“Winter” Roundup

January and February may be winter months, but here in Florida, they definitely do not have winter weather, hence the quotation marks. Here is a bit of what we did in those couple months leading up to James’ birthday. James … Read More

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Christmas in July

Well, not really. This was Christmas in December, but you get to read about it in July!  Our little family had a great Christmas at home this year and tried to focus on time together with fewer presents, feeling that … Read More

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Thanksgiving in the NC Mountains

This pregnancy has thrown my life and, subsequently, my schedule for a total loop. Blog posts became something I would “worry about later”. Later has now arrived and I’m hoping to catch up before the baby arrives, when I will … Read More

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A New Kind of Adventure

It appears that today is National Siblings Day, and as such, it seemed the perfect day to share with you some exciting news– James is going to have a sibling!  We are thrilled to announce that we are expecting a … Read More

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Chicago- My Kind of Town

James and I were lucky enough to tag along on one of Chris’s business trips to Chicago back in November. We happened to be in between foster kids and the timing just worked, so we jumped on it. We arrived … Read More

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A Shenk Family Wedding

Chris’s brother, Matt, got married in October to the lovely Ayesha, and I was honored to be asked to serve as the wedding photographer. The wedding was scheduled for a Friday night on the beach, but unfortunately, Hurricane Matthew (the … Read More

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Utah– We Just Can’t Quit You

How could you not love a place like this?! Having some of our best friends live in one of our favorite places and then having them name us godparents to their adorable baby girl, Evie, means that we are traveling … Read More

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Closer to Home

When we aren’t gallivanting about the country/world, we enjoy experiences that can be found a little closer to home, right here in Florida. Here’s a roundup of some fun times we had towards the end of summer and the start … Read More

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Shenk Boys & Motorbikes

My longtime and very dear friend, Tanya, lives with her husband, Andrew, and their son, Declan, just outside Indianapolis, and they welcomed us for a visit in early August. Declan and James are great friends and share a love of … Read More

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Two Girls, Adele, and a Pizza Place

Seattle.  I love this city. It’s full of amazing coffee, delicious food, great people, and it’s so green (in every sense of the word)!  My dear friend, Kim, scored tickets to see Adele in concert in this fantastic city and … Read More

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Fun Florida Fourth of July

After the excitement of our trip to England, we were happy to have a relaxing weekend with friends planned for the Fourth of July. We headed down south to the Naples/Marco Island KOA with our trailer, and our friends were staying … Read More

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Merry Olde England- Part Two

When last we left this blog, we were finishing up our time in the beautiful English countryside and heading to the city. Not just any city… London, baby! I had traveled to London in May 2000 with my mom but … Read More

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Merry Olde England- Part One

For our first international trip with James, we opted to keep the language requirements simple and headed to England. Where they speak English. In some ways, a better version of it. This trip was about two weeks long and this … Read More

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Old Places, New Faces- Part Two

Utah Lake at sunset. Gorgeous! Our time in Utah was mostly spent hanging out together around the house. With Evie’s fragile medical state, crowds are unsafe and she can’t go into higher elevations due to the decreased oxygen. We were … Read More

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Old Places, New Faces- Part One

Our super dear friends, Chris and Kerri, had a beautiful baby girl, Evie, in March. She is their fourth daughter (readers of this blog have seen Gracie, Mads, and Mils before) and we were thrilled to be named her godparents! … Read More

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April Birthday Fun!

Chris and I both have birthdays in April, so it’s usually a month filled with a variety of good times. This year was no exception. Technically, we started the celebrations at the end of March with our friend Dave’s birthday. … Read More

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