Wednesday, December 30, 2015

2015: The Best Year Yet.

Hands down, 2015 has been the best year yet.  So much has changed since this time last year, and I'm having a little trouble believing that another year has already come and gone because it has definitely flown by.  This post doesn't even begin to do our 2015 justice, but I wanted to do a little year in review so here goes! :)

The first few months of the year were primarily spent prepping for our little girl's arrival + working on her nursery, growing the bump and doing weekly bumpdates. Tyler also spent a considerable amount of January and February shoveling snow while I baked all kinds of treats for Ellie in the belly - she sure did like her sweets! ;)

On April 26th, we welcomed Miss Ellia Summer into the world! The best day of the year, for sure. :)

We spent a lot of time learning as new parents (read more here and here) and watching our baby grow right before our eyes.

We enjoyed the summer weather and celebrated my birthday, took Ellie for her first swim, and had our first night out without the babe at Country Fest.

We watched summer quickly turn to fall, bought Ellie a Patriots jersey, saw the Noel family grow by two when Ellie's aunties got married, got pumpkins and decorated for fall, dressed Ellie up as a kitty for Halloween, got our family photos taken, and celebrated Ellie's first Thanksgiving!  We also fed Ellie her first "real" food and introduced many new ones, which luckily got to be a less and less messy task as time went on. :)

We were so excited to get Ellie's first Christmas tree!  We spent lots of time getting into the festive spirit and celebrating Ellie's first Christmas.  We managed to get in her first trip to the playground this past month, and really saw Ells grow into a not-so-tiny baby when she started crawling and said her first word!

  I always get a little sentimental on New Year's Eve - especially when it's been such a great year, it's a little sad to say farewell to 2015! For the past few years, I've been saying that the next year will be even better than the year before and it always seems to come true.  While 2015 will certainly be hard to beat, we've got a couple things in the works that could very well make that statement true again for 2016 and are so excited to see what's in store for us!

Wishing you + yours the happiest new year! :) See you in 2016, friends!

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