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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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SF Giants World Series

Posted by Bryce Wend on November 12, 2010

A little delayed in the posting, but in case you hadn’t heard our San Franciso Giants are the 2010 World Champions!

Casey and I got the opportunity to go to game 2 of the series here in San Francisco and it was incredible. I won’t belabor the details of making this happen with a 2-week old but it took several mini-miracles and some very generous family members to watch our incredibly challenging kiddos.  When all was said and done we went, we ate garlic fries, drank beer and cheered on the Giants to victory.   It was a fabulous time!

Here are a collection of pictures from the game.  Casey and I are two incredibly lucky people to have gotten the opportunity to see the Giants play in this winning series.  We also went to a winning game in the 2002 series but obviously they didn’t have quite the same success then. 

Casey on the Caltrain ride up to the game. 

Self-shot photo of us riding the train. 

Our seats in right field overlooking McCovey Cove.

Casey showing off the view.

Lots of party boats!

View of the field.

The energy was amazing, everyone was so pumped up.  It was definitely Giants territory, I didn’t see a single Rangers fan until we were leaving the park that evening!

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Summer Update

Posted by Bryce Wend on July 24, 2010

Life’s been a little crazy round these parts lately.  Well honestly when isn’t it?  All this business of growing a family (literally) and tending to our careers can be a lot to handle sometimes.

Anyway, I wanted to do a quick update on the summer activities since lookie-there we’re already at the end of July!  This is a total random smorgashboard of photos but sums up our lives (well the fun part anyway) over the last couple of months.  Enjoy!

The vegetable garden in mid-May.

Visiting with friends.

Lot’s of role playing going on in our house.

First harvest, heirloom lettuce (Merveille de Quatre Saisons).

And Sugar Ann Snap Peas.

Weekend trip to Monterey Bay Aquarium.

Jelly fish.

And more Jelly fish.


Mason’s first room service.

Getting ready for baby sister.

Fourth of July in La Selva Beach.

Fourth of July cupcake.

New Thomas the Train backpack.

Mowing the yard.

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