Friday, December 10, 2010

My Christmas Present came early!

I just had to share our new bar that Alan made a reality. I love it and feel that stepping on that darn nail was worth it...kind of:)
Here is the before...

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Happy Birthday Daddy!!!!

We love our Daddy and all he does for us:)!


Disney Land and Bobo's Birthday!

First ride we went on: Peter Pan, Anika came off crying and Ella was trying to comfort cute:)

So we finally used our give a day coupon to Disney Land. We had a blast with the fam and the Yates. We decided to go on my dad's birthday cause he loves to have fun together.

Bates Nut Farm

The month of Oct.

So since I cannot keep our blog very updated...sorry Aunt Nat and Grandma Joan:) Here is what we have been up to in Oct.

Lincoln's Blessing:
The girls got sick. Anika fell asleep during church and Ella did not want her picture taken. Great pic huh?

Lincoln at 1 month

Monday, September 6, 2010

He's Here!!!

Lincoln Augustus Ek
8lbs 9 oz.
21 1/4 in. long
born Sept. 4, 2010

Sunday, August 22, 2010


Although this summer has not produced the best weather, we've still managed to have a ton of fun spending time with family and friends. Here are a couple of photos to document the last few months. (Santa Barbara, Backyard Treats, Beach Days, and Del Mar Fair)

Del Mar Fair

Swim Lessons w/ Ella's Buddies Carter and Shea

SB Getaway


We had a great night with the Rabes, Batts, and the Yates'. Jeff's mom always hooks it up when a good band comes to Del Mar. Thanks guys.

Still can't believe I made my way through that crowd at 9 months pregnant. It was a bit crazy, but we had a ton of fun.


Alan and I both grew up around the beach and we can't get enough of it. We had fun this year camping in Cardiff with a few of our friends. We've definitely found our little family tradition.
Can't beat the surf, sand, sun and of course the VG's donuts.

Ani loves to go on the paddleboard with daddy and Ella wants nothing to do with it. We crack up at their different personalities.

Sunday, July 18, 2010


We had a fun time on the Carlsbad lagoon paddle boarding. Ella did not want to go out, but Anika gave it a try and really liked it:)

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Alan's New Baby

Some of you may have heard Alan talking about how much he loves his new garden. He kind of drives me nuts about it, but truth is I love it too.

We were struggling to get our girls to eat veggies, so we decided to try our luck at a garden again this year after struggling a bit with
it last year. They love it and they're actually trying new things.

Alan spent weeks reading blogs, talking with is brother Johnny, and re-routing the water to the side yard to get everything just right. So far it seems to be working. We have already eaten a ton of Romaine lettuce, yellow squash, cucumber, cilantro, strawberries, and now jalapeno.

We can't wait for the Corn, Zucchini, Eggplant, Watermelon, and Beans. We'll let you know how it all turns out.

Here are a couple of photos to show you how it's going.

Here's a photo of the back.

Ani with a fresh Jalapeno