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 had such a great time watching him open each present with as much excitement as the first. It was fantastic! He is loved and spoiled by so many of you and we thank you so much for that. When asked if he got a lot of presents at Christmas, he replied, “I got just the right amount.” So sweet! Chris and I find that the older we get, the less we need or want and we had the best time just watching James, but thank you to those of you who included us in your wonderful Christmas generosity. Though we may be far in distance from so many of you, we feel close to you in our hearts, and hope you feel the same from us.
|Crappy iPhone picture of the boys lighting up the tree|
|I quilted us a little Christmas table runner for our new table|
|A frosty morning for our willow tree|
|James loved decorating the tree!|
|Mom and James made sugar cookies on Christmas Eve for Santa (and some neighbors)|
|James worked on reading who each present was from this year|
|Santa brought James what he asked for,
a real, metal harmonica!
|I love a kid that gets this excited about a book!!|
|Leo remains unconvinced about the joy of Christmas,
or at least the part where he has to wear antlers.
|Merry Christmas from the Shenk’s!|