Sunday, January 16, 2011

More Hinds Family Photos


We had a wonderful fall, Christmas and a very Happy New Year! We are ready for the adventures that God has in store for our family during 2011. We added new family members in October, Duke and Rosie! We love them very much and have not regretted our decision one bit! :-) Enjoy some photos!

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Branson Trip

We took a little break in October and headed to Branson for a few days. We went to Silver Dollar City and took a trail ride on horse back. It was really a lot of fun. I think the kids loved the hotel pool probably more than anything! Cameron is quite a thrill seeker and really enjoyed the wild rides at Silver Dollar City! We had originally planned on going in July, but it was so hot. I'm glad we waited for cooler weather!

Saturday, March 20, 2010


We had a great Spring Break week. We didn't plan a lot, but found plenty of ways to stay busy. We got a lot accomplished too! We ended our week with a trip to a local hotel with our neighbors and good friends. The kids were all great and had a wonderful time. They all got to swim, eat pizza, and stay up late watching a movie. We also celebrated Collin's birthday this week. What a nice time together!!!!

Monday, December 28, 2009

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year

It's been quite a holiday for our family! Just before Christmas break from school/work, Cameron was Jack Frost in his school play. He loved the hat that I made for him...Jack Frost attire is totally up for interpretation so we got creative! :-) Katey enjoyed being in the adult Christmas cantata at church...Katey and Robert both had solos. Christmas morning was super sweet! The kids were all tired from the festivities with family (and blizzard) the night before. They loved their can see the excitement on Cameron's face when he opened his Nintendo DS...he was SO surprised! Each of the kids chose a Willow Tree figurine to give to me...they picked perfect ones to represent each of them. I LOVE my new figurines! Of course, everyone has had a blast in all of the snow! I think we are heading back to grandma and grandpas maybe tomorrow for more sledding fun!

Now we look toward the new year! I heard something as I was flipping channels the other day on TV and it really struck I've chosen it as my "theme" for 2010. This year I want to strive for EXCELLENCE not perfection!

As for 2010...we are optimistic that Robert will have a new, great job very soon. He is following a lot of great leads right now. Katey and Cameron will be playing basketball through the Upward program at our church. Katey will be busy with school activities and 4-H. Cameron will also be busy with school activities and Cub Scouts. I spoke with Collin's developmental pediatrician today and he recommended that we look into Special Olympics or YMCA Challengers special needs programs for Collin. There is also a possible option of a special needs martial arts program in Overland Park that I will look into very soon. So...we will be busy, but having fun as we explore all of these new things!

Best wishes and God Bless each of you during this new year! I challenge YOU to strive for EXCELLENCE, not perfection!

Sunday, November 15, 2009


I just posted a picture of Katya to the the pink dress. Money can also be donated to her fund, the same way as for Jasmine. We are praying for a family to rescue these sweet little ones!

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Help bring her home!

Isn't she precious? I would like to ask you to donate to her fund so that someone can bring her home! Look at that smile! You can find her by using the above link, go the the "girls" section, scroll down to Yasmine. I just placed a small amount in her fund to get it going. Every little bit will help! **You need to specify that your donation is for "Yasmine-other angel" so it will go into her fund!