Lately in Our Life ~ GRADUATED, 12, & Nationals

Lately In our Life May 2018

Daddy Graduated!!!!

Many of you know the journey we have been on as a family for the past 5+ years. My husband felt the calling to go back to school to equip himself to better serve the people he feels called to serve. While missionaries in inner-city Philadelphia, he worked with people who struggled with addictions. We moved down south so he could attend seminary and he has completed his Masters of Arts in Christian Counseling!!!!

He got a job a few months ago and is currently a detox counselor, helping people right when they first come in to get clean. God has placed him in the right spot, and we are so grateful! He has two years {at least} of continued education before licensure, so we will stay put for at least two more years. We love where we live, and are thankful to be close to family.

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National Championships

Our son qualified as a Junior ELITE to Nationals and competed against the best of the best in our country! Many of these boys have been to Nationals previously and many he had never competed against or seen before.

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I am BEYOND proud of my kid! His main goal was to place high on pommel horse – and he did! He came in 13th in the nation of the elite boys his age/level.  He is excited to come back next year and place even higher on pommel and other events! This is a determined kid!

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He is now officially a level 9 gymnast, which he is excited about!

Follow along with us on Instagram, using his hashtag #krashthegymnast.

He is 12!

While at Nationals, our son turned 12! Due to USAG rules, he actually competed as a 12 year old the entire season {the cutoff for age groups is just weeks after his birthday, making him one of the youngest in his age division}. He enjoyed celebrating with teammates in Oklahoma on his actual birthday, and then back home with family after his birthday!

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We continue to love the chicks who are VERY big now. Follow our chick journey on Instagram with their hashtag: #chickens4thehinsons

See our journey on the blog so far by clicking on the images below…

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See more of what’s been going on lately in our life here on Instagram!

See our other Lately in Our Life posts here!

My Last Minute Additions

Seriously, don’t miss this! If you have missed my posts this past week, let me help you with some direct links since you don’t have a lot of time until this sale is finished.

Helping You Build YOUR Bundle ~ see what I bought, how I organized what I bought to get the best deal and the basics about the BYB.

Homeschooling Kindergarten with the BYB ~ if you have a rising Kindergartner, this is the post for you.

Binding Digital Curriculum and a peek Inside of what I bought!

History, Geography, Science, & Bible in the BYB ~ where to find it all!

BYB 2018 Today is the last day

Even I miss some amazing products in the BYB and I wonder how I missed that! Thanks to posts from other homeschool bloggers sharing what they bought, I made one last minute purchase of a Premium Bundle of 5 to get my hands on these highly recommended resources from bloggers I trust!

BYB 2018 Last Minute Purchases

Did you see that value? I honestly looked right over these 5 until I read info from other bloggers! This is why I spend this entire week {BYB week} writing posts to help you {hopefully} navigate the sale and find the goodies!

It’s worth your time to look, and if you have a full shopping cart, TODAY is the day to checkout! Don’t wait until late tonight, the site gets overloaded and slow! Place your order as early in the day as possible!