I wanted to share some pictures that my good friend, Theresa's sister took of my family. We went to Independence Grove in Libertyville on a beautiful August evening. I think they just turned out beautiful!
Well, I'm sorry friends for the big delay in my blog posts. I have so much to share and catch up on.
The Chevrier's have changed a lot in the past few months. We found out on my Birthday that we are expecting our 4th! Wow, that is still a shock for me to say! We have also sold our house and have moved in with my parents. We were waiting on a short sale to be approved and it took 4 months for us to hear back from the bank. The bank told us that they wanted 10,000 more than what we offered. I'm still baffled that they made us wait that long to tell us to pay more. So we decided to back out and we found a house we just love and we are waiting to close hopefully by November 8th.
We find out the gender of baby Chevrier November 6th! I'm really not sure whether it is a girl or a boy. I'm guessing boy as of right now. I feel huge at 18 weeks. With Anderson I was quite massive and with Ellie I felt smaller. Time will tell. I will be definitely happy either way!
I'm bummed I don't have pictures to share. My computer was packed away and I don't have a way to download my pictures.
The kids are well. Avielle and Anderson are doing great in school. They both turned six and seem so old to me! Ellie is having a harder time adjusting to school. I think seperation is the hardest part for her. She always seems happy when I drop her off at school.
That is it for now. I hope to get back to blogging and capturing memories of our lives.
One of my biggest fans, Kelli McMahon, has been bugging me about another post! HA!
We had our first Park View subdivision bike parade this year. Of coarse it was super hot that evening that we planned to do it. We were all dripping in sweat as we decorate our bikes at 6:30 at night.
The parents and kids were all such troopers to brave the heat!
Bella has her bike ready
What an adorable crew!!!!
Here are the babies following along!
They all rode their bikes and we ended the bike parade at Mr. Mark's house where he had a water slide up that we could all cool down in! Thank you Mark!
Zach, Jacob, and Anderson
Brynn and Ellie
Daniella and Avielle
Daniella and her mommy!
Anderson and Ben
The kids had fun playing in the water and slide and then things got interesting with the squirt guns. The kids started coming after the adults with the squirt guns! My Chevy was absolutely soaked and I got a little wet from a misfire!
We are moving by the end of August and the hardest part about the move is that we really love our neighborhood. The neighborhood is all about family and the kids are all around the same age. There is always someone to play with and parents to sit out and talk to. Mark and Ellen own a Bouncy house, so we love going over to their house to bounce on the latest equipement. Thankfully we are moving 5 minutes away.
I absolutely love 4th of July! I love all the patriotic themes and dresses in red, white, and blue. I also love summer time. This year in Illinois it has been SUPER HOT! It has been swimming weather everyday. If you are not swimming you need to be inside or you will melt. On the 4th this year it was in the high 90's.
A tradition that we have done for the last 4 years is to go to the Round Lake parade. This year we went with the Troiano's (my sister's fam) and the Domier's. The cousins had matching dresses. :)
My sister lives right by where the parade starts. Here we are getting bags for all the candy.
Fortunately the Domier's found a place in the shade and the heat was bearable.
Brynn and Ellie
Anderson showing some love to Brooke!
Then it was time to get up front for all the candy.
The Round Lake parade is super loud with all the sirens.
Brynn and Brooke getting their ears plugged.
This girl couldn't wait for the candy! After the parade we went to my sister's house and cooled down. We went home and got our food ready to bring to my parent's house for some swimming time.
When we got there I was ready to jump in that pool!
Here are the girl cousins!
Here are some more girl cousins!
Kaeden running around!
Anderson! Unfortunately, we didn't get a boy cousin picture!
We couldn't light off fireworks this year. We are in an extreme drought and we didn't want to start a fire. The kids all had a blast together!
While we were in Michigan we spent a little time with Grandpa and Grandma. Grandpa Dale has this silly face that he makes and the kids absolutely love! So, here are some shots of some silly faces from all of them!
My husband, Ryan, who is my true love. He is my helper, encourager, provider, and soul mate. We met in college and have been married for 11 years. He works as a financial recruiter and during tax time he works as a CPA. We were married young and have really grown up together. We love spending time together and chasing after our three little ones. He is a finacial recruiter by day and a tax preparer by night. He truly is a loving father to our three and finds great joy in being with his family. He is a lover of the Red Wings, anything sports, a spiritual leader to the family, and a servant to others.
our 1st miracle child and our oldest by 5 days. Her name means, "The Lord our God is gracious." Her middle name is named after her mommy and grammie. My beautiful Avi is our fun loving, giggling, strongwill, determined 1st daughter. She is my sunshine and cuddler, who loves my undivided attention and loves routine. She is mommy's helper and loves to help me cook, clean, and work in the yard. She loves being a big sister to her little sister and spends most days playing with her babies and taking care of them. She is such a nurturer to her family and to her friends, especially to the younger ones. Avi is extremely smart and brings me joy every day with her smile! I thank God everyday for her and I'm amazed at what a miracle she is and that I get to be her mommy.
Our 2nd miracle child that we tried to get pregnant with for a few years. He is our only and oldest boy . He is 5 days younger than his sister. Anderson's name comes from my maiden name and his middle name is named after is Daddy, Nana, and Great Grandpa. Just like his hair is full of color, his personality is full of color. He is an extremely sweet and sensitive boy who really likes to put on the charm with the ladies. He is full of adventure and has a big imagination. Anderson is all boy and loves sports and superheros. In many ways he is like his daddy who he really looks up to. He has a really good disposition and is also extremely smart, especially when it comes to talking. He truly loves life and a good party!
Our third miracle is our little 3 year old Ellie. Her middle name is after her Grammie. She was our wonderful surprise born when our "God Twins" were 19 months. We had 3 children in 19 months! God has a sense of humor! When Ellie was born she had a heart issue that the doctors had a hard time diagnosing. After 10 days at Children's Memorial she was sent home on oxygen. When she was born the doctor's told us that she would need open heart surgery several times in her first year. The Lord healed her heart and she has never needed any open heart surgeries. The doctors are amazed at the healing of her heart. Praise God! Meeting Ellie you would never know that she had a heart issue. She is our spunky little Redhead that loves to have fun and wrestle. I am convinced that she thinks life is a musical. She sings and performs all day to her family! She is such a joy and I couldn't imagine life without her!
Somer Joann (Mom)
Yes, I was named after the season, Summer. Almost everyone asks, "Were you born in the summer?" "Yes, I was." I just entered my 30's. I am blessed with a great upbringing. I have three sister and my parent's live close by. I am a former 2nd grade teacher. I taught for 5 years at a Christian school and love working with kids and being creative. I now stay home with my kids, but I am able to teach one day a week and I also teach piano once a week. I love that I'm able to stay home with the kids, but must admit it can be challenging some days. We like to stay busy with preschool for my older two in the afternoons and MOPS. One of my hobbies is running. I love the Lord with all my heart and truly try to follow His ways. Though I am human and fail in many ways. My desire is to be a woman who loves the Lord, a supportive wife, and a loving mother.