Last year, I said these three things about 2014…
Every year, I do a review at the end of December of the last 12 months. This year, when I sat down to do the review, I thought a couple of things:
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.
Hahaha! Yeah, I was wrong. This year was obnoxiously big, this year was eventful and this year I AM REALLY TIRED. So naive I was at the end of 2014 ;).
2016…I’m comin’ for you! I can’t wait to see what this next year brings.
To see the reviews from years past, you can find them here…
Here it is, 2015 in review. I don’t think I can recap it without sharing one of my very favorite Bible verses…
God can do anything, you know-far more than you could ever imagine or guess or request in your wildest dreams. -Ephesians 3:20, The Message
Let’s face it…January marked out entire
On December 29, we left Dallas as a family of four and flew to China to become a family of five. We spent our last day together as the Shull four on January 3 atop the Great Wall of China.
The next day, we waited with nervousness, excitement and anticipation for them to bring in our Ashby.
And there she is. That girl right there became our girl. She was scared, she was confused, she was crying, she was then really quiet…she was ours. I could feel it in my soul…she was our girl.
We wrapped up our three weeks in China and flew back to the states on January 15 as a family of five.
In February, we learned the ropes of being a family of five.
And thanks to cold weather and some snow, we stayed inside and hibernated most of the month. It was cozy and I soaked in every minute of it!
In March, we went through the US re-adoption process and once and for all, made our adoption as legal and binding as possible ;). This girl is a Shull forever and always.
The snow melted and baseball season began.
On the 7th, my dad turned 60, and we had an awesome party with a food truck!
On the 13th, we celebrated our 11th wedding anniversary. Love this guy so much.
And we celebrated Easter!
We started our annual swim lessons in May!
Oh summer! How we love thee! Last day of school happened in June! We ate snow cones and stayed up late to celebrate!
Kensington decided one day that she should donate her hair…so we did ;).
And on the 9th, we celebrated this girl turning three! It was her first birthday cupcake, birthday candle and Happy Birthday song. We feel so blessed to be a part of her life.
The celebrating continued when we hosted Ashby’s You Are My Sunshine birthday swim party!
July was such a great month! We loved celebrating July 4th as a family of five.
And we spent the rest of July doing this…
The second week of September, this cutie started preschool!
And on the 15th, my baby turned seven.
Our month was marked by sweet Ashby having surgery on both her upper chest and her hand. This girl is one tough cookie!
We celebrated all things turkey in November!
In November, we took our first road trip as a family of five to Missouri! We had the best time with Andrew’s family!
We kicked off December with our annual carriage ride!
Ashby met Santa for the first time ;).
Kensington did a fabulous job in the Nutcracker! We’re so proud of her!