My husband has been out of town for the last 5 days! Yes, I am surviving! Kelli was also husbandless this weekend and we took the kids to Mitch's for dinner. Mitch's is a regular hotdog place that we go. I was placing my order and the cook came up and said hi to me. He knows Chevy. Then he proceeded to ask me where my husband was at. I said he is on a guys golfing trip. Then he said, "Well it is about time! He is always here with the kids and without you. Seems like he always has the kids." I was quite shocked and thought that it was pretty funny. Now, to my defensive almost any time that Chevy has the kids he takes them to Mitch's. :)
We have kept busy and I find that sometimes doing projects is fun and pasts time quickly. It also helps the 3 of kids not to fight! HA!
I got this idea from a friend from Michigan, Meeghan, who posted this on Facebook. We collected boxes, which didn't take long to accumulate and made towers with them. We recently went to Chicago to visit our friends the Lymans. My kids absolutely LOVE Chicago and they had so much fun telling me everything they knew about Chicago.
Before we started the project the kids were outside in the sprinkler. Yesterday it was super hot and that is why they are in their swim suites!!!!
Avielle made a park
Then we displayed them on our train table. We actually didn't get to all of the boxes!
Of coarse we needed to put Uncle Jake, Aunt Shari, and Katie Grace's tower!!!!
Then the kids got out all their little figurines to populate the city! They had a lot of fun with this project and being creative. Thanks for the idea Meeghan!
Happy Mother's Day!!!! I know it has been a while since I last posted. Blogger changed their format and so I'm learning a new way to make a post!
I had a wonderful Mother's Day with my family. I woke up to breakfast in bed from the kiddos and Chevy. I received a lot of sweet homemade gifts from my little ones. They have been so excited all week to give them to me! The kids and Chevy made me a photo album and put lots of pictures in it. At first it bugged me that there was no order to all the pictures, but then I realized that each picture has its own special memory and it doesn't need any order.
We went to church that morning and I was overcome with joy and thankfulness to be a mommy to 3 wonderful children that I so deeply prayed for. I am also so thankful to have my wonderful husband! He made the day so special!!!!
After church we went to my parent's house. My dad got this yummy cake and all the mom's names on it!
Cousins Ellie and Katie Mae
The day was absolutely beautiful and Kaeden enjoyed running through the lawn.
My sister Jenny and her husband Jay with Penelope
Ellie throwing rocks in the lake.
My sister Jamie! Doesn't she have beautiful blue eyes!
Okay here is a family picture! Not the best, but we are all in it together! Thank you to my 9 year nephew who took the pic.
My 2 oldest!
Cousins Austin and Timmy
Here are the girls with GG! I received a sad call today! GG is in the hospital and they found her unresponsive this morning. She is at Condell right now and they put a ventilator in. Could you please pray for my Grammie? She is 87 years old and she means the world to me. She has been a spiritual influence to me and my family.
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.