FC Cincinnati versus Wilmington Hammerheads FC.

Five years ago today, we went to a Reds game on our first. Tonight, we celebrated the five-year anniversary of our first date by going to watch FC Cincinnati’s third home match of the season at Nippert Stadium. It was a English evening for football, all grey and rainy…

FC Cincy was playing host to Wilmington Hammerheads FC…

Here we go…

Wilmington was awarded a penalty after an ill-advised sliding tackle right on the endline but still very much in the box…

And with that, it was 1-0 Hammerheads…

We moved to the landing just above our section so we could stand and try to pace off some our nervous energy…

At the end of the first half, it was still 1-0…

At halftime, kids got to take penalties on a sprinkled donut…

And the second half was underway…

FC Cincinnati pulled level! 1-1!

Game on!

It started pouring. We moved over under an overhang to escape the driving rain…

FC Cincinnati had a lot of great chances especially toward the end of the second half but couldn’t capitalize on any of their opportunities, and the match ended in a 1-1 draw in front of a crowd of 11,300…

FC Cincinnati has two matches coming up this week. They play away at Orlando City on Wednesday, and then away at Harrisburg City Islanders on Saturday. Both matches will be available to stream live through YouTube. 🙂

Five years ago today.

Today is the five year anniversary of our first date. We went to a Reds game, and then went to hear a couple of our favorite bands play. Tonight, we going to celebrate by watching our FC Cincinnati take on Wilmington Hammerheads FC at Nippert Stadium. I couldn’t imagine a better way to celebrate. It’s been five wonderful years full of amazing dates and fun adventures. And we can’t wait to see what the next five years bring. 🙂

Happiest hours.

After work this evening, we went to Igby’s for some happiest hours…

And we used some of the 4EG gift card that JJVE gave us for Christmas! Thanks guys! 🙂

A foggy morning.

It was a really foggy morning in downtown Cincinnati. Taken with Instagram. 🙂

Two months ago today.

Two months ago today, we got married in Jamaica! Today, Genifer found this…

Jamaica flavored Kool-Aid! We’ll have to try it soon, maybe this weekend and report back on exactly what part of Jamaica it tastes like. And… two months to the day after our wedding, our official marriage license arrived in the mail from Jamaica…

Taken with Instagram. 🙂

#TBT Pause for paws.

I miss my bud dog so much. It’s hard to believe he passed away six months ago today…

I’m so happy that I took a bunch of photos of him, and that almost everyday a photo of Milan pops up in my Timehop. I miss you bud. I wish you were still here with us. 😔

Taken with Instagram.

It was a pretty grey and rainy day in downtown Cincinnati. But it was brightened by seeing these two hanging out in the back window of a car on my walk to work…

And then it poured…

Later, we went out for some 65¢ chicken wings…

It was another Tuesday. Taken with Instagram. 🙂

It’s what’s for dinner.

For dinner tonight, Genifer made these amazing lasagna roll-ups

And they were pretty darn delicious! Especially when it’s with garlic bread. I love me some garlic bread. It’s really incredible to be blessed with a beautiful wife who’s also such a terrific cook! 🙂

Reds baseball game #3.

It was really pretty out this afternoon. So we walked down to GABP to see the Reds take on those Chicago Cubbies for Reds game #3 of the season

We got some walk-up tickets to the game for just $6 using our PNC Reds card. We had no idea what was going on at the front gates to GABP. But there were incredibly long lines waiting to get into the ballpark, and this was right as the game was about to start…

It was worse than trying to get into last summer’s All-Star Game or one of the Reds postseason games…

It was a surprisingly full house for Sunday baseball despite the Reds being walloped 16-0 and no-hit by the Cubs Jake Arrieta back on Thursday…

I wonder how many of the people at the game were Cubs fans though. There was an awful lot of Cubbie blue in the stands this afternoon…

There was the Sunday live edition of the Reds Mascot race…

And this one belongs to Mr. Redlegs…

One of favorite Reds, Tucker Barnhart made an appearance…

We got some dogs…

Then we moved up to the view level out in left field…

It’s hard to take a selfie with your sunglasses on…

This one was better…

Boom! Pow! Cubs win! Cubs win! Holy cow…

Oh well. It was beautiful Sunday for baseball, and it’s always fun to be at the ballpark regardless if Reds win or lose. And I can only imagine that they’ll be doing more than their fair share of losing this season. :/

Meanwhile on the Westside.

We went over to the Westside to watch Genifer’s nephew, Liam play in his Saturday morning Little League baseball game…

Liam at the plate…

This happened…

Liam got to pitch! And he did a pretty darn good job of it too!

Hands in the middle! Hooray! Good job, team!

We think Liam’s team won by a run 19-18 in a five-inning game that took a little over three hours. I have never seen so many walks in a baseball game in my entire life. It was like watching a much younger version of the Reds bullpen. 🙂