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Posts Tagged ‘Christmas’

Christmas Tree Hunting

Posted by Bryce Wend on December 3, 2011

Well there are some advantages of having ALL of our Christmas stuff stored away in a POD while we look for our next home!  This year we had the opportunity to get a live tree instead of putting up our artificial tree.  I thought we should make an event of it since it won’t likely be an annual tradition for us. 

We went up to Frosty’s Christmas Tree farm in the Santa Cruz Mountains with the family to find the perfect tree for our apartment.

I just love this photos because all though it looks totally posed, neither of these guys had a clue I was going to snap this shot up.  The were very serious in the hunt for the perfect tree.

This is it!

And once it was found, it had to be cut down of course!

Handsome husband.

Aleks, Natalie and Mosey.

Our family.

And the whole gang at Frosty’s.

Happy holidays!

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Our First Baby

Posted by Bryce Wend on June 27, 2009

For years I had dreams of getting a flat-faced kitty.  I had even put it on my Christmas list when Casey and I started dating.  Christmas would come and go and I’d be relegated to putting off my dream for a kitty until another time. 

I had always loved the look of long-haired cats and thought Persians to be a interesting looking high-brow type of cat.  Which is funny because I am anything but a high-brow, high-maintenace kind of person.  The truth is some Persian cats are so damn ugly they’re cute.  That’s kind of what drew me to the breed. 

Fast forward to Christmas 2005.  Casey and I were newly married and had planned to spend Christmas in Washington State with his family in honor of our switching between family every holiday agreement.  We had gotten there on a Thursday evening, Christmas wasn’t until Sunday. 

Soon after our arrival we were all visiting in the upstairs family room.  Casey ran downstairs to take care of something.  The next thing I knew he was climbing the stairs with both hands in his front sweatshirt pouch.  A mischevious look was plastered on his face.  If you know my husband, he is the originator of the mischevious look.  It involves deep dimples, a crooked little smile and head cocked just so.  He’s been perfecting it since he was 2. 

Anyway, out of his pocket he pulls this adorable, tiny ball of fur and delivers him to my lap with a  “Merry Christmas!” 

I was shocked and elated all at once, we had officially become a family.

Traveling home on the airplane with the little bugger was an experience but he quickly wound his way into our hearts. 

As I used to tell him:   “Hershey… you’re my baby before I have a baby.”

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