Friday, November 28, 2008

Lending a hand

Here are some pics of the kids helping us around the house

Taylor helping Steve fix the spa
Preston helping put up Christmas Lights and Decor

Preston helping me make our homemade rolls for Thanksgiving
Preppping Tom the Turkey
Taylor helped me make these cute Thanksgiving name cards
Taylor helped me with a baby shower I was hosting.
I love all the extra little hands!

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving

We have a lot to be grateful for today and everyday. God, family, friends, freedom. The list goes on and on. We wish you a Happy Thanksgiving and hope you have an abundance to be grateful for today.
With all our love, The Hendricks Family

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Twilight 2008

Midnight showing of twlight with a great groupd of ladies from my church
Supporting matching shirts!

And the back the next night for another show!

Thursday, November 20, 2008


We recorded Preston's piano recital and only got 1 picture.
He played 2 pieces, a solo and duet w/ another student

He did a great job!

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Family, Friends and Football

Checking out practice, Preston was playing catch w/ the kicker
My borhter Bryan always comes out for a game or 2 each year!

After the game w/ Bryan, Matt and Ashley

Our friends from VA have a son on BYU's team, so we went to see the team talk at a fireside the night before they played AF

Preston decided to get autographs in a very creative way

We always tailgate before every game. Here are our friend's twin daughters, they reminded me of thing 1 and thing 2

Some other friends from VA sitting with us
After the game, as you can see, Preston is not thrilled about taking a picture with the BYU mascot!
Taylor and the cheerleaders, I think Steve teaches one of them?
Tom and Jeff Bell
We love the Bell fam!

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Mason and Planes

One of my favorite things to do with Mason, while the older ones are in school, is to take him over to the Air Force Academy and watch the gliders and parachuters. Sometimes Steve will meet up with us during his lunch break. Mason runs around, climbs on the planes and loves watching the happenings in the sky. I just love this kid!

Saturday, November 8, 2008

Air Force Football Alumni Weekend

Alumni got on the field during halftime, so Steve took Preston with him

Preston and Steve waiting for the players to come out

Steve took Preston and his friends down after the game


One of the great things about the Air Force football games, we never go without family or friends!

Friday, November 7, 2008

Are you ready?

A few days before Steve got home, his buddy (name will be kept unanimous, so lets just call him buddy) called to let me know that he had a gift for Steve. A hour before I was to leave for the airport, this buddy shows up prepared to do a set up in our room.

This is what the "thing" looks like in my room! Now can you guess what it is?
Okay, so only 1 person got it right............................. lalalalluuuuuuuuuke, leave it to a man to guess it right! Although, I didn't have that sign, just a spotlight. I'm going to stop there!

This gift was a total joke. The plan was to take the pole and leave it in the yards of different friends as a fun joke. The buddy who built the platform, mounted the rope lights and the spotlight and took time to paint the pole gold, called us the other night. He had the next recipient in mind. So Steve put the unassembled stripper pole on the side of the house so it would be ready when the buddy got here.

Wednesday morning I am leaving for the day and I look to see that the pole is still on the side of the house. I about died. The buddy never came and Steve didn't bother to HIDE the thing. As of yesterday when I posted on the blog, it was still there. I don't want to even think about what the neighbors were thinking. I am hoping that teether ball pole or sign of some sort would have been their guesses also. The pole has since then been moved into hiding (by me).

So what did the kids think of the "thing" in our room? We told them random things like "it's an exercise pole" or "it's a stage to perform on." We didn't lie. But fear overcame me a few weeks later when Taylor's class was taking a field trip to the local fire dept. I was imagining her saying to the fireman "My mom has a pole in her room too." I'm not too sure whatever came of the field trip, I never asked.

Then this email was sent to me by a girlfriend who knew about Steve's gift from his buddy. It was titled "Always check your kid's homework"

(Mommy works at Home Depot, she was selling a shovel)

Thanks for a great laugh Buddy and some good material for a blog post!