Thursday, December 31, 2015

Remember Me- I am the One Who Loves You

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Stuart Hamblin sang/wrote Remember Me, I am the One Who Loves You,  in 1954- the year Jan I were born. Later Dean Martin, Johnny Cash, and Willy Nelson would sing that song. I added a few photos of Jan and I, since 1972. Photos of both of us since I don't know who works harder to make our marriage work.  I am thankful for marriage as God ordained it and Marriage is still alive and well. My goal for 2016 is to make it better.


Monday, December 28, 2015

Impromtu Weatherman

I started this blog six years ago- I have had over 800 blogs but it seemed to mess up when I got that many, so I deleted some and this past year my goal was to do just 10 per month and to only do videos that I made. With this year almost over, this is only post this year that is not one I made, but I had to share as I love humor. This is Don Knotts doing a weatherman,- the first time I have seen it and hope you enjoy it as much as I did.
A man who found a cell phone walked over to a meteorologist and said “sir I think this is yours.” “Why do you think so?” asked the meteorologist “Well sir it says 20 missed calls!”

Although he was a qualified meteorologist, Hopkins ran up a terrible record of forecasting for the TV news program. He became something of a local joke when a newspaper began keeping a record of his predictions and showed that he'd been wrong almost three hundred times in a single year. That kind of notoriety was enough to get him fired. He moved to another part of the country and applied for a similar job. One blank on the job application called for the reason for leaving his previous position. Hopkins wrote, "The climate didn't agree with me."

The Michaels family owned a small farm in Canada, just yards away from the North Dakota border. Their land had been the subject of a minor dispute between the United States and Canada for generations. Mrs. Michaels, who had just celebrated her ninetieth birthday, lived on the farm with her son and three grandchildren.
One day, her son came into her room holding a letter. "I just got some news, Mom," he said. "The government has come to an agreement with the people in Washington. They've decided that our land is really part of the United States. We have the right to approve or disapprove of the agreement. What do you think?"
"What do I think?" his mother said. "Jump at it! Call them right now and tell them we accept! I don't think I could stand another one of those Canadian winters!"


Saturday, December 26, 2015

Gonna Fly Now

Gonna Fly Now", also known as "Theme from Rocky," is the theme song from the movie Rocky, composed by Bill Contin, and was  a hit in 1977.  Time goes by too fast for me. To remind you of that, and to invest your time wisely- I added photos taken on my phone and the dates to the Rocky Theme Song. (Some do not want photos taken and  this is not all we did)  I hope it encourages you to count your blessings and make the best of your time. We are so thankful for our family and friends and those who helped make 2015 such a wonderful year.  Happy New Year.


Youth is when you’re allowed to stay up late on New Year’s Eve. Middle age is when you’re forced to

“A New Year's resolution is something that goes in one year and out the other.

May all your troubles last as long as your New Year's resolutions!

An optimist stays up until midnight to see the New Year in. A pessimist stays up to make sure the old year leaves.

Saturday, December 19, 2015

Best Marriage Advice I've Heard


Hats off to Columbia Grove Church in East Wenatchee for their work on helping marriages work.  This video was made several years ago, (I found this video on youtube) for a marriage series they were doing I think. I certainly am no expert or know the perfect answer to what we can do to strengthen marriages but I thought it has some good advice- anyone married as long as these couples deserve to be listened to. People who have been married for a long time are a valuable help and mentors that many church's overlook. I try to hang around couples married for a long time to listen and watch how they have done it.  I miss the days of Paul Harvey when he would announce the longest marriage anniversary- usually over 70 years. So to these three couples, thanks for sharing, Happy Anniversary. And never stop working on your marriage.
A group of women were at a seminar on "How to live in a loving
relationship with your husband".
The women were asked, "How many of you love your husband?"
All the women raised their hands.
Then they were asked, "When was the last time you told your   
husband you loved him?"
Some women answered "today", a few "yesterday", and some
couldn't remember.
The women were then told to take out their cell phones and text
to their husband: "I love you, sweetheart."
The women were then told to exchange phones with another person,
and to read aloud the text message they received, in response.
Here are some of the replies:
1. Who the hell is this?
2. Eh, mother of my children, are you sick or what?
3. Yeah, and I love you, too. What's up with you?
4. What now? Did you wreck the car again?
5. I don't understand what you mean.
6. What the ___ did you do now?
7. You're kidding, right?
8. Don't beat around the bush; just tell me how much you need.
9. Am I dreaming?
10. If you don't tell me who this message is actually for, someone
will die.
11. I thought we agreed you wouldn't drink during the day.
12. Your mother is coming to stay with us, isn't she???



