Tuesday, March 31, 2009

I'm getting my craft on.....

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

Baby makes 3....Emily Grace

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>

My 3 Men

My 3 men: Where do I begin? When I think of 3 men, many things come to mind. One being an infamous line, a popular Christmas hymn, and on a lighter note, a hiliarious sit-com. But all kidding aside, there is only ONE thing that always pops into my head when I look at them: they are MY 3 men!! God has blessed me in so many ways. First, in putting Jason and I together. Many would say we are polar opposites, he is quiet and I am not, he is tall and I am not, and he loves cold spaghetti and I do not. But at the end of the day, we are best friends. When life has thrown us some curve balls, and let me tell you, life has. He has been my rock of strength, courage and love. A wise person once told me that after all the "honeymoon" time is over in a relationship, after all the newness wears off, and the reality of everyday, mundane life takes over that love is a CHOICE. At first, I didn't quite agree. But now that I look at our life, I do choose to love my husband/best friend with all my heart and soul everyday..... but he makes it so easy!

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!!

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

The Beginning

There, I have done it. I have started a blog. I have been nudged and poked by some friends to do so, and now I finally have. I really don't know what I am doing, but I guess like anything else, I will figure it out as I go along.
As you all know, I am Lee Ann: what you see is what you get. I love God, life, my family and friends, and all the things in between. One of the main reasons I am doing this is because I LOVE to scrapbook. But, just can't seem to find the time to do it anymore. So I thought I would start a blog as a compromise for my passion of memory making and my lack to preserve it 3-Dimensionally. I hope this is a fun journey for me. Bare with me, and I might ask questions along the way. Tootles, Lee Ann