Ski School Video

James has completed his lessons at Brighton Ski School and he loved it! There were five weekly lessons, but he unfortunately missed one due to our surprise trip to Orlando for Matt’s show. The second lesson was where the majority … Read More


The Utah Shenks snuck into Orlando last week for a very special visit. Chris’s brother, Matt Shenk, is an outstanding musician in the Orlando area and was having a launch party for his new album, This Is Water (available for purchase … Read More

Ski Utah

Most of the local resorts offer ski schools to kids once they turn four, so this winter we signed James up at Brighton Ski Resort . Chris loves to ski and we were hoping James would as well so Chris … Read More

A Little Bit of Christmas

We hope everyone enjoyed a lovely holiday season surrounded by friends and family. The Shenk Family stayed home for Christmas this year and enjoyed a nice, quiet day together. James is old enough now to really get excited and we … Read More

James’ Christmas Program

Merry Christmas Eve everyone! Hope those of you who celebrate Christmas have a wonderful one! Here is the video of James’ Christmas program through his preschool. I have edited it down to less than 15 minutes. You’re welcome. Enjoy!

A Thanksgiving Day Miracle

I have never been a fan of running for fun. I’ll run for my life, if necessary, but I never really got the appeal of just running. Mostly, I still don’t. I do, however, love a challenge and so I … Read More

It’s Batman!

Now that it’s almost Christmas, I suppose I should post our Halloween pictures. Guess I’m just a little behind… This year, James has developed an interest in superheroes and he asked if he could be Batman for Halloween. Once he … Read More

In-laws and an Anniversary

While James and I were in San Francisco, Chris welcomed his parents, Richard & Cindy, back to Utah.  They got to enjoy a couple days of fun with their son alone before James and I returned and it was all … Read More

A San Francisco Treat

One of my dearest friends, Ty, has been my friend since we were 9 or so and this friendship remains one of the greatest gifts in my life. Frankly, she knows too much for me to let her out of … Read More

Fall Fun!

Autumn is my favorite time of year, and this one has been particularly nice here in Utah. We have had such beautiful colors and the weather has been unseasonably warm which is keeping everyone outside as much as possible before … Read More