Monday, February 3, 2014

....Let's try this again

Well....It has been an interesting...not so good year and a half... 

So let's get started I will tell you all about it. Then we can get down to business, well, back in business!

So the last time I posted was June 11th, 2012...My Grandfather had just passed away and it was pretty hard to keep up with the blog.

So here is what happened after that day....

We had my grandfather's memorial in August, on that Saturday the my family stayed in Sioux City and hung out. My father drove back on that Sunday night and dropped my VW Bug off at our house...

My VW, worked on by my Dad.

That Tuesday my father went to the doctor and was diagnosed with pneumonia, He got his medicine...The next thing we know on Thursday August 23rd my father was rushed to the hospital and passed away.

This was a total shock to everyone in our family. I am 28 years old my father was 51.

Perfect picture of my Dad. This was him to a T.

It has taken awhile... as we all know, no one is ever over losing someone. With my Dad, I saw him 3-5 times a week and talked to him on the phone all the time. I had lived with him up until 2011.

It is time however to get back to blogging, and back to life...I have been doing a lot better and so have all of my family. We have an amazing support structure from our Mother to In-Laws and AMAZING Friends!!

We've had a couple of milestone in our lives...this time they are good! 

C, my Sister got married and we welcome her step-daughter G into our lives. She's super sweet, and C's new Husband is super nice!

Also my other sister, M, had a Baby!!! Both The Hubs and I are God Parents so I'm sure you'll see lots of pictures of Baby L :)

Okay...Here's one....
Me and Baby L
He's a little bigger now, he was born on July 10th.

All in all, the very bad...the very good...we'll make it through! Here's to a great year!!

I wanted to start blogging again, but I knew I needed to let everyone know why it has been so long. I look forward to the amazing journey we are about to take together!!

<3 The Wifey!

Below is the poem that was read at my Father's Celebration of life. It's the best way to describe how a pilot lives and where he goes after he dies. 

I hope there's a place, way up in the sky,
Where pilots can go, when they have to die-
A place where a guy can go and buy a cold beer
For a friend and comrade, whose memory is dear;
A place where no doctor or lawyer can tread,
Nor management type would ere be caught dead;
Just a quaint little place, kinda dark and full of smoke,
Where they like to sing loud, and love a good joke;
The kind of place where a lady could go
And feel safe and protected, by the men she would know.

There must be a place where old pilots go,
When their paining is finished, and their airspeed gets low,
Where the whiskey is old, and the women are young,
And the songs about flying and dying are sung,
Where you'd see all the fellows who'd flown west before.
And they'd call out your name, as you came through the door;
Who would buy you a drink if your thirst should be bad,
And relate to the others, "He was quite a good lad!"

And then through the mist, you'd spot an old guy
You had not seen for years, though he taught you how to fly.
He'd nod his old head, and grin ear to ear,
And say, "Welcome, my son, I'm pleased that you're here.
"For this is the place where true flyers come,
"When the journey is over, and the war has been won
"They've come here to at last to be safe and alone
From the government clerk and the management clone,
"Politicians and lawyers, the Feds and the noise
Where the hours are happy, and these good ol'boys
"Can relax with a cool one, and a well-deserved rest;
"This is Heaven, my son -- you've passed your last test!"

Monday, June 11, 2012


I wanted to let everyone know that I haven't stopped posting on purpose. My Grandpa passed away this weekend so I haven't really been in the posting mood. I will be back this week posting, and do the rest of the 30 day challenge.

Have a great week!

<3 The Wifey

The Hubs, Papa, Grandma, Myself. RIP Papa

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Day 6 of 30 Day Challenge

Here we are day 6!!!

Day 06 - Favorite super hero and why

My favorite super hero and why?!?! That's a great question. This is a hard one for me. I want to pick a good one, and their are so many great super hero's! I was like oh yeah you have Wonder Woman, Spider man, Bat Man all the great. 
Right now I am leaning to Iron Man. Yes, I know not the typical one...

