Tuesday, January 29, 2013


It has been quiet here at the Schenk blog.  Besides the fact that I have been packing, cleaning, and purging there was a little accident.  On one of Troy's trips back from Chicago Troy hit a deer and totaled the car, our toyota.  Troy is safe but it has meant some more busy times.  Searching for cars is not my favorite thing to do and I thought it would not be hard to find a car but well it is.

To kick things back into blogging here is a little something I made for our still functioning van

 gracie loves to color in the car and have multiple books

it hangs in the car and has perfect spots for all of her stuff
 very fun and i think so cute
 this is the cookie tray i got from the $1 tree with an empty can 
with paper wrapped around it to hold her crayons while in the car
i super glued a magnet i got from the craft store to the 
bottom so the can does not slide around while we are driving

Monday, January 21, 2013

Snow Day

Getting back home was more then nice.  We got to have Troy all to ourselves for a couple of days before he headed up to Chicago.  We took advantage of all of our down time with a lots of rest and play.  On the last day before he left Troy took Gracie out sledding.  She had been before but as for most kids this age it is always a first because they don't really remember much from the year before.  They were not out too long because it was pretty cold.  Gracie went down the hill a few times with daddy when she claimed she could go alone.  She did and she loved it.  She was even rocking the sled back and forth.  We like to claim where she picks these things up from and we claim this one is all me, I love the snow and I love sledding.  Sledding dates is a family favorite.

Saturday, January 19, 2013

Home Bound {final}

Yes, their have been a few;) post regarding our holiday but it was a lot of fun.  I just wanted to document our back half of the car and yes it is a mess packing well was not a priority on the way home. Having 16 hours in front of us of driving made for a long trip but the kids did great.  They both especially like the hotel we decided to stay at on the way home.

 sharing a fry
hard to tell with the movement but
 nolan played with his feet for ever

the end...

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Make-Over {part 8}

On the last two days in Smith Center we helped give the daycare a make-over.  We weren't sure we would be able to finish but we got it done and it looked great.

kitchen with the primer started
see the dark paneling?
 before shots of the living room

yes we have to still put everything back but don't the walls look great?!
 so pretty and clean
 all done in the living room
the walls were still wet when I took 
these but it was time to get on the road

it's hard to tell the color but it looked great.
i hope everyone loved it

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Christmas Day {part 7}

Our Christmas Day...

 yes that is a gate around the tree and some might 
have thought this was not needed but at some
 point we decided it was a genius idea by Sheila.
sun glasses for our summer vacation
 too cool
 mema reading the christmas story book's she gave all the kids

 nolan loved sitting in the boxes
 gracie opening her jessie doll

 nolans cookie monster hat
the girls 
enjoying some early morning candy
 wrestling matches
with gracie and audi