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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A Wintry Week in Scotland, Part One

Due to the delightfully unexpected appearance of Ellie and the subsequent cancellation of a long-awaited Paris trip for which plane tickets had already been purchased, we had some international flight money to use up before the end of February. Unfortunately, … Read More

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The Rest of January

After returning home from our visit to Texas, we spent the rest of January close to home enjoying some great quality time with friends and family. James and Ellie just hanging out together. Ellie gets some time with her Papa. … Read More

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Happy New Year 2018!

The Traveling Shenks rang in the new year in Texas with some of our favorite people, the C Family. Having left Utah for the lower altitude of the Dallas area to improve Evie’s heart health, they welcomed us into their … Read More

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