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LA Galaxy Wins the Cup! December 5, 2012

Filed under: Galaxy — Kelocity @ 4:30 am

Once we found out that the LA Galaxy made it to the championship game… we immediately bought tickets! We were lucky enough to go last year when they made it to the cup too! Back then, Adele was still baking in my tummy so it was extra special to bring her with us this year! As you can see, she was VERY excited that her favorite team made it to the finals!
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We got seats on the Grass Berm this time (something we’ve never done before) and it turned out to be AWESOME! It was like a giant picnic party! It was perfect for a baby who likes to crawl around and play. And super convenient to change her too!  It was raining when we got there and I was having flashbacks of last year’s game when we sat outside in a torrential downpour for FOUR HOURS soaking wet…. But luckily it stopped right before kickoff! Adele took a nap on daddy

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But soon enough, the sun came out and we were shedding layers! It was the PERFECT afternoon to sit in the sunshine while we watched.

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I was even able to nurse her discreetly on our little blanket! (Check out those Galaxy piggies!)

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Daddy even got a chance to feed her too. I think he was in his glory: family, sunshine and soccer. IMG_7697
Is she not a total daddy’s girl or what? HAHA I love this picture!

 

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In the end, we won 3-0! That meant a wild crowd and fireworks! Note to self: Babies do NOT like fireworks! Poor little girl!
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Lots of celebrating! It was David Beckham’s last game and could be Landon Donovan’s last game as well! It was a great season for those guys.
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We saw Beckham taking tons of pictures of his kids! I found one of them online! We were there!
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Perhaps Adele is the team’s good luck charm since she was technically here last year too!
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On the way out, we caught up with our friend Luca too! We’ve been friends since 5th grade!
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Photo of the day for SURE! How great is this picture? I have to frame this one. My two favorites. 

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Adele Loves Soccer!! November 7, 2012

Filed under: Galaxy — Kelocity @ 4:16 am
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We love the LA GALAXY! We’ve been going to games for a few years now and it’s always a good time.

Irving’s a huge fan. He knows just about everything about our team and he loves all the stats about the players. I don’t know much about that stuff, but I love the energy a good soccer game can bring. Adele came to a few games with us at the beginning of this season. Not sure if she remembers since she was still inside at the time!

Now that the Galaxy is in the playoffs (and she’s on the outside!) we had to bring her back!

I think she had fun! She loved the big green field and watching the fireworks (don’t worry, daddy covered her ears for that part).


She tried to doze off here and there, but everytime we scored she got woken up by the cheers. She was too cute. Such a good sport.

Go David Beckham, Go!!

 

 

 

Who knows, maybe Adele will play Soccer someday! We kept joking about how fun she’ll be in a few years when she’s old enough to beg us for Cotton Candy and peanuts.

 

This baby thing is proving to be too much fun, we’re having a blast with her!

 

 

Holy Weekend, Batman! November 23, 2011

Hello world! What a crazy week so far! We’ve been going non-stop. Friday we went to Burbank’s Holiday Open House where stores and restaurants open their doors and offer free drinks, snacks and goodies. We met up with Erika and Timmy and explored some stores we hadn’t heard of before. Such a fun way to kick off the weekend.

Saturday morning, we met up with Erica for breakfast and a walk. Here’s a preview of the Banana Peanut Butter Crunch pancakes we all split for “dessert”. (Yep, those are Oreos on there).
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After a walk around a new neighborhood, we cleaned up and headed an hour north to a beautiful wedding in Camarillo.
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The setting was just gorgeous, it was at an old farmhouse. We had a blast and enjoyed the evening chatting with friends.
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But the cake! Oh, the cake! Each table had its own cake and it was love at first sight. It was everything you could want in a wedding cake. Rich, sugary buttercream frosting, chocolate cake, strawberries inside. All wrapped in a shell of white chocolate. I went back for an extra smear of frosting.
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On our way home, the 101 freeway got completely shut down just a few cars in front of us. We turned the car off and it took almost an hour for them to open up one lane again. Ridiculous.

