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Howdy, friends!

This is the Tellwell Plog, a chance for us to share with you what #TeamTellwell has been up to, showcase some of the projects we’ve been working on, and (of course) show you all the pupper love a plog can handle!

It’s the R-R-R-Re-Week Re-Cap!

The presents have been unwrapped, the New Years resolutions made (and let’s be honest, broken), and Team Tellwell is back in action! Every holiday season, from Christmas Eve to New Years Day, we observe Re-Week: a week to rest, relax, and restore. No office hours, no emails, just a lot of travel, family time, and naps. Especially naps. Check out what the team got up to!


I went out cross country skiing 5 days in a row in hoar-frosted woods. My dad groomed trails for us through 40 acres of frozen woodland swamp in Northern Minnesota.

My wife Brooke and I announced that we are having a baby boy by lighting up a tree with blue lights! It was dimmer and less eye-catching than we had hoped, but it was on Christmas Day and felt very special to us.

I was able to enjoy a jigger of George T. Stagg, hearty bourbon that is uncut and unfiltered and normally runs for $700 a bottle, that my long-time hometown friend Dustin so generously poured.

I got my hands on a copy of The Overstory by Richard Powers, an interwoven story of nine Americans and their experiences with trees.


I spent most my Re-Week driving back and forth between Kentucky and Indiana to help my mom move back to our hometown of Rockport, Indiana. When we weren’t moving, we spent time baking my grandma Jackson’s sugar cookies, learning new card games with old friends, eating too much, and enjoying each other’s company!


I hosted Christmas for the first time at my apartment! I spent the rest of that week in Fargo and had a few high school friends around for the week. Also had a friend from New Jersey in town. Other than that, I didn’t do much hahaha.

(Rich did not take any pictures over Re-Week, so I picked this one for him. Sorry Rich! – Katie)


Did you know that the small town of Casey, Illinois is home to eight Guinness World Records?! I toured the World’s Largest rocking chair, mailbox, wooden shoes, pencil, and bird cage over Re-Week!


I went to Bozeman and spent my time in a bowl! No, not THAT kind of bowl, you silly goose! At Bridger Bowl, one of the great spots in mountainous Montana to shred some gnar and bomb some slopes!


I hung out with friends for the annual Single in the Woods! We accidentally broke one of our friends who had to go home early (pictured wrapped in blankets on the couch). Sorry, Ethan!


While I stuck around Fargo-Moorhead over Re-Week, I was never bored. My fiance Isaac and I spent time with our families, played far too many games of Uno, and got stranded in our apartment for two days during the blizzard! I passed that time by trying my hand at challah (it was delicious) and blowing through my To-Be-Read stack.

That’s it for this Plog! Check in every Friday to see what shenanigans we get into next.

Sincerely, Tellwell ?