Monday, October 25, 2010

Called to Serve

It was a missionary weekend at the Hinton household. Lance's brother, David, got home on Friday from his mission to New Mexico. And Lance's other brother, Garrett, will leave for his mission to St. Louis this coming Wednesday. They allowed David to come home a few days early so they would have some time together and so we could get a family picture before the next one left. It was a fun filled weekend, and the entire Hinton family was there to welcome David home. It was the first time in over four years that Lance's parents had all of their kids home at one time. With 8 kids, that is not an easy thing to accomplish.

Everyone that was able to make it to the airport.

Here were some of the events of the weekend:
  • Everyone met at airport to welcome David home
  • Playing with 1 month old nephew Gavin
  • Lots and lots of food
  • Family game of football
  • Fun chats at the dinner table
  • Movies
  • Homecoming/Farewell talks during church
  • Huge gathering at the house for friends and family after church
  • Tons of yummy desserts and snacks
  • Family pictures
  • And lots of talking and just spending time together
It was a lot of fun meeting David for the first time and getting to know him a little bit. We will be sad to see Garrett go, but know he will be an amazing missionary. Welcome back David, and farewell Garrett!
Approaching mom
First embrace with mom
David and Garrett
David and parents