Ashby is six!

Tomorrow, our sweet Ashby turns SIX!

How is she already six?! I feel like she was just a shy little two year yesterday.

We are confident that Ashby is going to rock kindergarten next year!  She loves school, loves learning, loves being around other kids…she is READY!

She is also SPUNKY!  Ashby is funny, sweet, sensitive and a ham all at once.  She is always ready for a good time and is voted “most likely to please” around here.

Our Ashby girl is brave too.  She fights things on a daily basis that most people will never understand.  She is tough, she is strong, she is capable and she never gives up.  I have never heard her complain one time about certain things…she just deals with it like a champ.

Ashby London Shull is just the most precious little girl.

Right now, she loves everything Frozen, playing with Barbies, playing “school” with Kensington, board games and card games (especially Go Fish!), she loves to talk about what she’s going to be when she grows up (a mommy, doctor and cheerleader), she looooooooves to swim, her favorite foods are all still veggies (she cannot get enough!), she likes to pick out what she’s going to wear for the day, she’s starting to be so helpful with chores around the house, and she just is genuinely so happy.

She calls her brother “Smithy” and her big sister “Chi-Cha”.  I kind of panicked the other day and asked her what she was going to say when people at school asked who her siblings are and she was like, “Moooooom, I’m going to say Smith and Kensington Shull”.  Ha!  I was like, well, you never call them that, so I was nervous.  Ha!  She’s getting SO BIG!

We are so blessed to have her in our lives.  We love this girl so much!!

Happy sixth birthday tomorrow, Ashby!

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  • Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog June 8, 2018 at 4:44 am

    Happy birthday to Ashby! Such a big, grown up girl now! 🙂

    Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog

  • Denise June 8, 2018 at 5:37 am

    What a sweet sweet girl <3 Happy Birthday Ashby!

  • Elspeth Mizner June 8, 2018 at 5:44 am

    Happy birthday sweet Ashby!!! Have a wonderful day!!

  • Nikki June 8, 2018 at 6:09 am

    Ashby radiates joy! So sweet!

  • Amy Heinl June 8, 2018 at 6:14 am

    Happiest of birthdays sweet Ashby…enjoy your special day

  • Sheaffer Sims June 8, 2018 at 6:26 am

    Chi-Cha? I like that. HAPPY BIRTHDAY, ASHBY! You are so incredibly loved and such an absolutely joy to be around.

  • Mary Ashleigh June 8, 2018 at 6:39 am

    I decided to become a doctor when I was Ashby’s age. I graduated medical school last month and am starting my residency in a couple of weeks. I pray that Ashby’s passions will be fulfilled in the plans of our Great God!

  • Erika Slaughter June 8, 2018 at 6:41 am

    Is it just me or does six sound so old? Cannot believe little Ashby is turning SIX!! I hope she has the best day! Happy Birthday to one of my favorite people on the planet! XO

  • Laci June 8, 2018 at 6:48 am

    Happy Birthday sweet girl!

  • Ramona June 8, 2018 at 6:49 am

    Happy birthday sweet girl! You are so blessed and beautiful and loved!

  • Narci Dreffs June 8, 2018 at 6:50 am

    Aw!! Happy Birthday, to our sweet Ashby!!! What a precious girl she is!! Xoxo

  • Brooke Richardson June 8, 2018 at 6:58 am

    Awe, we love sweet Ashby so much!

  • Sarah Shaneyfelt June 8, 2018 at 7:32 am

    Precious girl! I hope she has a wonderful birthday, and I love her new little hair cut that you shared the other day on IG! She’s the sweetest!

  • Doubts Tracy June 8, 2018 at 7:36 am

    Happy Birthday Ashby!! May all your dreams come true!

  • Taylor June 8, 2018 at 7:37 am

    I could totally see her being a doctor some day! I know whatever she does, she will inspire a lot of people❤️

  • Mandy June 8, 2018 at 7:38 am

    Happy birthday to your sweet girl! If she loves card games look into “Spot It” it’s so fun! There is a frozen edition but the basic edition is perfect for kindergarten! Your whole family will love it.

  • Amanda Wilson June 8, 2018 at 7:38 am

    Happy Birthday Ashby!!!! Praying for her always!!!

  • Deena June 8, 2018 at 7:45 am

    Happy Birthday to Ashby! Her sweet face just makes me smile ever since you brought her home.

  • Emily Mamaclay June 8, 2018 at 7:53 am

    I love all your pictures of a happy, sweet girl. You have done so much for your family. It’s no surprise they are happy, confident and sweet with all the love in your family. Thanks for sharing. ❤️

  • Reba June 8, 2018 at 7:54 am

    That first picture of her in the post where she’s grinning so big, and the end of the post where she called you “moooooommm” just melt my heart, Shay! Thank you for answering God’s call.