I think the conversation between Iron Man and Captain America explains it...

The Gist of the convo was...

What would Iron Man be without his suit? He'd be a lot..Genius, Philanthropist...more...Yes a complete a$$ but he does have his moments. 

So I'm going to stick with Iron Man, but keep my own personality, that solves the a$$ problem!! LOL

Here's a pretty good Woman's Iron Man suit, and of course the Man's!!

The video for today is super funny!!! Cracks me up!!

Have a great day!

<3 The Wifey

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Day 5 of the 30 Day Challenge

Day 05 - A picture of somewhere you’ve been to.

 This was such a hard choice. Made a little easier by the fact I can't find any of my pictures from my trip to Europe. So instead of doing those pictures I decided to do a couple of pictures from the cruises I have been on. I went one time in 2009 with my Father and both sisters. The second cruise was for my honeymoon this past September. 

I will say Cruises are the way to go! Great food, multiple locations we went with Disney on both Cruises, and yes there were kids but not too many, plus there is a 18 & older part of the ship. Bonus!!! :)

Here are some pictures from both cruises. 

This is our ship, for both Cruises. It was a great time, and even though it was a couple years between cruises you wouldn't have noticed!!
This is from the cruise I went with my Sisters & Dad(He's taking the picture) we were in Cozumel Mexico. It was super cold that day, but we all got into the water anyway!
This is St. Maarten one of the stops on our Honeymoon. It was so peaceful and beautiful!!
This is The Hubs and I. On a Boat, with our flippy-floppies!! If you don't know what I"m talking about you have to watch the video from today!!

All in all a great time had. I wish I could find some pictures from Europe! That was a great time as well!!

Here is the video for today. It goes with the Flippy-Floppies!!!


<3 The Wifey

Monday, June 4, 2012

Day 2 & 3 & 4 of 30 Day Challenge

I picked a not so good weekend to start a 30 day blog! It has been a long weekend, but I am back into the swing of things!! I am going to do the 2 days I have missed plus the challenge from today as well!!

 Day 02 - The meaning behind your Blogger name

Well..that's easy, and not so easy. Technically I have 2 names, the website address and then our blog title! Our Blog title is L33t L0v3, I chose that due to the fact that both The Hubs and I are gamers, and sometimes we like to text each other is somewhat l33t speak. I started this blog as a way to document what goes on in our lives as a newly married couple, that just purchased a house! So far it's been pretty fun!!

The address of our blog, thehendohouse is just what it says. Hendo is a nickname that The Hubs has, so it is only fitting seeing as I am sometimes called "Mrs. Hendo"

So all in all, the meaning is quite literal behind our blogger name. I love both of them, and am glad they were available for me to choose!!

Day 03 - A picture of you and your friends

I can't pick just 1 picture of me and my friends! As most of us do, we have different groups of friends! Family Friends, Best Friends, Work Friends. I'm lucky to have all of those, so is The Hubs. So here are a lot of pictures of most of my friends!!

This is me & my bridal party at our wedding!! From left to right, C, DD George, Myself, and A

This is The Hubs & his groomsman at our wedding!! From left to right, C, The Hubs, Cavy, A.
Us again!! Being our normal craziness!!

This was from my Bachelorette party! It was a great time!!! From left to right, Me, DD George, A, J, C(My Sister), S(The Hubs sister), M(My sister)
These are Family Friends on The Hubs' side. They are a great group of ladies!!!

The Hubs' groomsmen, and best friends! A great group of guys!
See, I couldn't have picked just one! We have all different groups of friends and love them all in different ways! I know that was a lot of wedding photos but they are the most recent pictures I have! :)

Day 04 - A habit that you wish you didn’t have

<3 Futurama

 It's true!!! I love sweets, I know when I get older I am going to be diabetic. I'm working on changing this, but I eat out of being bored! I know it, so I have been working on eating my 3 meals a day and just 1 snack in between. It's been okay for a week or so, but I know I have to keep on it!

