Thursday, May 19, 2011

Family Time!!!

It's pretty rare when the whole Hindes family gets together.  Luckily, we all wanted to go to Garrett & Lana Ruple's wedding in San Antonio and were able to spend a weekend together as a family.  10 adults, 3 babies, and 3 dogs :)  And I'm sure it'll grow a lot more lol.  We had so much fun!  My parents made us awesome meals, we sat and talked for hours, played with the kids, went to the wedding, went to church, laughed a lot and I loved every minute of family time.  We are so close as a family which I am extremely grateful for.  I didn't take that many pictures but here are a few :)

Lauren and Kyleigh

 I love this one...

My handsome husband and I on our way to Ruple's wedding...

Sister :)
 Sister & Sister n Laws

I love this one of my sis, mom and I

Riding to church with Layton

Kyleigh turns 1 this week, I can't believe it!!

Have a blessed day!

Sunday, May 1, 2011

A week with Layton...

I am SO behind on blogging, but I haven't had time lately.  I promise I'll try to be better :)  I have several to catch up on so here is the first attempt.  As I mentioned in my last post, I babysat my nephew Layton for 7 days the first week of April!  My sister and her husband went on a cruise with another couple, and my brother and sister in law.  They had so much fun!  You can see her post of the cruise HERE!  I had SO much fun with Layton... it kinda made me want one of my own :)  But I know it'll be a few years (don't worry mom :).  Anyway, we went to Rockport at the beginning of the week with my parents and stayed in their RV.  We went to the park, fed the seagulls, ate lunch on the bay, rode in the wagon, went for walks, etc.  I tried to keep Layton pretty busy all week so that he was distracted from missing mommy and daddy. He did GREAT!  Then Wed-Sun of that week we went back to Amy & Clifton's house and stayed there.  One day Deborah and Mason came over to play.  It was fun to sit and talk to Deborah and catch up on life.  Then I took Layton to the San Antonio Zoo.  He LOVED it!  We rode the "choo choo" and saw lots of animals.  We also had a picnic at Brackenridge Park.  Later that night my mom and I had dinner with my friend Holly and her precious baby girl, Brynn.  She's almost 3 months old now :)  We made visits to Grandma Hill and Grandma Hindes, and on the last day we went to church and then lunch with my family.  It was a fun filled week and I enjoyed every minute with him.  The last night I was there I was rocking him extra long since it was my last night, and he looked at me and said "I love you Manda".  I had tears running down my face the rest of the night.  It was the sweetest thing, and it made me realize how much I'm going to miss my family while we are in Africa.  I'm tearing up just typing this!  Okay, here are some pics for you while I grab a tissue, LOL.

 Holly's little princess Brynn :)

I love you Layton!!!