Puppy Day

Robin, Anna, and I had a wonderful opportunity to participate in a “field research” concerning puppies and quality of life. Ok, so it wasn’t real research, but we sure did have a lot of fun!

Introducing… Blue, Green, Purple, Orange and Pink with their older sister Natalie and Mother Lali.

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We’re back from Europe!

Hey Everyone,

So Melanie and I are back from Europe. What a great time we had–we definitely learned to relax and just enjoy. Our favorite country was Italy, the people the country and everything about Italy was wonderful. We spent most of our time there and we were both kinda sad when we left Italy to leave for Switzerland and France.

Melanie wasn’t so happy with Switzerland since she got sick there, but it was beautiful and during our stay all the mountains were covered with snow. I went snowboarding which was awesome, took me over an hour to complete 1 run, part of the reason is probably because I’m out of shape ๐Ÿ™‚ It actually snowed our last night there, which was very cool.

France, well… France was just OK for us. We kinda felt it was a little too comercialized and man, were there a ton of us Americans over there. In otherwords, one visit will hold us over for a while. The sites were beautiful and the Eiffel, Art de Triomphe, and Notre Dame are just breath taking. We decided to got out of Paris for a day and see the country side, so we visited Beaune (pronounced “boon” for us english speaking folks). It part of their wine country and it was a cool quaint town. Oh ya, I forgot to mentioned the museums, the art is awesome! I saw a lot of the art that I studied in my History of Art class in college.

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Lets not let the blog go stale!

Hey Everyone! Happy New Year, ya I’m a little late… Anyways, Melanie and I are heading to Europe in a little more than 2 weeks, we’re both excited! John Luna (a close friend of mine) has been helping us plan the trip since he traveled there for 5 weeks. We’re starting in Rome, Italy and ending up in Paris, France. We’ll be visiting towns along the way via the eurorail check them out by clicking on the links below…

Florence, Italy

Cinque Terre, Italy

Portofino, Italy (Click on the English link)

Interlaken, Switzerland (Click on the British flag for English)

I’ve also added some picture to our gallery, check them out…

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I hope everyone is doing well…


Holiday Visits

So this past weekend, Melanie and I went to our annual Christmas party at the Blunt’s in the Napa Valley. It’s always great to see our close friends, since our lives get so hectic during the year. This year was a shocker to me on how many things changed, that I was never really aware of, I’m pretty sure part of it is the crazy work schedule I have at my new start-up company. So what’s changed? Let me give you the breakdown…

– Jon Lewis got his dream job! 2 weeks ago he moved to Atlanta, CA to be a co-pilot with ASA airlines (subsidiary of Delta), CONGRATS to one of my closesest friends.

– The Bothwell’s got a new pad in St. Helena. Michael and Stephanie moved into a 3 bedroom house, Melanie and I wanted to go by, but with all the other craziness assoc. with the holidays we didn’t get the time, maybe after the New Year…

– Rob and April Castillo had a new baby girl Mya. We knew they were expecting, but found out a month ago they actually had her. We got to see her for the first time at the party.

– The kids got BIG!!!! It’s crazy, but Connor, Alexa, Taylor, Megan, and Barret are all growing up to be beautiful children. I remember when they were all baby’s, but now they’re maturing into great little people.

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Blunt’s Christmas Party

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Tobi and Sarge

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So those were my surprises that I found out at the party. As for the rest of our visit to Napa Valley we saw my dad and gave him his Christmas present (nothing surprises me there), then went to my close friend Ken Robison who has influenced my life greatly to drop of presents for his family. When visiting Ken we got a great surprise and saw Udo Nechutnys, Melanie has heard tons of stories about Udo, I think one of the more famous ones is him kicking me out of his kitchen at the Auberge Du Soleil.

I met Udo through Ken and Udo and his wife Mei are great people. Udo is a world renown chef, google him and you’ll find all kinds of references, he’s currently the chef for Jordan Winery in Sonoma.

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Udo was kind enough to invite us to his house for dinner, something I’ve turned down at least 3 times for who knows what crazy reasons. I told Melanie that I can’t turn him down this time and man was it worth it! Great wine (compliments of Ken) and a 3 course meal, not to mention the great company.

The last leg of our trip was to visit my cousin Don, Lisa, and Natalie. We were there for Natalies birth, but since she was in NICU we never got to meet her. Well this Sunday we finally got the meet the sweet gir and Sunday was suppose to be her real birthday, so we celebrated it. Don’s dad and mom are out visiting, so we the whole Capobres family hung out and had a b-day party for Natalie. It’s great to have my 1st cousin in Cali, since they all grew up in Michigan. Check out the pics…

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Sorry for the long Blog, but I had to talk about my fun ful-filled weekend. If I don’t write before Christmas, everyone have a great holiday!


Paul getting practical, come-on!

Anyways, as you can see from the heading I’m not my old self! Anyways, I never thought I’d see the day that I bought a Honda Accord, but Melanie and I did this weekend. I’ve always said to myself I would never buy an Accord or Camry. Don’t get me wrong, it’s a great commuter and very practical, but if you know me, I’ve never been one to be practical ๐Ÿ˜€

So we purchased a 1997 Honda Accord LX 4 door automatic and it’s really nice for my commutes to work in SF. Melanie and I were a little sad when we traded in the 240SX for it (Melanie more than I), but we’re both really happy with the new Accord. It goes to show, never say never!

I’ll post some pics of it soon, but I haven’t had time!


Vegas Baby!

So Melanie and I just got back from a 4 day weekend in Vegas. Tons of fun and man are we tired. We went out for our friend’s wedding and also celebrated our 2nd year anniversary. Melanie went crazy and won on the “Wheel of Fortune” slot machine, I think she found me a slot machine that is somewhat interesting. We’re glad to be back home and picked up our baby Tobi with the Z3 as soon as we got back. Check out the pics if you get a chance.


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