Thursday, December 17, 2009

Went under the Knife

I know I have told you about Ashes Eyes. She had an intermittent outward wondering eye. I have been seeing the Dr. about this for a year. We have tried patching the eyes but that didn't really help. So with a lot of thought, Matt and I decided to have Ash get the surgery. I was really scared to have my little girl go under general anesthesia and have this. But I felt it was the best thing to do and that the sooner the better for long term results.

At 5:00 in the morning I woke my sleeping princess and took her to Vanderbilt Primary Children's Hospital. (One of my favorite things about Ashley is that when she wakes up, or is woken up, at what ever time and no matter how tired, she is normally Happy. That is just to show you how carefree and happy this little girl is. ) I tried to explain what was going to happen and she said "I am so excited to go to daddy's work" I was glad that i was more scared than her.
It was dark outside and cold. Ash Brought Bear bear and her blanket to keep us company.
We checked in and Waited. The wait was fun It was just me and Ash talking, playing and she even did a little "jumping". Then they called us back. They weighed her and gave me a tiny yellow shirt and yellow pants to put on her. She was so cute because she has always been able to speak so clear and has a way with people. She could answer all of the questions. The nurses were thoroughly enjoying this little Patient. Matt met me there, since he had to be there at 3:30 AM to round on some pt., right before they gave her a sedative to help her fall asleep.
She was getting a little loopy and I asked her if she wanted to sing any songs. She requested Happy Family song. so I would start and she would fill me in on who we forgot. It just isn't long enough for all the names unless I combined them to work. and the she would join in on "we are a happy family" It was slow and she looked up at me. Then she fell asleep. And they took her to back to where she would get the surgery. I was so sad to see her wheeled out on a little hospital bed.
My thought were diverted to all the moms who had children here with different diseases and my heart broke for them. Matt took me down to the cafeteria to get a little something while we waited. After we were done, we went back to see how things were going. Her name was still on the screen informing us they were still working on her. After a little while longer the attendant said that they were done and that she was starting to wake up and we could go back to be with her.
I walked fast wanting to see my baby. There she was with her eyes all swollen and IVs in her arm. She was crying. I wanted so much to comfort her and help her know that she was going to be ok but I couldn't. She just kept crying. Her Voice was horse and I could smell the anesthesia on her breath. Me and Matt took turns holding her. I didn't want to give her up but she would say daddy and I had to release her to his arm. She wouldn't stop crying. We couldn't calm her. She even said" My eyes are hurting".
I Had a flood of emotions. I looked at her and saw my brand new little baby girl ,swollen eyes and everything. She looked like she did when she was first born. I remember what it felt like to have her in my arms for the first time. She continued to cry. I asked the nurse if everything went ok and she assured me that it did. We tried everything I walked her around and Dad held her and rocked her. We tried juice and even a Popsicle. They told us that they could give her a little something more for the pain and then put something in the IV. We held her more as she continued to cry. I started rocking her and rubbing my hand crossed her forehead and up through her hair line and hummed. And with my eyes closed I Prayed. I wanted her to be out of pain. I couldn't help but feel this was my fault. It was my genetics that gave her that wondering eye. I wished He would help her, Comfort Her. And as I continued to pray I heard the cries weaken and quiet. until it completely stopped and she fell asleep in my arms. I thank my Heavenly Father for answering my prayer so quickly and felt once again Humbled to be a mother.
A couple minuets later she woke up back to her normal self, happy, fun, carefree and THIRSTY.

I just took her in for her one week check and the Dr. said everything looked great! I was thankful for that. Sorry for the long story I just didn't want to forget.

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Nerdy Thirty

a Friend of ours turned 30 and to celebrate had a nerdy thirty party, so..................... He is the love of my life. I am sooooooo LUCKY!

Do i not look HOT, double chin and all. This shirt is a Julie's original. It is just a little hot glue and a lot of love. Tutorial later.
These are Matt's Real Glasses that the kids broke a couple years ago. Safety pins are the greatest invention

Winner of Best Dressed : Yours Truly ( i wish I had the whole product to show)

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Where does the time go?

This little girl is three months. Things have been CRAZY at my house for the last couple weeks but I can't wait to get all the photo's up so here is a little taste.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

This is what happens during "Quite" time, when I think my children are sleeping. There was much more but I was too mad to take a photo of that I started them cleaning before I took this one. What do I do? Every time I think that I am a good mom I find myself getting mad at my kids for small little things. I guess it will keep me humble.

Sunday, November 15, 2009


We went on an adventure . Two inches from the deck and about 30 feet from the neighbors and went "camping." Matt had promised the kids but didn't get home until late so this was the compromise. Let me tell you it was an adventure. Makayla and I last 45 mins before returning to the house, Ashes followed shortly and at about 3:30 Jake ,freezing, and Dad all returned to our beds. After all It ended being a good idea not to got too far from home.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Over the top

So I have been trying to make a couple hair bows for Kays. If the bow is bigger than the face, it might be a little too much. I think this one is border line. Kays has gotten her first cold. Seem much earlier than the other two but with their help it was hard to keep her from getting sick. It's hard for her to eat and sleep and even breath. Babies and cold are so sad. But the Dr. think she will be over it soon.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

My Latest Project

I love a good "project" so when I found a night stand, head board, dresser, mirror (which broke)and Armour for 90 bucks. I knew I could do something awesome so here it is. I like it but if someone could help me decorate my room? I would like some ideas.

I will show the other pieces when I get a little closer to finished.

