Saturday, January 31, 2015

Going Back

Troy had a few picks on his phone I forgot about.  When we went to Cabela's to meet Santa we got to play some fun games at no cost, awesome.

 Shooting the guns
 shooting the ducks with there bows
 another attempt at a pic
 gracie posing
 nolan saying what's up
checking out the fish 
 Lego Land

all we want for christmas are two 4-wheelers

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Cincinnati Christmas

We didn't travel to see my parents for Christmas but we did iChat and open presents when we got back from Kansas.  It was fun to watch the kids get excited for the gifts.  I didn't get many pictures since we were opening on video but a few right after.

 Gracie set up all of her new Barbie furniture right in the living room
Gracie also got a really cool art kit.  Super special gift for a girl who loves to draw.
Nolan has merged the life of Batman, rescue bots, tools, 
and john deere.  The kids have been busy creating.

Tuesday, January 27, 2015


I lied!  Who want's to see a few video from our time in Kansas....I know I do;)

In order of which they were taken...

Candace & Miss Nora from Candace Schenk on Vimeo.
Jake had texted me a few days before they could join us and was missing us so Nora joined me in a little video!

sc christmas from Candace Schenk on Vimeo.
Gracie participating in the church christmas thing.

pe ca bo from Candace Schenk on Vimeo.
Nolan playing Peek-a-bo with Kolter

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Random Kansas

the end of a very fun 2 weeks

 Gracie & Koen snuggle with papa
 nolan & cadence
Kolter & Nolan
 Koen & Nolan watching a movie
 sadly this is the only picture of girls day out
we talked sheila into trying these crazy shoes on for a picture

 the girl were all sitting around chatting 
and Nolan laid down on my lap and he was out
 too much fun having

 pile up on Jake & Audi
 Gracie, Nolan & Koen
of course the boys are eating

and home!

Friday, January 23, 2015

What Happens in Kansas

Goes to the Blog!!

And since I know most of my readers I felt safe sharing this....Honestly I would put this on Facebook if I got the ok, just because it was so funny.

My SIL Audra makes little music video's all the time.  This past summer she showed me a few and I admit I was jealous I had not thought of the idea;)  Fast-forward to Christmas she was showing them the Kristen and we thought let's make a video, why not, the idea of the video came together pretty quickly.  But we need some items to complete the wardrobe.  Audra and I walked into the local resale store of sorts and asked if she would mind if we borrowed a few of here fabulous fur coats, we explain our use of them and offered cash to be held or driver's license and nope she didn't want a where would this happen.  We took the coats for about 12 hours, serious trust in a small town.  Anyway, we did the video in one shot and then we laughed so hard we cried, well at least I did.

Wednesday, January 21, 2015


Yes, I have dedicated and entire post to wrestling but that's what the Schenk's do.  The kids love to wrestle and it is a great way to get out some energy, plus the boys really need it.

Match #1

 Can you believe this one took place with in the first 12 hours together?!
This match was Troy against the kids.

 smile for a quick picture
and go!

Match #2
 Papa vs. Gracie & Nolan
tag team

Match #3
 Schenk's & Gillen's against each other

happy faces=fun times

Match #4
 this might be awkward and it was
that was the point of the this match i believe

Match #5
 Papa vs Nolan & Koen
 these boys are no dummies
tag team again

there the best of friends
there love for John Deere has united them