Sunday morning, we got up and headed to the LA Auto Show downtown. We are thinking of replacing one or both of our cars in the next year or so it was a great opportunity to scope out some contenders. We were actually impressed by what we found. We have lots of research to do now.
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Sunday was POURING in LA. The rain came down in thick wet sheets. The kind of rain that has big droplets that soak you to the bone. On the way back to our car, we both stepped in a huge puddle and our socks and shoes were soaked. But we had to keep truckin’ because next up was the Major League Soccer Championship game! We got tickets months ago before we even knew which teams would be playing. Luckily our LA Galaxy made it in and we were excited to be in the stadium.  Our seats were not covered and we spent four hours outside looking like this:
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We made the best of it though and enjoyed the game. We were in the third row in the corner and had great views of Donovan stretching before the game.
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And then the game began! LA vs. Houston.
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Oh hey, David! Bend it like Beckham!
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In the end, we won 1-0 and the field erupted in celebration.
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And remember that trophy that we saw last weekend in the mall?
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There it is! Now officially in the hands of the LA Galaxy.
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Did you watch the game on ESPN? This game was like the superbowl of soccer. So cool to be able to see it in person.
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After, we did what any normal person would do after sitting in the rain for four hours…. we went to Chili’s for dinner. haha

I’m exhausted after typing all that. Looking forward to Thanksgiving! Safe travels during the holiday, everyone!

 

Feliz Navidad May 29, 2011

Filed under: Computer,Family,Galaxy — Kelocity @ 2:30 pm
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We’ve had a busy summer so far (and only getting busier), so we were happy to be able to spend the Memorial Day weekend at home, just getting some things done. Irving is working on sorting and editing all of our Egypt & Dubai pictures, and it is a painstakingly frustrating task. We’ve both spent hours pouring over the pictures, and I’m glad he’s taking the reins on finally getting that project over with. I’ll have to do a post on computer organization sometime, it’s quite interesting.
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While he was doing that, I deleted my whole computer (after everything was –hopefully—backed up, of course) and restored it to it’s factory settings. Sometimes it’s just good to start fresh and get rid of any bugs you might have. So far so good! Seems to be running faster already!

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When we were about ready to claw our eyes out, we left the house to do a few errands. First stop was Aaron Brothers to get a painting framed. That was one of my valentine’s gifts to Irving! And then we headed to Best Buy to make a very important purchase…..

Our First XBOX! Actually our first gaming system… ever! We’ve never had a PlayStation or a Wii. The last system I had was old school Nintendo. And before that was Atari. Yea, it was about time we bought one. We felt like little kids in the store asking about controllers and games. We ended up with the XBox Kinect! We were very excited and practically danced out of the store. lol
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The best part was that Best Buy was having a sale… buy an XBox and get a $50 giftcard to use on games or whatever later. I definitely giggled at the giftcard. Feliz Navidad!
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We have yet to actually set the thing up, we have a feeling once we do, we’ll never want to stop. What games do you recommend? We definitely want a workout one, and probably LA Noire too.

Last night, We had a double date with my sister, Mikaela and her boyfriend, Chris!
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We all watched the LA Galaxy vs. NE Revolution soccer game “together”!
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Irving and Chris even had a beer “together” while they watched. It was fun to see them and pretend like we didn’t live 3,000 miles apart!

I’m very happy that I’ve installed and updated Windows and all my favorite programs (Windows Live Writer was top of the list!) But I think I still have more to download, catch you soon!

