Family Winter Weekend 2017 at Shanty Creek Resorts

The whole fam, minus Carly Shaye, plus a few extras. Carly was about forty minutes away at a church retreat over the weekend. They were also tubing, along with some good God power time. She joined the family on Sunday, after I took the beautiful 40 minute drive to get her. Upper Michigan is breathtaking in winter.

Daughters 1 + 3 (Kirstyn & McKenna)

Kirstyn, McKenna & I

Kirstyn + Tim

Bobby + McKenna

Pips (Chloe)

Haley & I

Pips + Kaylee

Captured moment, full of expression. These are the pictures that I love.

All my girls, minus Carly . . . which makes me sad. With this size family, it’s near impossible to get us all in one photo.

Tim – this is such a great shot!!!

A lot of laughter and many memories (mostly comical). It was a GREAT weekend!!!


Ski Jacket: Karbon | Snow Pants: Arctic | Hat: Sunnytree |  Ski Gloves: Ao Magic | Boots: Sorel (also at Amazon) | Pink Boot Laces: Amazon

SOREL Boots are the best! We are a big fan of this line. It is probably the number one boot on the market for woman. They keep your feet warm and dry in the coldest conditions. Almost all my girls have Sorel. We all have different pairs, but love them. They are an investment piece and you will have them forever.

SOREL Boots that I recommend…of course mine: Joan of Arctic (also at Amazon) are my first pick. But here are some other great ones:

Caribou (also at Amazon) – these are the pair my oldest daughter, Kirstyn has | Winter Carnival |  Tofino |  Tofino || | Joan of Arctic (Shearling) | Sorel Kids

Bobby’s Overhead Columbia Camo Jacket: ASOS


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  • Reply Jaymie Ashcraft

    What great family time!!!! Love are state this time of the year!!!!

    • Reply tracyhensel

      It was Jaymie! We too, love northern Michigan beauty this time of the year.

  • Reply Rebecca

    Thanks for the recommendation for winter gear!! I’ve been in the market!! These Cleveland winters are brutal. I’m ready for spring!!! 💐☀️

    • Reply tracyhensel

      You’re welcome Rebecca! Very happy with all this winter gear. And not to bad on the price, either. I just want some sunshine. The gray skies are what kills me during the winter months.

  • Reply Amy Henson

    Great pics of a great little getaway; looked like you had a wonderful time with your beautiful family! ❤

    • Reply tracyhensel

      Thanks Amy! We had a great time! A lot of laughter. It felt good! xx

  • Reply Mitzi Huffman

    Love all that snow. I live at the beach; and we did get a little bit of snow…..very little this year. I am from the mountains of NC and I do miss the snow. Thanks for sharing. Be safe going home.

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