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August 2, 2018: Snow day!! The internet at work is down, so I can't do my (copious amounts of) work! Wheeee...
Sorry about the infrequent posts... but still doing better than I did last year! Let's see, we went back to Canada and were actually there over Canada Day (something I have missed for many many years)! We also had a little slightly-early party for Marshall's second birthday. It was great to see everyone who braved the heatwave to come hang out. The trip itself was a big success with lots of museums, so many drawings, family time, and even no puking on the plane rides!
Work's been super busy as we get ready to launch Crew Dragon. It's also exciting, but I do hope it ramps down shortly. :P On that note I went out to Houston for some testing with NASA and got to see the Neutral Buoyancy Lab -- it's a massive pool that contains replica of the International Space Station for astronauts to train on. Very cool!
The fam has also been accompanying me on a few work trips to LA. Legoland is a huge hit, as are the beach & aquarium. Last time we even went strawberry picking at a Hello Kitty themed farm.

May 17, 2018: Happy Birthday to me!!

January 6, 2018: Whoops, looks like I missed all of 2017! :P
Obviously lots of things have happened, but for which this margin is too small to contain... some highlights are:
  • Ryan turned 3, started preschool, is potty-trained
  • Marshall turned 1, can walk, babbles a lot
  • bought a new-to-us Honda CR-V
The past holidays were fun. Didn't make it up to Canada, but out to Hawaii instead! Both kids have a 50% chance of puking on planes, but were all good once there! Great weather, fed the fish in the koi pond, swam in the pool and ocean, hiked Diamond Head, saw the new Star Wars, and ate a lot of good food.
Still finalizing this year's new year resolutions, but did pretty well on last year's:
  • ✅ Read 6 books
  • ✅ Donate XXXX dollars to worthy causes
  • ✅ Climb 2x/month
  • ❌ Get an Adroit Tools customer
My Adroit Tools product made significant headway and (mostly) works, just didn't do much outreach into trying to acquire a friendly initial customer. If you happen to need some automated Android app testing software, email me!

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)!



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