Oh this blog post title is a little depressing, right?
How are we already recapping??? It feels like summer just began!!!
But…on Monday, my kids start school, so as sad as it is, it’s happening and I better gear up for it.
The only thing that is pulling me out of this end of summer blues is the fact that just around the corner is all things fall. Nothing makes this girl happier than pumpkin season 🙂 !
Okay, we sat down at dinner and picked out Top 10 things from Summer 2017. Here you go…
#10: Britt is here!!
Britt Slaughter made her debut at the end of May…and now, there are 12. She just fit into our little framily group so easily and we love her SO MUCH!!
#9: July 4th!
July 4th in McKinney, TX is one of our FAVORITES every single year. We have such a full day and it never disappoints! When we think about summer, we always think about how we spend Independence Day!
#8: Pool time with friends!
Spending our days (and sometimes nights) at the pool with friends. When my kiddos look back on their childhood summers, I hope it involves lots of memories of friends, water, popsicles and fun by the pool.
#7: Summer sports!
This was our first summer to play sports and it worked out well! Kensington loved playing basketball and Smith enjoyed flag football too.
#6: Family fun at night!
We like to do things as a family at night and this summer, it was everything from swimming together, golfing, going for walks, bike rides or just riding around on our golf cart. We just love staying up a little later and being outside together.
#5: Our two trips to NYC!
Smith, Ashby and Andrew loved going to NYC in August to see the Yankees play and…
…Kensington and I had the best time in NYC in June cooking with Kathie Lee and Hoda 🙂 .
#4: Ashby turned five!
Our sweet Ashby turned FIVE on June 9, and we celebrated with Princess Ashby’s Party. We just love this girl so much!
#3: San Antonio with the Slaughters!
Our trip to San Antonio with the Slaughters was so much fun!! We still cannot stop talking about it around here!
#2: Alaskan Cruise with our whole family!
We kicked off summer with an Alaskan cruise with my side of the family and it was a BLAST! We made memories that will last a lifetime on this trip!
#1: Our first summer with Madeley!
This kid was the highlight of our summer.
This was our first summer with Madeley James and she MADE IT for us! Her easy going, spunky attitude was just what this family needed. We will always remember Summer 2017 as our first summer with this sweet girl. We LOVED our first summer as a family of six!
That wraps up summer at the Shull house. Tomorrow, I’m sharing pics from our trip with the Slaughters. In the meantime, I’m ordering lots of cinnamon scented candles and thinking about where I’m going to put my pumpkins. It’s almost the best time of the year!!!
Sending lots of love from us to you today!