Thursday, December 31, 2009

2009 In Review

I have seen year reviews on a few blogs and thought it was a cute idea. So here is the 2009 Gillespie Review with links to the posts if you're really bored, enjoy!

January-Found out we were pregnant, Chris turned 26 and we went to Vegas
February- Chris got a tattoo, and we had our first doctor appointment
March- Found out we were having a BOY (slow month)
April-Found out Chris' older sister Kim was pregnant with #2, and lost my great aunt Gladys
May-Went to San Diego, and welcomed my brother home from his mission
June-Chris went to Niagra Falls, and celebrated 4 wonderful years of marriage
July-Did 4D photos of Conner, went on a camping trip (no link, sorry), found out I had gestational diabetes and celebrated the 4th of July
August-Finished the nursery and took Maternity photos
September-Welcomed Baby Conner to the world!
October-Conner had his 1st Halloween and we played with Conner
November-Blessed Conner and watched The Utes get beat by BYU (we did win our bowl game though, Go Utes!).
December-Welcomed Baby Emily into the world and celebrated Conner's first Christmas!

We had a lot of ups and downs this year, mostly ups, and are very excited for whatever 2010 brings us. I think we are most excited to watch Conner grow! I think that each step is the most exciting one so I'm sure you will see lots of posts about him. Chris could possibly be traveling out of the country next year so we are anxious to see if that happens. And we are hoping to take a couple of vacations in 2010 as well.

Happy New Year Everyone!

Sunday, December 27, 2009


We had an amazing Christmas this year! We did lots of traveling, spent lots of time with family and ate lots of good food. We were spoiled by our families and thank you all for making Conner's first Christmas wonderful!

Tuesday, December 22, 2009


This is my new purse! I love, love , love it! But that's not what my post is about.

A little old man was walking down the hall at my work today carrying his wife's purse. She was on crutches and unable to carry her purse, so he was carrying it for her. He almost dropped it and said, "I almost dropped my purse!" This made me think of Chris. He hates to carry my purse but does it occasionally for me. He also does many other things for me that I know he hates to do. But he does them because he loves me! And I hope that when we are 80 years old and I'm on crutches he will carry my purse because he still loves me!

I love you babe!

Thursday, December 17, 2009


With me going back to work our schedules have changed in the past couple of weeks. Conner has been waking up at 4am almost every day and that really can't happen. I have to get up at 5:30am to get ready for work. We usually go to bed around 10pm so it's not like we put him to bed super early. He also usually sleeps in his swing or in our bed (don't judge me). I want him to start sleeping in his crib though. Does anyone have any adivce for me or tips?

Saturday, December 12, 2009

3 Months/Life

Conner is 3 months old! I can't believe how quick 3 months can fly by, but it has. I was looking at some pictures of the day Conner was born and don't really remember him being that little (sad). He is growing and changing so much every day. I wish that I could freeze time but at the same
time love to see him learn new things each day.

At 3 months Conner-
Loves to smile!
Is "talking" all the time
Loves it when I sing to him (even though I suck at singing)
Loves to watch me, whatever I'm doing
No longer has the eye boogie problem
Still sleeps with his hands by his face
Is wearing size 1 diapers
Loves to watch TV (Favs are Playhouse Disney, football with Dad, Holmes on Homes)
Holds onto his toys very well
Loves to hold his dads finger while drinking a bottle
Loves to put everything in his mouth
Is grabbing at things mostly with his left hand. I think he will be a leftie.
Is precious!

In other news...I returned to work this past week. It has been rough adjusting to leaving Conner all day. I'm hoping that next week will be better. Chris had knee surgery 2 weeks ago and is recovering well. His leg has started to bruise and swell (which is good). He has not really had to use crutches and is walking pretty well. We are excited for our first Christmas with Conner and hope you all have a Merry Christmas!

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Early Christmas Gift

We got an early Christmas present today. Our niece Emily was born today (in her bathroom)! She weighs 6 lbs. 14oz. 19 inches long and is perfect! Welcome to the family!
And we are very proud of her mom Kelly for handling the delivery so well!