Wednesday, October 31, 2012

This is Halloween

OK we had fun today! I went to work early so I could leave early and take Connor trick or treating, work overall was actually fun. They had a food and pumpkin contest!

Wanted to pass this on from an old coworker:

Hello to my old coworkers!  I wish I had a happier reason to contact you. In case you haven’t seen the local news the past few days, there’s a missing elderly man named Fritz Helland from the east Millcreek area here in Salt Lake.  He’s my husband’s grandfather.  He’s been missing since Wednesday afternoon when he was last seen just south of his home near 3300 south and I-215 walking his dog Odin (a miniature Doberman pinscher).   He is 80 years old about 5’ 11’ with blue eyes and white hair.  He was last seen on foot (his vehicle is still at home) wearing a light tan jacket.  The small black and brown dog he was with is also missing.  The prevailing theory is that he may have gotten lost Wednesday evening and sought shelter.  Thursday and Friday brought wet weather and freezing temperatures.  Although the official search for him has ended, the police and the family would like to ask property owners all over the east side of the valley to please check sheds, garages, or anywhere he could be hidden. If you live in the Salt Lake Area, please check your property and please forward this to anyone in the area you can think of. 

Thank you very much,Jessica

Sunday, October 28, 2012


Been reading about different things about bullying and its got me thinking on how my kids will be about it. Connor is one friendly kid. He is not shy at all and will go up to any kid and try to interact with them, no matter who they are. Though he does  gravitate towards girls more. He calls everyone his friend and generally speaking he wants to friend everyone he can. Now if you push this kid he will push back he doesn't back down, which is very challenging as a parent. it make you want to pull your hair out kind of thing. Now I do feel with Connor if he is bullied and with the zero tolerance rule I think will be seeing him get suspended.  You see if a kid fights back even if there not the one being the bullier an just defending themselves they'll suspend that kid to and Connor will. I've never agreed to this policy tone way to get a bullier to stop is to stand up for yourself but they don't want that and I think that's wrong. I know others will disagree with me but that's my opinion about that.

Now I am more worried about Aiden just because kids can be very very cruel. Will they make fun of him for his scar? If he stays small I know they will go after him for that. Kids are mean about stuff like that and it does worry me. His personality is starting to emerge and I can't tell how he will be around others/ he does seem shy around big groups. When we are about and I holding him he buries his head into my shoulder, but could be just to much going on and hes going into overload. he's to young to tell yet.

Only thing I can say is that were going to know Connor's teachers and possible principle very well. Some of the rules now a days like you can't say Merry Christmas! Will not go well wit this kiddo!

Saturday, October 27, 2012

Witch Hunt

My parent's took my boys to Gardner village which has a witch scavenger hunt going on. From what my Connor said and the pictures sent to me looks like they had fun!

Well Connor had fun Aiden slept ;).

Help a fellow heart mom

Could you guys please go and help a fellow heart mom for me? She has her son in a contest to win an ipad. He has half a heart and they go to many many doctor appointments. One would help her out a lot! Keep her kiddo busy while waiting to get in to the appointment. This is on facebook!

LIke the page and then give then give 5 stars. This does not work on phones.
Go here, thank you.

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Time out Thursday

First off this is going to be a short post, didn't get a lot of sleep last night so not up to writing a lot. Anyways I go and check my e-mail today and find the following two pictures sent by my dad.

So I'm thinking were in the world did he go to get these pictures then a light bulb comes on. That's right he was going to go to the dentist and the last time I was there with Connor the new play area was under construction! I'll admit this is not what I was expecting them to be making! So much funner then the generic play area they use to have!

Friday, October 19, 2012

My mind is stuck on a little girl and her family.

Sometimes life just isn't fair. :'(

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Time out thursday- the Zoo

So what did we do that made my week? we went to the zoo finally!!! Had yet to go becasue it has just been to hot for my cute little Aiden, but we finally went. I've always loved going to the zoo since I was a little girl. And when we went? I had more fun then I had in sometime. They opened a new section a while back that includes a polar bear, seals, otters and grizzly bears. Unfortunately the otters were never out, bit bummed about that I LOVE otters oh well. Maybe next time.  Below are a few pictures from the new sections.

Monday, October 15, 2012

Saturday, October 13, 2012


This is what happens when a 4 year old gets a hold of your camera!

Thursday, October 11, 2012


Sorry! I was going to do a bunch of updates just to tired to do it. Busy season at my job has hit and yeah tired because of it. I'll just post a few pics from Saturday and leave it at that.

Friday, October 5, 2012

No words

Its a rough time in the IHH heart community.  sitting here debating how to write this just as Monty Python said Life's a piece of shit. A little girl who received a new heart when she was a baby at 4 years old flew to Disney World, for her make a wish. The day she was suppose to see Minnie she ended up in the hospital instead.  She was in rejection and her heart was in bad shape. She went into to have a cath something went horribly wrong. She was put onto life support. Tonight they have determined that she is brain dead. Instead of playing in Disney world with there little girl her family is now saying good bye. There blog.

 I'm going to end this post with a quote from another heart mom its how we are all feeling right now:
I feel like the world should stop and pay attention to these heart kiddies that are fighting so hard. All the news stations should be talking about these heart kiddies. But the world keeps going. There is no fan fair, no rallies, no public outcry. But today the world is filled with private broken hearts, pleading prayers, simple expressions of love and support. The things that were important yesterday, like what to make for dinner and whether my kitchen is clean, just don't matter. Today is for spending cuddle time with family, sincere prayer and reminding people that they are loved.

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Time Out Thursday

I'm going to do something new on my blog each Thursday becasue I need to have some more positive thinking in my life. There is good in this world I just need to be reminded of it! If anyone wants to join me in this please feel free. You can use the button above and please link your post by commenting below.

So what is this all going to be about? I'm putting myself in time out as it were, time out from all of the negativity in the world. being in the heart world there is so much sorrow and pain life can change in a second with some of these kids. I'm so thankful that Aiden isn't nearly as bad as others.

Monday, October 1, 2012

Confessions of a shy girl.

I'm not good in social situations in fact I am darn right awful. My hubby always teases me about it becasue on the one hand I want to make friends, I do at times get lonely and wish I had someone I could just talk to, but when opportunity arises. Do I take it? No. As in the words of Monty Python "Run away Run away!"