29 September 2008

To Uganda...

Tuesday morning at 4:30am I am headed for Jinja, Uganda. I will be there 17 days with a gifted group of 11 people. Together we will be a part of a starting a new church in a village called Bulanga. They currently have no church to worship the one TRUE God. Please pray for us! I can't wait to share all of my pictures and stories with you when I return. Blessings to you all!

23 September 2008

The Family

Here is our recent family photo taken by Cheryl Patterson.

17 September 2008


Since Caroline turned 5, Grammy and Papa Craig decided to take her to Disneyland! She was so excited. So the piled in the car and drove 8 hours to Southern California to stay with my sister. Here are the pictures from that very fun day.

Waiting for the train Walking with Papa to Matterhorn Mountain
Standing with Grammy
Tea Cups with Grammy
(They are in the pink cup)
Wouldn't give Goofy a hug :(
She gave one to Tigger though.

Already for a Royal Ball
Caroline & Papa on the Buzz Lightyear Astro Blasters
(My Dad looks like he's all business!)
Finally that night there was a parade. These are the Good Fairies from Sleeping Beauty.
Ariel the Little Mermaid
The Castle.
Thank you Grammy & Papa for taking Caroline to this magical place
(and for the quiet house we had while she was gone!)

Grandma & Grandpa

Many of you know our sweet grandparents, Harold and Bel. They are pillars of our family and they have influenced the lives of many. On September 3rd my Grandpa underwent something called the Whipple procedure. He has two masses, one on his pancreas and one blocking his bile duct. Through this procedure they were able to remove both masses, along with 1/3 of his pancreas and his entire gall bladder...and maybe a few other things ;). This was a surgery we did not expect him to recover well from. I am so happy to announce that he went home in almost record time, is walking around and eating and doing sooo well. God has done a miracle in my Grandpa's body. He is so proud of his 30+ staples and he will be happy to show them to you! Thank you to everyone who has been praying so fervently for my family. Your prayer made all the difference and our Mighty God, once again blessed my family. Here are some recent pictures just before his surgery.

Jack is driving his beloved race car down my Grandpa's leg.
This picture is only part of the family. We missed all of you who couldn't be there that night!

Thank you God for your unfailing love. We praise you God for all that you are, all you have done and all you are going to do. Truly you are the Great Physician.

Caroline is 5!!!

On September 3rd, our Sweet Caroline turned 5. *sniff sniff*. I can't believe how quickly the time has gone. What a blessing this talkative little girl is to us. She is full of not only many words, but so much love and affection. Here are some pictures of her birthday and her party.

We started the day off right with the traditional chocolate chip pancakes.Jack and Rick pose for a good morning pictureMy beautiful girl all ready for her party The water balloon toss with her Daddy.
Blowing out the candles.
Jack and Bella enjoying some cake.

The theme was Mickey Mouse Clubhouse. She was dressed like Minni.
Angelena and Caroline
Lian, Caroline and Bella

16 September 2008

First Day of School

This year Caroline started Kindergarten! I can't believe it!! She goes to Gold Run Elementary School here in Nevada City and her teacher is Ms. Mahaffy. She loves school and she is doing really well. The backpack
Last minute love from the little brother.

Fire Monkey's Rock!

This year we decided to sign Caroline up for the 6 & Under soccer league. She is the only girl on the team and I have to say that she is doing a whole lot better than a lot of the whiny boys on her team.

The kids have named themselves the "Fire Monkeys". Isn't that a cool name? Here she is getting some instructions from Coach Ryan
Some last minute "how-to's"
This is her first game and all of the kids were confused. Rick compares it to "herding cats!"
Caroline and the class mascot, Sparky.

Nevada County Fair 2008

We always look forward to the fair. As far as the Henderson's are concerned, Nevada County has the best fair ever. Not to mention the best food. This year was pretty fun! Sadly, Jack wasn't big enough to ride very many rides, which made him reeeaaaallly sad. But we had an awesome time as a family.

Caroline had to ride many rides alone...but that didn't faze her one bit!
I got talked into going on these spinning dragons...I think I'm too old for rides that spin...
After a good couple of hours riding the rides, we took the kids to the Tuff Truck races. This is when all of your pent-up "redneck-ness" comes out. People racing their beater trucks around a corse...very fun and VERY LOUD!!

The pony rides are always a huge hit. Caroline is an old pro and even brought her cow-girl hat.
This was Jack's first pony ride ever and he loved it.
One last crazy picture to end the night!