Wednesday, July 26, 2006

Nice fencing

Here is a picture of the fence my parents just put up in front of the house that I grew up in. They have done a fantastic job on the fence! Now it is time for them to get a puppy.

Tuesday, July 25, 2006


My favorite baseball team is the Minnesota Twins. Currently they have the league leader in batting average, catcher Joe Mauer. Check out this link to see the secret behind his success in hitting.

Monday, July 24, 2006

Cascade Lake

This is Cascade Lake the lake I swam all the way across on Orcas Island to do a little cliff jumping.

Working in a coal mine

My bro Dennis and Robin using little Brutis to dig up some coal in South East Kansas in 100 degree weather!

Wisdom Tree

Here is a picture of my mother and my niece Robin underneath the Wisdom tree in Pittsburg.

Sunday, July 23, 2006

Out of the Woods-ONG

Here is the view from the ferry between Orcas Island and Anacortes. We had a wonderful time at the Woodsong festival. Yesterday we got the chance to swim and go cliff jumping at Cascade Lake at Moran state park.

Tragedy strikes South East Kansas

Girard coach Crespino dies at 45On Friday Morning tragedy struck South East Kansas. Craig Crespino was electrocuted to death as he was moving a goal post to the Girard Trojans practice field. The goal post came into contact with a power line. Lord we pray that you will allow the family and friends of Craig to be aware of your presence and be able to mourn his loss while celebrating his life.

Thursday, July 20, 2006

Woodsong Folk Festival 2006

Tara and I are planning on going to our 2nd annual Woodsong Folk Festival on Orcas Island this weekend. We can't wait to hear some good music and go camping!

Melitzanes me Feta

Tara and I made some baked eggplant with feta and it was wonderful! The ingredients all complemented each other and created an amazing taste sensation.

Check out the recipe from Nancy Gaifyllia

Melitzanes me Feta: Baked Eggplant with Feta Cheese

In Greek: μελιτζάνες με φέτα, pronounced meh-leed-ZAH-nes meh FEH-tah

The classic combination of eggplant, tomato, and herbs is enhanced by the addition of feta cheese to create a delicious meatless appetizer or main dish.


  • 2 pounds of eggplants (long slender type)
  • olive oil for frying
  • 5 tablespoons of fresh chopped basil
  • 5 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1 pound of ripe tomatoes, diced
  • 1/2 pound of feta cheese, crumbled
  • sea salt
  • freshly ground black pepper


Wash the eggplants and remove stems. Cut lengthwise into 1/2 inch slices. Fry lightly (until soft and gently browned) in 1/4 inch of oil.

Preheat the oven to 355F (180C).

Layer the eggplant in the bottom of a baking dish.

Combine the tomatoes, salt and pepper to taste, basil, and garlic in a bowl, and spoon the mixture over the eggplant. Top with feta cheese, and bake at 355F (180C) for 45 minutes.

Serve hot or cold.

At a Glance

Cook Time : 45min

Course : Appetizer, Entree

Special : Vegetarian

Type of Prep : Bake, Fry

Cuisine : Greek

This recipe comes from

Nancy Gaifyllia

You can find the original at:

Wednesday, July 19, 2006

Happy 80th Nana!!!

While we were back in Kansas we were able to celebrate Nana's 80th B-day! Happy Birthday Nana.

Sunday, July 16, 2006

Just another day at the beach!

Here is what the sky looked like last night at the Folk festival. It is amazing to think that we live here!

Julio, Lisa and I were at the beach the last couple days to sell water, diet coke, gatorade and snickers for the Vancouver Folk Festival. We sold all of our drinks. The snickers didn't sell as well as we would of liked. But it was a Good lesson for future events. Last night we got to hear the band Feist play for a little while.

Friday, July 14, 2006

Vancouver Folk festival

The Vancouver folk fest begins today. Julio and I are hoping to be able to sell some stuff at the fest in order to pay off Regent this coming year.

Thursday, July 13, 2006

Diana and Nate win a "Digs contest"!!!

Here is the Front Page of the Newspaper announcing my sister in law Diana and brother Nate as winners of the Digs contest!
Page 1 - "The Digs" BEFORE and DURING
Page 2 - The results of the contest - lookin' spiffy!

Wednesday, July 12, 2006

The Jayhawks are coming!

Watch out here come Jayhawks!!! The Jayhawks are going to be a force this year in men's basketball. Check out the article on by Andy Katz.

Sunday, July 09, 2006

The Wailin' Jennys

Tara and I saw this group on some TV show last month. Today I saw that their newest album was the #1 seller on itunes. It is a fun album. The name of the group is the Wailin' Jennys and their newest album is Firecracker. Check it out!

The dog/ God squad

Ben, Tara, Cabe, Katie and Doug

3 buff fish

Cabe, Papa and Tara showing off our muscles.

The Whole Fam Damily @ Hotel Stillwell

Dennis, Robin, Shannon, mom, dad, Nate, Tara and I

who wants ice cream?

Nana, Papa, and Tom making ice cream on the 4th. The ice cream was AMAZING!!!

The Giving Van

My 1990 Dodge Grand Caravan has acted as my giving tree found in the story The Giving Tree. I had to retire it at 279,000 miles. After sitting for two years it fired right up with a jump start. I can't even count the number of trips we went on between Memphis, TN and Kansas City. It is now helping someone else out. Thanks Bard dog for letting me have your "party wagon". It has been a great help and blessing.

Friday, July 07, 2006

celebration crew

Tara, Tom, Julie and Shannon celebrating Shannon's graduation.

The Red Hat Club

My two girlfriends! Tara and Nana at The Villas.

The water line

In 1993 we had a huge flood in Pittsburg. Fortunately I had the opportunity to float over the water found in Lincoln Park. Here is a picture of me next to the water line found at kiddie land in Lincoln Park.


The Fridge, me, Soon to be a daddy Tonst, and Nate

I am a big Chicago Bears fan. Therefore, it was quite a treat to meet William Perry aka "the Fridge" in Pittsburg at a firework stand.

The gift of new shoes

I am thinking about sending this one into some medical journals. This dousy developed after a long run with my new shoes.


One of the big reasons we came back to Kansas was to celebrate my sister's graduation from medical school. Here is a pic of Shannon the doctor, Robin and Tara.


Life for the Hensley men in the wilderness!

Motley Crew

Nate, Robin, Cabe, Dad, G-ma, Diana, Shannon, and Tara in Oklahoma...


My Grandpa Ira with Nate and I playing some tunes.

My Niece Robin

Here is a picture of my niece Robin and I hanging out pool side.

My bro flies in

Here is a picture of my twin brother (Nate) and I at the airport, trying to take off.