Saturday, October 13, 2007

The Big Reveal . . .

Here are some clues for you to figure out what's new in the lives of the Hines Family . . .


This is how we told our church family last weekend at our Harvest Party (thus, the Hickville getup). Figure out the mad gab and you've got the first clue!



I sent this picture to my Mom back home. She is proud to admit that Godiva is her granddog and always asks about her. Sometimes Godiva speaks back to Grandma as well. (Fine, now you know, we are a big fan of our dog . . . in case you hadn't picked up on that from our frequent mentioning of her and her happenings as well!!)



We had the blessed privilege of telling some of our family in person as they were here last month. This was their reaction . . . Don told them the news just before snapping the picture so that we could capture their expressions and post it for all the world to see! Lucky us!!



This is the last and final clue! This is how we found out the grand news!



If you haven't figured it out yet, then I am quite sure that writing it out for you wouldn't help either, but I'll go ahead and fill you in on it anyway. We are expecting the arrival of our first child! We are about 11 weeks along and were able to hear the heart beat and see our little one on the ultrasound last week. What a great honor to be able to see just a glimpse into our creative God's handiwork!! We were once again amazed at His grace for allowing us the great responsibility of raising a child. We would greatly appreciate your prayers as we enter this new stage of life as well as for the health of this "bun in the oven".

23 comments:

TwoMuths said...

AHHH!!! YAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAY! WOOOO HOOOO!!! (Can you tell we are happy for you?!?!)

jeileenbaylor said...

Yahoo!!! We are so happy for you guys :o)
Love ya!

Conleys said...

YAAAAA! Now I don't have to keep a secret anymore! I kept checking Hines Herald for the news to be posted. That's a creative way to let everyone know at the party. We just wish we were there.

p.s. I'm home on Sunday afternoon watching the Pack and Redskins.....and hoping for another win. :)

Karis said...

That was a fun way for us to find out at the Harvest Party! Congratulations once again! I had been dying to ask Kristen if she had talked to you, but I thought that would make her wonder why so I was glad when she told me last night that she had finally gotten up with you and heard the news!

Jon and Lacey said...

Congratulations,Don and Katrina!!! What a cute idea to play madgab for the church :) You'll be a great mom, K. We're happy for you guys!

Carrie said...

WOW you guys are so creative and funny. Congratulations - I might just have to borrow that idea (when I need it) I love it.

Anonymous said...

Hey, guys, we're so excited for you. You called the other night to tell us...you didn't leave a number for us to call you back at. Somehow we don't have the right number. Would you mind giving us another ringy-ding-ding (and leaving a number if we don't answer?) Thanks for sharing your one of your "first moments" with us. It's hard to believe it's been over 6 years since we first shared our "first moment" with you. :-)
Ben and Abby Hyink

S&s said...

what a fun way to tell people!!!;) We're so happy for you!

Abby Sokul Turner said...

Yay!!!! Congratulations!!

Busch family said...

Congratulations! We're so excited for you guys. I was wondering if we'd hear news like this sometime soon! :) Please keep us posted! Very creative way to tell everyone too, and I love how you got your relatives' reactions on camera. Great ideas! I hope that you are feeling great - no "morning sickness" I hope! :)

T.J. and Shannon said...

Yeah!!!! The Hines are having a baby!! Now we can tell everyone!! Hey, where's the other half of your first picture??? j/k
We just loved the creative way in which you told our church...it was such a grand idea!! ;)
Love you guys!!

Tim & Kristen said...

Congrats!! we are both excited for the both of you!!! You will both be great parents!!!

The Ingrams said...

Congratulations! That is such wonderful and exciting news! I love the creative way you let everyone know! You guys will be wonderful parents!

akhughes said...

congrats to both of you! and I like your fun way of telling everyone! Hope you are feeling great!

Stephanie (Wolynes) Steinbart said...

Congratulations! The first baby is SO exciting -- we had a chocolate lab when we had Canon, and told my fam the VERY same way! When is your due date? I think we are both due around the same time.

Nate, Kris & Adrianna said...

Congrats, you guys! We're thrilled for you and can't wait to be updated! Hope you're feeling well, Katrina. :-)

jess said...

WOOOOO HOOOOO!! We are SOOOOOOOOO excited for you guys!! I love the way you let the word out - how fun!

Ben and Carissa said...

I'm only 4 days late on seeing "the blog announcement post" and it looks like 17 people beat me to the punch! Congratulations again on your new "bun" and I welcome you to the world of parenthood...go out to dinner a lot over the next months and enjoy the peace and quiet.
Love ya!

Travis and Becky said...

yippeee!!!! we love you, big d and big k! and little g and little b (for bun) =) heeheehee we're so funny.
love,
t,b,s, and k grav (and definitely not bun grav...not for a while yet we hope!)

Beth and Jason said...

Please allow me to be the 20th congrats on your blog!!! I'm so happy for you guys.

Anonymous said...

Congrats, Don and Katrina! That's great news. Hope you enjoy every moment of the coming months.

Kristin Igel

CurtandSarah said...

Congrats, you two. What great news!
-Sarah (Green) Gwin

Andy and Davina said...

Yaaaaayy! We are so happy for you two. We'll be praying for ya, Katrina. Love the pics!