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March ’10 Wrap-Up

Posted by Bryce Wend on April 6, 2010

Here’s a not-so-quick wrap up of what we were up to this last month.

Hershey got a much needed haircut.

And after:

I finally sold my Honda.  What a great car that has been for me, it was a bittersweet day to see it go.


But, I’ve got this beauty to drive around now… and I luvvv it!

We celebrated St. Patrick’s day.  We wore our green.   

And ate a delicious corned beef and cabbage dinner.

We took a trip to Vegas where Chris and Amanda got hitched.

And hosted Patty, Greg and Dylan on their drive back to Washington.

Casey’s been working really hard to finish up his latest project so it was great to spend some quality family time together.

We took an outing to the recently renovated Happy Hollow in San Jose and the kiddos had a blast!

Wow, it’s no wonder it felt like March flew by!


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Lauren’s Bubbly Ducky Baby Shower

Posted by Bryce Wend on February 16, 2010

I hosted a baby shower for my good friend Lauren back in December.  I was inspired by a theme I had found on the Hostess with the Mostess website and ran with it.  Here are some photos from Lauren’s Bubbly Ducky Baby Shower!

Check out these adorable cupcakes!

The guest of honor as a baby herself.

Annie and Lauren getting ready to ‘Guess the Gerbers’

Grandma and Great-Grandma

Aunt Margaret and her handmade quilt.

Love this onesie!

Congratulations Lauren, we can’t wait to meet baby!

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French Relatives

Posted by Bryce Wend on August 6, 2009

Our French relatives, Phillipe & Francois Dirand and their two boys were here visiting us this week.  They ended their 3-week long Western US vacation in beautiful Northern California and we were so glad to receive them. 

The week started off with Sunday Night dinner at Aunt Judy’s house with the entire Leguillon clan. 

So here’s the thing about Leguillon family gatherings, they are starting to get a lot louder than they used to be.  Truth be told they weren’t that quiet to begin with. 

We’ve added four babies to the family in a little over 2-years which has certainly changed the environment of family dinners.  It’s more chaotic, loud and as confusing as ever. 

They probably think we are crazy and it’s hard to argue that we’re not. 

They stayed with my parents in Brookdale all week and on Tuesday night we had them over to our house. 

Tomas, Phillipe and Ron after dinner.

Casey and Francois

Mom, Natalie, Casey and Francois after dinner.

Casey explained American Baseball to Tomas and Phillipe.  They went to their first baseball game a few days later in San Francisco.   

It was so nice to connect with the French side of the family in person again.  Their English was excellent which allowed us to have some great discussions.  

The history of our family visits go back a few decades now.  Phillipe’s parents Marie-Therese and Jean-Louis were even able to time their last visit during our wedding in 2005!  My immediate family has been over to Europe a few times as well.  

Now it’s time for Casey and I to plan a trip over there!

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