Luckily, not long after we moved, we made an offer on our house! March also brought warmer weather around here and tubes for Miss Audrey. Everyone kept telling me how tubes would be the best thing every but I didn't realize how true those words were. She had about 12 ear infections before the tubes went in and we haven't had one in almost a year now!
We moved into our new house in April at the beginning of my Spring Break, so that was consumed with unpacking and a trip to IKEA for playroom shelves. We spent Easter in Dillon and Joy, Julie Ann and I went to see Darius Rucker while we were there.
May was a little quieter with school winding down, thank goodness. I think the only thing we really did in May was some strawberry picking and Mother's Day celebrations! Oh, and we spent Memorial Day weekend with Jami and Paige on the lake. Joy, Audrey, and I went on Saturday to play with them and had so much fun we took Ray back on Sunday.
Summertime included our family beach trip and lots of fun resting and relaxing with Audrey. We definitely enjoyed our summer out of school. We took lots of trips to Hollywild, the children's museums, and enjoyed lots of lunch dates.
Her actual birthday was on a Sunday and we were at home. We had a little party with Nana and Papa and Rachel and Charlie. The next weekend we went to Dillon where she had a little party there as well. We basically celebrated for three weekends in a row! Her big gift from us was her Kidkraft kitchen which she loves!!
Our highlight of September was a trip to Skytop Apple Orchard. I love this place and look forward to this outing every year and of course they have the best apple donuts around!!
In October, Ray surprised me with tickets to see Garth Brooks in Atlanta! We had a fun over night baby free date that was absolutely amazing!!
We also took our annual trip to Denver Downs right before Halloween to pick pumpkins.
We also went to McArthur Farms with Daddy B. and Meme for Daddy's B.'s work family fun day!!
Joy made us matching candy corn costumes for Halloween. They were absolutely precious and we took a trip to the zoo for Boo in the Zoo. It was so much fun! On Halloween night, we stuck around the neighborhood and Audrey had a blast trick or treating!
In November, Audrey and I went with Ray to our only football game of the year and we had so much fun!! For a second I thought maybe we should have accompanied him to more for the season, just for a second.
My parents came up on Sunday after Thanksgiving to bring Audrey home and also stay for my birthday! We got to make our first trip to Hollywild to see Christmas lights! Audrey definitely made the Christmas season lots of fun this year. We kicked off the season on my birthday with a North Pole breakfast, Audrey came obsessed with all things Elf and Rudolph, and she was so excited for Christmas morning because Santa was going to bring Thomas! Anytime you asked her what Santa was bringing her she said "just Thomas." We also had a Christmas play date at our house with Jami and Paige, made lots of Christmas goodies, and went to see lights several times. Audrey and I went to Dillon on Tuesday before Christmas and Ray came on Wednesday. He was able to stay until Sunday, which is probably the longest he has been able to stay and it was really nice.
2014 was definitely an eventful year for us, I can't wait to see what 2015 has in store!