Monday, May 31, 2010

Hollywood Bowl:Flight of the Conchords

For part of our Memorial Day weekend stay-cation, we went to the Hollywood Bowl to see the Flight of the Conchords play! They were soooo incredibly funny and 100 times better live than I thought they ever would be!
It was our first concert together at the Hollywood Bowl and we had a ton of fun. We brought a nice picnic basket with a bunch of great food and wine and ate until we stuffed ourselves!
We went with Ron, Emma, Mike and Andrea and Pete who are in the first picture above.
I love the Hollywood Bowl at night... and of course during the day the views are spectacular with the plush hills in the back. Can't wait for the next one-- hopefully I won't have to wait too long! Click here to see the rest of the pictures!

Friday, May 28, 2010

The Artists: Ethan and Chops

Just a little clip from our Sunday afternoon after we got back from the beach. Dr. Worm is now their favorite song at the moment. I think we listened to it a hundred times this past weekend! They love it!

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Ethan crosses the line with me!

Just had to post this picture... at the Santa Monica 10k a couple of weeks ago- the Lovin boys came out to support. At my final stretch, Ethan pops out of the crowd and starts running with me across the finish line! He then says, "I win." I guess this picture says it all-- he was right! Thanks boys for coming out and supporting me always. I love you!

Sunday, May 23, 2010

And the packing begins...

We started packing today! Can't believe we will be in our new place in
two weeks! Here goes nothing!

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Antoinette's Baby Shower

Antoinette's Baby Shower, originally uploaded by rizanola.

This was from the baby shower this past Saturday- but it was more like a party! She is due very soon and this is baby #3! Tonette also found out its a girl! Yay!

Monday, May 17, 2010

Charles Hambleton of "The Cove"

As I am sure you all know by now... I am a huge fan of "The Cove" and have actually stopped eating all seafood due to the impact that this film had on me. If you haven't seen it yet- please go see it or I can let you borrow my DVD.
This past Saturday, we went to the Scuba Show in Long Beach and walking around the exhibit floor- we ran into Charles Hambleton of "The Cove"! It was such an honor to meet him and talk to him for a bit and get our picture taken with him! I had to post this and once again encourage everyone to go see The Cove and donate to the Save Japan Dolphins foundation found here:

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Santa Monica 10k Run

This morning, I ran the Santa Monica 10k with Myla, Mike and David! It was a bit overcast (the sun didn't come out until early in the afternoon) but thank god it didn't because it didn't get so hot!
It was a really fun run that started just south of the Santa Monica Pier and ended at the Santa Monica Pier. Its a tough course because you are basically at a steady incline for the first 4 miles-- but then you enjoy that 2 mile slight downhill on the way back-- which I definitely took advantage of!
Cordia surprised me at around mile 5 and ran with me towards the finish! It was SO great having her there and helping me through that last mile! And at the end - I saw Jeff and the boys and Ethan ran with me the last stretch across the finish line!
After the race- we went down to the Santa Monica pier where they held the expo to get my awesome new race shirt (they have the BEST race shirts here in Cali!) and to check out the booths. I've done this race every year since I've lived here and hope to do it again next year! I am already trying to figure out the next race I will run... maybe Jeff will do one with me :)

Here are the rest of our photos from the race!

Saturday, May 15, 2010

The Scuba Show in Long beach

We are at the scuba show to see CP who is here representing Nauticam!
There are a bunch of people here and the boys just entered the adopt-a-
shark coloring contest! Hope they win...

Thursday, May 13, 2010

We are moving to Costa Mesa!

Jeff and I just signed a lease TODAY for a house in Costa Mesa and we will be living here by June 4th! Costa Mesa is about 45 minutes south of where I am living now.
We found this cute little home on the east side of Costa Mesa, about 5 miles from the beach and really close to 3 different freeways! Its also close to great restaurants and shops (walking and biking distance) and only about a mile from the swap meet which is opened every weekend and has a farmer's market inside. This a 3 bedroom, 2 bath house with a double car garage and a backyard!
Its an older home- but we are excited to move in and decorate it the way we want to! I am going to pick out paint for the hallway, bedroom and bathroom and there are some minor fixes our landlord has to do before we move in.
Above was taken from the hallway going into the living room and the kitchen is to the right (behind the red wall). The kitchen itself is really old (electric stove) and not a whole lot of counter space but we will make it work! At least we will have a double car garage with an extra fridge outside to keep drinks and other food that won't fit in the kitchen.
The pics above are of my office...there is a lot of sunshine that comes into this room with nice big sliding doors that go out to the backyard.
Above is taken from the dining area looking into the living room. There are tenants still living here so the rooms were really messy and they are trying to pack up things so I will take more pictures later! We just wanted to share with you that we finally found a home and looking forward to living in a real house and starting a new chapter in Costa Mesa.

Sunday, May 09, 2010

Happy Birthday Jacob!

Happy Birthday Jacob! I can't believe that this your big 1-0! You are now in the double digits!!! Wish we could have been there to celebrate your day with you. I will have to make it up to you when I see you during the July 4th Holiday! Have fun in your last week or so of school and know that we all miss and love you so much! Remember these photos?
I still can't believe you guys got in the water this day! It was a blast though!
This photo shoot was a blast! I think you, Cale and Lucas did about 100 jumps each!
This is totally you... captures your hilarious personality and what a jokester you can be! Have fun with all your buddies at the sleep over next weekend. Sounds like good times! Make sure you guys behave for your mother!

Love you Jacob! Auntie Riza and the whole family!

Happy Mothers Day!

Happy mothers day Rachelle and Mom! In honor of your day, Jeff and I
had brunch down at Maxwells down the street. We will try and skype you
both later today! Hope you are having a fantastic day! We love you...
Riza and Jeff

Saturday, May 08, 2010

Happy bday Ron and happy mothers day!

Wish we were all together celebrating but in honor of Rons bday- we
met some peeps to go surfing and having a BBQ tonite! Miss you mom and
rachelle and hope to skype tomorrow!

Saturday, May 01, 2010

O'Neil campgrounds

It's so beautiful here... The boys love the creek!

Going camping!

We are on our way to O'Neil park to go camping for one night! This is
the boys first time and we have the truck packed to the max! We will
let you know how it goes! Love u guys...