Summer Adventure 2014 from Brock Heasley on Vimeo.
Such a good dinner McKenna made for us a few nights ago.
I took just a little bit of this video I happened to see this week on BYU channel, to share with you.
It really struck a cord with me because I remember learning this the hard way, back in the day.
Especially with school starting up again around here next week,
I thought this was such valuable advice…
Guard your afternoons from Jill Shelley on Vimeo.
Nearly 3 years ago I put a video on my blog that McKenna and McKay filmed in Portland.
It showed baby Grant getting his casts changed on his tiny little club feet.
I thought it might help others out there in the world going through similar things with their baby's feet.
Well apparently it has, but I'm not sure how so many people are finding it.
It has about 500 views a day for the past several weeks. 38,682 views as I write this.
So this is my question….does anyone know a way to find out where the viewings are
coming from on a YouTube video? I'm thinking this video may be on
an orthopedic website of some kind? I'm just curious.
On another note, the McKs along with almost THREE year old Grant and ONE year old Scarlett will
be here in 2 days! This will be the first time in nearly THREE YEARS that they have come home to
Clovis! In fact, look how little Grant was last time they were here.
I also don't know why one video after another plays after the one above.
Must be something new with Youtube and I'm not sure I like it.
I've been fascinated by this series on the differences in parenting
around the world.
The way I understand it, these were all written by Americans who
have lived in these countries long enough to have opinions and
notice the differences between there and here.
So far they have featured 11, and still coming out with more. Press
the links to read the lists of surprising ways of parenting in each
culture. (I wonder what other countries find surprising about us!)
Germany…Instead of teaching kids to share, they are taught to take the toy back or fight.
Must make for lovely adult relationships later on.
Norway….where all kids go to bed at 7pm
Japan…where kids go school year round with no summer break.
China….Diaper free culture (you read that right, unfortunately)
Congo…if you don't pay the hospital after birth they lockdown and won't let you out
England….this was the most boring one...nothing stood out to me
Abu Dhabi...no car seat laws and babies are believed to be safest in Mom's arms.
India…where it's against the law to find out baby's gender before birth
Northern Ireland…you don't have to leave home for Dr visits
Denmark…Babies take their naps outside, alone.
Australia…Many put their babies into government subsidized "sleep training camps" at 6-7
months old (really? and why is their government involved in this??)
This series is from the blog Cup of Jo,
but I'm not sure she has a schedule of exactly when she will post the next ones.
The Saturday night before last, was scary to me. Dennis was in Utah for the weekend. That was fine,
but I knew I would not sleep well with Den gone so I took 1/2 a benedryl….which is equivalent to a
child's dose but it's enough for me. I was looking forward to getting up at 7am the next morning and
getting ready for church.
Just as I got into bed at 11:45, I could hear my heart take off. It was pounding hard and fast. I had this 2
months ago and ended up in an ambulance and on to the hospital. Sure I could call my own ambulance
but I didn't want to. But I didn't want to be alone either. There is just something frightening about being
alone while my heart is racing.
I went outside to see if my favorite neighbors were still awake. Nope, the lights were all out at their
house. So now what I am going to do? I have friends I could call but I didn't want to wake anyone up
I did remember to pray.
Then I had this idea of emailing both Brock and Logan who live in town. I just typed, "Call me if you
are still awake." Guess they were both either asleep or at least not on the computer, because I
heard nothing. Then at 1am the phone rang. It was Logan! He said he had just finished watching a
movie with Amy asleep beside him when he decided to check his phone one last time, and saw my
He came right over and helped me get my heart back to normal which took until about 2:30am. It was
wonderful seeing his RN skills in action. Something I've never seen since he works in a prison. I
marveled that he was once my little boy and now he was taking care of me. He even spent the night
here, all with Amy's blessing.
He also told me Benedryl causes fast heart rates in some people. I had no idea.
Next morning about 8:30 Brock called me. He just then got my message and wanted to make sure I
was okay. I felt very loved and taken care of by both my in town sons. I know my out of town sons
would have done the same for me.
I think Dr Laura says it better than I could:
Men from Jill Shelley on Vimeo.