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 so many pictures that I wanted to include here, but in the interest of brevity (I’m only a Shenk by marriage), I had to be choosy. So much laughter, so much fun.
|All the C girls camping out under James’ bunk bed.
Good thing they are still little and we can fit three on one bed!
|Evie takes on the beach and loves it!
|James, Ellie, and I are hanging out in the warm waves.
|Mils was the best at making “Baby Ellie” laugh. It was so sweet!
|Love all those kiddos playing in the sun and the surf.
|Leo was so happy to have all the kiddos to play with.
|Ellie chillin’ in the pool. Love the little crossed feet.
|Evie and Kerri having some fun in the pool.
|Traveling Swimming Shenks
|James and Ellie at Wekiva Springs.
|Chris is super happy to have his hands full with these two.
|Evie was so excited to spend time with Ellie and kept trying to hug her,
which Ellie didn’t understand or participate in, but was still so cute to watch.
|A fun moment captured by the always talented Stacy Paul Photography.
|A fun moment with the always talented Stacy Paul.
|Mils loved to twist this swing up tight and then hang on while it unraveled.
She didn’t puke but I definitely would have!
|Chris took all the kids on tractor rides.
Evie got to ride up front and waved like the queen she is the entire time.
|James and Mads take a turn in the cart.
|Gracie and Mils get their turn in the back. Evie continues to wave. 💖
|Those beautiful C girls at the walls of St. Augustine.
|Little Miss Blue Eyes.
|James and Mils (holding hands!!) and exploring the weaponry.
|The end of a long, hot day where you ask children on summer vacation to stand
in front of a schoolhouse yields this mix of faces.
|Gracie cooks with Uncle Chris.
|Evie takes over running the smoker.
|Mads and Aunt Jill working on a little sewing project together.
|Always more fun to be had in the pool.
|My beautiful boy still wet from the pool.
|Gracie checks out her s’more marshmallow progress (needs more charring).
|Surprised Kerri with a horseback riding outing for her upcoming birthday.
|We are clearly meant for this kind of adventure!
|A thunderstorm rolled in while we looked out over Lake Monroe in Sanford.
Kerri only made us sit on the metal swings for a few minutes more than I would have liked. 😳
|You know we had to go to Cafe Rio! Mils remains the best at making Ellie laugh. So, so cute!
|C Family, Shenks, and the welcome addition of C Family friends Candice, Jason, and Mark.