 

LA Galaxy with J&J May 9, 2011

Saturday night, we took Jake and Janie to an LA Galaxy game (sort of a late Christmas gift!) We got to the stadium really early and had fun walking around before the action started.
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Instead of watching the game from our seats, we had reservations at the Stadium Club!
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They had a great buffet and the food was amazing. Everything was fresh and tasted homemade.
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Our seats were pretty good too. A neat perspective on the game.
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Irving loved it. He’s a huge soccer fan, remember?
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Rumor has it that Leonardo DiCaprio was at the game too. They showed him on the big monitor, so I whipped my binoculars out (not kidding) and tried to find him, but I guess he was hiding.
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The game ended at 1-1.
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Hi David Beckham, you looked dapper at the Royal Wedding!
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In other news from the weekend, we saw Jay Leno on Saturday at Menchies! He pulled up in an old Bentley and parked right next to me!
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He said hi, got his ice cream and left. Just a typical Saturday living in LA. We were with Erika and Timmy and Jake and Janie too, it was fun to see a celeb so up close and personal.
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Yesterday, we had brunch at Porto’s in Burbank (so good!) We sat outside and dined al fresco. It was so relaxing and nice.
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Yesterday, we both felt a little blah. Just not motivated, a little sluggish and sad. Clearly, we were lacking endorphins. So we laced up our sneakers, gave ourselves a pep talk, and headed out for a four mile walk. Muuuuuch better. The fresh air and exercise were just what we needed to end a great weekend on a high note.

Happy Monday!

 

Soaked to the Core March 21, 2011

Filed under: Dining Out,Family,Food,Galaxy — Kelocity @ 1:00 am

Irving and I had all kinds of Sunday plans. We had a to-do list (of course) of fun stuff and some chores stuff. But all of it got de-railed by the rain. We used to always make fun of Los Angeles residents who cancel their plans when it rains (it’s just rain, guys!) But this weekend, we totally became those people.

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We scrapped our plans to attend the LA Travel Expo and spent the day in our office rewiring, rearranging and cleaning up our electronics. We’re such nerds, you have no idea. Irving even vacuumed the inside of my computer. If that’s not the dorkiest thing you’ve ever heard, what is? haha

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All that geek stuff worked up an appetite and I enthusiastically tore open these new gems from Trader Joes. Dark Chocolate. Vanilla. Caramels.

Irving exclaimed “it’s like three of your favorite things all together!” Yes, husband, you are correct. They were awesome.

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Later, we headed down to the South Bay to go see the LA Galaxy home opener game. They were playing the New England Revolution and it’s sort of become a tradition to see the two teams play!
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It was POURING out though, they gave everyone ponchos, but just running from the car to the stadium left me soaked to the core. The poncho was no match for the weather today!
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Oh well, we made the most of it, and it actually ended up being a really great game.IMG_4808

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Irving listens to the broadcasts and hears all the stats and commentary…
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In the end, we tied 1-1.
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Then it was time to brave the rain again to trek back to the car. My jeans were soaked to the thigh by the time we got there. Gross.
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PS… why are my eyes two different sizes there?

Even though we were soaked, my uncle was in town and wanted to go out and do something fun.
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We ended up having dinner at BJs Brewery and it was awesome. I had a great soup/salad combo, but I was totally saving room for the main event: The Pazooki!IMG_4832

A half-cooked cookie, served warm, with vanilla bean ice cream. Twas’ delightful!
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A perfect way to end a rainy weekend. Happy Monday everyone!

 

US National Soccer Team vs. Chile January 23, 2011

Filed under: Babies,Galaxy — Kelocity @ 8:02 am
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Last night, Irving and I headed down to the Home Depot center for some soccer! It was the US National Team vs. Chile.
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We had a great time at the game, it was packed!
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I think the score ended up at 1-1 at the end.
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Sadly, no Beckham to look at, but these guys were YOUNG! Irving said they were probably 16 years old, because they are training for the World Cup in 2014.

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I have to admit, while the game was fun, I was totally distracted by this young man.

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Ashley’s mom and Hudson joined us for the game as well! He and I coordinated our outfits.
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Oh, I just love him.

After the game, we hung out for a little bit, and headed back home. By now it was 10pm and we hadn’t eaten dinner. We ran through our options of restaurants that would still be open, but then we realized if we went out, we wouldn’t get home til midnight!
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So we ended up just making PB&J Sandwiches (with a side of pickles) and headed straight for bed.

I’m currently icing my muscles and then heading out on a 5 mile run! Happy Sunday!

 

 
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