1. This year was obnoxiously big.
2. I hope next year is less eventful because the regular old days are my favorite.
3. No wonder I’m tired.
To see the reviews from years past, you can find them here…
As for 2014,here we go…
We took in every moment of the winter Olympics…Andrew and I are obsessed with the Olympics and watch it religiously!
Kensington and I hosted a Valentine’s Day party for her friends at our house 🙂
In April, we packed up and headed to Hawaii for two weeks. We had the best time!!
May was HUGE. I’m still exhausted from May.
Our month started out by the kids and I being in a car accident on the 5th. We were driving down the road when traffic backed up in front of us, so I slowed down and then was forced to stop. The lady behind me wasn’t paying attention and hit us from behind going 55 mph pushing us into three cars in front of me…the car directly in front of me was a big flat bed truck…talk about scary…being pushed into a vehicle you know you can’t hurt. Airbags deployed, all of the windows of my car shattered out, my sunglasses that had been on my face were found about 20 feet from my car…it was scary. Kensington suffered the most cuts, scrapes and bruises…it broke my heart but thankfully, we were all okay.
…flew to New York City to see their Yankees play.
And then we swam…oh boy did we swim! We were swimming every day this summer!
Smith and I drove down to Houston with my parents to see the Sox play the Astros. This was Smith’s first time to see the Red Sox play and after the game, he said he didn’t like them and only wanted to go to Yankee games in the future. I blame his father.
Also, the night before I left for Houston, I was lying in bed watching TV just about to fall asleep when my phone beeped that I had a new email, I rolled over, opened my email and there she was…Ashby. It was my very first time to look at my daughter. Andrew came in there and we just starred at her little picture. I’ve probably looked at that sweet picture a thousand times over the last six months.
In August, the four Shulls loaded up and drove to Colorado for a little vacation. We had such a good time on our family road trip!
On the 15th of September, my sweet girl turned six! We celebrated with Kensington’s British Bash!
And then my little Ninja Turtle and Mulan had the best Halloween :).
And we decked our halls for the holidays!
We simply could not have fit more into our December (and trust me, we tried!). We really made the most of our favorite month…
Our annual carriage ride.
We rode the North Pole Express!
We took in every little detail of the season.
When I look back on our year, my very favorite moments…the ones I want to remember for the rest of my life are these…
I really feel like these are the very best days of my life and I don’t take them for granted. This year wasn’t perfect…there were days and situations that were stressful and upsetting…plus, building a house, moving and adopting a baby add a huge amount of stress and anxiety…but each day is a gift from the Lord and I will appreciate it.
2015 is going to be a year to remember too! We’re going to kick off our year by adding sweet Ashby London to our family and then we’re going to figure out how to be the Shull five :). We have two BIG trips planned for this year, Smith will start kindergarten (insert me sobbing) and the Mix and Match Mama brand is expanding…so much to do in the new year!
That being said, I really have no idea what’s in store for us in 2015, so I’m just going to pray and ask God to give me the peace, hope, joy and patience to endure whatever the year brings. I’m not guaranteed more than this very minute, so I need to appreciate where I am today and pray where God will lead me tomorrow.
I’m thankful for 2014 and hopeful for 2015.