Friday, December 26, 2008

Our Christmas

We had a wonderful Christmas this year. On Christams Eve, we went to Frank's parents and ate yummy food, watched a Christmas movie.....and finally opened presents at dark.

We had a fun Christmas morning. The kids were up early and had to read the sign from Mom and Dad. They had matching jammies, thanks to Grandma Faye. It's always a happy time to see the boys so excited.

We ended Christmas Day at my parents house in Napa. Again, yummy food and presents galore. We are so thankful to have such a great family. We are blessed to have all that we have. Merry Christmas to everyone! We love you.

Sunday, December 21, 2008

A Conversation With Clay

Clay: Mom, when's my birthday?

Mom: November 6th.

Clay: But that's what it was last year?!

Monday, December 8, 2008

Happy Birthday Jordan!

Jordan is 12!

On December 10th is Jordan's birthday. This is such an exciting age for Jordan. He will go to Young Men's now and pass the sacrament. He will also start Middle School. I feel so proud as a mother to have Jordan for a son. Jordan is so sweet and caring. He is my biggest help. He is smart and athletic. He loves to have fun. He loves to talk sports, especially football. Jordan is so special to Frank and I. He made us parents. We love you Jordan!

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Let Christmas Begin!

This is the best time of year. I think the Christmas season starts with Black Friday. I must admit that I look forward to Black Friday, even more than Thanksgiving. On Thanksgiving night all the girls look at the ads, and put together our game plans. It's the best. This year Betty, Juli and I started the morning at about 4:30am. We started at Wal-Mart, then Target and then we hit the Mall. We used Betty's double stroller for our shopping cart. People kept peeking in to find the babies here! Just the mamma's on a mission!

Yesterday, the Festival of Trees, began in Vacaville. This is a fundraiser for the Opportunity House, which is the shelter for women and children. Businesses and groups decorate unbelievable trees, and people bid on them. They also sell donated treats and crafts. I worked the craft table in the morning. It's such a great event. It usually earns about $130,000.00.

Last night was Merriment on Main. Downtown Vacaville is closed off and we light the tree. Booths are set up all along the streets and serve treats and hot chocolate. Different group entertain along the streets as well. It's a fun night that gives us the small town feel of Vacaville. We really like living here. My Mom, Juli and Max went as well. Ater we all went to Juli's house for Hot Chocolate and watched Polar Express.

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Happenings at the Kapele's

Andrew got a watch for his birthday...he has wanted one for a long "time"...hahaha
Frank and our nephew Max...2 of my favorite boys.

Painting on a Saturday night...Andrew was grouchy...can you tell?

We have been trying to keep busy while the boys are off track. It's been fun. Next week is the final week of break! Then it's back to school! Yippee for Mommy!

Flag Football

Jordan's last practice was last night. The kids played the adults. It was great. The adults were winning, so then coach Ralph went to join the boys. They still lost but with a little more confidence. Jordan had a fun season. His coaches were the best we have ever had. Next year he will play for the junior high.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Happy 9th Birthday Andrew!

This is my silly Andrew. We are so lucky to have him in our family. He keeps us all laughing with his funny dances, and hats. He works hard in school and loves to read. Especially Captain Underpants books. He still loves Art classes and is goin gto start a cartooning class next year.


Sunday, November 9, 2008

Disneyland, yet again!

We took a last minute trip to Disneyland. On Tuesday at 11am we decided to go, and we were gone by 2pm. As always we had a great time.

Friday, October 31, 2008

Wud up playaz!

My pimpin' husband for Halloween!

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Happy Halloween!

Life has slowed down quite a bit. We are about to track off for the month of November. I am so excited to not have to worry about homework and bedtime. We decided not to go to Disneyland, so I am a little sad, but with 3 of the kids birthdays and Christmas it's just too expensive. I love this time of year. It rained today! I get so excited for all the holiday's. It will be fun now that we are all settled.

Here are some random pics of stuff. Jordan playing football (he's had 6 TD's this season!), the boys covered in dirt,(this is what they do while we are watching Jordan's game)Halloween crafts with the Kaai's and Andrew doing a presentation at pack meeting for scouts. Also one of Carter. Betty is going to die when she sees this picture of her on my blog. So it might be gone soon. So funny!

Monday, September 22, 2008


Hi Everyone,
I know it's been awhile, but I have a good excuse. We are moving. It's just around the corner, but it is still moving. Half of our stuff is in this house, and the other half in the other house. It's quite confusing. Anyway I will update soon. If you want our new address, email me and I will send it to you. Phone numbers and all that are staying the same.

Oh, by the way.....Frank and I had our 10th anniversary on the 19th!


Saturday, September 6, 2008

Year Anniversary~

Today is my bogging anniversary. It has been an entire year. It has gone really fast.

