Wednesday, September 22, 2010

$35 CSN Stores Giveaway Winner

The winner of the $35 CSN Stores gift certificate is Carrie who said "I have Corelle dinner ware and love it. I would love to win! Thanks for the giveaway." Congratulations, Carrie! Please contact me at becky [dot] henson [at] gmail [dot] com with your email address.

Random winner chosen.

Friday, September 17, 2010

Ergo Baby Carrier Giveaway

Over at The Modest Mom, there is an Ergo Baby Carrier giveaway going on. Head over there and check it out! I would love to win one of these.

Also, don't forget to enter the giveaway going on at my blog for a $35 gift certificate to CSN Stores.

Benjamin's Shark Teeth

A couple of weeks ago we noticed that Benjamin's front two adult teeth on the bottom had grown in behind his baby teeth. A quick call to the dentist told us that we needed to get this checked out. We googled it, too, and found out that this "condition" is called shark teeth. This most definitely pleased our little 5-year-old boy!

At the dental visit the dentist took a couple x-rays and determined that the roots of his baby teeth had not dissolved at all, so it would be necessary to pull the baby teeth out. Then hopefully the adult teeth would decide to move forward on their own in due time.

Wednesday was the big day. We talked through the procedure with him so that he would know what to expect. Sarah has had a couple cavities filled before, so he was excited to show her that he could be as brave as she was with the needle (anesthetic). The dentist numbed his mouth with a paste and then inserted the anesthetic. Benjamin didn't blink an eye or flinch a bit! (I must admit he is braver than both his parents in this area.) Once his mouth was numb and he was talking funny, the dentist went to work and had both teeth out in less than 3 minutes.

Once his mouth woke up fully (a couple hours later), he was sore but enjoyed a milkshake and pudding for supper. He's back to eating like any normal kid now and we are hoping those adult teeth start moving forward! The dentist said his next two teeth on the bottom should start loosening really soon as well, so we're hopeful they cooperate.

Monday, September 13, 2010

$35 CSN Stores Giveaway

What a fun way to start off a new school year - a $35 giveaway to CSN Stores. Have you ever heard of this online shopping site? They feature many storefronts where you can purchase many different items for your home. One item of interest to me is their Corelle Dinnerware. This virtually unbreakable dinnerware is great for use in your home or your camper...or even a nice picnic!

Want a chance to win a $35 gift certificate to use in any of the CSN stores? Leave a comment here on this blog entry with your first name, city, and state. If you'd like additional entries, you may:

1) Post about this giveaway on Twitter. Then come back and leave a comment, saying you did so.

2) Post about this giveaway on Facebook. Then come back and leave a comment, saying you did so.

3) Post about this giveaway on your blog. Then come back and leave a comment, saying you did so.

Good luck! Giveaway ends September 20, 2010 at midnight. Valid only to U.S. and Canadian residents. Stay tuned next week for the announcement of a randomly selected winner.

Friday, September 10, 2010

Moving On

Garth has enjoyed over 3 years of employment with his current company in Buffalo, New York. He has learned much and has grown in huge ways. When we thought he'd be moving on two years ago, they offered to move him out west and let him work remotely from home, a blessing we never had even imagined. My husband is much sought after in web development, receiving sometimes multiple calls in a week for interviews. He gently turned each one down, knowing that his current position was where God placed him. However, God has made it clear that now it's time for him to move on.

Two weeks from Monday he will be employed by Amazon! I joke with him and tell him that he will now be "playing with the big boys". I am so proud of him and am excited to see how his diligence has been rewarded in a huge way. (And the employee discount to one of my favorite online shopping sites has me just a little excited, too!)

Saturday, September 4, 2010


What do you think? Who does Ruth look most like?

Wednesday, September 1, 2010


What we love about family camp...

1) Heart-changing preaching from the Word of God. Keven Brownfield, evangelist from Northland, was the speaker for morning and evening preaching sessions. Pastor brought devotional thoughts at the flagraising ceremony each morning before breakfast. We were challenged and we are changed.

2) Beautiful scenery and enjoying God's creation all around us.

3) Fellowship with families we love. Note: Just because you're not pictured here, doesn't mean we don't love you!!

4) Yummy food fixed by a great set of cooks. Definitely not what you normally think of as "camp food"!