About Shell. . .

I am married to the love of my life…we were married for a short time many, many years ago and then separated for over twenty years but circumstances have brought him back into my life and we have reunited in marriage.  It is a wonderful God-story explained in some of the blog entries.

We are empty nesters now. A whole new season for us! We moved away from all of our children because of a job and are living in North Western New York. It is the first time either of us has lived in the North Eastern part of the United States. So far it has been amazing. Farmer’s markets everywhere. Antiquing and the trees go on for miles!

We also have started on a journey, Whole Food Plant Based diet. We are taking control of our health. We want to be around to enjoy the grandkids and still be able to go on many adventures. We watched a show called Forks Over Knives on Netflix and we were convinced it is now or never! So we jumped!

We have 8 adult children between us. His, mine and ours. We have 14 grandchildren and a few on the way. Two of our sons are serving in the military overseas. 2 daughters in Idaho. A son and his family are in North Carolina and four of our kids live in Houston, Texas.  We have a nephew who is attending Embry Riddle in Daytona Beach, Florida.

Through marriage, we have gained one son-in-law and two daughter-in-laws and another one soon to be.  Yes, our family is growing and growing and growing….We love it, though, all of it!

Below is just a few of the family members. Some are spread out around the world…..


Big Family


Mama and her kids


McDaniel Clan


Vitek Clan


Some of the Grands!!!

One thought on “About Shell. . .

  1. Hey Shell,

    A friend of mine sent me your link, and only today I was shocked to see your sister Dani had passed in 2006. I went to school with her and hung out together on weekends. I always thought the world of her. Unfortunately, through my 22 year Air Force Career, different continents, hemispheres, and my own family, I lost touch with Dani. I had always thought I would run into her somewhere in Arnold, or on a float trip. Now I know that will not happen on this earth. Once again, I am sorry for your loss, she was a special person to me. Can you tell me what took her life? Thanks again for you wonderful words and some of the cool pics when you guys were kids.

    Tony B.

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