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Adele Loves Soccer!! November 7, 2012

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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!

 

Anniversary Trip – Part 2 (Revolution Game!) July 22, 2010

Filed under: Family,Galaxy — Kelocity @ 10:16 pm
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Right after we left Shelby’s place (after being up for 36 hours!) we headed to Gillette Stadium for the Revolution vs. LA Galaxy soccer game. We got a bunch of my family together and ended up with a group of 20 of us!! It was SO much fun!

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Before the game, we tailgated in the parking lot for a while.IMG_4538

My mom picked up some awesome New England Style subs for me!

No offense Los Angeles, but you don’t know how to make real grinders like this!
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Thanks Mom!
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Chris and Mikaela:
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The kids playing soccer in the parking lot!
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Irving was obviously rooting for the Galaxy!
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The stadium was awesome! I had never been there before!
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Mom and Papa:
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Group Shot
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We Love Soccer!
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The beginning of the game:
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Everyone had such a great time!
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HAHA Thunder Sticks!
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Action Shot:
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Awesome Sunset over the stadium!
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Three Generations!
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Sisters (minus one!)
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Fun night!
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We <3 Having friends in town! May 17, 2010

Filed under: Food,Friends,Galaxy,Los Angeles — Kelocity @ 9:26 pm
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We had such a great time with Erika and Timmy this weekend!

We took them to Philippe’s in Downtown LA. If you haven’t been yet, you really should. It’s one of those old Hollywood joints, where coffee is still 9 cents a cup! They are best known for inventing the original French Dip sandwich!

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In typical Kelley fashion, I didn’t order the French Dip…. I got the cheese sandwich!

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It was thick cheddar cheese on a crusty roll. Yes please!

Erika and I both got Pickles… of course.

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After we ate, we headed down to the Home Depot Center to catch a LA Galaxy game!
JR and Ashley met us down there too!! It was a great game.

The boys (JR, Irving, Timmy):
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Erika and I:
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I missed a picture with Ashley!!! Aweee.

It was Military Appreciation night!
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I spent most of the game trying to get a good picture of Landon Donovan. haha
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Because of our amazing seats, we were just a few rows down from where David Beckham was sitting! He had a private box. Yes, we saw him. Yes, there are pictures to prove it. But my camera died, and I’m going to have to bribe Erika to give them to me. 🙂

It was a great weekend. One of those weekends that feels like 5 days long. It was great. Erika and Timmy are moving out to LA soon and we are SO excited they will be our neighbors!!

 

Bend it like Beckham! October 27, 2009

Filed under: Los Angeles — Kelocity @ 1:47 pm
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We were super fortunate to know people in high places (Hi Ashley!) and we scored amazing seats at the Galaxy Game Saturday night. We had gone to a Soccer Game (AKA: Football) in Europe in September, but we hadn’t been to one in our own city, so we thought it was a great opportunity.

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Wow, we can’t believe what we had been missing! The game was sooo much fun! It’s fast paced, the athletes are literally sprinting for the whole time. They were flying in the air, slamming the ball with their heads and skidding across the field. It was awesome! And Beckham himself played almost the whole game!  I had my eye peeled for Ms. Victoria Beckham too.. but I couldn’t find her. 🙂

And now I present the “Beckham Photo Montage”:

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Here’s a video of part of the game!

In typical Kelley fashion, I was in the right place at the right time, and I was chosen to be in the Half Time Show!!! It was the “Soccer Mom Challenge” sponsored by Tide! I was on a relay team and we had to dribble the ball up the field!

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Look at me go!! HAHA!

Mr. Pringles was waiting at the end! My team won!!! (I’m in the middle of these three girls!)

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What did I win, you ask? A huge basket full of Tide stuff! Detergent, fabric softener, paper towels, razors, shaving cream, toothpaste and a toothbrush! SCORE!

Good thing I have a handsome strong husband to carry the prize!
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And then to make an already perfect evening even BETTER…. this happened:

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Yup.

Here’s a close up of the awesome Soccer Mom prize!
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File under… you know you’re getting old when…

 

 
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