Henski Farms

Friday, October 28, 2011

So, the other night, out of nowhere, I told Jake that someday when we have our white house and red barn I want a sign that says Henski Farms to hang above the barn door. His reply was,
"But we aren't really going to have a farm."
Little does he know.

My desire to live on a farm with acres and acres of land to play on and run on and ride on is just not going away. But now, I want farm animals too....

A farm is not a farm without chickens and goats and tractors. I would take care of the animals, my husband would be into the tractors.

And after watching an hour long documentary on Animal Planet this morning called Too Cute- Puppies, I definitely want a litter of puppies running around as well.

If you think to do so, pray for my husband:)

Did you know?

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

That saving money isn't always better?

Take these toothbrushes for example. I remembered overhearing Jake say something about needing a new toothbrush, so the next day while at the store I spotted the above- 4 for $1. And they didn't look like chinzy children's toothbrushes or anything so I forked over the $1.06 and moved along. Of course, I'm thinking I saved a little money and four toothbrushes should last a little while.
Well, fast forward 1 day later to Jake-after using said toothbrush.
"Those toothbrushes you got suck."
Apparently, he opened 'em up to give it a whirl and found that the quality left a lot to be desired.
"At 11 o'clock, while at work I was still pulling bristles out of my teeth!"
haha. oops.

birthday wishlist

Monday, October 24, 2011

My 25th birthday is right around the corner, y'all. JUST for the fun of it I've decided to list a few items that I would like to unwrap on November 5th.

Notice I'm totally into the jewel tones this fall...royal blue, emerald green, and a rich violet shade of purple- with a little bit of black and camel leather thrown in for good measure. Yup, opening any one of these items would make me feel really good about turning 25:)

I am Second

Sunday, October 23, 2011

To God, that is.

"It’s funny how God can take what we think is a mess and turn it into a message."

-Bradie James, player for the Dallas Cowboys.

"I am Second is a movement meant to inspire people of all kinds to live for God and for others. Actors. Athletes. Musicians. Business leaders. Drug addicts. Your next-door neighbor. People like you. The authentic stories on provide insight into dealing with typical struggles of everyday living. These are stories that give hope to the lonely and the hurting, help from destructive lifestyles, and inspiration to the unfulfilled. You’ll discover people who’ve tried to go it alone and have failed. Find the hope, peace, and fulfillment they found. Be Second."

My pastor mentioned Bradie James in one of his messages a while back and I decided to look up the I am Second website. Check out more HERE if you're interested.

Happy Sunday!

heart's stir

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Leading up to, and since my return from Haiti, I have often been asked "Why there?", "Why, help those people and not people in your own country?"
And I guess my answer is, because there's a need. I had the opportunity to serve some of "the least of these" and I took it. I continue to raise awareness and help raise funding for my friend Manes in Haiti, and because of that I now get asked "Why him?"
I know there are people just outside my front door who could probably use help or financial assistance in some way, but God gave me the opportunity to go to Haiti, to meet someone a world away, learn his story, and grow to love him for a reason.
No prejudices here, I would help anyone in need if I could, given the opportunity. But sometimes God places people in our lives for a reason and when you feel your heart stir there is no denying the fact that it's time to step up.

mercies in disguise

I'm loving this song by Laura Story. Take the time to listen to the words.
I think I'm going to have to sing it.


Thirty- part 2

Friday, October 14, 2011

We decided to keep on celebrating, if you will. We met up with one of Jake's good buddies from college, got a hotel room for a couple of nights and just did our thing. I can't lie and say the whole weekend was about Jake because he did kind of spoil me and let me have the better part of the day Saturday to go shopping (and its been so long!). But we also had some nice dinners, went out on the town, soaked in the hottub, and saw a movie.

This is what a 30 year old looks like:)
old buddies
acting crazier than we really are
first time riding the bull and he didn't even get my face!
Matt's turn

On Sunday Jake and I decided to visit the Henry Ford Museum before leaving town. If you remember, last year we checked out the Motown Museum- which we loved.
My review of the Henry Ford? It was awesome. Of course, I didn't think to charge my camera so I only got a few photos before the battery died:(

 A 1950's kitchen. We both agree that the 50s and 60s are our favorite decades--all around.
An original Allis Chalmers tractor. (per Jake's request:)
One of the first wagons used for transportation.
Us pretending to drive a New Holland. (hey, where did Jake's face go??)

And then the battery died. Unfortunately, I didn't get photos of my favorite things, such as the chair Abe Lincoln was sitting in when he was assassinated, the Rosa Parks bus that started the entire Civil Rights Movement, the limo JFK was sitting in when he was shot, plus tons of other cool historical things. Guess we will just have to go back! If you like history and have never been, check out the Henry Ford!


Tuesday, October 11, 2011

My husband turned 30 on October 5th. Did you know that October 5th is THE most common birthdate in the country? That is because October 5th minus 40 weeks= New Years Eve. And people like to celebrate and whoop it up on NYE.

He was not very excited leading up to the big 3-0. It was actually pretty hard for him and I'm sure I won't understand until the day I turn 30. (I'll probably just sit and dread the day and wonder how I've accomplished so little in 30 years. Isn't that the truth?) In great humor, his sister sent him 30 black balloons to work and had his assistant play My Next Thirty Years by Tim McGraw over the intercom.

With hopes of trying to cheer him up I threw a little surprise party for him--family only. And I'm not sure we could have fit another body in that house.

He was completely surprised and had a smile on his face the rest of the night. So I guess it was a success.

Thanks to my mom and dad for helping with the surprise and his mom and dad for having him:)

Check out his 29th HERE


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