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August 1, 2016: WOW! What a crazy four weeks of being a "fourmily" ("four" + "family")! Had a quickly scheduled c-section, and good thing too -- he came out as a giant 9 lbs 7 oz!! Here's to Marshall Xavier Betts-Ng! We've already had lots of fun adventures (and not-fun adventures like getting sick)... and all too soon I'm back at work tomorrow...

July 3, 2016: Today's the day! Well, today's supposed to be the day! It's yet-to-be-named Baby #2's due date! That being said, I think he'll be a bit late.. time to enjoy being a family of three for a little bit longer, especially now that I'm off work already! Yay.
Found a bird stuck in the patio stairs yesterday, and luckily a birder friend was over visiting and was able to safely rescue the little woodpecker. Happy coincidences!
Hope everyone had a great Canada Day and/or is prepping for a great July 4th (depending on where you live)!

May 14, 2016: It's been one week since we moved into our new house!! The whole process was uber-stressful, but we made it and are slowly unpacking enough stuff that we can do normal things without having to dig through boxes all the time... Didn't really help that I had to go down to LA for work 2 days after we moved in, but Char made it through!
Other than that, we've been to a couple baby showers -- one of which was ours!! That's right, we've having another boy! This was also the impetus for moving to a house, more room for the kiddos and we wanted to get moved in before Number Two (not his real name).
Went with the whole family down to the last Planet Granite climbing comp. Super fun to get out and climb again.
In work news, we landed two more rockets on autonomous drone ships! That makes 3 total (one by land, two by sea), with hopefully lots more to come.

February 25, 2016:
Q. Why couldn't the lightning rod go play with his friends?
A. Because he was grounded!

Yeah, I made that up all on my own!!

February 17, 2016: Happy Birthday Jasper!!
Also to catch up on other missed events since my last post: Merry Christmas! Happy New Year! Happy Lunar New Year! Happy Valentine's Day!

What else is new? As a parent I'll just talk about my kid:
  • got a new car set (with 2 cupholders -- this brings my car's total up to 12!)
  • cut Ryan's hair (only missed a few spots)
  • he's running around a lot now
  • he made his first snow angel
  • did great at his first dentist appointment
In other news:
  • landed a rocket
  • went to Oahu -- super fun, even though I was sick for almost all of it (and couldn't dive)
  • went to Ontario -- only hung out with family, but it was great to see them
  • had a fun & relaxing Valentine's Day
Ok, gotta go back to work now!

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