June 2019- The Pauls Come to Town

Shortly after having Mimi and Papa in town, we were thrilled to welcome most of the Paul family to Vermont (we missed you, Danny!). We can always count on them to come visit us wherever we are and bring the … Read More

March 2019

March of 2019 saw Chris move up to Vermont to start his new job, while the kids and I stayed behind to get everything packed up and say goodbye to so many friends and family in Florida. It was a … Read More

January 2019

January in Florida is a pretty nice time to be outside so we took advantage and enjoyed the beauty of our own backyard, time at Disney (one of its least busy months), and a race weekend in Daytona. But the … Read More

November 2018

November’s Shenk Family Adventures were more of the close-to-home variety. Super fun times with our friends and family, enjoying our beautiful backyard and the fun to be found in central Florida. Ellie helps me out at the sewing machine. Our … Read More

September 2018

September of 2018 brought two fun adventures about– Jill went to Costa Rica and Ellie turned one! This post doesn’t cover either of those things.  This one is an overview of the normal life occurring in the rest of the … Read More

August 2018

August of 2018 found us spending time at home tackling various projects around the house, hanging out by the pool, and spending time with our people.  You know, typical summertime fun. Ellie begins a love affair with Elmo that continues … Read More

Springtime Weddings & A Big Boat

Two of our closest friends, Dave & Larcy, tied the knot in April and we were thrilled to be invited to their wedding celebration on a 3-day cruise to the Bahamas. James was excited to celebrate two “firsts” for him– … Read More

Surprise! It’s Chattanooga!

For my birthday this year, Chris and my dear friend, Stacy, planned a surprise girls’ weekend in Chattanooga. It was awesome and I was truly surprised by the whole thing! Stacy and I enjoy a lot of the same activities, … Read More