Monday, January 24, 2011


It is amazing to me the many changes that baby's goes through and how very different they look each passing week. Connor is only three and half months old, but I am blown away by how different this kid looks and how much he has grown already. He is just under 17 pounds now and smiles all the time, along with squealing in delight at his toys. He is now starting to grab his toys and really focus on objects. we call him our prairie dog because he is constantly turning his head to look in every direction. He has become so alert and noticing the new thing in his world. He is also sleeping better at night and doing 6 to 8 hour stretches Hallelujah ! We love him SO very much, and I am really enjoying being able to watch him grow and develop. It's exciting to see the new things he does and the milestones he reaches.

2 Weeks

6 weeks
11 weeks
14 weeks such a butter ball now!

Date Night

Now that we have a baby One our new years resolutions was to make sure we go on a date at least once a month, and we take turns planning it every other month. This months we got to go to the Dallas Maverick and LA lakers basketball game at the American Airline Center. Gerret scored some sweet tickets from work. We had awesome seats in the executive suite with dinner served. We had such a great time, and I totally enjoyed the game. It was the first time I had ever been to a professional basketball game before and I loved it. I am starting to really like basketball now. There were no moments were it dragged, the pace of the game is perfect. I guess normally I get bored with certain sports it just seems like it takes forever to do anything. I am not one to appreciate the game like other sports fans. I need something to keep my interest and basketball certainly did. the Mavericks Won 109 to 100 it was a sweet game to see live. Thanks babe for a super fun night!!!

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Tis the season

Gerret an I at the Gaylord Texan resort
Grandma and Connor

This December came and went in the blink of an eye, where did the time go. So much happened this month. At the beginning of the month Gerret's Mom came out to visit the little man and spoil him rotten, we couldn't object to that. It was so much fun to have her here and spend time with us as well. Gerret was fortunate enough to have two weeks of to spend with us, and boy were we SO glad to be able to spend that time with him. Connor got some great daddy bonding time, along with lots of nap time for both of them!
Christmas week was insanely busy it was go go go, the whole time. My brother Andy and his beautiful family came out from California to surprise my parents for Christmas. We also had an other family member move here from Utah which is really exciting! It's been the first time in several years since we have all been together. It really was a very special Christmas for all of us I would say. We were able to go to the Gaylord Texan to look at the Christmas decorations Gerret and I have made that a tradition since we have moved here and we love it. Absolutely gorgeous! We spent lots of time with my family and laughed and ate watched movies and laughed and ate took family pictures and ate more, went to the mall did some shopping and ate notice a trend here. Christmas day we went to Gerrets brother house for a grand Christmas breakfast and presents we have so much fun with them and are so glad his brother is out here. we then headed over to my parents house for presents and Christmas dinner... " the deep fired turkey" my dad is becoming and expert on cooking those birds and I must say it was amazing. The day after Christmas we had Connor's baby blessing it was such a beautiful and spiritual day we are so incredibly grateful for all the family and close friends that were able to share that day with us. After that we went to my parents house for a lunch in and had plenty more food their. I can say I am totally ready to drop the baby and holiday weight now;)
Unfortunate because we didn't take a whole lot of time to relax we all got sick over new years so we stayed in and tried to get over our colds. Poor Connor got a bad cold too and tested positive for RSV he hasn't had any breathing problems fortunately and seems to be getting better. We are keeping a close eye him though.
I am always sad when Christmas is over and the decorations come down. Its my favorite time of year not just for the family and presents and time off, but mainly because it's a time to focus on the birth of our savior, and to look for the opportunity to serve our brother and sisters and help
those with a need. I am so grateful for the blessings in my life and the loving family that I have been given. I am especially thankful for my knowledge of the savior and his loving sacrifice so that we may all come to know him.
Here are a few pictures of some of the happening from Christmas week! The whole family for Connor's blessing

One of our family picture