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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Ellie’s First Christmas

The end of December 2017 brought us Ellie’s first Christmas, and we were excited to spend this milestone holiday at home with our friends and family. Step One. Get a tree. Step Two. Decorate the tree. Step Three. Hang the … Read More

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Bittersweet Days in Pennsylvania

Not all of our trips are for fun. In mid-December, we got the news that Chris’s uncle, Mike, was hospitalized in the ICU and they weren’t sure what was wrong. It turns out that last-minute plane tickets in December are … Read More

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Ellie’s First Flight

 In the beginning of December, we took a quick weekend trip to Denver to introduce Ellie to some of our favorite people, Aunt Charlotte and Uncle Jim. Though our visits there never quite seem to be long enough, we are … Read More

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Thanksgiving for Four!

In true “Traveling Shenks” fashion, Ellie’s first Thanksgiving was a busy one! Ellie hanging out with James watching the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. A quick family portrait before we head off. Thursday, we enjoyed Thanksgiving dinner with the Shenks at … Read More

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Chattanooga in the Fall

In mid-November, just before Thanksgiving, we took a fun road trip up to the Chattanooga area to get some fun time outdoors before the holiday madness. We took our trailer with us and camped at a KOA that was technically … Read More

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Fall Fun and Visitors Galore

Fall is my favorite time of year and this one was especially nice! After welcoming Ellie into the family, we were thrilled to introduce her to so many of our friends and family members who spent time with us and … Read More

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