Tuesday, January 29, 2019

Tired hands

Hello world!
It's me again. Most of the time I'm to tired of being on the computer to want to type when I get home from work. But today I will type a little bit.
Recently I was reunited with my college best friend Shannon. Here we are snowshoeing...

Isn't it fun how *#??;)  years can go by and it is like you've never been apart? That is how it is with Shannon and I. Two peas in a pod. She gave me her Book of Mormon which is how I ended up praying and asking God if it was true and joining the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints which changed my life a lot and I couldn't be more grateful. 

I still haven't written here about my trip to Europe but here is a cool photo of where I first saw the Alps! They are truly awe-some. Now that some months have gone by I can think of my trip without remembering how hot and humid and miserable it was most of the time there during the record heat wave. I did jump start my weight loss plan though so that was cool.

We recently were blessed with our fourth grandson! Lewis is just as cute as can be and loved by all of his extended family. He is growing much too fast of course and his mom and dad are doing fantastic work together learning how to balance parenthood, marriage, & Spence finishing school.

I took some fun pics of Feli when we were down at BYU to see the baby, can I just say how fantastic it is to see one's children become parents and build upon the legacy we gave them? All three of our kids and their spouses are loving and devoted parents and it warms my heart every time I think about it. True joy.

Tori has only about 3 months left of her mission which is crazy! She's busy trying to decide what path to take afterward right now. We are so lucky to have this angel daughter in our home as she serves the Lord.

OK time to run. I'll try to get back soon! 

Monday, June 25, 2018

Henry fam update & pics at our reunion!

Damon & I with the boys who have us wrapped around their little fingers! We adore these three guys...more to come in January........
For a couple of days after Shavonne's graduation, we were able to enjoy our happy, busy, growing family. How we miss these awesome young people and little ones! 

The BYU kids, Spencer & Kiana

Spencer is finishing up his Neuroscience degree and Kiana is finishing in Spanish with a Chem minor. She works as a science TA and also fundraising for BYU. He manages some research in Dr. Kay's sleep lab  and at PRA Research as a sleep tech.

Sherry, Felix, and Johannes

Sherry is still working as a Project Management intern at FamilySearch. Felix is working at his opera singing, learning to run and climb, and being a bilingual baby genius. Johannes is finishing his degree in Ancient Near Eastern Studies and pre-med.

Luckily we don't have to miss Victoria, yet

Tori is trying to keep busy with her service mission, she has been the guinea pig for service missionaries in this area and we are working to make sure she is able to volunteer in areas where she can be with real live people often enough. She also does family history work on her home computer and sometimes gets to go out with the sister missionaries from the Vancouver mission.

Shavonne, Johnny, Jordan, and Michael

Johnny is learning to crawl and has a great voice! Shavonne finally has some time to knit and crochet after finishing school, between chasing boys and Young Women. Michael is enjoying his work at Great American Insurance and doing Kentucky stuff like hunting. Jordan is talking, entertaining his brother, and being a loving, energetic little 2 year old growing his independence. 

Sherry was always the instigator in our family, she definitely has met her match. haha

Our three smart sons!

And four brilliant daughters!

I will recap the reunion fun next time.

Thursday, June 7, 2018

Congratulations Shavonne!!!

Shavonne, Johnny, Jordan, & Michael

Shavonne graduated from BYU! We are just amazed at her determination & accomplishment. Along with moving cross country 3 times, two pregnancies & births, raising two energetic little boys, serving as Young Women President in their ward, and being an amazing wife to Mike she finished her business degree!

Proud husband and boys
 Proud Grandpa
 Proud daddy
Proud Mommy 
 Proud Ace
 Proud Granny
Just look at that face! ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜

Monday, December 25, 2017


Much much overdue Henry updates. My hands are tired a lot from typing/mousing at work so I have not updated the blog for way too long. My apologies to you and myself since it is an important family history tool!

This year Damon & I celebrated our 28th Anniversary

Jordan & Johnny (Photo by Hope Staves Photography)

Little brother Johnny!
Michael & Shavonne had a whirlwind summer, they bought a house and had a baby all within a month! They live just south of Cincinnati Ohio. Jordan is the most loving big brother to Johnny that we could imagine, he is a little whirlwind of energy & joy. We miss him terribly, along with his terrific parents.

Another child graduated from BYU
Sherry (and baby) at the Harris Fine Arts Center, BYU Class of 2017

Sherry & Johannes welcomed baby Felix a few weeks after Sherry graduated with a degree in Theater Arts with a minor in Management. She is working for FamilySearch, mostly from home but in the office a couple of days a week when Johannes is home with the baby. 
Isn't he just a doll? He loves to "sing" and "talk" a lot and has a high pitched squeal like his mommy did. He resembles both parents, I think!

Spencer found the love of his life! 
Spencer & Kiana Moon Henry

Photos by Heather Gibert Photography
 After serving in Guรกcimo Costa Rica, these two became friends who wrote each other over the 6 months Kiana was still on the mission & Spencer was home at BYU. When she returned they had some classes together with other mission friends, hit it off, & eventually Spencer somehow convinced her she couldn't live without him.
 Spencer & Kiana are such a great team, they are both studying science & Spanish at BYU, Kiana plans to teach and currently is a TA for Physical Science & coaches a jump rope team, while Spence hooks people up to a zillion instruments for sleep studies, takes their blood, does MRI's, & manages the other research assistant students for Professor Kay. They hope to spend some time in Pittsburgh this coming year so Spencer can study there for a semester, he will take the MCAT the following Spring. They both love reading Harry Potter.

I just have to mention what an amazing gift all of our children's new families are to our family. The Moons love Spencer like another set of parents, as it should be, and offer the kids support & excellent advice as well as a terrific example. We have been so blessed with our children in law and their families.

Last but never least, we have another missionary serving (and we didn't even have to say goodbye to her, Sister Henry is serving here in Vancouver and living at home!)

Tori also graduated from high school this year, she plans to attend either LDS Business College or BYU-I after her mission. We took her to Hawaii for her senior Spring Break #spoiledyoungestchild 

2017 has been another wonderful year for the Henry family. We are all healthy, including our parents, we have jobs we enjoy, are able to travel a bit to visit the distant children & grandchildren, & love our church family we are blessed to serve as well as receive service from. Damon is really enjoying his time in the Bishopric, Lisa is getting to know the 14-15 year old girls in her new assignment, & Tori is also serving as our Ward Chorister. 

God bless you, may your new year be full of goodness and hope.