Tuesday, November 10, 2009

We are Family....

This last week my mom fell and broke her shoulder...so off I go to the ranch to see if I can be of any help. Luckly for her, it didn't need surgery, but about 6 to 8 weeks to heal. so while I was down my sisters Joy and Jill came home and spent the night with us. Oh my goodness we had fun ! My sisters are so much fun. We don't get to be together as much as I would like, but when we do, my sides hurt from laughing so hard. My poor mom, kept saying don't make me laugh...but we couldn't help it.I am so thankful for familes and for the love and support that we give each other. I love when I get to see them, even if the circumstances are not the best, because We are Family!

Saturday, October 17, 2009

The Colors of Fall

I got up this morning and the wind was blowing...just alittle, but it was blowing leaves everywhere! I thought to myself I had better get some pictures before there were no more leaves to take pitures of! I love the smell of Fall, the crisp mornings and cool evenings, with the promise of winter to come. It reminds me of the importance of being thankful. Thankful for the beauty of the earth. Thankful for all of God's creations. And thankful for all the many rich and bountiful blessings in my life. To everything there is a season, and for that I am thankful.
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Wednesday, September 9, 2009


Happy Happy Birthday Ezra dear, Happy days will come to you all year, if I had one wish that wish would be....a happy, happy ,birthday to you from me!
Okay so I am a day late on this, but Happy day all the same! Ezra is 2, and fun and busy and ALL boy! Gram's had the fun of Ezra coming to stay a few weeks ago, what fun! I am so glad that his mommy and daddy decided to move to the lower 48's, so we can see him more often! It is hard to believe that 2 years have past already, grand kids are the best:)

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Happy birthday Shaun

Happy 30th Birthday Shaun! That is right my Shaun, the middle son, is 30!!!!!! Shaun is married to Daniela, and father to 3 kids...Julie, Zarah and Dylan. He is a Sargent-Staff or 1stclass-(I can't remember, and Yikes I should know this!) in the Army.
He just return from his third tour of duty in the middle East and is currently stationed in Ft. Bragg North Carolina. He was recently accepted to be attached to the 7th Group Special Forces. because of that, he returned home Aug.4th and left for training August 17th. That however is Army life and that is what he has chosn to do. He is very talented in music, he plays the gutiar very well, the drums the piano and sings amazingly. I am proud to call him my son, I always have been.This picture was taken just a couple of weeks ago with Tim in North Carolina. So a very Happy Birthday to a very good son!
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Thursday, August 20, 2009

Looking to the Future

I Love this picture...I know it has been awhile since a blog, it has been a very busy somewhat emotional summer. But I am looking to the future with and hope and joy!
In this picture my niece Chloe is looking to her Dad, who at the time this was taken was leaving for another dangerous deployment(Note his boots).
Each of us has the ability to look to the future with hope and joy. Things don't always go as we plan, but they do go and it is up to us to find hope and joy regardless of how it goes.
I have seen people I love take the difficult changes in their lives and come out on the other side full of hope and jopy. It has been a great reminder to me that each of us are the builders of our destiny. We cannot always choose what is going to come our way, but we can choose how we handle it...it is up to us:)
I HOPE that this blog finds those that I love, lives filled with hope and joy as we all look to the future.
My hope and prayer for Chloe in this picture is that her daddy will return safely home and that their family will look to the future with hope and joy.
I love this piture.

Sunday, May 31, 2009

Colin and Chloe and a camera

My niece and her kids are visiting for a few days, she has beautiful children. So I got the camera out and took a few shoots. I had to bribe them with ice cream afterwards, but I like the end results! Thier dad has just deplyed to Afganistan for 12 months, we keep him and all he stands for in our prayers!
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Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Bamms little chuck

I am going to brag as Ezra's Bamms{grandma). I call him chuck, I don't know why...I love his name , but to me he is my little Chuck! He is a very busy , curious boy, and handsome too! I was looking at some pictures today of him, and just want to share!
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Monday, May 25, 2009

