June 2018- C Family Visit
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We were so thrilled to welcome our friends, the C family, for a fun-filled couple of weeks. From crafts to swimming to Disney days, we crammed a ton of fun into their vacation and our too-infrequent time together. There are … Read More

May 2018
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May of 2018 brought lots of lovely weather with some fun time outside, a Mother’s Day trip to St. Augustine, great times with friends, and an adults-only Memorial Day weekend trip to Nashville.  James is always happy to help push … Read More

Traveling Shenks
Taking a Break
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Our family has made the move to Vermont and now we find ourselves in the unpacking and settling-in phase of this transition.  It is no small feat to create a new home in an unfamiliar place.  In order to give … Read More

A Decade of James and a New Adventure
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Our beautiful, sweet boy is 10 today! How lucky are we to have had him in our lives for a decade?! James is thoughtful and kind, an amazing big brother to Ellie, and has never met a person he doesn’t … Read More

Turning 39 in Pennsylvania
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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

The Kids in April
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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

The One Where I Meet an Elephant!
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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

Marching Into Spring, Part Two
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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

Marching Into Spring, Part One
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 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

Chicago Birthday Surprise
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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