Sunday, December 13, 2015

Mr. Scanman

Sixty one years ago the number one hit in nation was Mr. Sandman. (1954) Dan Roberts re-wrote/re-sang the song "Mr. Scanman" a few years ago. I added a few photos some of my friends shared with me- rather than expressing my concerns and lack of accountability- Please let me share some concerns my friends have shared with me and then you can decide.....I don't want to make this too serious, it is posted under "humor/liberals".
If the Paris attacks sparked U.S. officials to reexamine their refugee policy, you wouldn't know it. According to CNSNews's numbers, the Obama administration is still letting in hundreds of Syrian refugees -- just not the ones who identify as Christians. Since the November 13 terrorist tragedy in France, the U.S. has opened its doors to 236 Sunni Muslims and one (one!) Christian.

Despite making up roughly 10 percent of the Syrian population, Christians are still being blocked from the U.S. in disproportionate numbers. Of course, even more interesting is that Sunni Muslims are one of the few religious groups ISIS tolerates -- increasing the odds that a radical could slip in among them. Although not all are bad characters, the San Bernardino shooters were Sunni Muslims. And while we don't advocate closing the doors to refugees, we do believe in properly vetting the men and women resettling among us -- as Republican leaders proposed.

Christians, on the other hand, pose zero risk to American security but always seem to get the short of end of the stick in an administration whose policies are never beneficial to the faith our country was founded on. Of course, the president is never eager to put a spotlight on the persecution of Christians in the Middle East because he doesn't want to be portrayed as siding with Christian refugees over Muslim refugees. Draw from that what conclusions you may.

In the meantime, there are plenty of ways we can help the hurting without exposing ourselves to another terror attack. The U.S. can offer humanitarian support to those in refugee camps abroad. We can work with the international community to expand the safe zones so those who want to stay in their countries and begin rebuilding their lives can do so. And most importantly, we can provide military support to help defeat ISIS, so that people don't have to seek asylum in the first place.
from FRC Action




Monday, December 7, 2015

The Greatest Gift of All (2015)




I love this time of year. I love to say Merry Christmas and not be ashamed or politically correct of the real meaning of Christmas. For 28 years we have sent out our cards on Dec. 7th and for past 10 years made that card into a video. This years song is by Ken and Sherri Easter called "The Greatest Gift Of All". I hope it gets caught in your mind and you sing it all day long. I look forward to hearing from friends this time of year- for many it is a memory that I cherish even more until we meet in Heaven. We have so much to be thankful for and I pray Gods Blessings on you. I hope you have a Merry Christmas and have experienced the Greatest Gift of All.


2015
Merry Christmas
From the Hendricks Family
Christmas is my favorite time of the year.
A Season filled with joy, hope and good cheer.
A card, letter, comment from friends far and near,
So grateful for the memories we made this past year,
This is tenth Video and twenty eighth Christmas Letter,
After 23 years, we finally sold our 1967 Mercury Cougar,
Dennis is still working in maintenance and on paint striper,
Jan did Royal Family Camp, now a part time nursery director,
Her Row by row quilt won so entered some hobbies in the fair,
Dennis has 200 videos on youtube, and been a 6 year Blogger,
We vacationed on the Olympic Peninsula in a tent this summer,
And the 3 days at Disneyland in March we will always remember,
The Water slide park in Chelan, or Wing and Wheels last October,
The Lava Rock Caves, Smallwoods, hockey, mariners, and more,
Barney our pet bird, now has a female mate who is also a conure,
Did we include Storytime, McDonalds, parks, or pushing a stroller
May this find you Healthy, Happy, Blessed and  Ok, is our prayer
God Bless you with a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year
Dennis and Janice Hendricks
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Sunday, December 6, 2015

We Wish You A Merry Christmas (2014)

 Tomorrow I send out our Christmas Letters, a tradition, since before 1989. In 2005 I started making a video with that letter, and todays video is my 9th video I shared with you.  I started it, to look back at the year and count my  blessings, I love to look back as I review the letters, photos and videos. I truly hope you have a wonderful Christmas no matter what the pain or suffering you may have experienced this year. God is in control, and he loves you very much. I wish I could personally deliver this to you with a hug or handshake, Internet has its positive and negative sides, and that may not be possible today.  Feel free to leave a comment or write back...If you want to see earlier videos, just visit the label called Christmas-family. Happy  Birthday Jesus.

