S: The Henrys ~ 2011
BC: 2011 Henry Family
FC: The Henrys 2011
1: It's The Little Things In Life That Matter
2: After waiting a year after the dentists' prediction...Austin loses his first tooth! | Beginning to wobble on Jan. 1st! | Fell out on Jan. 4th! | Jack wanted a loose tooth...Aussie was so proud...the big tooth dinner...the tooth by candle light!
3: January Memories | Friday Family Fun Night Sleepovers! | One act play night! | Dars Pizza!
6: I hope all your birthday dreams and wishes come true. | Happy 66th Birthday Grandpa George! | Grandma Bonnie made us all a nice birthday lunch with grandpa's favorites...fried chicken, mashed potatoes, bread, corn and chocolate cake! | 1-23-45
7: A fun weekend visit from Jeffry, Elise and Brendan! | We had a busy weekend going to Nate's one act play, Aussie's Y-Ball game and fixing things around the house. Jeffry fixed 3 closet doors, our garage door, replaced our kitchen faucet and replaced our toilet. What a great brother to have!
8: Just like my mommy!
9: Shirley Temples | tremamill
10: Happy 5th Birthday Jackson! | Jackson loved his birthday! He got to wear a new Star Wars shirt all day...had a party with ice cream sundaes at preschool and then planned his whole dinner while grandma and grandpa came over that night. He was showered with books, Star Wars guys, a skateboard, tubby soap and more! His menu was chicken nuggets, french fries, corn on the cob, bread with butter, applesauce and football cupcakes!
11: Jack and Claire did a friends birthday celebration together. They invited 12 friends together and had a party at All American Gymnastics in Sioux Falls. They had a blast! | 5 | Jackson, Claire, Cole, Lincoln F, CJ, Austin, Lincoln N, Addison, Sophi, JoJo, and Alaina | A Party with | my Best Friend!
12: Pipestone's One Act Play 2011 | Senescence | Nate's 11th and final production...what a fun part of his life it has been! | Written and directed by Peder Hoyum and Nate Henry
13: Pipestone took first in Pipestone and ended up taking 2nd in Redwood Falls...due to a new scoring rubric.
14: Our Mexico Vacation to Princess Resort! Feb 17-21, 2011 We traveled down to Mexico with Kelly and Jamie Randall and had a blast. Lots of great memories were made such as Tequila volleyball, to the left, disco nights, ocean runs, fancy dinners out, 85 and sunshine, Coronas and Strawberry daquairis, a lost wedding ring, Canadians, party hats and more. What a fun vacation as husband and wife!
16: The month of March! | Sick kids | Our city league volleyball team! | Henrys and Holmans ~ 8 children! | Mauer turns 1! | Best Friends! | Swimming JoJo!
17: Life brings simple pleasures to us every day. It is up to us to make them wonderful memories. ~Cathy Allen | Taste of Elegance!
19: Swimming Lessons at Swim America for the month of March! The kids just loved going to swimming lessons. This was JoJo's first time and her favorite thing ever was going under water with her eyes open. Aussie mastered the front crawl and passed 3 levels and Jack passed 2 levels with a huge smile on his face and loved every minute of it!
21: Listing our house for sale on April 4th, 2011! | We were excited to begin the selling step after a whole winter of work...but on the other side we were sad to see the sign in our yard! | We ended up taking it off the market in November 2011...we will try again in the spring!
22: JoJo and her best buddy Alaina got to get their hair done at Lynn's Salon and then came back to the house to have a Pinkalicious birthday party! Grandma and grandpa also came over along with the Barber family. She was spoiled with gifts such as her Pinkalicious jeep from mom and dad, Tangled movie from grandma and sparkly pink sandals from the Barbers!
23: (Your Text Here) | Madelynn turns 3! | April 5, 2011
25: Dying Easter Eggs Together!
26: We had such a fun time together as a family. We celebrated all the spring birthdays, played at Edenborough park, went to church with grandpa Jeff and had a big Easter meal at Jeffry and Elise's!
27: Easter Weekend 2011 up in the cities!
31: it's always spring in a mother's heart | Kingswood Rummaging! | Nate traded in his truck! | Prom with the Barber Boys! | A story from grandpa! | A nap with Mauer! | April 2011 | Holding a snake at the circus! | Circus Toys!
32: Austin turns 8 on May 7th! | We ran our 2nd annual hitting camp on Austin's birthday this year. It was 75 and beautiful. Aussie got a motor scooter from mom, dad, grandpa and grandma Henry!
33: Austin celebrated his 8th birthday party with friends at the Madison Rec Center. He wanted a shark birthday cake so mommy made one for him. He had a great time with friends swimming, snacking and just being together!
34: Moments | in | May | May was filled with ending the school year and daycare, kindergarten shots, fishing and family time! | Friday family fun night! | Kindergarten shots...with tears! | Fishing with Dad!
35: We found out we were pregnant on May 18th just before school was out! We had our first ultrasound on June 10th to find out everything looked great...only one baby and due on January 20th! We are so excited! | Henry baby number 4 is on the way!
36: A time for change... | After 12 great years in Pipestone, Nate turned in his letter of resignation to head to The Local Best full time! May his new journey be all he wants and more!
37: Jackson's Dell Rapids Coach Pitch Team with Coach Brian Cook! | Jackson was the littlest boy out there and 3 years younger than some but he kept up just fine and played great on his team!
38: Austin's Dell Rapids League on Mon/Wed Coached by daddy and Craig! | Austin's first year in Kid Pitch! | Austin developed into a great pitcher this year! | #7
39: Austin's SEBA League on Tues/Thurs Coached by Troy Long! | Another year of Coach Pitch! | Taking 3rd in the Tea tourney! | Aussie didn't play a game without putting on his eye black! | #3
40: Happy Father's Day! | Cootie Days! | Jo Jo | Waking up dad on Father's Day! | All Smiles! | Learned how... | to ride a bike with no training wheels! | June 19th | Meeting baby Miles! | At the Minnesota Zoo! | Celebrating dad turning 35!
41: June 2011 | Austin takes 3rd in SEBA tournament! | Still time for a summer nap! | Happy 35th birthday daddy!
43: Up at the Cabin!
44: Mudcat Memories 2011
45: Dad hit his 200th home run! | Nate and Pfanny's last year playing baseball together!
48: Maddie Jo's first time to the dentist! | July 11th was Jo Jo's first trip to the dentist. She wasn't sure what to expect at first but by the end of the visit...she was telling the hygenist what to do...typical!
49: August 5th! | Caatfish Bay Watershi Show ~
50: Happy 11 Year Anniversary!
51: July 29, 2000-July 29, 2011 Nate and I could not ask for more in our lives. We have been so blessed over the past 11 years with a great marriage, 3 beautiful children and another on the way, super jobs and healthy lives. We celebrated our anniversary with our children as we all had homemade lasagna, salad, bread and anniversary dessert. The kids loved spending our special night with us and we also enjoyed it! We are amazed at just how fast time goes right before your eyes. We always just want to make the most out of each day we have together, love life and always remember to take time out of our busy everyday life to enjoy each other!
52: August came and with it were beautiful days, car washing, sunshine, back to school, new jobs, kindergarten for Jack, a new daycare for Jo Jo and some tough transitions to get through them all!
53: ~August~ Days of change for our family!
54: Girls Weekend up in the cities! | Twins game and | Great Friends! | Jess | Val | Jared Allen sighting!
55: Maddie Jo Receives her Prayer Pillow! Jo Jo was so excited to finally get her prayer pillow like her boys. She said she was going to get a pink and blue one and sure enough...she found a pink and blue Dora pillow! | Nate and I are teaching her Sunday School class this year...should be interesting!
56: What is there not to love about kids? | Jo Jo writing her letter M's...all over her legs with a marker! | The excitement of losing teeth! | Beauty Queen! | Holmans and the Henrys! | Just like my daddy!
57: Our bat boy! | Our Barbie playing Princess! | Our eager Kindergartner | Our swimmer!
58: Open House was Wednesday August 17th. Dad had to bring the boys cuz mom had her own open house in her classroom of 1st graders! | Mrs. Anderson | Mrs. Stone
59: The first day of school was Thursday August 18th and we had two very excited boys. Jackson could not wait to start Kindergarten and was ready to go with Mrs. Stone. Aussie has Mrs. Anderson for his second grade teacher. Both have super teachers this year! | Open House and... | Jack's new | school shoes! | Aussie's new | school shoes
60: Our Family Vacation | Aussie | Bear Country | Aussie's 1st Trout!
61: to the Black Hills! | Labor Day 2011 | Jackson
62: Mommy's Growing Belly! | 21 weeks along | 28 Weeks along | 32 weeks along | 36 Weeks along
63: Cutest Pumpkin In The Patch | Our three gifts... | from above! | 36 weeks along
64: "Everyone must take time to sit and watch the leaves turn." - Elizabeth Lawrence
65: Fall Days Are Fun Days | Our family photo shoot ~ 2011
66: A thankful heart is not only the greatest virtue, but the parent of all the other virtues. ~Cicero
70: FCA Flag Football in Sioux Falls! | Austin just loved playing football every Saturday morning. He became quite good at pulling flags and being Quarterback!
71: Tammy's Godchild | Myles Mademann's baptism!
72: Carving Pumpkins | Aussie had the stomach flu... poor kid! | Jack made JoJo take out the pumpkin guts! | Loved the slime!
73: Trick or Treat! | Zachery Barber....A Dells Cheerleader...Channing Barber! | 2011 | A Beautiful Night! | Jack made JoJo take out the pumpkin guts!
74: Card Making Night 2011 | Every year I look forward to card making night. This year Kari hosted it and we had to make 120 cards. We had a great potluck dinner and great company!
75: We hosted Thanksgiving this year in Dell Rapids. Grandpa Jeff surprised us and drove down on his motorcycle. Bon and Geo came along with her brother Jerry and his wife Mary. We didn't make it out shopping on black Friday...just went to a baby Dr. appt instead! | 32 weeks along! | Happy Turkey Day!
76: This was Jackson's first year playing Y-Ball! He just loved playing basketball and listened to every word his coach said. He played every Saturday morning and even played in the Sioux Falls Arena. It is so much fun watching our children learn the basic fundamentals of a sport!
77: This year Austin played his second year of basketball. He played with his group of Dell Rapids boys from last year but they played in the Tea league. He was exposed to real games, taking the ball out of bounds and crashing the boards! | Austin's 1st free throw ever...he missed!
78: Missing Our Daddy! | Nate had to unexpectedly fly down to Texas to help sell in the Texas market for work. The kids and I made a chain and every night he was gone we took a link off. It was so sad to see him go knowing he was going to miss Christmas programs, Jack in the Arena, Aussie's first basketball game and more. A lot was put on mom's plate moving into the new school, 3 small kids to take care of, report cards, observed lessons, Christmas, shopping, wrapping and did we mention she is 81/2 months pregnant? It was Nate's 2nd time down there but we all understand how important it is for the business to get off and running. | Nov 29th - Dec 16th
79: Preparing for Christmas | Daddy's train! | Aussie's 1st ornament | JoJo cutting cookies! | Finding cookie cutters! | Christmas Cookies!
80: Jackson in Kindergarten and Austin in 2nd grade!
81: Austin and Jackson's School Christmas Program Dec 1st, 2011
82: Our hearts grow tender with childhood memories and love of kindred, and we are better throughout the year for having, in spirit, become a child again at Christmas-time. -Laura Ingalls Wilder
83: Visiting Santa, new ornaments and time together!
84: Our family Christmas Celebration! December 23rd, 2011
85: Nate and I feel it is important to have a special Christmas with just our family. We always make a fun dinner, open presents and enjoy being together! This year the kids all went downstairs and sorted all the presents into piles as they just could not wait. Daddy read the birth of Jesus from the bBible and the night was beautiful!
86: Jack - age 5, JoJo - age 3, Aussie - age 8
87: The magic of Christmas Eve!
89: We are getting so excited to meet our new baby! The doctor said it could be any day now so be prepared! Mommy has been having lots of contractions as we are 36 weeks along. Baby is measuring 40 weeks and Dr. thinks it could be a big baby! Let the waiting game begin!
91: Christmas Eve at grandma and grandpa's house!
92: Look at what Santa left for all the kids!
93: Leaving out milk and cookies! | Austin got Under Armour sandals and a wii Cabelas game, Jackson got a pogo stick, motorcycle guys and a nerf bullet vest. JoJo got new high heels and a dolly highchair and bed! The stockings were also overflowing with goodies for the children. As usual...Rudolph made a huge carrot mess all over the kitchen floor!
94: What a crazy winter so far. We have not had one flake of snow, no shoveling and a brown Christmas. Here are the kids riding bikes on December 28th in sweatshirts. Could be a nice short winter!