Friday, November 21, 2008


Thursday night the Nashville coven had a huge party for the opening of twilight. We had the whole Theater reserved and filled that one and another. Here is me and some of the girls.

It was fun to go with the youth they would scream every time a new Character would come in. This is one of my young women. (Disclaimer: I don't know if this movie should be viewed by the youth. )

All in all this was a blast, I loved driving up with friends. The movie was better than I thought it was going to be. Didn't love some of the casting but I was entertained. Can't wait for the next one

Tuesday, November 18, 2008


Yesterday morning Matt called at 7:00 AM and with the excitement of a little kid asked if we could go bowling for FHE. I thought that would be a ton of fun. I knew Jake would love it. Here we are Jake and Ash's first time Bowling. We ate some chocolate cake; the kids still have some on their faces for later.

Look at those little bowling shoes. I should get some just to wear around.

This little girl just ran around most the time "dancin"

It was a good night other than with a name like "striker" you would have thought that I would have gotten one. That will teach me. I came close and hit them all down except for one. But they gave me a strike anyways....the pin moved. Thanks.

Sunday, November 16, 2008

my little helper

Jake is getting to the age that he really like to help me do whatever I am working on. Most the time it works out fine. He helps me load the dishwasher and the washing machine. He also helps me make the beds and cook. So after eating a messy dinner he went to go wash his hands and said he would wash Ashley's. This is what I found.

I might as well wash my hair

sink and both kids covered in soap

mom caught us

I guess Jake wanted to help make breakfast but is didn't quite work as planned.

"Sorry mom." Look at that sad little face. Don't mind the unders. I am not sure how he got the shells in the pan and the egg on the floor. Some day this boy is going to be a really good cook like his dad. Gotta love em

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

M is for Mizukawa

Winter is for snowball fights, snowboarding, sledding, bundling up and hot chocolate. I love winter and I love the snow and since none of those thing are very fun without snow,except the hot chocolate. I decided that summer is for playing outside and winter is for crafting,(At lease while I am here in Nashville, where there really isn't snow). So let the games begin. I got this idea from my sister in-law Carrie. This was so fun to make and I love it. It could go on my front door but I think I will hang it in the house.

Friday, November 7, 2008

Start your Engines!

Happy Birthday little Man!
Turning three is a big big deal. We celebrated in Utah for Jake's number three.

The Cake
What is it with little boys and moving tires?

Yes a matching suit for Ashley his wing man.

Jake loved playing the games. We played "Red light, Green light" and did relay races. The Kids had to run a course through traffic cones. Jake's favorite part was lowering his arms at "marks, get set, go!"

I love YOU Jake
Thanks for spending three whole years in our family

Kara this post if for you. You are the best!!! Without you this would have been a flop. love ya

Thursday, November 6, 2008

I'm not complaining.......

Ok I am, but this has been Matt's work schedule for the last while.

Wednesdays 5:30AM start time. 10:30PM home,eat,sleep.
Thursday 6:00AM start time. 6:30PM home,shower,Work dinner,home,sleep. (I did go to the work dinner and the food was really, really good.)
Friday (Halloween)5:30AM start time. Didn't get home until Sunday night at 6:30PM. Didn't sleep more than six hours the whole time. Was however able to slip away and go to Sacrament meeting in those loving blue scrubs, but had to leave early. Duty calls. But at least he got another hour of sleep there :) got home didn't have time to shower, Work dinner. Home, CRASHED the moment his head hit the pillow.
Monday 6:00AM start time 6:00PM home,help cook,eat, small FHE,8:00PM back to the Hospital for more work, did get some sleep but didn't get home until 4:15PM the next day, Tuesday. Had to go Vote,home,had a two hour nap. 8:00PM drove back to the Hospital to see another couple patients. 11:00PM home, good conversation with me, sleep.
Wednesdays 5:30AM start time 7:00PM home, work dinner, sleep
Thursday 6:00 AM start time 10:23PM Still not home

So I did the math and that is 154hours and 15min in the last 9 days spent at the hospital and still counting. That doesn't include the work dinners. I do get to go to those and they are fun, but how much time do you have to spend with the same guys?

Don't feel bad for me. I do that enough for both of us :) But this has truly been a time of growth. I have realized my weaknesses and continue still to try to change and grow. Here are some benefits: Matt Gives me and the kids the biggest hugs when he gets home. I have had more time to blog, clean, read, clean, a little bit of crafting and a lot of Jake,Ash and me time. They are my little best friends. I love spending time with them. They do give me a run for my money but they make me so happy. Matt has been learning soooo much and gets to do a lot of cool surgery. However....

Vanderbilt Medical Center, I would like my husband back.

Wednesday, November 5, 2008


My little girl was a Pumpkin. She was the cutest thing. Every time she saw a pumpkin she would say "punkin" She got the hang of saying "trick or treat" fast also. She always would say "thank you" as her treat bag got fuller and fuller.

I didn't really know what I was. I just went to my closet and found whatever I had that was red and vintage and put it all on. I was red from head to toe. I went with Miss scarlet from clue. It worked. And as for Matt he was at the hospital and that is another post all together. Halloween night, on call at the hospital = busy.

PS I don't know why Ashley didn't like her hat

Sunday, November 2, 2008

3,2,1 Blast off

This year Jake actually had a preference on what he wanted to be for Halloween. At first he wanted to be anything BLUE. it's his favorite color. A blue Tractor, A blue Race car, A blue monster truck, any of those would have done. But when we went to Birmingham to visit my sister in law, we passed a model Rocket ship on the freeway. He was sold He wanted to be a rocket ship! I had no idea how to make him into a rocket ship. I tried to make him into a farmer because that was easy but no, only a rocket ship would do. I checked in stores and no rocket ships. I was going to somehow make it. I mentioned it to someone and they said that they made one a couple years ago, perfect. I went and looked at it and it was so cute. Thanks he loved it!

Here is Jake "blasting off"

It was equipped with the cargo carrier and all.

My favorite part is the flames coming out the bottom.


So I am a yard saler Junkie. pun intended
There is something that just sends pure bliss to my soul and that is a diamond in the rough. This is my latest yard sale find. I have been trying to find a small piece of furniture to put there, Fits perfectly.
Also really rad clip on vintage earrings I wore for Halloween. I think I will have a Tues "diamond in the rough" post day.