2014

Merry Christmas

From the Hendricks Family

This year has passed far too quickly

So this Christmas Video made for you to see

Thankful we can connect via internet almost totally,

Wedding, Birthdays, Tulip Festival were a great memory,

Loosing loved ones this year is very tough on Jan and Me,

And Ballet, Soccer and Football, starring our grandkids to see,

Spent a day at Silverwood, & at the Chelan Water Park with family,

Camped at KOA in Concrete and traveled the North Cross Hwy to see,

Family reunion in Portland and Helena, and visiting with Patti and Bobbi,

Dennis is plowing snow and striping roads for the Washington State DOT,

Posted 25 Blogs per month, and 173 videos on Vimeo.com or You tube to see,

Jan has retired as children’s pastor after 22 years and now has time to watch Billy,

Still Abigail the Clown, & helping at Lost Lake Camp and at Camp Royal Family,

Spinning Yarn, Quilting, sewing, crochet, & painting, fill her time as favorite hobby,

Barnabas, our pet parrot,  flew out the door and was rescued by the Humane Society

Princess our cat had a  habit of biting that would not stop so we had to say goodbye

In July our renters moved out, after a 106 day listing, the house now is sold-thankfully

We Pray Gods blessings upon you and hope this find you safe, healthy, and happy,

As we celebrate the gift of Jesus Christ, and  promised return again for you and me.

Merry Christmas 2014

Dennis and Janice Hendricks


Saturday, December 5, 2015

Silent Night (2013)

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I finally finished this years Christmas video- but I still enjoy looking at past years and reliving those moments. So please forgive me as I post a video from 2013 for todays posting. I hope this year is filled with happy memories and moments you can cherish for years to come and those who outlive you will remember you by. Have A Merry Christmas. (I love saying that)
2013
Merry Christmas
From the Hendricks Family
Time for a Christmas letter hopefully,
And our video of the year in review to see,
We are thankful that you are friends and Family,
A Cruise last February was our most fun memory,
Celebrating Jans Birthday from New Orleans at sea,
We took grandkids to Raptor Reef and Chuck E Cheese
April 26th we welcomed our 6th grandchild, named Billy
June was mom’s memorial service at Oceanside with family,
Our family met at Enchanted Village for a fun day in mid-July,
Trent joined us for Silverwood for a single day of fun and memory,
In August, We celebrated our 40 year class Reunion in Grand Coulee,
Soccer and Apple Sox games and the big wedding for Darcie and Donnie,
Dennis is  still  plowing  snow, and  striping roads for the Washington  D.O.T.
Posting a blog every day, Facebook, and has 149 videos on Youtube.com to see
Jan had Lost Lake, Royal Family camp, Kids church, and Impact Girls to keep busy
Abigail the Clown, as well as Knitting, painting, sewing are part of her life and a hobby,
Barnabas our Parrot likes to sit on our shoulders and Princess our kitten is so full of energy,
We Pray for Gods richest blessings on you,  and that this finds you safe, healthy, and happy,
Celebrating the greatest gift of Jesus, and looking to promised return someday for you & me
Merry Christmas 2013
Dennis and Janice Hendricks
1331 N. Ashland Ave, East Wenatchee, WA. 98802


Thursday, December 3, 2015

Christmas Card (2012)

For  the past 28 years we have tried to make our Christmas letter a one page poem, and for the past 10 years we have created a video of the previous years’ photos that follow the Christmas letter and that years highlights.  2012 years’ video song is from Steven Curtis Chapman called The Christmas Card. I found the words most fitting and hope my photos do not distract from that message. We had not done any one big item that year, but so thankful for the little moments that meant so much and for friends like you that fill our memories.  Just as we completed the video, we had to put down our cat we had for 17 years and on Dec 21st, Jans mom went home to her reward and is free from pain now- Celebrating Christmas in Heaven. I wish we could visit you  in person- hopefully at least we can hear back from you. We want to Wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. Below is our Christmas Traditional Christmas Letter and if you click on the video, you will see our traditional Christmas Video for 2012.
2012
Merry Christmas
From the Hendricks Family
Remembering what happened isn’t easy
So We made a video of this past year to see
Postage rose, so we using internet now totally
The Lady of The Lake trip was a most  fun memory
A North Cross trip in October with Jan was so pretty,
The Nutcracker Ballet in Seattle staring Grace we did see
We visited Silverwood Park and Riverfront Park with family,
Spending a day at Puyallup Fair with Trent was a great memory,
Took the grandkids to the Raptor Reef Park and to Chuck E Cheese,
Dennis is still plowing snow and    striping roads for Washington D.O.T.
He has Posted a blog every day, and has 149 videos on Youtube.com to see
The Mission trip to Uganda,  and Thailand,  kept Jan and Abigail the clown busy
Jan took a short sabbatical    and attended Children’s Conference in the windy city
Kids Church, Mega Sports camp,  Lost Lake Camps, Stars sleepover at Grand Coulee
Barnabas  our  Parrot  likes to sit on shoulders    and  Madison our cat woke us up daily
Madison had to be down and Hospice had to be called in for mom this week we sadly say
We Pray Gods richest blessings upon you, and  this  finds you   safe, healthy, and happy
As we celebrate the best gift of Jesus, and his promised return again now for you and me
Merry Christmas 2012
Dennis and Janice Hendricks

