Thursday, 28 February 2013


Listen Earnestly to the anything your children want to tell you, no matter what. If you don't listen eagerly to the little stuff when they are little they won't tell you the big stuff when they are big, because to them all of it has always been big stuff. - Catherine Wallace 



 I'm thinking about warmth and sunshine.

Last night I dreamt that I was swimming in our pool and today I woke up to this. I'm so close to booking another holiday and forgetting all about saving for a new bathroom. Husbands comment on all this snow was "look how pretty it is" This man is truly from Ontario and if you haven't guessed it by now, I'm a West Coast girl (Victoria) where it snows once a year if your lucky and we pray that that is on Christmas day.

I want to be sliding down the slide with Euan and watching him giggle in delight on the swing at our park across the street.

Now I know all you optimist would say there is plenty to do in the snow and trust me I've spent the last few months doing it. But my brain and body are screaming SPRING!!! short skirts, ballet flats & cardigans.

If you need me I'll be perusing the cheap holiday section of the paper!

Wednesday, 27 February 2013


The cake Jenn made for Euan was perfect and exactly what I had envisioned for my little bug's birthday. I was so inspired by it that I went to Michaels yesterday and signed up for two cake classes for April & May. I'm not expecting to come out as talented as Jenn but it's a start.

Here are a few pictures she sent me of the process and the finished product.

Jenn wrote about the cake in her first ever blog post HERE have a look. I'm super proud of her.. I think the entire party commented on what a beautiful job she did on the cake. I was jumping up and down when it came out of the box. Thank you  so much Jenny! xo

Monday, 25 February 2013


L you are simply AWESOME!

You're beautiful, driven and inspiring.

You always show up for the best Gillespie parties.

You love documenting life with photos as much as I do.

You're not just my friend but Steve's, Connor's & Euan's too.

You love life as much as I do.

You are adventurous and spontaneous.

You are always on board with my ideas and as a bonus bring your added sparkle too them.

Thank you so much for all of your help and love this weekend! We will all miss you. xoxo


I have so much in life to be thankful for- this weekend was a huge reminder of that.

I can't even put into words how much gratification and joy I've felt this weekend. How nice it was to spend an afternoon with the wonderful people in our life all at the same time and in the same house.

L flew in for the weekend which made the weekend extra special. I had quality girl time with her as we were rushing around tending to the last minute details for the boys birthday party and then today on our girly movie date. It will be hard to see her leave this morning. She's my faux little sister and I have huge love and respect for her. It is one of the many reasons I felt thankful.

 21 adults and 14 kids were here on Saturday afternoon. I'll let the pictures tell the rest; I wish I had taken more but once the party got underway we were all having way too much fun. It was a truly grand & awesome day!!

 Loving life being Christy xoxo

Friday, 22 February 2013


I had such a lovely day yesterday and I know the boys enjoyed themselves too.

I surprised Steve with a nice dinner which I had invited his University friend Brent to join. I made "Christy Burgers" wrapped in steak with oven roasted potatoes, greens and salad with romaine, pine nut and parmesan Jenn introduced us to a killer dressing a few weeks back at her Chinese fondue dinner party. I picked up some beautiful Malbec wine (Steve's favourite) & Champagne.

I was hoping to recreate the  mess dinner Steve missed out on last night- minus the boring speeches and work conversation. *wink* I'm pretty sure he was happily surprised and enjoyed the evening. In the end he got his shop top in, when I left him and Brent to catch up.

I wish I had taken a few more pictures of the evening. I did get the most important one, my sweet Husband with a big smile right at the end of the sparkler.

Steve I know you will forever share a birthday with our son but I hope I was able to give you a little special birthday love all for yourself....  Happy Birthday Love! xoxo
PS. you look really great for 39 ;)

Thursday, 21 February 2013


On this day last year I gave birth to a beautiful baby boy at 11:45am in Bristol, England on his Daddy's Birthday. 
It is one of the proudest moments of my life.  

Steve, you make me laugh everyday and make me feel like the luckiest girl in the world. 

Euan, you have opened my world up to all the great joys of being a mother.  You are my sweet little bug! 

Happy Birthday Steve & Euan I love you very much. 
Let's celebrate!!! xoxo

Wednesday, 20 February 2013


Euan Ross Gillespie  Feb 21, 2012 -7 pounds 3 ounces

First visitor

Left hospital Feb 22, 2012