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COVID-19: Time is Weird….

Hi Folks! I was hoping to get a quick update in here, to sort of fill in some BIG gaps in time. Admittedly, I’ve lost the logins to our wordpress server, and I’ve taken far longer than I should’ve to remote in and figure out how to update my password in the database.

In any case, it’s so exciting to me how quickly this year has moved, and how much we’ve grown as individuals, as well as a couple this year. Whilst working from home has had it’s up and downs, I couldn’t be more thankful for the fact that both Ann-Marie and myself have been able to work mostly remote through-out the year.

I’m posting a quick little highlight reel!

  • We started attending our first Alpha group together
  • We started working from home
  • We capped out at level 110 in WoW (lol)
  • I proposed!!! (no, thankfully I could not fly to Houston to propose to @amt, and it happened in a place much nearer and dearer to our hearts)
This may or may not be a staged photo after I proposed in the wrong place for the photographer… I panicked, but either way, she said
!!!
  • We found our favorite food
Crab legs
  • …and made many occasional trips to local Madison Zoo
Our favorite are the rescued Grizzly brothers

We still have (2) big updates incoming, but decided they deserve their own posts on their own!

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Cruise Vacation!!!

This past week Marc and I went on a cruise to celebrate our two year anniversary. It was awesome and we both loved it a lot.

We played lots of trivia, watched movies, met several nice couples from Louisiana, laid out in the sun, hot-tubbed, and fish watched(!!!) in Cozumel. We also saw some flying fish & dolphins on the boat. Unfortunately, we didn’t see any whales but that’s ok.

Our steward, Joseph, was awesome and left us a new towel animal every day! This one took us a while to find. Meet our friend, Balephant.

We read some pretty good books. Marc read Leviathan Wakes / Checklist manifesto & AMT read The Obstacle is the Way / The Name of the Wind.

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Welcome to the World, Pip

On Wednesday (May 22, 2019), we had our first fish baby! This photo was taken the next day, so Pip was just a day old. The mama’s name has officially been Chub Chub, so we opted for the name ‘Pip’ (it’s short for Pip Squeak).

We’ll be sure to edit this post with some updates on Chub Chub & the family! They’ve been very school-y (if that’s a term?) recently, which is awesome to see!

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The Domes

I meant to write this like three weeks ago when we actually went to Milwaukee but we sent in the Dell XPS to get fixed and I forgot about it. Anyways.

Look at this thing!!!!!!!

It’s like 100 feet tall!!

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Building Bubbles

On Saturday we finally went through on our plan to get a fishtank. We would’ve done it sooner, but our car was in the shop all week (and Hyundai hates us). We sort of went on a limb in buying one in Milkwaukee, but it turned out alright 🙂 Here’s a little tour of the process through Saturday-Sunday:

Dirt goes in!
Siphoning begins (physics is kewl)
45 mins later …Halfway there…
Few hours later (we took a break) – ALMOST THERE! Last fill here
It’s done!!! Marc was super excited and got a little jumpy (the filter had bubbles………)
Planting (the coolest part)
“FISHIES!!!!”
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Lil’ swimmers

Today we setup our fish tank. It’s awesome & that is all.

new fish tank