We are the House of Hendrix, a family of where joy, imperfection, and grace abound. There are 5 of us; Jimmy, myself, Lily, Campbell and Palmer. I’m an outgoing introvert who keeps earplugs in the car because I’m easily overstimulated. My children seem to have more energy, louder voices, and get dirtier than other children. They fight and I raise my voice. We often have pancakes for dinner, and soup for breakfast. Despite my innate craving for order and organization, my house is usually a mess. Even at their most put together moments, my boys still appear disheveled…and I love it!
I have learned my family is not supposed to look like yours and, despite all of our imperfections, we have been blessed with great JOY. It is what I treasure most about our home.
I love to create and am continuously inspired. I believe the thought behind a gift is more important than the gift itself. I like personal touches. I enjoy cookie dough and consequently running. My favorite conversations occur when somebody is vulnerable. I enjoy drinking a glass of wine with a friend, even though I don’t really like wine. I met my husband when I was 12 but fell in love with him after college. When God created him, He made my perfect complement. Together we want to live our life as a beautiful offering to God. We are the House of Hendrix.
Alli – You don’t know me I’m sure but I know who you are from TPS – I somehow saw one of your pins on pinterest today and stumbled across your blog – love it! I was especially moved by your post regarding the scary people at the homeless shelter. Love how you handled yourself and your children and did what was right. I want to have my kids serve people in this capacity and if you have any suggestions of places where kids are welcome to help I would love to hear about it!!
I also started a blog but not keeping it up like I should – life is busy with 3 as you know!!
Hey Lisa. So glad we reconnected. How funny. Just started following your blog in hopes you pick it up again. I’ll email you privately. alli
My name is Kevin Gillespie, I do, MUCH prefer however, to be called Kev, I live in Wales. 🙂 :).
I am now ‘Following’ your Blog. :). :).
Very nice to meet you Kevin and thank you. Have a great day.
What a beautiful and inspiring blog! Love the “real life” way that you write and share. I try to blog in the same way over at http://www.abbeydraa.wordpress.com. Thank you for sharing your blog with us! –Abbey
Can’t believe I “ran” into you on Pinterest! I used to work with your husband at CNL. Crazy, eh?
Of course! How are you? How funny Pinterest crosses our paths. I’ll look you up and follow you. Have a great night.
Doing great! Looks like you all are doing very well! I’ll see if I can find you on FB 🙂
Allison, I cam across a post from you on Pinterest. I am Karen Hendrix–and my Grandmother’s maiden name was Allison. It intrigued me so thought I would send a note. I am a genealogist and have extensive research on the Hendrix family, if you would like to e-mail me privately….
I would love to see you do a blog post about the “waiting” milestones. Like for soft drinks. What others do you have and at what ages? Awesome idea to grow patience and longsuffering!
I am always interested in people with my same last maiden name. We never met any of my Dad’s family…would y’all have relatives in St Louis??
Not that I am aware of. 🙂
My Name is Brittany and Im an intern at Fox 5 San Diego. We would love to have you in for your blog about making your kids birthday special… where are you located? Let me know!
Brittany, that is so much fun. I’m emailing you privately now.
I found my self having a terrible day until I ran across your blog. I decided to quit rolling in my self pity and take some of tips to heart! Thanks for the uplifting blog!!!
Ya know, my day wasn’t the best either, and your note perked me up. Thanks for commenting!
Your blog is a great find. I saw a Facebook post and now will tell you I find your writings delightful! I am grandma to 3 boys, ages 7, 9, and 11 and life is always crazy at the Adams’ family household. They are away at a beach vacation this week, so reading the ” you might be a mom of boys if..” article makes me miss them after only 3 days! Your “girlfriends” article was meaningful and I will be sharing it tonight at my Beta Sigma Phi sorority meeting with my girlfriends ages 60 to 83! I will tell you that as you get older, these relationships will grow sweeter and the bonds will be unbelievable. Have a glorious, blessed day!
This is probably one of my favorite blogs. I love your candor and humor. I started a blog- no one has ever read it- but I welcome your input and advice! Check out:
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Stumbled upon your blog via pinterest 🙂 Great read!
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I just found your blog on Pinterest and have loved flipping through your posts. I can’t wait to follow future posts.
So glad to have you he Nicole. I look forward to hearing your feedback and getting to know you better. Have a great night.
Allison, I want to ask you if I may post one of your blogs with your byline through my website? I’m a children’s entertainer and I really liked your post about birthday celebrations. Thank you.
So glad you liked it. You are welcome to use a photo and a paragraph with link back to my site for the article. Have a blessed day.
I had a question, could you email me!
I just found your blog today via Pinterest, and I LOVE IT! Thank you for all the positive ideas and most of all your not so perfect 1st day back to school. It feels so good to know that we dont all have it together all of the time and thats it’s OKAY! imperfection makes for good memories! I cant wait to read more!
I just stumbled upon your blog, and your story sounds nearly identical to my own! And, my maiden name is Hendrix 😉 love what I have read so far, your truth is so refreshing!
So glad the Hendrix ladies have crossed paths. Happy to connect my new Hendrix friend.
Hello, I just happned to come across your blog and you are also on my facebook page I’m not sure how you and I are connected but I am here and you are there. I like your blog very much and I admire your family-life. Please feel free to visit my blog
Dear Allison, your blog speaks from the soul. You have a gentle way with with words yet an empowering message to share. God bless you and your beautiful family — keep on smiling because are truly one of a kind. Love~
Thank you so so much. Your words breathe refreshment into my soul. I appreciate your taking the time to comment.
I absolutely love your voice–it’s nourishing to read your posts. As I work to shape my new family I am thankful for the imperfectly wonderful example you illustrate. Keep up the good work.
Thank you so much Julie! My son asked me what I was an expert in. After a pause, all I could come up with was “imperfection”? It really makes life a whole lot more enjoyable. Happy you found us here. Welcome!
I just discovered your blog this morning and I’m already hooked with some of your articles that I read. Just want to drop a words of encouragement. Please continue to inspire other people.
P.S. I really love your blog. You’re such an inspiration.
Hey there Allison. Love your blog and your story. Your About Us section describes my family here and there. I’m thankful that I’m finally learning that I don’t have to duplicate my super-mom friends, but instead love the life, and all its nutty-ness, God has blessed me with. Your writing is beautiful. ~ Dori
I found your blog via Pinterest today and you had me at the words “channel changer.” My husband has ALWAYS called it that, and and until today, I had never heard anyone else use it! We are busy parents of three also, and embracing all of the fun and chaos that comes along with it, so I totally enjoyed catching up on your blog!
Lisa, I am so glad to connect with you. Your comment made me laugh and I am happy to meet you! Keep enjoying your kids and welcome to our sweet community here.
Hey, I just found your blog through Pinterest and my maiden name is Hendrix which isn’t the most common name! I live in Arkansas and most of my dad’s family does too, I am curious if we might be related! I’m entering my email addy below if you want to contact me. I’m enjoying your blog and the coincidence as well!
What a small world Kelli! My husband’s crew is mostly from FL, AL, NC and Delaware. It’s so nice to meet. Popping over to your website to say hi
Hi Allison, I just wanted to thank you for the suggestions we can do on Memorial Day on Pinterest. I was looking for suggestions and all I got was crafts or recipes. Your suggestions on how to support veterans came up and I was so happy that someone is thinking about the true meaning of this important holiday.
It says so much about you that you wanted to do something more, and kept looking. I have had many relatives serve our country, and with that comes the death of many of their ‘brothers’. Thank you for honoring the people who gave their life for us.