Tuesday, November 30, 2010


Nic, the girls and I went up to my parents' house for Thanksgiving. Mom and I cooked, the boys watched football, cut the meat and did the dishes, and Camryn and Brooklyn set the table and filled the nut cups with candy. It was a nice day. Tammy and Britten came up with their girls for dessert (my siblings were all with inlaws). My girls were so excited to see Dani. Crazy how much they all love eachother.

Friday, November 26, 2010

Kendyl's Wound

We knew something was wrong when we heard an extra loud "bonk" coming from the basement stairwell. My poor baby hit her eye on the ledge by the stairs and ended up with quite the gash. Luckily, she only cried for a minute. My neighbor, Kellie came over and got the twins so Nic and I could run Kendyl up to my dad's office. He was between surgeries, so we were lucky to snag him for a few minutes. He debated giving her stitches, but decided on dermabond and steristrips after observing how much this child can wiggle. She's pulled the strips off 3 times so far and we've had to re-glue and re-steristip. Maybe we should have just gotten the dang stitches. Hind sight. We're definitely THANKFUL to have Dr. Sellers in our family!

Friday, November 19, 2010

The Nana Visit

Nana was here last week and she was definitely kept busy!! Brooklyn came up with a "To Do" List while Nana was here. The list included, but was not limited to: have a party, make cookies, swim at the rec center, read stories, have a movie night, go to the toy store, go shoe shopping...and I think that's all I can make out of her picture :)

We had a surprise party for Grandpa Schenk on Nana's first day here. All of Grandpa and Grandma's children were there, and most of their grand children and great grand children! It's always wild and fun getting together with all the Schenks. There are definitely PLENTY of little girls for my kids to play with.

Nana took the twins to Idaho with her for a couple nights and naturally, they were in heaven. Kendyl was a little lost without her sisters however...I feel for you parents who have one toddler they "get" to play barbies and cars with all day long. It was nice to have some alone time with my baby though :)

We rented "Toy Story 3" for movie night. Seriously, a tear jerker.

Nana didn't get a moment of privacy with these 3 following her around! Here they are watching Nana do her hair!

We joined Holly and her kids at Discovery one day. The kids put on quite the production on the little stage!

We put up our basement tree. I know, I know...it's too early. But like I said, BASEMENT tree. The upstairs is adorned with pumpkins and leaves :)

And here's Brooklyn...all dressed up for Nana!

Thanks for taking a week off to play with us and spoil us Nana! It's always a treat to have you!

Monday, November 15, 2010

Family Pictures

My friend, KelliJo, offered to take some pictures of our family to use on her website. We were blown away at how great they turned out! These are just a FEW of the hundreds of shots. I figure I'd better save my favorites for a Christmas card :) Anyway, check out her website at maggiekayandco.com

Monday, November 8, 2010

Grandpa's Funeral

Our trip to Oregon for Grandpa's funeral was short and sweet. We flew out on Friday afternoon on the Taco Bell plane (thanks Uncle Carl), and were home Saturday night. It was fun to be there with my parents and all my siblings. It was also fun to see so many relatives. Our roots are in Salem, Oregon so I have family from both sides out there. In fact, my grandpa Nicolaysen was a speaker at Grandpa Sellers' funeral. The funeral was wonderful and each of his children spoke.

Between viewings and dinners, each family took their turn going over to the Sellers' Ranch and looking through ALLLLL their stuff for little "souvenirs". Oh man, there was a TON of stuff. Grandma was a hoarder. I couldn't believe how many decorative plates she had in that house. Many of them still in the package. I managed to bring a few of those back with me. Maybe someday I'll find a place for them. I also snagged a few of Grandpa's ties for Nic and took a kaleidoscope that I always loved playing with when I'd visit. We were at their house until well past midnight the night we got there just looking at everything. Scott found Grandpa's church books and went NUTS picking out books he deemed as priceless. Dad found journals and pictures that seemed to melt his heart. All in all, it was a good experience. Kind of sad knowing I'll probably never go back to that house. And yes, there is a picture of Grandpa's shoes on the porch. Holly and I almost cried when we saw them still sitting there!

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

All the Halloween stuff

Here are my princesses. The twins finally got their way and although they've been wearing these dress-ups everyday for the last 2 years, they got to wear them this year for Halloween. They've been wanting capes so I decided to go wild and make one for each of them :) It made their costumes a bit more interesting. Kendyl wore the hand-me-down angel costume. She was as cute as ever.

My friend Rachel and I had a little dinner party with a few of our friends. It included kids. It was chaos, but it was fun.

Grandma and Grandpa Sellers threw the BEST Halloween party! The kids played a bunch of games in the pool room and we all ate wonderful food. Brooklyn had been looking forward to Grandma's party all week. It was awesome...now my kids are looking forward to an equally good Christmas party. You've got your work cut out for you Grandma.

The Young Women's Annual Pumpkin Hockey Tournament.

Carving Pumpkins. Nic did all the work, but for some reason, there are only pictures of us pretending to help. Go figure.

The preschool kids at Pack Farms. Adorable.

And of course, the family outing to the ol' pumpkin patch.