Sunday, November 23, 2008

Meagan's Homecoming Day...

(Sister Doxy-Crapo)
Today was officially her homecoming day...She spoke in church and gave a great talk that put most of the people in tears. She did a great job. After Church we all went to my house to eat lunch and boy was that a lot of people in a pretty small house. So here are just some random pics of the day. Below you see Meg and Becca. Meagan and Sister Doxy (the cute girl above) taught Becca and her Dad the gospel and they were baptised a little over a year ago. Becca is here in Utah for school now.

Here we have Uncle Rod and Cute cousin Emily...

This is Bishop Swain, he was Meagan's bishop before she left for her mission.

Here we have cousin Amanda with baby Peyton and hubby David.

Granny Thayn and Kim with cute cousin Mariah (hope the spelling is right)

Now the guy above is Dan...He was in the mission with Meagan and this guy is an amazing musician. He gave us a little private concert and it was my favorite part of the day. Aside from seeing everyone of course :)

cousin's Cody and Devin...I just thought this was a cool picture...

Cousin Costner and baby Annabelle with Tyler giving one of his looks...

My favorite neighbors The Bigelow's (thanks for the cookies Andrew!:)

I want to thank everyone for pitching in with food and drink! It was a fun day and and great way to end what was an amazing time for our family. We're glad she's home with us and that she served her Heavenly Father with all her heart. Now who's next? :)

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Peyton's Baby blessing

We have yet another baby added to the clan. Peyton David Edmunds...His blessing was sunday night so it was fun to see everyone and the new baby's (that includes Sister Henson)...ha Above you'll see the proud Grandpa Lynn, of the new addition, holding his grandson Nico.
Here is Meagan holding Peyton, while I look wistfully on wishing and hoping to be a grandma someday :)
Here is Court and the good Aunties of Peyton...That's code for babysitters.
Mandy is the proud Mom along with Great Grandma and Grandpa Thayn...That was great grandparents in case you missed that...whew

Welcome baby are loved

She's Home!

So the day is finally here and here we are at the airport tying to wait paitently...The "kids"are having an hard time.
As you can see by Chase's face, we may have arrived at the airport a little early...oh well
Then the moment arrives when we see her and cheers go up all around. There were 4 missionairys coming home together, so there were lots of people at the airport to greet their loved ones.
Of course the next day we have to go shopping and's tradition for us Henson girls.
And here is the end result. She was so excited to put together an outfit and go out to see friends. Can't even tell from her clothes that she just off the plane...:0

Monday, November 10, 2008

Meagan is coming home!!!

Sister Henson (Meagan) will be home this friday (the 14th). We are so excited and ready for her to be home. What an amazing experience this has been for our whole family...Never have we been so blessed and felt closer to our Heavenly Father than the last 2 years. I'm so grateful.
I have to say that I am, of course, proud of Meagan and her dedication, but more than that I am so happy for her. So happy that she has had these experiences..That she gets to start her adult life with this foundation. I think it's what every parent wishes for their children. I have great kids...and I love them all.
This is a part of her last letter that I loved reading. It may help explain why I'm so happy for her.

(from Meagan)
I’ve been anticipating this last week that I’m going to get the question “So, how was your mission?” about a thousand times when I get home. I’d like to take a moment and answer that to everyone who reads this email so that I only have to say it in real life about 987 times (I’m not sure how many people read this). Words like great, amazing, wonderful, incredible, just don’t quite do it justice. A wise word from one of my favorite members here helped me to put it into one sentence. Here it is: It’s more than I ever thought it would be. I’ve learned more, I’ve experienced more, and I’ve found more joy than I ever thought I would. I’ve loved more, cried more, had more faith than I thought possible. I’ve seen more miracles, more conversions, and more opposition than I could have ever imagined. I’ve learned to trust my Heavenly Father, my Savior, the Spirit and myself. I’ve learned to be patient with the Lord’s timing, others, and most importantly, myself. I’ve learned how to work, how to set goals, how to become the daughter that my Heavenly Father wants me to be. I’m not there, but I’ve got the tools and I understand how to use them. I found that when I truly lost myself in the work, that’s when I found out who I really was. That’s just some of the miracles of a mission. So if you ask me about it, please come equipped with tissues and an hour, and then I might be able to explain to you what the last 19 months of my life has meant to me. I am eternally indebted to my Heavenly Father for allowing me to come here. To allow me to represent His Son, teach His Gospel, and fix me all at the same time. Not to mention all the work that He had to do to help the people I teach become converted despite me. I stand all amazed.
I thank you for the support you’ve been. For the prayers you’ve offered on my behalf and the people here. Thank you for paying your tithing and allowing the work to move forward, it’s blessing millions of people and one girl in particular.
I leave you my witness that Jesus is the Christ. That He lives. That this is His Church, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. That His Gospel was restored through the Prophet Joseph Smith. That the Book of Mormon is another testament of Jesus Christ and will bring you closer to Christ because, as Elder Smith put it, “you bump into Him a lot more often in it.” I love you all. I’ll see you soon.
Love, Sister Henson

ps. feel free to come see her...she'll need things to do :)

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Basement update

We've done most of the painting in the basement and have moved on to the fun stuff of decorating. It's still a work in progress, but it looks so much better already that Blaine and I actually go downstairs again! It's been years since we've wanted to watch a movie down there...haSo I hung the curtains that I made yesterday and I also made the pillows...for those of you who know me...they know what a huge deal that is...
Blaine is staring me down...daring me to take a picture of him and put it on my blog...ha I did it!
Just another view of the TV room...
Notice the cow hide on the back wall. Both Blaine and I loved the look of it and our kids were horrified that we would hang it on the wall. I don't get it...It looks good...don't you think so?

We will be working on the other side of the room this week where the computer desk is, so I'll update that when it's done. We also put the counter tops in the kitchen this weekend, but I'm going to hold off blogging that till it's all done.

Only 12 days until Meagan comes home! So the timeline is definitely marching on. I think we will actually be done with the remodel, and ready for visitors!!