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Holiday Cheer is best served with Friends! December 5, 2010

Filed under: Christmas,Food,Friends,Happy — Kelocity @ 3:12 pm
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Last night, Erika and Timmy hosted a Holiday Party to celebrate the Holidays. They really went all out preparing the food for the party.



The highlight was her Calzones! She made the bread from scratch! Delicous!

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It was such a great night. They have some great friends and we really enjoyed the conversation.

Muggles was brave all night and hung out with everyone. (Good job, Muggles!)

And little Abby made an appearance too! She was so cute!

After spending an hour trying to figure out how to work the controllers, we played a few fun games of Trivia with everyone!

Then it was time for the Yankee Swap! (Apparantly they don’t call it that out here! Maybe it’s an east coast thing?)

They were all awesome gifts! I had the second number…

And I got a sweet game of Travel Scattegories! (Thankfully no one stole from me, because I was pretty excited about this!)

It was a great night, we had so much fun! Thanks for having us over!


Columbus Day Weekend at Home October 12, 2010

Filed under: Dogs,Family,Food,Happy — Kelocity @ 9:21 pm
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After Linsay’s shower, I spent the rest of the long weekend hanging out with my family and enjoying the beautiful weather.

I was SO excited that Shelby drove out for the weekend too. She’s the proud mama of the adorable Harper.

I saw her in July, but she’s already grown SO much since then. It’s just crazy how fast they grow!

She got passed around a lot when she came over. Mikaela got to hold her!

And my dad! (I think he misses little baby girls!)

Even my cousins wanted to snuggle with her too!

Thanks for coming over, Shelby! I miss you!

My grandparents came over for brunch on Sunday. It’s always nice to catch up with them in person.

So anyone that knows my mom knows that she can’t sit still for three minutes (in a good way!) She always has to be doing something. And when the weather is nice… that means working in the garden!

She made me grab a shovel and till the garden for the spring.


Gardening is NOT my forte, but we did a great job!

One night, I was puttering around looking through some of my old childhood things, and I came across some old floppy drives. I put one in an old computer and the files were STILL there!!! I was SO excited. I thought i lost some of my old stories I wrote (circa 1993) but they were all still there!

It was a story about a Brain Transplant, and for 5th grade, I thought it was pretty good. HAHA It was over 20 pages long!

It’s silly, but I’m glad I found it! PS… how amazing is this orange text? Technology has come a long ways, my friends!

Monday morning, I met my friends Courtney, Steph and Katie for breakfast at Friendly’s. I hadn’t been to this one since high school! (We used to go after the Football Games I think)!

Later, we went over to Grammie and Papa’s to enjoy some afternoon sunshine. We picked up some authentic Lebanese treats (Zartar and SimSim)!

I brought some home with me because I was craving it…big time. I really hope we can find some when we’re in the Middle East. Mmmm!

And before I jetted off to the airport, we had a family dinner at home.


Sisters! (We missed you, Laurie!)

My dad and I coordinated colors!


I’ll miss this cutie!


These three day getaways are just perfect. Always a little short, but it’s so refreshing. When I go home, my soul gets nourished.

Thank you Christopher Columbus for sailing the ocean blue and giving me three days off to enjoy every drop of it. 🙂


Muggles in the Morning September 26, 2010

Filed under: Dogs — Kelocity @ 10:19 am
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This morning, I took Erika and Timmy’s dog Muggles out for a stroll in Griffith Park. He seemed excited when I picked him up!

Our first stop was the Autry Museum. Dog’s love to learn about new things. 🙂

The n we headed out to the trail.

There were lots of new poles to sniff.

Muggles lead the way.

He did SUCH a good job walking. He LOVED the path. Probably because there’s no traffic on it. 🙂

Then we watched some golfers…

Muggles tried to keep up with the runners.


Hi Auntie Kelley!

I think he was totally tuckered out! He’ll take a nice nap today.


PS. If you’re interested, Dinner #8 was a smashing hit. I made Erica’s Maple Chicken for the third time. As usual, it was amazing. It’s just so good. You have to try it. I added carrots too and it was divine. YUM.


Dinner #7 September 24, 2010

Filed under: Cooking,Food,Happy — Kelocity @ 10:02 pm
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As part of tonight’s I hate cooking dinner challenge, I made another recipe from my archive that I’ve been DYING to make.

Introducing… Sweet Potato Shepard’s Pie. I found this recipe on Tina’s ‘Trading up Downtown’ blog.


When I got home from work and started whipping ingredients out of the fridge, Irving said, “Are you sure you want to cook again tonight? You really don’t have to!” I said, “what, are you sick of my cooking already? It’s only day 7!” haha But I think he was just impressed that I am still going strong on the dinner cooking front.

Truthfully, I’ve been LOVING this cooking challenge. I’ve actually begun to enjoy it. Cooking is my time in the kitchen to unwind. Irving hooked our computer up to the tv in the kitchen, so he’ll come and hang out in there too and we have a blast spending an hour just catching up and getting some things done.

I found that when I have a recipe to follow and have all the ingredients I need, it’s actually pretty easy. I thought that cooking would kill my night and I’d have no time to get anything else done, but I’ve actually been MORE productive. I get the dishes done while things are in the oven, and a few other things here and there.

But I digress.. back to my pie!

Yesterday’s meal was meat-free, so I think Irving was happy to have a manly meal tonight. He really liked it.

Even though this recipe has paprika, Worcestershire sauce and salt and pepper, we both agreed it could have used some Frank’s Red Hot sauce or something to kick it up a notch. Next time…

And just for fun… I took Erika and Timmy’s dog out for a walk today. He’s so cute!

PS… are you guys sick of my dinner challenge posts? 14 days is a long time, huh?


Sunday Funday Hike! June 13, 2010

Filed under: Friends,Running — Kelocity @ 11:23 am
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This morning, JR, Timmy and Erika and I got up really early to go for a hike. It’s nice to go really early before the sun burns off the fog layer and it gets too hot.

It was gorgeous!

It was Abby and Muggles’ first time meeting each other.


I think they really hit it off. haha


We hiked to the Nike Tower, which was an old military missile control site during the cold war!


It’s so high up, they can see almost all of LA from there.

The old guard shack:


We climbed to the top of the tower and JR watched the pups!

It was a gorgeous hike though.


Where’s Erika?



In 2 Hours and 15 minutes, we did 6.25 miles!


Good job Abby!

PS…. yesterday, Ashley and I played a few great games of Bananagrams. lol



So far, a great weekend!


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