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

CHRISTMAS (2007)

Dec. 7th is the release date for our Christmas letters/videos per traditions. I have reposted this years post and to replace this post I have found a 2007 video on youtube that I do not have in my possession. the song is a Southern Gospel song by the late Jake Hess called "CHRISTMAS" .The photos may be a duplicate of the 2007 song I actually used, but you will love the song I am sure.

Saturday, November 28, 2015

Oh Holy Night (2010)

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Looking back at past Christmas Videos, reminds me how blessed we are and also reminds me how fast time keeps moving on. This is actually a video I made five years ago for our annual Christmas card. I hope these videos remind you of your past Christmas's, good memories,  and most of all, the very first Christmas- that Holy Night long ago. I am actually glad time does not stand still, That baby we sing about is no longer a baby, nor is he still in the grave- he is in Heaven, sitting on the right hand of God today, the King of Kings, and is in control, and someday he will return; One Holy Night, for us. The bible says he will come as a thief in the night.  I hope you are ready- never could figure out why no one had not made room for him with all the prophecies of when/where he would be born. Merry Christmas.
Season’s Greetings from the Hendricks Family 2010
It’s Just several weeks before Christmas as again I wonder where this year has went?
This will be our 23rd Christmas letter and 7th Christmas video when finally done and sent,
So why do we have to outdo the previous year in new ways to share our memories and fun?
I would be happy with a call or card to say Merry Christmas and Happy New Year Everyone.
On Last Christmas Day Dawn/ Derek moved to Kirkland, so we made several trips over there to see
Underground Seattle, Woodland Zoo, Flight Museum, Grace in the Nutcracker Ballet,  rode the ferry
A trip to Smallwoods, Chuck E Cheese, Waterpark, Slidewaters, and Silverwood with Darcie’s family
The Stehiken Boat trip with Jan’s mom between her dr. appointments, church, shopping, and laundry,
In June we attended the Smith reunion, and a Labor Day reunion at Hydro Park for  DuCette family
Dennis has 6 humor books and a few new videos; type his name under search on youtube.com to see
Now on Facebook, a daily blog, city council, paint striping, plowing, sold his Corolla to buy  a CRV
Jan to District council, Nitro, Stars Overnighter, Mega Sports Camp, Lost Lake Camp,  Royal Family
Busy as Kids pastor, sewing, copying the Bible by hand, a trip to Montana,  relaxes by watching TV
Renting out house in Tumwater; still have Cat Madison and Conure bird “Barnabus” that is a baby
We are praying that this letter will find you safe, happy, healthy, thankful and all for you is Okay,
May God Richly Bless You and you have the Greatest Christmas and a Most Happy Holiday!
Dennis & Janice Hendricks

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Do You Want To Build A Snowman

I love Snow and I hope we get lots of snow this winter. I am looking forward to my first snowman of this year. It makes it a bit difficult as normally when it is snowing, I am working, but I always find time to build a snowman and love it when the Grandkids let me help them. I hope this video brings out the kid in you- some of the snowmen in this video are almost 39 years ago and some are part of our house. I hope you recognize some of the children in this video and I hope building a snowman is on your bucket list of things to do.
Above is Jans newest Art work that was completed last week. I will probably become famous after we are long gone and just after this video hits gold. Good Job Janice.