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Two Months

This little girl has been such a joy. The last two months have been so nice. I think that just her sweet Innocent spirit has made our home calmer and more wonderful. She loves her mom. She likes to cuddle. Gets fussy around 8:00. Loves to be held and sleeps in the car. Started smiling a couple weeks ago and her face just lights up. Is a angel and I am lucky she came to our family. Jake and ASh couldn't love her more. Jake gets so excited when she smiles at him after he is smiling in her face for a couple minutes. And Ash will make sure that I know if ever Makaywa starts to cry.

Friday, October 30, 2009


Peter Pan

Tinker Bell

Tiger Lilly


Captain Hook

Monday, October 19, 2009

The pumpkin PaTCH

We went to a local pumpkin patch on Saturday. It was nice to have Matt around everything it a little more fun,but it was freezing. Winter snuck up on us this year.

Friday, October 16, 2009

We are lucky

Jake's and Matt's latest. This little cricket sit on Jake's table by his bed in an Amish raspberry jam jar. It even sings us to sleep. I wonder how long he will live, it's going on 5 days. Anyone know?

Thursday, October 15, 2009


Last year Jake asked if he could play the violin. I thought that he might be a little small and wanted to wait a little longer. Well today I got him his first violin. I hope that he will stick with it until he gets better. Now I just need to find him a good teacher. They say that if I learn with him he will do better so here is mine and his. Wish us luck

Tuesday, October 6, 2009


I love conference. I love to listen to the Prophets and feel the spirit so strong for two days. I tend to have my babies right around conference. Jake and Makayla are September babies and Ash I watched conference in the hospital. Matt had the day off and conference didn't start until 11:00 for us, so we spend the morning cuddling in bed.
If I look 100 years old and completely exhausted that is because i spent the night with my bed looking like this and one of those three is a new born, which is exhausting as is. We have taken co-sleeping to a new level

Thank You

Matt's Mom came out to help with the baby. For the first couple days their was no baby but sure enough Makayla came. Then My mom came out a week later It was so nice to have so much help. it really helped me adapt quickly. I love you both. Thanks I don't know what I would have done without you.

One Month Old

Here she is looking very concerned. Just some firsts,
First baby to have with out pain meds.
First baby to get acne.
First baby to get thrush.
First baby to have two older sibling that love her to death.

Wednesday, September 30, 2009


With out fail this sister and her hubby have come and visit me when I have my babies. Jake and Ash it was a little easier because I live in Vegas but Kaylee they still made the trip, even to Nashville. I think that they had a blast. It was so nice to have my sister come and see my little spot on the world and the new girl that has joined it.

She is pregnant and I still made her crouch down so that I could get the Nashville map in the pic. Sorry sis

love you guys. Thanks for coming

Monday, September 21, 2009

Top Gun Birthday

Jake turned four a week after Makayla was born. I wanted him to feel special on his birthday, so we had a birthday Bash. He wanted a "Jet" birthday, not an airplane birthday a "jet". He is particular about what kind of jet. It can't have a propeller and blue is a large preference. So when I found this I knew it was a must.

my friend Marissa made this for him. What a blessing I would have never gotten it done. You the best

The invitation to Flight school

Jake had a blast and I think his friends did too.
Happy Birthday Jakes

Monday, September 7, 2009

Sunday, September 6, 2009

Makayla June Mizukawa

She was definitely cheering for BYU when they dominated OU. Go Cougs!!!

Here she is....Makayla June Mizukawa. She has already found her thumb. Bummer.

Here she is again, right after she was born.

Proud father, with some sweet bedhead.

The whole fam. Jake and Ash have been completely enamored by their new sister. Hopefully no headlocks, suplexes, or nuggies for at least a few years.

Just a few moments after she was born. Julie did great, and I'm so proud of her for her endurance.

Proud mother, literally seconds after giving birth. Doesn't she look great!!!

This is the Julie pre-game show, getting ready for the main event. It all started on Thursday. The contractions were irregular, but seemed to be about 12-15 minutes apart. We went to bed and tried to rest, with a hunch that Friday may be the day. Julie woke up at about 1:00 am Friday with stronger contractions that were about 4 minutes apart. She got her stuff together, got in the shower, and then woke me up at about 2:30 am. We debated whether or not to go in to the hospital. The contractions were regular at 3 minute intervals by this point, so we went in.
We got to Labor and Delivery by 3:00 am. The OB on call checked her and said she was dilated to 4 cm. So, we stayed. Anesthesia came by to say hi and see if Julie was planning on an epidural. Lo and behold, the anesthesia residents were Paul Reynolds and Steve Badger, both good friends of ours. So, Julie didn't want an epidural right then. They weren't getting off until 7 am either. We went on a walk around the hospital and came back for another check at about 5:30 am. By this time, the contractions were getting pretty strong with short intervals. She was up to 8 cm. So we were getting close. Julie again debated an epidural and decided to go without. For the next hour, Julie was in the doing lunges and stretches....anything to help her cope with the contractions. She got into a hot shower, which seemed to help alot too. At about 7:30 am, Julie felt like it was time to push. The midwife checked her and she was at 9.5 cm. So she broke her water and the fun began. Julie was pushing for about half an hour when our little bundle of joy was born at 8:07 am on 9/4/09. She was 6 pounds 12 ounces, 21 inches tall....and 100% cute. Julie did great. I was so proud of her. I think Julie is so glad she didn't get an epidural, so I guess it was a blessing that Paul and Steve were on call. Otherwise, Julie probably would have gotten the epidural.
Julie and the baby came home on Saturday. It's been great having my mom here. She has really helped out a ton. I don't know what we would've done without her. Thanks, mom. We'll post more photos as they come.