Alright!! Those were the 3 posts so I am now up to date on the Challenge!! I wanted to say that Saturday Chandra & Craig got married, Congrats to them!! That is why I wasn't able to post. We drove down there and didn't get back into town until about 2:30am. Yesterday was a day of recovery. I also wanted to say Thank you for the comments :)

As always here's a video, I'm not sure what to make of this one, I saw it, my first thought was WTF?! So we'll see if you guys agree!!

Have a great Monday
<3 The Wifey

Thursday, May 31, 2012

Day 1 of the 30 Day Challenge

Here we go Day 1 of the 30 Day Challenge. This should be a great time! Time for learning for all of us :)

Day 01 - A recent picture of you and 15 interesting facts about yourself.

15 interesting facts about myself. 

1. I have visited Europe, and I'm dying to go back!
2. I am a Lefty, w00t 7% of the world.
3. I work in IT even though I have no formal training.
4. I loved wedding planning so much that I have started my own Wedding Coordination business.
5. I am married, to my best friend and high school love. :)
6. I am a gamer, yep geek. I'm good with it!
7. I am messy, very messy. You know what they say...creative people are always messy!
8. I am always on Pinterest. Love that website!!!
9. My ALL TIME favorite TV show is Firefly.
10. I don't have any Tattoo's but if I reach my weight goal I am going to be getting one.
11. I love, love, love Damn You Auto Correct. I usually have to walk away from my computer due to hyperventilating from laughing too much.
12. We just bought a house, 1 street away from my Mother-In-Law
13. I have 2 Labs, Gus(mine) Toby(The Hubs)
14. I use Firefox, and use the tabs all the time...I love the private browsing option. (Sorry Geeked out on you for a bit!!)
15. I have 2, C & M sisters, a Sister-In-Law S, and 2 non-related sisters A & DD George. They are all great!!!

 Here is a great picture from my wedding day!


30 Day Blogging Challenge

The 30 Day Blog Challenge 

So it has been a while as far as posting regularly so I wanted to do a 30 day Challenge to get me in the rhythm of posting each day! This should be a great way to get back into the swing of things.

I found the challenge while checking following, Love is... Andrea is one of the September 2011 brides from The Knot, she has a great blog. I will of course add anything else that is going on during this time.The list is going to be a page, so during the 30 days we can check it out!

This will be a fun 30 days!!

Day 01 - A recent picture of you and 15 interesting facts about yourself.
Day 02 - The meaning behind your Blogger name
Day 03 - A picture of you and your friends
Day 04 - A habit that you wish you didn’t have
Day 05 - A picture of somewhere you’ve been to
Day 06 - Favorite super hero and why
Day 07 - A picture of someone or something that has the biggest impact on you
Day 08 - Short term goals for this month and why
Day 09 - Something you’re proud of in the past few days
Day 10 - Songs you listen to when you are Happy, Sad, Bored, Hyped, Mad
Day 11 - Another picture of you and your friends
Day 12 - How you found out about Blogger and why you made one
Day 13 - A letter to someone who has hurt you recently
Day 14 - A picture of you and your family
Day 15 - Put your iPod on shuffle: First 10 songs that play
Day 16 - Another picture of yourself
Day 17 - Someone you would want to switch lives with for one day and why
Day 18 - Plans/dreams/goals you have
Day 19 - Nicknames you have; why do you have them
Day 20 - Someone you see yourself marrying/being with in the future
Day 21 - A picture of something that makes you happy
Day 22 - What makes you different from everyone else
Day 23 - Something you crave for a lot
Day 24 - A letter to your parents
Day 25 - What I would find in your bag
Day 26 - What you think about your friends
Day 27 - Why are you doing this 30 day challenge
Day 28 - A picture of you last year and now, how have you changed since then?
Day 29 - In this past month, what have you learned
Day 30 - Who are you?

As usual here is another cute video, this one is via my Sister!!

<3 The Wifey