Saturday, November 21, 2015

Silent Night (2009)

I love the song Silent Night, I think it is one of the earliest Christmas songs I remember learning/singing. Since I made this video six years ago, I decided to post a photo of my grandkids that was made probably 6 years ago as well.  I also posted a  scanned copy of the Christmas letter we sent out 26 years ago. Jeremy who would draw pictures on the cards, we each would sign our names on card,  we mailed out the cards back then, and I would also post that card in a photo album and add a few photos taken that Christmas for remembrance- so thus the scanned page you are seeing- I wish the print came out  larger- but as they say, a picture says a thousand words.
Season's Greetings from The Hendricks Family 2009
Thanksgiving is over,  the tree is going up,  and the Christmas music  sounds so great,
I need to hurry to write this Christmas letter  and a Christmas video  before it is too late.
We celebrated Jan's birthday with the Grandkids at a indoor water park away from snow
Our 35th Anniversary was spent at Ocean Side in Oregon where Jan as a child would go
We helped with our church's 2nd Royal Family Kids Camp for foster abused kids In June
Immediately after that we spent a long week with mom at the Hospital emergency room,
We got to visit with her family, her house is to be sold, and she now lives in Wenatchee,
In August  we had so much fun at our Annual Silver wood Theme Park Day  with family,
Our renters of 7 years moved out,  pray that we can sell or rent our house in Tumwater,
In October we took a much needed cruise to the Mexico Riviera on the Norwegian Star,
Jan as a kid's pastor does kids church, camps, Missionettes, LITE, and Abigail the Clown,
Also help her mom with her bills, pills, shopping, appointments and getting around town,
Dennis still teaches 4th/5th graders, striping roads in summer and in winter plowing snow
City council, humor books, his new blog, time with grandkids, and making another video
We still have Madison our cat, and 5 little fish that I would trade for a bird if it was to me
Go to youtube.com; type in Dennis Hendricks under search, for his latest video to see.
We are so thankful to God for his many blessings  and sending Jesus, his son,
Watching, waiting and ready for that day when he promised to again come.
We pray this letter finds you are safe, happy, and healthy and all is okay,
May God Richly Bless you, and give you the most Happy Holiday






Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Sometimes Christmas Makes Me Cry (2008)

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Today’s Christmas video song is called Christmas Sometimes Makes Me Cry,  I know each of us have had disappointments and things do not always go as planned. Even back in 2008 we experienced our first house fire- it is easy to look back, but at the time things looked very differently. Even though this video was made 7 years ago- some things have changed, that we miss and brings pain. I also think of the ones who I cannot send or receive a card from this year- and the pain those are feeling- missing them.  I remember the quote from It's A Wonderful Life, "Each Man's life touches so many other lives"-even the ones who helped make this trip possible. I have been touched by so many wonderful lives- thank you. And please stop to think before you do something stupid- "how many lives will that decision affect? Your life and decisions touch so many others. Can I post one more quote from that movie?  "Dear George: Remember no man is a failure who has friends. P.S. Thanks for the wings! Love, Clarence." A bell rings, and his daughter Zuzu remembers that it means an angel has earned his wings. George realizes that he truly has a wonderful life.
Season’s Greetings from the Hendricks
It’s snowing outside so I better write our Christmas letter and make a Christmas video,
I review the year so I can remember and help understand where the year really did go
Last April 4th we had a house fire caused by a bad extension cord that came as a shock,
Seeing 34 years of material things thrown in dumpster reminded us of what’s important,
Family and friends, we felt your prayers, saw Gods grace, and we grew closer together,
Received a housewarming shower, and watched our grandkids grow so much this year,
For six months we lived in a trailer with our cat Madison that was next door to grandkids
Our April train trip to Seattle was rescheduled to September for a Neil Diamond Concert
In June we helped with our church’s 1st annual Royal Family Kids Camp for abused kids
Our June Silverwood park trip saw rain, so we rescheduled it in August with grandkids,
In August we enjoyed a Gaither’s concert and special day in Spokane with church family
Jan’s been kid’s pastor for 15 years, directs Mega Sports Camp, kids church, and LITE,
Dennis still teaches 4th/5th graders, striping roads in summer and in winter plows snow,
City council, humor books, videos, and threatening to sell Cougar and Jan’s pink metro
Please join us December 20th for our open house here from 12-4 with cookies and coffee
Go to youtube.com, type in Dennis Hendricks under search, for Christmas video to see
Christmas is not about us; it’s about Jesus the light of the World, and his gift to accept,
We have so much to be thankful for and hope this brings you happiness, peace and joy,
We pray that you have a Merry Christmas with a Blessed and Prosperous New Year.
Dennis and Janice Hendricks 2008
Here is our Christmas Letter from thirteen years ago;
Dennis & Janice  2002

Saturday, November 14, 2015

I'd Still Like To Go To Grandma's House For Christmas (2007)

