Oh my goodness, there is so much happening today!
The MOST important thing being that…
…Ashby Shull is NINE YEARS OLD!!!!!
Oh my goodness, we can hardly believe it!
…nine is SO BIG!!!
…it seems like yesterday that Ashby was celebrating her 3rd birthday with us (our first to get to celebrate with her), and now, she’s nine.
…oh my heart. Babies just don’t keep.
Sweet Ashby has just grown and blossomed and truly become such an amazing big kid. Andrew and I are so proud of her and cannot wait to see how much she continues to thrive at nine. We are going to have a family dinner tonight for Ashby and then she has big plans for the rest of the week. She picked out what she wanted to do to celebrate and that’s happening tomorrow (more details to come!), and then this weekend, she is getting to have an extra fun sleepover with Lovie and Papa Jay to celebrate too…so lots of partying and celebrating is in our future. Today, I’m going to get in as many kisses and hugs as I can. I cannot believe this sweet baby girl of ours is NINE!!!
Today, we also have our monthly…
If you don’t know what this is, once a month, Erika and I do a little link up where we “look” at different aspects of our lives (and then if you blog, you share and link up too!). It’s often a random little assortment of topics.
In January, we looked at our coffee bar areas.
In February, we looked at our love languages.
In March, we looked at a perfect night in.
In April, we looked at our fridge and pantry.
In May, we looked at our outdoor organization.
And today, we’re looking at our SUMMER BUCKET LIST !
In our family, we’ve always called it…
…our annual SUMMER OF FUN list!
Except this time…Summer of Fun 2021 really has a great ring to it, so I’m extra excited. 😉
If you’re new around here, every year since 2014, I sit down with my kiddos and we come up with a list of things we want to do over the summer. Some of it’s free, some of it costs money, it’s all a little random, but it’s all a lot of fun! Each year, we really do check these things off this list all season long, and it’s especially helpful on those days when you wake up and just don’t know what to do.
If you have younger kiddos and want to see what lists my kids created in years past, here are links to them all…
2020: Last year, we didn’t create a list…I’m blaming COVID and loooooooots of time at home 😉
So, here is our list for this year…but if you have other suggestions, PLEASE SHARE TOO!!!! It’s always so helpful to have ideas in advance!!
One of my rules is that this list needs to be things we can ALL do together. That being said, I’m pretty sure you can tell what suggestion was specifically Smith on this list…and even though the other three kids said they would comply and touch a snake, I.AM.OUT. No thank you. Not going to happen. I’m really hoping I can’t find any snakes for any of us to touch 😉 .
Okay, now it’s your turn!! What are some SUMMER OF FUN 2021 suggestions from your family? Please comment and share!
Next month on Let’s Look…
…it’s all about Bathroom Organization 🙂 .
Okay, I’m off to celebrate Ashby all day! If you blogged along with us today, don’t forget to link up at the bottom.
Happy Birthday, Ashby!!!!!