Tuesday, September 4, 2012

A Golden Labor Day

To celebrate Grandpa L.'s birthday, we traveled to Golden, Colorado to visit with his sister, Charlotte, and her husband, Jim. They are amazing and we always have such a wonderful time there! We are so grateful for their wonderful hospitality and quality time spent with family.
Having a great time playing outside with Aunt Charlotte
At the top of the mesa (notice downtown Denver is so tiny in the background)

That's Chris up at the top right admiring the view

Racing with Dad (James won!)

Playtime with cousins involved digging a hole and filling it with water

Feeding the neighbor's goat

Goat gets impatient

Feeding the horse instead

Hanging out with Hank (notice all the cars have to be lined up)

Shenks, Grandpa L, Aunt Charlotte, and Uncle Jim

Friday, August 24, 2012

Sailing Away...

Tonight the Shenk Family got to take a sunset sailing cruise on the Great Salt Lake, courtesy of Poppa Pelt (thanks, Pop!), and it was AWESOME! We had forgotten how much we love being out on the water, and this was just so lovely and so peaceful. The captain was great and he and James had a marvelous time being silly. We're looking forward to doing it again in the fall when it's cooler, and it will be something we look forward to taking out-of-town guests on as well. (Call now for reservations at Casa de Shenk.)

James was unconvinced in the beginning.
The California Gull is the state bird of Utah. (fun fact)
Relaxing and enjoying the ride with Mom.
Silly faces with Captain Jim.
Our beautiful boat, Impulse.
Captain Jim let James steer (with First Mate Chris).
The moon and the reflection of the moon in the water.
A beautiful sunset to cap off a lovely day.
A sailing pro by the end, he was ready to get a boat and sail every day.
Sunset at the marina.

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Back from beyond

After a year-long hiatus from blogging, we're back baby!

Last weekend, spring arrived in Utah, and we decided to go camping. It was so nice to get out in nature and spend time together relaxing. James spent hours playing in the dirt, we took some great walks, and even did a little off-roading in the Grand Cherokee. The scenery was fantastic and we had an awesome campsite. We can't wait to get back out there again, hopefully in the near future.
James happily playing in the dirt

James and Chris admiring the view

The road to our campsite
Little Grand Canyon, Utah

Is that the end of a canyon? Don't think we've ever seen that before!

Jill and James on a hike

James making handprints