Friday, May 30, 2014


It's been awhile since I gave an update on our fish situation. We had become such professionals with our 20 gallon tank that we decided to upgrade to a 55 gallon. We got it a couple weeks after Harvey was born. 
Tanner did a great job of putting it together, I think. Very aesthetically pleasing. We had to let the water cycle through for a week before we could put our fish in it. 
We transferred our fish with great success and then added about 8 more after a trip through Minot. About half of those died but since then, we've had a pretty smooth and death free operation running. A lot of the fish have gotten a lt bigger since we bought them. It's cool. Especially Larry, our sucker fish. You can kind of see him in one of the pics below. 
He used to be only like 2 inches. He's probably about 6 now. 
They also have a nice glowing night light...
So ya. Pretty fun. Harvey has been LOVING it. I'll sit or stand in front of it and he'll just stare at the fish and watch them dart back and forth for a long time. It's great. 

In other fish news, Tanner has been going a few times with his friend Steven. Last week out at Ray he caught a few walleye and a big northern pike. He got a new fishif pole in hopes of spending some good time this summer out by the water. 
In preparation for Hawaii vacation next week I have worked a lot more than I'd like, but tonight we did get to go have some family time by the little lake in Ray. We went a little earlier than prime biting time but he still managed to catch a couple. 
Harvey and I enjoyed a book and his toys and tried to avoid sunburn and Mosquitos. It was a beautiful evening and so nice and quiet out there. Hopefully we et a bunch more chances to recreate North Dakota style. 
(Haha - that hat is way too small! Oops)
And we topped it off by taking the back roads home and enjoying a lovely ND sunset. Happy day :)


  1. Looks like a perfect evening to me! If I don't see you before you leave, have a fabulous time in Hawaii!

  2. What a fun evening! Can't wait to hear about Hawaii! Glad to hear the fish are still living it up. :) and I love the pic with the too small of hat on Harvey. Totally have done that many of times. :)

  3. I love the North Dakota sky pictures. So pretty. (WHO AM I?!)