Tuesday, March 31, 2009
This is my first craft project in many, many months. We have been under construction in the basement and I just didn't have a feasible place to work. Soooo, am so glad to be back and in business. I copied this idea from my friend's sister. Mandy's sister had painted a similar craft as a gift for Mandy's daughters. I was over at Mandy's house one day, spotted it, and just knew this was something I wanted to try! This is a lid to a storage container. And I have to admit, I would have rather had a white lid, but had to make it work with a clear one instead. This is my first attempt, and please don't laugh. I thought this would work well with all the kid's craft supplies. Each kid will have a designated box to keep their markers, crayons, construction paper, etc in. I am in the process of creating one for my boys, but of course it will not be butterflies and flowers. HAHA. I have to admit....I had a blast doing it!!!
Friday, March 20, 2009
Last but not least, my baby girl, Emily Grace. I honestly didn't think baby #3 would ever be a reality for Jason and I. So when we found out we were expecting her, needless to say, we were ecstatic. Of course we just wanted a healthy baby, but when we went for my ultrasound to find out the sex, I was convinced that God had given us another baby boy. I AM an obstetrical nurse, for goodness sake. (but obviously not an ultrasound tech) Jason looked and instantly knew that Baby Holzmeyer would be Baby Girl Holzmeyer. He told the sonographer that "we got a different flavor". What an appropriate way to say that we were ready for all the "things" that go along with having a girl in the house. Emily lights up a room! To strangers, she is shy at first. But at home with all of us, she is a ball of energy that tugs at your heartstrings and your stamina..My heart melts when she says "Wuv you, mommy" when I put her to bed every night or when she asks me to read her a book for the 34th time that day. She already has a pouty face and crosses her arms when she's mad at you. She adores her brothers, and I can already tell we have 2 built in body guards for when potential boyfriends come a-callin'.
So there is my family.....hopefully all who reads this blog will get a sense of what it is like in my life and the people that make and mold who I am. <3>
Becoming a mother in one simple word made me "complete". I know everyone has heard the cliches about motherhood "not thinking you could love another human being that much". Believe you me, I was a labor and delivery nurse. I was blessed to have a wonderful job that got to witness the miracle of life on a daily basis. Everyday I would dream and try to imagine how it would be when I was laying in that bed about ready to experience the wonderful gift of new life. I knew watching those precious children being born made me yearn to be a mother even more. But I had NO idea how many overwhelming feelings one experiences when that baby is laid upon your tummy and told he is yours! It's almost indescribable!!! WOW!! Grant James is my first born. He's 9 1/2. He is quiet, but funny at the same time. He has brown dark eyes that are to die for. I used to have people come up to me in the store and tell me how beautiful his eyes were or that he looked like the Gerber baby. His intelligence scares me and Jason at times, and hopes he uses it to his full potential. He is genuinely kindhearted and loving. Sometimes, when the mood hits us, he and I just go lay on the bed and talk for hours. That is probably my most favorite time with him, especially since he is getting older.
Ryan Joseph is my middle child getting ready to turn 6. Jason and I always kid and say, "Ryan was the middle child before he was the middle child". His wittiness and facial expressions can put you on the floor rolling in seconds. Ryan has an inate love for sports. At 3 years old, all he wanted to do was to go outside and throw a ball up against the house and catch it. He is strong-willed, but at the same time, is a big ole teddy bear. His smile is infectious, and he never meets a stranger!! And on any given day, if I am down or stressed about something, he can single-handidly make my frown go away!!