upcoming 12 months?
I've never been much of a resolution gal.
Oh I've set them,
I'm just not very good at following through.

This year, I'm filling out a questionnaire 
I'm a rather reflective person so I've already
thought a lot about lessons learned in 2010.
Things like knowing your core purpose,
taking leaps of faith and staying true to self.
I've been reminded of the importance of family
and how it's never too late to follow your heart.

Now during my remaining chilling time
It'll be fun to look back on our accomplishments next year!

No go,
reflect and plan.
Let's make 2011 all it can be!

God's blessings, Sarah :D