  • Lauren June 8, 2018 at 8:04 am

    Smithy and Chi-Cha! That’s adorable. She seems like such a sweetie. Happy Birthday, Ashby!

  • Bren June 8, 2018 at 8:12 am

    I’m always shy to post, Shay, but just had to today. I feel so honored to be able to read what you share with us about your family and have loved being able to read about the adoption of your girls. I’ll forever remember the pictures you’ve shared of Ashby on the day she joined your family and how joyful and happy she is now. Happy birthday to Ashby!

    • Mix and Match Mama June 8, 2018 at 9:27 am

      Thank you for your sweet comment, Bren! Don’t be a stranger around here!! 🙂

  • Taylor June 8, 2018 at 8:21 am

    Chi cha. That is SO adorable.

  • Tish Ferry June 8, 2018 at 8:22 am

    Happy Birthday to sweet Ashby! Hope her day is super special!

  • Pamm Heath June 8, 2018 at 8:31 am

    That bravery and “can do” spirit though! Happy Birthday Dr. Ashby Shull (has a nice ring already)!! I hope you live your best 6 year old life to the fullest, enjoying every second of it!

  • Erica E June 8, 2018 at 8:51 am

    My niece who love to play school loved this school set I got her! Happy birthday to Ashby!

  • DANIELLE K RIGG June 8, 2018 at 8:51 am

    Happy 6th Birthday Ashby!!! Enjoy your special day.

  • Heather S June 8, 2018 at 9:18 am

    Happy Birthday, Sweet Ashby!

  • Amanda June 8, 2018 at 9:28 am

    Happy birthday to Ashby!

  • Debbra Weber June 8, 2018 at 9:55 am

    Happy Birthday to your sweet girl! Enjoy the weekend celebrating her 🙂

  • Amanda @ That Inspired Chick June 8, 2018 at 9:57 am

    Happiest birthday to Miss Ashby!!!
    That Inspired Chick

  • Linda Zettler June 8, 2018 at 10:10 am

    Ashby is six! How on earth did that happen?
    I love all the pictures but the one taken in the salon when you were on vacation melts my heart. 💓

  • Ariadna June 8, 2018 at 10:30 am

    Happy Birthday to sweet Ashby!! Can’t believe she’s already 6!! Thank you for sharing your family with us, we pray for you guys every day and I hope that you can feel all the love that we have for your family and friends. Have an amazing weekend!

  • Liz Thorson June 8, 2018 at 10:38 am

    Happy 6th Birthday to your precious Ashby! I loved reading all of the comments people wrote about her, especially those made by people who know her–Erika, Shaeffer, Narci and Brooke!❤️❤️ Ashby has left her footprints on many peoples’ hearts. She is one very special little girl. I am so glad she became a member of your family.❤️❤️

  • Marion Orgaer June 8, 2018 at 11:35 am

    Happy Birthday sweet Ashby!!!

  • Lisa Klein June 8, 2018 at 11:56 am

    She is just the cutest!! Her smile is pure joy!! Wishing Ashby the very best birthday!!

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  • MelanieL June 8, 2018 at 1:20 pm

    Happy birthday to Ashby!!

  • Anne Harris June 8, 2018 at 1:38 pm

    My 4 yr old granddaughter calls her sister, Shine 98% of the time. She of course is Shimmer! Ashby is so precious.

  • Angela Ellingson June 8, 2018 at 2:01 pm

    Let the celebrations continue! Happy birthday Ashby! What a precious girl!

  • Shevonne June 8, 2018 at 2:43 pm

    Sweet Darling Girl
    Happy 6th Birthday Ashby may your day be as Big a BLESSING to you as YOU are to so many 🎈💗🎈💗🎈💗🎈💗🎈💗🎈
    I loooove that there is a little sass too – Mooom I’ll say Kensington & Smith Shull vs Chi Cha 😂

  • Lindsay D June 8, 2018 at 3:58 pm

    Happy Birthday Ashby!!! You are a very beautiful little lady!!

  • Kelly June 8, 2018 at 6:49 pm

    Happy Birthday to your sweet Ashby!

  • Carly June 8, 2018 at 6:51 pm

    Happy Birthday Miss Ashby! Though we’ve never met, our paths cross spiritually all the time. You inspire me to be stronger and kinder every day. Thanks to your moooommmm for sharing you with us!

  • Amy D. June 9, 2018 at 10:06 am

    Happy Birthday, sweet Ashby!

  • Jeanie June 9, 2018 at 6:22 pm

    Happy birthday to a sweet little girl. Ashby, I hope you have tons of fun today!