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30 Things Day 1- 20 Random Facts About Me

I found this cute blog the other day and the author of it did an awesome list of topics to post about. So I think I am going to take a stab at it. I feel like my posts are always about Owen and to be honest, I get a little bored with it so you have to be also. Also, cautionary warning.. these 30 things ask some pretty interesting questions that could come with some very open answers. And if you didn't know already, I'm an open book.

 Here we go, it's going to be fun!!

20 Random Facts About Me

1.  I have my dad's toes. The curl. I have grown to.. accept them for I cannot change them.
2. I have lived in Idaho, twice, California, Oregon (moved there three different times), Nevada (moved there twice) Utah (that's three moves) and Hawaii. That's a total of 12 moves in my 21 years of life.
3. I can get a little (or a lot) nervous driving next to Semi trucks. I seriously speed past them on the freeway just to get around them.
4. I love to rearrange furniture and thing…

Vacation 2013

My family and Chris and I went up to Oregon this last week to visit some friends.(How do you say that? Chris and I and my family? The family and us?) Our friends, the Skillmans, live on a huge piece of property (with lots to mow) and right next to a little lake, bonus! The deal was, if we mowed the pasture and yard, we could go boating. Luckily the mower is a John Deere riding mower so it got done pretty fast. (I think I just sounded like a done?). We went boating every morning and every night. It was such a blast! Chris had never been to Oregon or boating before, so this trip was full of adventures. He loved wake boarding and got up so easily. If you've ever been, you know it's not as easy as it looks. Maybe you need upper body strength?! :)
     We also ate so well! Mormons are known for their food right? Stacy had planted a beautiful garden and we ate from it almost every meal. Fresh and delicious. I want to plant one next summer. 
     I showed Chris a…

Owen's 1st

My sweet boy turned one on the 19th. Because he wouldn't have noticed any difference, we waited until Sunday when everyone was home to celebrate. I made him a giant cupcake and let him go at it. At first he wasn't to sure what to do with it, so he pushed it over. Then, when he realized it wouldn't growl at him, he started eating. I got some pretty cute pictures. And my parents got him a gigantic puppy from Costco. He loves it! I will say "Where's your puppy?" And he will run to it and hug it. We wanted to name it something to do with a Marvel comic movie so I came up with Jarvis. If you don't know what that is.. I'm not sure we can be friends. (Wink, wink) I promise I'm really not that nerdy, or maybe I am.

Do I touch it?

And his "pup-pup". Man these pictures are such bad quality!

    Happy Birthday Owen!

Our Story

I don't think I've actually written down how the Hendricksons came to be.. So here it is. This is such a long version of such a short story.
      I was a Senior in High School and Amy Davis was my Young Womens leader. One Sunday after her lesson, she asked me to write her brother who was on a mission. At first I think I was excited by the idea and after writing him an email saying "I think your sister wants us to get married", he kinda didn't write a whole lot back. (Would you?)

     A few short emails later, he came home. (April 30th) About a week after he returned home to California, his niece was getting baptized in Las Vegas. Amy wanted to take me so Chris and I could meet. To be honest when we first saw each other, neither of us were interested. We went to a park with the Davis kids before the baptism and that's when the awkwardness started. While walking through the park together with his niece Kiera, she innocently asked "When are you guys gonna…

I bet you didn't know..

My friend did this on her blog and I got to know her a little better and thought it would be fun. So here it goes!
I am... a mom to a busy boy, a Mormon, and a wife to a soon to be fireman. I sewing machine to work so I can finish the blanket I started last year. I have...a good life. A supportive, loving husband and a beautiful, happy and healthy boy. (Doesn't mean it's perfect or easy, it just makes it better)  I wish... we had a job and a house. I want to be a grown up! :) I hate... how the world looks down on motherhood. And how it makes me feel like somehow I'm not smart enough to get a degree or a job. When in reality motherhood is much harder than getting a degree! This world is so twisted. I fear... Chris leaving me. That's probably my only fear. If he were to cheat on me and leave. Luckily Chris isn't too outgoing in that getting to know or even talk to other people.  I search... for friends. I have only come across a few that I really connected with an…

Pinhole Press

I keep saying I'm back but...I kind of have a love/hate relationship with my blog. I hate that it takes up time (when I actually post something) but I love being able to write/type/talk and keep a journal of our life. I guess that was my way of saying I really want to keep blogging but it will happen when I'm not chasing Owen. 
We've done some fun activities so far this summer. While Chris is busy at work, we go play! We went to the Hogle Zoo and the Living Aquarium last week. I have maybe three pictures combined. I don't have a camera yet. Dang it. But Owen loves to look at animals and had a blast at the zoo. We also got the Pass of All Passes which includes the Seven Peaks Water park and lots of other game center places. We are so lucky to live in a place where there are so many things to do and see. I would not know how to entertain my kid if we lived in Mesquite. (Props to you moms who come up with things to do everyday!!)

We went hiking up the Grotto. Oh how I do…