We have been busy as usual. Lst weekend we did take a break and have a BBQ at my parents in Napa. We swam, ate and had The Kids Olympics. We had Biggest Splash, Smallest Splash, Diving, Shotput, and closest to the pin. At the end Grandpa announced the prizes. It was a blast.

Tuesday, August 19, 2008


Just to let everone know that Carter Ikaia Kapele is no longer Carter Ikaia Kapele. He has decided that his new name is Wall-e Bowling. First it was Wall-e Bowling Kitty, but he decided that was a little long.


Thursday, August 7, 2008

Summer Fun....School's Begun

Another Disneyland trip has come and gone. This one was special because we went with our friends, the Kaai's. We had 10 kids between the 2 families. It was crazy fun. We were there for the earthquake. The kids thought it was pretty cool, the adults did not. We were a little frazzled, but turned the day into fun even though the rides at Disneyland were closed for quite some time. Our next trip is planned for November, if not sooner. I love season passes.

School has started! Jordan is in 6th grade, Andrew is in 3rd, and Clay is in 1st. They all seem to like their teachers and classmates. I am happy to have just one left at home. Next year, they will all be in school. I think I will be a sad mommy.

Ally went home yesterday. It's been nice to have another girl in the house. She is so pretty, and has the longest legs I have ever seen. The boys enjoyed her. It was nice to have her here for so long. We got to see the interaction get comfortable enough to where they would even fight. I knew when that started that they were true siblings. We already miss her.

Tuesday, July 15, 2008


Summer this year seems really busy. We only have 5 weeks because of year round so we pack it full. We have been traveling with Jordan baseball team on the weekends. That's been fun. Then the ENTIRE family got the flu. Carter is still getting over it. Worst ever. Ryan and Melissa came to visit for the 4th. We had a BBQ at Mom's. Total fun. Carter turned 4! I can't believe my baby is 4. Ally is here with us for a month. It's nice to have a girl in the house. Much more balance. We got a Wii Fit. We all love it. Happy Birthday Juli today! We leave for Disneyland in 10 days. Good ending!

Tuesday, June 24, 2008


This morning I went to clean the boys bathroom toilet. To my surprise, it had been tagged! Clay felt the need to remind his brothers as they were peeing that we was "kicking butt". He also felt he need to claim the woody car, and the bathroom wall. What is it with men and the bathroom?

Monday, June 23, 2008

I've Been Trish

Ok, Trish. I'm not sure if I will do this right, but here we go...

What was I doing 10 years ago?
I was planning our wedding. We will be married 10 years this September!

What are 5 things on my to do list today.
1-Go to Weight watchers
2-Take kids to Target
3-Pick up Jordan's new baseball uniform
4-Return NetFlix Movies
5-Take Andrew to his first day of Scout Camp

Things I would do if I was a Billionaire.
I would pay off or buy houses for everyone that I love.

Places I have lived.
Long Beach, CA
Hacienda Heights, CA
Napa, CA
Vacaville, CA

Jobs I have had.
Mom (love it)
Napa Parks & Rec(Sooooo fun)
Event Coordinator at a hotel(loved it)
A Deli for like 2 weeks (hated it)
An Attorney's office for like 3 weeks(really hated it)

Sunday, June 22, 2008

Time for an update...

Hello Everyone! Yes, I very behind in blogging. I'll try and quickly catch you up.

School is out! We are in year round school, so we just got out on Friday. Jordan is now in 6th grade, Andrew in 3rd, and Clay in 1st. Carter will start pre-school. This is a very strange feeling for me. Especially having a 6th grader. I remember 6th grade like it was yesterday. They all finished with smiles, and are ready for summer.

Jordan started a traveling baseball team, called the "Blasts". It goes through December, but they are only playing one weekend a month. Art finished for Andrew, so he is down to just scouts. He goes to camp for the first time this week. He is very excited. Clay will start flag football in September, along with Jordan. Luckily all practices and games are during the week. But that also means we will be at the field 4 nights a week. Yippee! Carter for now is just going with the flow.

Frank played in a basketball tournament through his work this weekend. He came in 1st Place! He still has it!

I have decided that I need to scrapbook again. I miss it terribly. So that is my summer goal. I am excited about it.

Other than that we are just hanging out inside the house to keep cool. Hope you all are having a great summer!

Monday, June 2, 2008

Backyard Badminton

Tonight we played badminton for Family Home Evening. It was totally fun. They were pretty good. I think Frank and I had more fun. Only Carter ran inside to cry because it didn't work just right. It was a fun night.

Monday, May 26, 2008

San Diego-Part 3

We were able to spend time with Ryan, Melissa and Addy! On Saturday we had the coolest picnic ever! The food was very gourmet! We say on the beach and got sunburned. Later that night we went to their house and they cooked yummy enchiladas. Addy is so funny. She just smiles all the time. We had such a good time with them.

San Diego-Part 2

The food was always delicious, but the desserts were YUM! I only got pictures of 3 desserts because I forgot my camera. But this gives you an idea!