In 2007 I used the song "I'd Still Like to Go To Grandmas House For Christmas" as sang by the Talleys for our Christmas video. I think it is my most popular Christmas video on Youtube.com? Of coarse I have great memories of Christmas at  my Grandmas- what great memories and what a great part of Christmas. 2007 was tough, as Jans mom was in her final days- the family has been called in and  we don't know if she will have Christmas with us or in Heaven that year. She would be 93 next February. This video was made 8 years ago and the Christmas Letter below the actual 2007 letter was written 28 years ago- it was one of our first Christmas letters written and we were just moving to East Wenatchee in 1987- in fact we moved on Christmas Day in a U-haul truck.
Christmas 2007 From The Hendricks
   It's been a twenty year tradition to send a verse about last year in review,
Hoping that we will receive a visit, call or letter from our friends like you.
Our tree is up, it's snowing outside and Christmas music sounds so great,
I must write a Christmas letter and a Christmas video,  before it's too late.
  We took our first week long cruise to Alaska with several friends last May,
In August we went to Silverwood Park for a annual fun filled Family Day.
October was so beautiful as we drove to Montana to visit family in Helena,
 We love the time we spend with 5 grandkids as a Grandma and Grandpa.
  Dennis still stripes state roads in summer and in winter he plows the snow,
Publishes humor books and on Youtube.com you can search for his video,
Teaches 4th /5th graders and re-elected for his final term as city councilman,
Pastimes are his 67 Cougar, computer, Tika our bird and our cat Madison.
  Janice does Abigail the Clown and next June a Royal Family Camp director,
Working on her 57 Metropolitan car, and over 15 years as children's pastor,
Time for sewing, knitting, tatting,  Mega Sports camp,  and camp counselor,
Aerobics, lunch with the girls, shopping, and has to watch CSI and Survivor.
Cody, 3, buckles his seat belt.   Caitlyn, 5 months, has teeth and rolls over,
Emilee, 5, loves animals,  kindergarten,  climbing,  swimming,  and soccer.
Grace, 8, takes piano and dance lessons,  is on JBQ,  and is always  busy.
Trent, 4, loves his donkey, making people laugh, preschool, his cat Baby.
  The Greatest Gift is Jesus, and his promise to come again for you and me
 We Pray God will Bless you, and you are always safe, healthy and happy.
  Dennis and Janice Hendricks 2007

Thursday, November 12, 2015

Happy Birthday Patti

Someone told me today may be Patti Mahlum's Birthday? Happy Birthday Patti.  Hope you have a wonderful Birthday and enjoy lots of cake. Birthdays are good for you. The more you have, the longer you live.

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

He Is The Reason For The Season (2006)

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Nine years ago we used the song "He is the Reason for the Season" for our Christmas Video.  As you can tell, traditions are important and we don't lead a really eventful life- but I am thankful for those "moments" and "memories" and the "little things" that mean a lot to me.  Below I posted our Christmas letter from 1996- nineteen years ago. I hope you have a Wonderful Christmas. The words to the video song are posted below as well for the year 2006. (nine years ago)
Christmas 2006
From The Hendricks
We look forward to this time of the year.
The letters we receive from friends far and near.
The season filled with joy, hope and good cheer.
And reviewing the memories we made this past year.
The past 19 years we have sent out a greeting in a rhyme,
Some think a simple Christmas video could be more in line,
Others prefer email, a phone call,  or sharing a personal visit,
You are special and your friendship means so much  we admit.
Being a Children’s Pastor, and camp director keeps Jan quite busy,
It is Knitting, Tatting or crocheting  while she watches the evening TV,
Jan likes to work on her 57 Metro’ car  as she finds the time and money,
Time for Mega Sports Camp,  Abigail the Clown,  and decorating the tree.
Dennis stripes state roads the in summer,  and in the winter he plows snow,
His seven humor books have peaked,   so now his hobby has become video,
City Council keeps him busy, and his 67 cougar he wonders if he should sell.
He Taught Sunday School, painted the house, and likes to check his email.
Our annual family trip to the Silverwood Theme Park was so much fun,
Still have our one legged bird, Tiaca, and our fat cat called Madison,
We so enjoy the times with our grandkids and watching them grow,
We are expecting grandchild # 5 in July in case you want to know.
The greatest Gift we are Thankful for is Jesus, Gods only son,
Watching, waiting, and ready for the day he again will come,
We pray you are happy, healthy, and everything is all right,
So, Merry Christmas to All, and to All, Have a good night.
Dennis and Janice Hendricks
2006