Happy Memorial Day

Happy Memorial Day! We owe a big debt of graditude to those who serve our country and those who have given their life for our freedoms! I LOVE THIS COUNTRY! I am so thankful to be an American. I am so thankful to have family that serves in the Military, I honor them and love them.
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Friday, May 15, 2009

For the Beauty of the Earth~

I was editing a few pictures and I just can't get over how amazing these
flowers are.When I look at the beauty of the them, the colors, the textures,
surely I see the hand of God in all things, and I am thankful to experience
the beauty of the earth.
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Thursday, May 14, 2009

Elder Hine and the Mtc...and tulips:)

The Tulips at Temple Square were amazing!
YAHOO! Elder Hine at the MTC....he was so ready to give purpose to his life....He said"Don't worry about me, you know what I'll be doing and where I am at!" Then a quick hug and kiss good-bye, and he was out the "Missionary Exit." So I took his ummm, emotional dad(Tim) and we headed home. I just want to thank everyone that helped get him there, both physically and emotionally and most important spiritually!
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Monday, March 30, 2009

So the dog you found and rescued wasn't fixed yet!

Ethan found a dog last September, and she was lost and starving and nobody ever claimed her! So we did.....I guess we should have asked if she was fixed! Unbeknown to us she and our other dog Apollo hit it off really well! I said one Saturday,about 6 weeks ago, she is really starting to fill out now and 4 days later we woke up to puppies! 5 little( mostly German Shephard )puppies! And you know what they say...puppies and babies, darn they are cute!
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Friday, March 20, 2009

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Ethan and Tannin and March 20th

How many of you have a best friend who's birthday is the same day as yours? Ethan and Tannin's birthday is on the same day...March 20th! However, Ethan was born in 1990 and Tannin in 1991. From the time we moved here they have been best buds. A connection from long before our time on this earth.
April and Kory wanted to throw them a Super-Hero birthday party....so they did! Ethan and Tannin decided to go as the ambiguosly gay duo....oh yeah, and they did it well:) They cruised around the hood on a scooter and said hi to all the neighbors! We than went down to Ronnie and Kathy's were we meet UNDERWEAR BOY(Kory), STORM(April), LANCE ARMSTRONG(Ronnie), SUPERMOM(Kathy),
WORDGIRL(Kameron), THE INCREDIBLE(Tim), ROSIE THE RIVETER(JENNFER)< and a few more super heors. We had a great time, thank you April and Kory!
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Ethan and His Mission Call

Is it okay to blog about something a month passed? I hope so because that is what I need to do!
Ethan recieved his mission call on Feb. 26, 2009....and he was at work, so we had to wait until that evening for him to open. We had some friends come over and share this time with him. We gathered in the family room and called family and five different phones so they could join us. His hands were shaking and his voice cracking as he read...."Elder Ethan Sinnott Hine, you have been called to serve in the Panama City Panama Mission ! YAHOOO! He is so pleased with his call, he had told himself he would be happy anywhere the Lord choose to send him, but was really hoping to go out of country. He leaves for the MTC on May 13, 2009. Props to you Ethan for wanting to serve the Lord, He is so very mindful of you.
So the passport is here and the visa papers filled out, on to the shots....lots and lots of shots. I will try to keep you all better posted:)

Sunday, February 8, 2009

Ezra, the Big Brother

I can't end this blog and not mention Ezra...such a cute big brother. However as you can tell by the photos, he is happy abput being a big brother only when allowed to"play" with is sister:) Gramcracker loves you Chuck!
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The future Elder Hine

We are also celebrating another mile-marker for Ethan...he got all is Dr.'s okay to go forward and put in his mission papers! Yahoo, now we hurry up and wait...maybe we should take a pool on where you think he will be sent:) Doesn't he look happy?
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Rylie Dianne

We have had such a good week in the Hine House! On sunday Feb. 1, 2009, we welcomed new grandaughter Rylie Dianne to the world! She joins the ranks of the most beautiful grandaughters in the world! Thoses ranks include our other grandaughters Julie and Zarah! We give thanks to the Lord for a healthy sucessful birth. Hats off to her Mom, Tanya~ you did great daughter! And to Devin to,you have a beautiful family!
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