Hintons 2015

Hintons 2015

Friday, July 22, 2011

General update

I haven't taken many pictures lately, so here are a couple of cute, recent ones of the kids.

We had a little drama in our house this week with flooding of our basement. Thankfully the damage was minimal & after a few days of needing to vacate the lower level, we are back in business.

This week I was thinking back to a year ago when we were in the middle of our wait for the Letter of Approval issued by China to move forward with Zeke's adoption. That letter was always in the back of our minds during last summer since it would have such a profound impact on the course our life would take.

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

The best laid plans

Our plans for the 4th of July got turned on their ear this past weekend with the storms. It started Friday night with the loss of electricity at our house overnight which delayed our packing up until the next day. We finally got packed up & headed north early Saturday afternoon when we got a call that the resort where we go every year was hit pretty hard with the storms. They lost electricity & water plus the cabin we stay in had a tree sitting in one of the bedrooms. So alas 2 hours of getting the car loaded & keeping the kids from climbing the walls while doing it turned out to be for nothing. Every once in a while we need a little reminder that we are not in control.

After a few more calls & tears from the kids at the loss of our lake weekend, we quickly came up with plans to morph our vacation into a 'staycation.' We spent a lot of time outside & hit a local beach, water park & spent a night camped out at grandma & grandpa's house with some of the cousins.

All in all it was a fun weekend. I am a little sad since this was to be our 4th year of going to Yellow Lake (a tradition we started when Maddy was just a year old). It has always been fun to relax, eat lots of food, swim, & of course provided many photo opps for creating the following year's calendar.

Here are this year's 4th of July weekend photos: