Mountain Stone…

This as you all know is the famous monument, “Dead People on Horses.” It’s very popular in the South.

Ok, more like it’s very popular in China and Japan. While we were there there were more people from outside the US than there are in Talladega on race weekend… but it really was cool getting to see this HUGE rock just sitting in the middle of Georgia.

This is me and Jill trying REALLY hard to be cool. How’d we do?

This is how we really look…. CRAZY…

I think we’ll end this one on a good pic… we got one of those Japanese dude’s to take this so we’re like 2″ tall…but it’s still a good one.
hope all is well with EVERYONE!!!

new BUSHES!!!!

These are our new bushes!! Ok, i know this is a tad lame but we’re excited! There was nothing but grass where they are so it’s a BIG improvement!

Easter IN PC…..

You’ll have to excuse that title. I know most of you are thinking, “Why in the world did Hendu have Easter in Panama City?”
If that is what you thought, you were wrong! But it was equally as BEAUTIFULL in our PC…Phenix City. Where we thank GOD constantly that Jesus rose on that third day!!!

I guess I’ll start by stressing that we were at The Henderson residence! Yes that’s right that means Jill cooked!!! But wait before you faint, let me just say that there wasn’t ONE complaint. As a matter of fact it was perfection! My angel did a wonderful…no no no…magnificant job on everything! And I did ok too.

Here’s my turkey…And before you squalk (is that a word?) I did cook it on the grill! What other way is there to cook anothing? Right? No, really though I thought it was pretty good.
Here we are again. We got pretty close, me and this turkey.

This is one of the table that Jilly set. Notice the baby, chicks behind every plate. Very cute!!

Grammy finishing her strawberry short cake.

Jill and Grammy just before everyone arrived!

This is Lara, Momma, and Jill, in our front room laughin’ it up!

Aunt Ann, Aunt Janie, and Aunt Teresa….yes, guys all these fine ladies are available and looking for a guy who can keep up…

These are the deep thinkers of the group…can’t you tell? (Grandeddy, Deddy, and Paw-Paw)


Deddy and Mr. Jan (POP-IN-LAW)

Paw-Paw and Celery…I mean Mrs. Shelrea…

And how could we forget Andy!!! He’s the coolest Brother-in-law!

This is my other sister Mandi. She’s pretty cool, her and Lara, are both about to be 19 and in their Sophomore year in College. Just throwin’ that out there.

Well, guys it was a wonderful day, and i’m looking forward to many more Holidays together! I love all of you and can’t wait to have ya’ll down again!

Taurs Caine gets Hitched!

Check this out!

Yes this is my cousin… can you believe that i’ve got a Rapper cousin!? I knew he was trying to get out in the publics ears, but I think he’s done it now. Their song “Sweet Home AL” (Dirty South Version)…has been on KFC commercials and Monday Night Football promos. Pretty sweet, huh? Well anyway, I’m sure how the rest of their stuff is but this song is ok, it’s definitely a “different” version of “Sweet Home Alabama.” Their name is Boyz After Money Always (/or BAMA). My cousin is Brian “Torus Caine” Morris and the other guy is “Rain.”

So why on earth am I telling y’all this now? Well, that’s a good question. It’s on my mind because Jill and I, and the rest of my family saw him get hitched this weekend on the Beach in Gulf Shores. It was a nice wedding, but the first I’d ever seen where the guests had beer during the ceremony…but to each his own I guess. Anyway, it was VERY VERY nice, the weather was great, the food was good, and the sunset just as the ceremony was getting underway! BEAUTIFUL.
Here are a couple of pics from this weekend. It’s the first time mine or Jill’s bodies had seen sun light since our honeymoon! Man we need to get out more!!!

OH. Jill, no longer has any hair!! Isn’t it gorgeous!!!! I love it. She’s got a whole new look!

Paw-Paw even got a little SUN!!

Momma and deddy had a great time. As usual Momma and Aunt Lynne ended up helping (unexpectedly) with the wedding. But the Bride’s mom could’ve used their help much early. She was a tad stressed, but did a good job holding it all together.

Here’s my Aunt Lynne. Wish I had a better pic, but she really looked good that night!

Secret Service or Ol’ Goat in shades?

Jonny “Green Bean,” he’s too cool. Drove(FLEW) down from Wetumpka and made it to the Wedding in plenty of time. Only to find the wedding starting 30 min late… then stayed to help clean up until 2:30 AM, what a trooper!

Uncle Bubba, this is Granny’s Brother. He’s one of the BIGGEST, nicest , guys God ever made!

This is Aunt Jane, mother of the groom and
Granny’s Sister… Wonderful lady, lives in Las
Vagas !!! How cool is that!

Momma, Deddy, and Paw-Paw livin’ it up at the reception…

Me and Jill lovin’ the SUN and SAND!!!!! We want to live there!!!

Jill can’t seem to decide what to get at TCBY… but maybe it’ll come to her soon.

How Cool do you think me and Jill would look towin’ this behind the Frontier? Too cool can’t wait to get one of these bad boys!!!

Nashvagas, never saw it coming!

This my friends is a wonderfully pleased couple in the presents of such country (and some not so Country) Greats, such as Vince Gill, Diane Krall (Elvis Costello’s wife) Elvis Costello, Emmy Lou Harris, Mark Willis, and SOOO many more!!! At the Grand Ol’ Opry!!!! It was great! We got to see it in the Ryman! Which is so beautiful.
We also had the pleasure of visiting Jill’s favorite place in the World, The Hatch Show print store.

This is where we stayed. What’s that you ask? Oh, yes that’s snow! 3 inches of it!!! It was the first time i’ve seen snow in like 3 years! It was just a wonderful trip!
Good company and Great food!!! and Good entertainment!With Momma, Deddy, Grammy, and Grandeddy!! What more can you ask for?

Momma and Deddy at the Opry, having of course THE BEST TIME EVER!!!

This is Elvis and Emmy Lou doing a duet…they were really great!

Grammy, Grandeddy, Me and Jill!!! Having the best time EVER!

The Lapper!!

This my friend is the booth that Jill designed and built…trust me i was there. Anyway, little backgroud; this lady in Columbus invented a TV tray called the Lapper. She had the logo you see in the booth made, after she a several prototypes made of her lapper. The lapper is a TV tray with two circles cut into it which contain a rubbery (not rubber) pad that allows you to tilt the tray 60 degrees in any direction and your glass and plate(or bowl) will not move! it’s very cool. Anyway, This is the booth that she put up at the market in Atlanta! She sold 1200 Lappers that weekend!!!! and because of this booth (that JILL did) she was invited to an invatation only show in Las Vagas!!!! And to Chicago, and she’s asked Jill to go with her to both of them. Well Jill can’t go to both, but she is going to Chicago! How exciting huh? Anyway, here’s a couple more pics from that show.

you gotta be kiddin’? That was 4 months ago!!

Yes, this is over 4 months old. But hey, i’m just getting you caught up. and for my laziness you’ll just have to suffer… :-)

NO, Jill and i have not been adoptin’ kids for the past 3 months. We just wanted a family really bad that particular night so we kidnaped these kids and took a pic to show off. I think we picked some good fake kids, don’t you?

Jill says this is the only kid we need, and against my better judgement i’m disclosing that this is actually, yep…it’s me. just don’t tell anybody.

This is as close to a Harley as we can get right now. But one day we WILL be livin’ in this Harley Village!! This village was given to us by my late Uncle Joe. He was one of the coolest guys i’ve ever known. And this village will not only be up every Christmas season, but it will grow every year, each piece in his memory! Miss
you Uncle Joe…

And this is our house for those of you who have never been here. We forgive you… :)

Jill, me and Andy (jill’s bro) all got rockin’ chairs from the Funderburk HO HO!!! We were very excited about that! Now you can see them proudly displayed and USED (that’s right we’re porch rockers) on this porch right here…

This is one of jill’s latest projects. We thought molly and harley needed to have a little color on there house…

Ok well that’s it for right now but i’ll be right back with some of those “Lapper” pics! That’s Jill’s really big project that she’s helping this new inventer with. Oh, and by the way Biscuet might be in on this one too, a new inventer has to have a website right?

What?! something new??

SO, i know it’s been years since i put something in here. But life has been so good that i haven’t had time to slow down enought to update anything! Can ya’ll believe that? The sad part is that i don’t have any pics to put up with me. But they will be on here soon, like, this afternoon. But anyway, just before Christmas UPS got slammed…ok we pretty much were burried in boxes. every single day until the day after Christmas. But it was really nice having some extra doe to spend on eveybody including my lovely wife, who Santa was very nice too this year. We also went to “Fantasy in Lights” up at Callaway Gardens, and let me tell you, if you’ve never been…YOU MUST GO THIS YEAR!!! it was beautiful!! The hot chocolate and ginger bread cookies were the best! School was very good to me last semester too, that had a lot to do with my wonderful Christmas break. Although i’m still not out, i’m getting closer with every class i take!
Jill is great! Someone from Columbus invented this thing called “The Lapper” and is doing all there stuff through Communicorp (Jill’s Company). Well she loved Jill, who doesn’t!? and asked her to be like her personal designer. So, Jill designed and made this lady’s both for the market in Atlanta. It was so good that the lady has been invited to the BIG TIME market in Chicago, and she invited Jill to go with her. By the way that lady sold 1200 of the Lappers on the first weekend!!! I’ll put some pictures of that show and the Lapper on this Blog too.
Anyway, hope all is well with everyone! Hannah and Lombardi it’s gettin’ close. We are very exited for ya’ll.
Can’t wait to see everyone soon.

