Monday, May 30, 2016
Yesterday was the last day of the kids' current classes at church. Next Sunday they will move up! Molly will be 3rd grade, Rayna 1st grade, and Aaron will be pre-k! They are growing up so fast!
*Note: Ginger was not promoted to third grade. Molly just wanted her in her picture. Haha!!!
Sunday, May 29, 2016
We've had a fun, busy week filled with lots of time with friends and family. Today was Aunt Marie's birthday and we got to spend the afternoon with her. In other exciting news, our friend Ms. Cindy gave us the swing set her kids had outgrown so the kids have spent a lot of time outside playing. It's been an exciting week!
Friday, May 27, 2016
We're adopting again!
"Do you want to do something beautiful for God? There is a person who needs you. This is your chance." --Mother Teresa
We are SO excited to announce that we are expanding our family once again through the miracle of adoption. When we began the adoption process several months ago, we were open to any program--Africa, Asia, domestic--whatever God wanted! Within the last month, however, the doors for us to adopt from China have been swinging open left and right so we are thrilled to take a leap of faith and adopt from China! China has close to 1 million orphans and most of them have special needs. It is our plan to adopt a waiting child with special needs.
It is our desire to adopt a boy or a girl younger than Aaron in order to preserve birth order. There are more waiting boys with special needs in China and we would love another little boy but we are also completely open to another girl if that's what God has planned for us. We covet your prayers! Please pray for our little one in China. Right now all of our free time consists of paperwork, paperwork, and more paperwork! Please pray for us as we juggle the adoption process with our already busy lives! Stay tuned for updates on the newest little member of the Hines Family!
"I will not leave you as orphans, I will come to you." --John 14:18
Tuesday, May 24, 2016
Tuesday, May 17, 2016
Saturday, May 14, 2016
Molly has been talking about hamsters for quite awhile and she decided she was going to buy one. She's done lots of research and we found someone with hamster babies that needed a home so we took two of them. The kids are very excited about our new little rodents.