Thursday, December 31, 2015

2015 {Year in Review}

What would New Year's Eve be without a little yearly recap?!


We started 2015 off with a little Carolina basketball, and a LOT of Ella's 1st birthday party planning!


We took Ella to the circus...

...and then she turned 1!!! (I only cried the whole month.) 
We had an amazing Breakfast at Ella's birthday party for her!

I also had to go back to work in February which was the absolute worst. Luckily, we had quite a few snow/ice days so I didn't have school!


In March, someone got a new stroller...


...a new car seat...

...and new shoes!


And Ella and I got to meet Kyle Richards!!! (Duh, of course that would make it on my yearly highlight reel!)


May was all about golf...

...and strawberries!
We also celebrated Trav's grandma' 90th birthday and my 2nd Mother's Day!


Trav and I celebrated 3 years of marriage!

And we had Ella's week of Lilly, which was the best thing ever! 
We also attended weddings, birthday parties, celebrated Father's Day and Travis' birthday...and I had my last day of teaching ever (or at least for a while)!!!


Lots of blueberry picking...

...and swimming. Seriously, 80% of my July pictures are of Ella at the pool! 
I celebrated turning 30 by doing 30 acts of kindness!

Trav and I also took a trip to Paris Vegas for my 30th birthday!


This little nugget turned 18 months old. Halfway to her second birthday!

I also battled some gross stomach bug and took Ella to my parents' in Virginia. Of course we had to hit up the zoo while we were there!

And we celebrated the beginning of the school year...and the fact that I didn't have to go back!! Ella was excited, I promise. Just not in this picture.


We went apple picking...

...watched entirely too much football...

...and on September 21, we discovered a little someone would be joining our family in June!


October is also when we found and put an offer on our house!


We told the world about Baby Ferg 2, and celebrated Thanksgiving a little a restaurant!

We also closed on our new house!


In addition to doing all the Christmas things, we hosted our families for Christmas and found out that Baby Ferg is a BOY!

I have no doubt in my mind 2016 will be an amazing year...but 2015, you were pretty great, too! :)
Happy New Year!

{For more yearly recaps check out: 2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011}

Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Christmas 2015

We had a wonderful Christmas, and hope you did too! 

Christmas Eve, we attempted attending the family service at our church. It was 45 minutes of me and Travis keeping Ella from throwing goldfish, ripping hymnals and crawling all over the floor. A little time, we will just leave her in the nursery!

Once we got home, Ella opened her traditional Christmas Eve present of jammies and a Christmas book.

And we also left cookies out for Santa (guess who wanted to eat them...)!

Santa had a very busy night wrapping and dragging presents down from the bonus room the chimney!

Santa also had to walk to the neighbor's to pick up some last-minute monogramming (thanks again, Anni!!!!) and on the way, saw some {rein}deer!!

Christmas morning, Ella was very excited!

We thought she would want to open all of the presents, but nope, girlfriend just wanted to get all of the bows!

{Admiring her bow collection}

Once she finally got into the unwrapping, it took forever! Ha! I guess I am just too impatient.

Then we watched a Charlie Brown Christmas while I made cinnamon rolls.


{Coloring at her new table}

After Ella's nap, Trav's and my family came over and Ella loved helping them open their presents...but again, took forever to open hers!

After presents, it was time for our gender reveal!

Proof that all of those old wives' tales are a bunch of crap!

Ella's favorite part of Christmas? Besides the bow collecting, it was getting pulled all around the house in this box by my brother! I promise you, she is getting nothing but bows and boxes for her birthday!

Time to eat!

My sister-in-law made all of this delicious food!! Please note the pasta dish...that was my one request since meat and I still aren't good friends! 


{The aftermath...I don't think she got enough stuff! Not pictured is her big girl bed and new table & chairs!}

Now it's time to take down all of my Christmas decorations, and get ready for 2016...and baby BOY!