July 2019

Summer in Vermont is absolutely amazing. The weather is gorgeous, everything is green, and the outside beckons. Our little town of Winooski holds an open-air concert in Rotary Park every Wednesday (Winooski Wednesdays, obviously) and we walked over most weeks … Read More

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June 2019- The Pauls Come to Town

Shortly after having Mimi and Papa in town, we were thrilled to welcome most of the Paul family to Vermont (we missed you, Danny!). We can always count on them to come visit us wherever we are and bring the … Read More

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June 2019- Summer in Vermont Begins

Two months into our time in Vermont and we welcomed our first visitors– Chris’s parents! They drove up to spend some time with us and help explore our new area. Due to the tiny nature of our accommodations, they stayed … Read More

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May 2019- Settling into Vermont

Spring weather appeared in May, and after unpacking and getting settled a bit in our little apartment, we were ready to head out and explore our new state. We started with our little town of Winooski, only one square mile, … Read More

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April 2019

April of 2019 brought about some pretty big changes for our family. We officially moved to Vermont and Chris and I both celebrated milestone birthdays! Knowing nothing about the area of Burlington and being a bit shocked at the high … Read More

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March 2019

March of 2019 saw Chris move up to Vermont to start his new job, while the kids and I stayed behind to get everything packed up and say goodbye to so many friends and family in Florida. It was a … Read More

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February 2019

Surprise! Christopher accepted the new position and the Traveling Shenks got ready for an exciting adventure in moving to Vermont! (Which I recognize you already know because it was a year ago, but just go with me on this one.) … Read More

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January 2019

January in Florida is a pretty nice time to be outside so we took advantage and enjoyed the beauty of our own backyard, time at Disney (one of its least busy months), and a race weekend in Daytona. But the … Read More

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New Year’s Trip 2019

The day after Christmas 2018, the Traveling Shenks hit the road for a trip out to Dallas to celebrate the New Year with our dear friends, the C Family. We always love an excuse to visit with them! Shenk Family … Read More

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December 2018, Part Two

Christmas time at Disney World is truly magical. The decorations are so detailed and so lovely that you can actually feel in the holiday spirit despite the fact that you probably don’t even need a jacket. This year, we spent … Read More

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December 2018, Part One

December is a notoriously busy month, and ours was no exception, so there will be two posts to cover this one. Of course, being “busy” spending time with our fantastic friends and family is one of the best ways we … Read More

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November 2018

November’s Shenk Family Adventures were more of the close-to-home variety. Super fun times with our friends and family, enjoying our beautiful backyard and the fun to be found in central Florida. Ellie helps me out at the sewing machine. Our … Read More

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October 2018

October 2018 was a relatively low-key month for us. We spent the month at home, working around the house and spending time with our people. Ellie finally took her first steps and with the welcome addition of a new little … Read More

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September 2018- Ellie Turns ONE!

Ellie Shenk, sweet little light of our lives, turned one year old on September 27, 2018. Her first year was filled with so much love from our friends and family, and we are so grateful to have her happy and … Read More

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September 2018- Costa Rica

Stacy and I have been friends since our high school days at good old Chamberlain Senior High, many moons ago. We have gone on many fantastic adventures through the years and I can count on always having a blast when … Read More

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September 2018

September of 2018 brought two fun adventures about– Jill went to Costa Rica and Ellie turned one! This post doesn’t cover either of those things.  This one is an overview of the normal life occurring in the rest of the … Read More

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