A Jolly Holiday with the Henry Family

In lieu of sending out Christmas cards to all our lovely peeps, it’s a digital year! Please keep sending your beautiful cards in the mail to me, and forgive me that this Christmas season has had a few more seasonings than most seasons for us.

Grateful that Jesus was sent to us, a baby born to give His life so that I would someday pray for Him to save mine.


A girls trip with the in-laws this weekend was a fun getaway for a few days! I’m beginning to see a trend that I don’t tend to take many pictures on trips… and this one is no different. I don’t have very many good ones, but a few at least to remind myself of what we did.

I have very little past experience with Magnolia. I have never watched Fixer Upper. But needless to say, it was still a good time! I traveled down with Janine (Logan’s mom), three of her sisters (Mary, Julie, and Kathy), and two of their daughters (Jen and Cassy). Never having traveled with most of these folks, it was gamble (ha ha! JK), but we had a blast going from here to there. Thanks for including me on your mini vacay, ladies!

First arrival picture! We parked literally right in front of the entrance of Magnolia, since Jen has her handicap ticket. Woo!

Our group!

So, we randomly took a golf cart ride with a Magnolia worker, who wound up giving us a personal tour of the area. So cool! He took us over to the metal shop man on the show, Jimmy Don, and then proceeded to wheel us over to Spice Village and beyond, giving us history of the area and such. So fun!

How long did we wait for this swing picture? These were a hot commodity. Ha!


Well who is this cutie? I was stoked to be able to connect with Lauren (and little Ruthie) for a few hours on Saturday afternoon while the other girls went to a football game that cousin Drew was coaching in.

Lauren and I shopped a bit, went to Common Grounds coffee shop and chatted for a few hours, and then went to Torchy’s for dinner. Such a refreshing time, always with my lovely friend. Great to see you!

Our meeting with Jimmy Don. I guess he’s famous? I don’t know.

La Ninfas on Friday night! I must say, Kansas mexican food is better. 🙂

After dinner with Lauren, I joined up with my crew and watched the last quarter of the Angelo State bowl game. Although the game was a little cold, the weekend as a whole had awesome weather!

The Henry Fall

A whirlwind of a season it has been. But here are our favorite fall memories from 2018!

Olie’s new face

Our birthday cake, made by momma! Enjoyed it while visiting with Grandma and Woody on our way to our weekend shopping spree in Wichita!

Have you met my sister? She takes care of my kids during the day, and she’s a saint.

Evie and Silas went on a trip to the library with me one afternoon, with cookies on the lawn afterward!

Our dear friends, Miles and Jess got married! Our Grow Group is so much fun.

An evening picnic at the park!

Bricktown Brewery is the cat’s meow in WIchita. Blue Ribbon Burger. Sweet potato fries. OMG.


Evie loves her bathtime at Grandma Baldwin’s!

Pumpkin Pazoola with Grandma and Grandpa!

The advantages of living a few yards away from a baseball field… one being that we come play baseball (tee ball) and run around wildly! It’s the best!

CrossPoint hayrack ride!

Licking the beaters… can’t get much better!

Halloween! Logan is so smart, he made our real working robot costumes!

Went to Manhattan to visit Cole and stopped in at Britt’s Pumpkin Patch! Olan loved the slide, as long as momma went with!

Evie held her first chicken. She is in love with animals. It was not genetic.

We coulda played in the corn pit for hours.



Those blueberry eyes.

Evie gets to stay up late on Monday nights before Halloween to carve pumpkins at KWU with Christian Challenge. She carved her pumpkin 100% by herself. She was so proud!

Silas got to join us this year, with Tara and Ryan in Hawaii! He does NOT like to touch pumpkins. Ha ha!

The PJ Masks!

Gekko O


Evie’s friend, Ava, invited her to meet a friend’s hamster. Again, Evie and animals. Oh my.

Olan has exploded on his desire for reading. Proud mama!

Snow in KS!

Olan is unsure of his feelings about snow.

Pheasant Hunting Weekend at Mary and John’s! Evie, Courtney and Jace had a ball! And this horse really works, just like the oldtime rides!


The only picture from our All Staff Christian Challenge Retreat in Topeka. We were so spoiled! Thank you again to Jon and Priscilla Sapp for blessing our family so very much!

Evie’s preschool Stone Soup program! I didn’t realize the gravity of how big of a deal this was until it was kind of over. This is the only picture we have! Durf.

Although we didn’t think to get any pictures of Evie at her first program, Olan got one in her cute turkey hat!

Hayrack ride at Britt’s!

We got to have several backyard fire pit dinners, complete with s’mores!

Snowscapes from the back window!

Evie absolutely loves to read. She gets lost in books, but she also has a little bro who does too!

Fall Conference happened too!

Olan got to celebrate his birthday at PIZZA RANCH! We made a fun weeknight road trip to Hutch to enjoy some pizza and chicken and ice cream.

Evie’s drawings are becoming more detailed. Realism we’re still working on.

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