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Posts Tagged ‘Holidays & Events’

The 2011 Update

Posted by Bryce Wend on November 26, 2011

Here’s a collection of photos of what we’ve been up to over the last several months.

NASA Sustainability Base tour (every family member sporting a different company’s hard hat)

Our trip to Lake Tahoe in the Spring. 

Ryan’s first time in the snow.

Mason’s first time sledding.

Happy Easter!  Easter egg hunting at Dave and Janice’s.

Mason turned three and we celebrated with a construction party.

Grandma, Grandpa, Oma, Opa and Dylan came down to celebrate.

 

Fun around the house with the motorcycle.

Not to be outdone by her brother, Ryan gave it a try.

Juliette and Ryan, getting bigger every day!

Ryan’s first Fourth of July parade in La Selva Beach.

We sold our house and moved into a temporary apartment.

Two peas in a pod.

Baby girl celebrates her first birthday with cake!

Fall outing to the pumpkin patch.

Mason the Fire Fighter.

And his dalmatian pup Ryan.

Thanksgiving at the kid’s table.

Happy Fall everyone!

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Christmas 2010

Posted by Bryce Wend on January 24, 2011

The Christmas season came and went in a flurry this year. 

We started off meeting Santa Claus at Storytime with Santa night at the Campbell Community Center.  Mason did incredibly well and wasn’t the least bit scared.  It might have helped that Santa read a book to all the children before they got in line to climb upon his lap. 

He told Santa that he wanted a dump truck and a motorcycle.  Santa advised Mason that he might be a little young for a motorcycle but he would see what he could do. 

Then we had a Holiday Program for Mason’s preschool.  He and his preschool class of 2-3 year olds sang a couple of Christmas songs.  He was doing great at the beginning but something scared him and he started to cry before they could finish.  Uggh, just writing about it again makes my heart break.   

But we  moved on to more fun holiday activities.  Like baking cookies for Santa on Christmas Eve. 

And opening up our matching Christmas Eve jammies.

We put cookies and carrots out for Santa and his reindeer.  The next morning they were all gone and Santa had left presents and filled the stockings.  Mason was excited to dive in.

He figured out Christmas a lot more this year.  Although it did take us a few hours to get through the presents, it seemed that every present he opened he wanted to play with.   We both really enjoyed watching him get excited about each one. 

And of course Ryan got her share of goodies too!  Although she was still a little small to tear into the presents on her own.

He did end up with a motorcycle, although it didn’t come from Santa it came from Grandma and Grandpa in Washington. 

Baby’s First Christmas!

Later that day we headed over to Brookdale to celebrate with the Leguillons. 

Mason got more even more presents.  Gardening tools from Grammy and Popi!

It was great to see all the cousins.  It was a little hectic, but isn’t that what the holidays are all about?

Hope you had a cool yule!

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Thanksgiving 2010

Posted by Bryce Wend on December 10, 2010

This year we journeyed up to Washington to celebrate Thanksgiving with Casey’s side of the family.  It was an adventure making the 12-hour drive up North and back but certainly well worth it.  Especially since this was the first time that Ryan was able to meet all her relatives. 

The weather was incredibly cold in the Pacific Northwest during our visit.  We first encountered snow driving through Northern California and then again in Washington while we were there.  Mason had a great time playing out in the snow with Casey and Grandpa. 

Ryan got a chance to meet all of her relatives as well.  She took to her great-grandmother, Oma right away. 

And Uncle Chris…

Aunt Amanda…

And don’t forget her Cousin Dylan…

We celebrated Thanksgiving at Greg & Patty’s.

We had a wonderful time visiting with family, especially now that our family is growing!

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