From our garden

For the first time ever, the Shenk Family is growing their own food. Woo hoo! Unfortunately, we’re not very good at it… yet! (Here’s hoping that experience will be the best teacher next spring.) We had a small amount of … Read More

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Taking a Hike

The Shenk Family celebrated the 5th of July (wait, is that not the right day?) by taking a hike up in the beautiful mountains near our house. Our great friend, Norm, is visiting us again and so we had to … Read More

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The Cozy Coupe

Apparently, Chris’s obsession with cars (and yes, it IS an obsession) started at a fairly young age. There are stories of the obvious matchbox car love, something about sleeping with a tire, and the first car he could drive- the … Read More

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Shenk Family Reunion

Our Shenk Family took a weekend trip to Harrisonburg, Virginia to meet up with other Shenk Families to celebrate being one big Shenk Family. Dan and Naomi Shenk did an incredible job hosting and ensuring that a good time was … Read More

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First Hike of 2010

Warmth has finally arrived in Utah! Woo hoo! It seems we might actually get to spend some time outdoors now in warm-weather apparel… wait, did I just jinx us by saying that? To celebrate this properly, the Shenk Family (and … Read More

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Vacation in Seattle

The Shenk Family has returned from a wonderful week on vacation in the lovely city of Seattle! We enjoyed spending time together as a family, both relaxing and sight-seeing, and would like to thank the people of Washington for their … Read More

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Tulip Festival 2010

Thanksgiving Point Gardens, here in Lehi, Utah, hosts an annual Tulip Festival that is just wonderful and has such gorgeous flowers! The Shenk Family went yesterday, despite the 50-degree temperature (seriously, where is spring?!), and took lots of pictures of … Read More

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Happy Birthday, Chris!

Yesterday was Chris’s birthday, and we celebrated with a delicious dinner at our favorite Indian restaurant with our fabulous neighbors/friends. In honor of his special day, his lovely wife baked him an Orange Ribbon Cheesecake from scratch! Truly a labor … Read More

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Flowers in Spring

The Shenk Family spent the majority of last weekend working outside. It finally felt like spring in Utah! James got some new sandals to wear with his shorts and was ready to lend us a hand… with the hose. Progress … Read More

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Weekend Warriors

The Shenk Family has spent the last few weekends (and some weeknights) trying to tame our backyard. We have some new garden beds that need planting, some new patio furniture to enjoy, and we’ll hopefully finish laying our new flagstone … Read More

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Oh Lasagna, how do I love thee…

GrandPoppa Pelt is a fantastic cook and his lasagna is world-famous (at least it is in my world)! Living in Utah has significantly reduced the number of times we get to enjoy this spectacular dish, and as such, I requested … Read More

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Easter

Easter is a low-key holiday at the Shenk house. James got a cool set of blocks this year from Mom & Dad and the basket of goodies came from the Florida Easter Bunny (aka Mimi Shenk). We sat James in … Read More

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Pinto Beans and Cornbread

This meal should be considered the “State Meal” of West Virginia. As such, we have it for dinner about once a month now that Grandpa Landers is living with us. A couple of nights ago, James was introduced to it, … Read More

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It must be spring!

Today is a beautiful day here in Utah, sunny with a high of 60, and so the Shenk Family headed out for our first bike ride of 2010. James got to ride in his sweet bike trailer sans car seat … Read More

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Something else to keep up with…

Here it is, ladies and gentlemen. The Shenk Family Blog. I figure this will be the best and most efficient way to disseminate our family’s adventures, as well as photos of the little man, and if I’m really good, videos. … Read More

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