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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August 2018

August of 2018 found us spending time at home tackling various projects around the house, hanging out by the pool, and spending time with our people.  You know, typical summertime fun. Ellie begins a love affair with Elmo that continues … Read More

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July 2018

After such a busy and action-packed June, we stuck pretty close to home in July. The focus was on hanging out at our pool and spending time with friends and family. Florida summer is all about staying cool. Ellie turned … Read More

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June 2018- West Virginia Vacation

Almost Heaven… West Virginia! Both sides of my family were born and raised in West Virginia, and I always enjoy getting to spend time there whenever we can. Since we would be next door, so to speak, in Virginia for … Read More

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June 2018- Shenk Family Reunion

Every two years, the direct progeny of Chris’s grandparents, John & Emily Shenk, gather together for a family reunion weekend. Sometimes they are held in Florida and sometimes they are in Virginia. Last summer, the reunion was in Virginia and … Read More

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June 2018- C Family Visit

We were so thrilled to welcome our friends, the C family, for a fun-filled couple of weeks. From crafts to swimming to Disney days, we crammed a ton of fun into their vacation and our too-infrequent time together. There are … Read More

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May 2018

May of 2018 brought lots of lovely weather with some fun time outside, a Mother’s Day trip to St. Augustine, great times with friends, and an adults-only Memorial Day weekend trip to Nashville.  James is always happy to help push … Read More

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Taking a Break

Our family has made the move to Vermont and now we find ourselves in the unpacking and settling-in phase of this transition.  It is no small feat to create a new home in an unfamiliar place.  In order to give … Read More

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Turning 39 in Pennsylvania

For Chris’s 39th birthday, he opted for a short weekend getaway to Bucks County, Pennsylvania to visit one of his favorite people, Aunt Alice. He and Aunt Alice have a special bond, and after the unexpected loss of Uncle Mike … Read More

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The Kids in April

Here is a sweet little post full of cute pictures of the kiddos in April.   There’s a rumor that Ellie looks a bit like her momma…  Ellie at 6 months Jill around 6 months old Ellie hanging out with GrandPoppa. … Read More

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The One Where I Meet an Elephant!

In this time of giving thanks, I would like to express my gratitude to the people in my life who know me and love me and celebrate my special days with me. 💖 For my birthday this year, Chris and … Read More

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Marching Into Spring, Part Two

Fun times continued through the end of March, including celebrations for Unca Dave’s birthday at Epcot and Mimi & Papa’s 40th wedding anniversary party, and otherwise enjoying some relaxing days at home. Happy little bit of spring and sunshine. 💖 … Read More

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Marching Into Spring, Part One

 Spring 2018 was a busy one for us, but full of fun. Here are some of the highlights. This sweet little thing was forever getting one sock off. Just one. Every time. Happily playing away in her bouncer chair. Look … Read More

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Chicago Birthday Surprise

Towards the end of February, Chris had to take a work trip to Chicago, so we decided to go as a whole family and celebrate James’ 9th birthday in the Windy City. A seasoned pro at flying, Ellie sleeps through … Read More

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A Wintry Week in Scotland, Part Two

 Our Scottish adventure continued with a drive to the Isle of Skye, where we looked forward to a day spent enjoying phenomenal scenery from the car and a hike to an amazing set of waterfalls.  Then winter happened.  The weather … Read More

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