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 new house for some fun in the wintertime.
Ellie couldn’t wait to meet everyone so she and I flew in, while Chris and James drove from Florida so Leo wouldn’t miss out on all the fun.
At the airport, ready to go!
Mads couldn’t wait to help out with Ellie. She is a pro big sister!
Evie is “taking a picture”. Very cute.
James and Mils keeping warm by the fire.
Ellie and Gracie hanging out and getting to know each other.
Ellie and Aunt Kerri having some funny-face time.
They absolutely adore each other. It’s so super sweet. 💕
Hercules and Leo, best buds back together again.
Mads and Els.
Chris and Evie taking an adorable selfie.
Evie is ready to ring in the new year!
All of the kiddos cheering 2018!
Then it was the adults’ turn– crossing our fingers for an amazing 2018! 🤞
Two guys named Chris and their baby girls.
Mils loved playing with “Baby Ellie”.
Evie wanted to play with the baby more than anyone and always wanted to be near her. I loved it!
Sweet baby girl getting so big.
Look at all of those gorgeous smiling faces!
Fierce and feisty little miss. We couldn’t be prouder of her or love her more.
James takes a turn feeding Ellie. Such a helpful big brother.
My two kiddos. Just chillin’.
Chris with his two favorite little girls. One lucky guy.
Evie giving Leo some hugs. Love her heart!
Matching faces.
James and Ellie.
Getting some morning snuggles from Evie. Yay!
Taking advantage of the Christmas tree still being up to take some pictures of my loves.
Beautiful Evie checking out the ornaments.
The C girls and Ellie, an honorary C girl.
Gracie, Mils, Evie, and Mads. Love these kind, sassy, smart, and gorgeous girls so much!
A Mads sandwich with the new elephants we got her
for the big 6th birthday she had while we were there.
Checking out a dinosaur exhibit at the Heard Museum nearby.
Evie doesn’t want her baby to leave.
We can’t wait to get all of these girls back together again. And James. Who is off playing somewhere.