Wednesday, March 31, 2010


Last weekend we headed out to Arizona for some spring training baseball. We saw the Angels vs the Giants in Scottsdale on Friday,
then saw them play again on Saturday at the Angel's stadium in Tempe.

The weather was in the mid seventies and slightly breezy. Can't get much more perfect than that for baseball.

Ella did really good most of the time, she would get a little restless here and there (can you believe a 7-month-old wouldn't stay in her seat for a four hour game? so rude!) so we would take turns walking her around the stadium. She had fun watching all the people and trying to talk to the other babies she saw. She even squeezed in a nap at Friday's game.

It was also our anniversary on Friday and that night our hotel room number was the same number as our first apartment we moved into when we got married! Isn't that sweet? How sentimental...

We got to visit some friends and eat some really good food.

Ella did great on the car trip. It was about 4-5 hours each way and she slept almost the whole time. When she wasn't sleeping she was sweetly singing to her toys. She is such a sweet girl.

Friday, March 26, 2010

5 down...

...eternity to go...

Happy Anniversary to us!! XOXO

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

If I had a sewing machine...

I would make:

this bag,

this baby dress,

this Easter banner,

these baby tights,

And these ruffle butt onesies

But I suppose I would also need:



Free Time

and Mad skills.

Another one to add to the someday file...

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Solvang 2010

This past weekend we went up to Solvang for the annual century bike ride. Brandon and his dad conquered 100 miles on their bikes on Saturday through the beautiful countryside just north of Santa Barbara. The wind was brutal, but it didn't rain.

Deborah, Ella and I tried to stay warm by eating custard puffs and sipping hot chocolate in Mortensen's Bakery.

Ella with her friend Hans Christian Andersen.

The victors!

So proud of daddy for toughing it out and finishing strong!

Brandon had fun, but was so happy to be done!

Ella agrees it was a good trip. She gave it a thumbs-up.

Ella's pulling herself up

Ella is now pulling herself up to standing.
One handed!
Trouble is, now we see a lot more of this!