Mountaineering with the Blain’s

Oct. 14-16, 2005

It was a normal friday morning in Mid-October, bright sunny, with a little nip in the air. So, normal, yet something’s different…but what is it…..OH YEA, we’re going to Highland’s!!! The Blain/Henderson Fall Trip #1….
Highland’s, NC

We stayed in the beautiful Dillard House. Nestled in the foothills of the Appalacian Mountains. This first pic is the WONDERFULLY “FALL-ISTIC” view from our back porch. It was only the beginning! It only got better from there.

As a matter of fact, not even the $7 roast beef sandwich with no chips or a drink, could even put a damper on this magnificant get-away!

Oh and by the way, most (all) of the pic’s here are provided by the artistic photography of noneother than David Blain…

As a matter of fact this is Davey’s favorite pic ——>

Here are the lovely couples now.

The Ladies Chillin’ at Glenn Falls!

The Blain’s at Whiteside Mountain, had to hike like 10,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,001 feet to get to this gorgeous spot! (he he he) but it was so worth it!

This my friends is the Giant Poplar…well, sort of, it’s the biggest tree we found on the way to the Giant Poplar. We decided we couldn’t make the trek….

Mr. and Mrs. Hendu atop the Whiteside Trail!

Can you believe that this exists!? God is wonderful! He making me love Him more and more with every turn of the head!! By the way this is Culasulja Falls!

Look at this beautiful picture of….wait. Is that…yes it is, it is DAVEY BLAIN!!! Another great shot from Glenn Falls!

Look what Davey and I caught down in the Culasulja Gorge…. An Elder…

Here is Davey and Heather reminiscing at Sunset Rock… it wasn’t but a couple of years ago that the Blain’s were merely Heather and Davey… Until one Cold Snowy day in February (a couple years ago) that Davey asked Heather Henderson to be Mrs. Blain…….and we all know how that turned out!

The Beautiful view of downtown Highland’s from atop Sunset Rock! Breathtaking! Just like everyother view of ANYTHING in this part of the country!

I mean WOW!!! I wish I could put all the pic Davey Took on here. But there’s just no room. You’ll just have to check it out for yourselves!!

Man, that is Truely GOD’S Country!

Star Studed Braves games…

We weren’t the only thing smokin’ in the Sun at the Braves game Sunday. The Stars were out too.
Look here’s Usher cooling down with an ICE-COLD COKE!

Good thing we had our camera’s!

Looks like Chipper took the day off to visit with the fans… Heather’s more star struck than a deer in headlights.

The Francour Franks are out too…
Man what more could we ask for…………


Dang, even the ladies were smokin’!

Davey and Heather kickin’ it @ Turner Field!

Only the 2nd ever picture of Holly and Trav Trav…. MAKE A COPY!

It’s Mr. and Mrs. Hendu…. takin’ it all in before we head the the greatest place on Earth…No not Disney world! crazy… Turner Field!

Had a great time guys! Can’t wait until the Playoffs. We’ll have to make a trip to see the NLDS!!!! I’ll leave you with a pic of Giles as he smashes his 13th Homer of the year!

Pictures courtesy of David Blain…

first ever COED 1 sunday school party!!!

This was by far the best “party” we’ve ever had at our house. And that’s not just because it’s the only party we’ve ever had at our house, :) Thanks guys for giving us (jill) the opportunity to get the house all dootied up and looking pretty….I had a great time and I hope all of you did too. Oh and by the way, Davey…It’s The COLOR of Money… just a little reminder.

Thanks for a great night can’t wait until next time! See you Sunday!

The winners of Cheeto-Head…..

Ryan and Melissa Clark!!!!!!!

Doggie pavilion…

Molly and Harley deserve the good things in life too…

After i built this, it only took 4 people to move it… it’s only about 300 lbs.!!! But the dogs to love it and that’s what counts!

1 year!

cake mix – $4
icing – $3.50
a beautiful cake – free (Aunt)

Still good after one year! — priceless!!!

roughin’ it with Brandi and Shane…

Those burger stood NO chance!!!!!

Just a little eye-candy for ya, courtesy of the great Cheaha Mountain, so very close to the most wonderful city in all the world….and nestled in the foothills of this beautiful mountain…Anniston, AL!!!

View from the top…just, wow. This trip was one of the best times i’ve ever had in the woods! It’s hard to beat good views, good food, and GREAT
friends…just no comparison.

A Smore of a Good TIME