Saturday, November 27, 2010

Aquarium Update

Just wanted to give an update on our beautiful aquarium!  Brandon has been doing an incredible job taking care our tank!  He is pretty much a "regular" at the local aquarium shops and spends lots of time researching how to improve the quality of life for all of the little inhabitants of the tank.  It's exciting to see him participate in a hobby that is fun for the both of us.  As of today, our aquarium includes the following fish/invertebrates:
  1. Two Clown Fish
  2. Sailfin Tang
  3. PJ Cardinal
  4. Coral Beauty Angelfish
  5. Leopard Wrasse
  6. Three Clams
  7. Two Cleaner Shrimp
  8. Serpent Starfish
  9. Watchmen Goby
  10. Lawnmower Blennie
  11. Sea Urchin
  12. Emerald Crab
  13. Teddy Bear Crab
  14. Various Snails and Hermit Crabs
Here are a few pics of a few different critters/coral!
Our PJ Cardinal and Coral Beauty (purple fish)
One of our Clown fish.  They like to swim against the current created by the fan in the background!

This is Brain Coral.  Guess what!  It looks like a brain!  Lol

These are Watermelon and Dragon-eye Zoanthaids.
This is Trixie!  A Sailfin Tang.

More Zoanthids

This is Mr. Grumpy Guts.  :)  He is a Watchman Goby.  He is quite territorial and is super cute!  I love his little frown.

This is Candy-Cane Coral.  I just want to mush on them... they look so soft!

To the right are Green-stripped Mushrooms, to the left is Cabbage Coral, and in the very back is a Purple Mushroom.

This is a Serpent Starfish!  It's really fun to watch him when it's feeding time!  He uses his tentacles like legs!

One of our two Cleaner Shrimp!  They clean the little fishies.  Like little car washes!  :)

This is the coral that I picked out!  It's called a Rainbow Acan.  I think it's gorgeous!

Bubble Coral.  Really pretty, but can be kinda mean to other coral.  It stings!

One of our three clams!  If you look really close, you can see the neon blue spots all over it!

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

3 Years and Counting!

Today we celebrated our 3 year anniversary! I can't believe that it's been so long! It seems like just a little while ago I was looking at a picture of Brandon on Mrs. Nelwyn's refrigerator thinking, "if only I could go on one date with him... I think I could be happy!". Little did I known that I would marry that boy! :) And I wouldn't have it any other way! I absolutely love Brandon with all my heart! He is an incredible man and an amazing husband... and I know he is going to be a wonderful daddy!

That's right, friends! We are proud to announce that we are officially expecting a new member to our little family!!! Not only did we celebrate our 3 year anniversary today, but we also celebrated the 8 week mark for our new Baby Tingle! :D

We are soooooo excited to start our family together and I wouldn't have chosen anyone other than Brandon!!! Happy Anniversary, babe! I love you!