It’s been 11 months since we became a family with this precious girl.
Honestly, when Andrew and I talk about it…it seems so much longer than that. It really feels like she’s been ours for the last 3½ years.
In fact, it makes me really sad to think she’s only been ours for 11 months and that she lived in an orphanage for 30 months. This girl was made for a family. She has so much love to give, so much personality to share, shes’ so funny, so silly, so perfect for a family that I can’t dwell on the fact that she was without one for so long…it makes me sad.
Ashby has been such a blessing. Everyone is always telling me how we’ve blessed her…but on no! SHE HAS BLESSED US! We are the grateful ones. We feel like we won the lottery with her. Ashby is the perfect piece to our family puzzle.
So, here are a few little things about our girl from this month…
This one here is really into purses, makeup, lint rollers, hair brushes, perfume, antibacterial…anything girlie, anything kind of fancy, anything that smells good, anything glittery…she’s into it all. She loves to play with my makeup brushes, put on my chapstick, lint roll herself off and try on my shoes…she’s one big girlie mess…and I love it!
Right now, Ashby is learning the ends and outs of Christmas. We hit the traditions hard around the Shull house, so it didn’t take her long to figure out that this season is FUN! She loves Christmas trees, Christmas songs (she has Jingle Bells down!), but doesn’t get why the big kids are into that elf ;). Honestly, that makes two of us!
We’ve been to the doctor twice over the last month for follow up visits for her surgeries. Right now, things are looking great and the doctors are really pleased. At this point, they’re thinking she’ll have one other procedure done early next year, but other than that, she’s healing remarkably well. Ashby’s Klippel-Trenaunay Syndrome is a life long disorder that we’ll always be managing. And right now, we seem to have it under control. She is growing, thriving, and physically developing like other three year olds. We feel very blessed.
Well…one more month until we get to celebrate her Gotcha Day anniversary!
Adoption is amazing.
And have no fear busy ladies of December, my Meal Planning Monday is here to make your life simple!
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And I know you’ve been waiting for it.
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The winner of Day FIVE of our Five Days of Fabulous…the one who will get a $1000 Nordstrom Gift Card for herself and then two more to gift this holiday season is…
Eeeeeks!! Congratulations Karen!!!! I emailed you this morning. You have 48 hours to respond to my email before another winner is selected. Congrats!!
To the rest of you…so sorry! Thank you so much for being a part of our Five Days of Fabulous!