Today was a very pretty day.

It was really pretty this morning…

Good morning from Northside…

And it was very pretty this evening as well…

Good evening from Northside…

We had spaghetti and meatballs with garlic bread for dinner tonight…

It’s been a minute since we’ve had spaghetti. And I love spaghetti and meatballs with garlic bread.

After dinner, we mowed the little bit of grass we have in our backyard…

This afternoon we watched Arsenal complete the double over Chelsea for the first time in 17 years with a gifted 1-0 victory at Stamford Bridge. And later, we watched Minnesota United pick up their first win of the season, 1-0 over Vancouver.

It was a pretty good Wednesday. πŸ˜€πŸŒ„πŸπŸ‘β€οΈ

Getting back to our routine.

We were getting back into our routine this morning…

Good morning from Northside…

It was pretty slow start to the short work week. It was nice to ease back into work…

Good evening from Northside…

We made BLTs for dinner tonight…

Mine was more of turkey club actually…

Mack was trying his best to wait patiently to go outside so we could play in our backyard…

Later, we finished watching season one of Ted Lasso on Apple TV. It was super cute. And pretty hilarious. We really can’t wait for season two. πŸ˜€πŸŒ„πŸ₯ͺπŸΎπŸ“Ίβ€οΈ

Good evening from Northside.

We got back home from our trip early this afternoon…

We had a wonderful time on our vacation…

We had a very relaxing week. But it’s good to be home…

Good evening from Northside…

I think Mack was the happiest of all of us to finally be home…

It’s really good to be back home. πŸ˜€πŸŒ„πŸΎπŸ‘β€οΈ

Two years ago.

Two years ago, we were just starting our epic road trip with Oscar, #gtfOscarRoadTrip2019…

It was an incredible adventure. It was our first road trip with Oscar and our first to Outer Banks…

It seems like every hotel we stayed at had a continental breakfast with a waffle maker. I ate a bunch of waffles on our road trip…

And it started a vacation photo series of Genifer eating breakfasts…

It really lived up to it’s hashtag of an epic road trip. πŸ˜€πŸΎπŸ—ΊοΈπŸ§‡πŸ˜β€οΈ

After these messages…

We’ll be right back. We’re heading back out to Duck, North Carolina in the Outer Banks. It’s kind of become our happy place.

Follow along with our trip on our Flickr… and maybe on our YouTube. πŸ˜€πŸ—ΊοΈβ€οΈ

Good morning from Northside.

Good morning from Northside…

It looks like a beautiful day for a road trip. πŸ˜€πŸŒ„β€οΈ

A quick trip to GABP.

Good morning from Northside…

We had to run a couple of errands this morning, and we picked up McDonald’s on the way home. We literally haven’t had McDonald’s in years…

And now we can go another five or so years before we have it again.

Good evening from Northside…

Today was the 10-year anniversary of our first date. We went to a Reds game. Tonight, the Reds actually had a home game against the Cubs. So we went down to GABP to celebrate where it all started ten years ago…

Ten years ago, we sat down the first baseline. We were waited too long to get tickets for today’s game, and got tickets up in the upper deck down the third baseline, where we used to sit back when we had our season tickets…

The Reds just recently increased capacity at GABP from 30% to 40%. The seating set-up was really weird. If we would have sat in our assigned seats, we would have been sitting right in front of people in the row behind us. We didn’t understand how that was maintaining our six feet of social distancing. It kind of made us uncomfortable, so we ventured off to find somewhere to stand to watch the game. Hopefully, someplace with some sun because it was kinda chilly at he ballpark tonight…

We only stayed at the game for a few innings. We were cold and we were leaving in the morning on our road trip. We packed it in so we could go home to finish packing and hang out with Mack and Oscar…

It was incredible to be back at GABP. It was already our third Reds game of the season…

And now we’re all packed for our road trip tomorrow…

We’re excited to start our adventure. πŸ˜€πŸŒ„πŸ”πŸŸβšΎοΈβ€οΈ

Ten years ago.

Today was the 10-year anniversary ofΒ our first date.Β We went to a Reds game…

And then we went to listen to a couple of bands at a bar that no longer exists…

It was a really amazing night. And the rest, as they say, is history. πŸ˜€βšΎπŸŽΆπŸ˜πŸ₯°β€οΈ

Just trying to get through the week.

Good morning from Northside…

Faithful Companion dropped off Svensk’s remains this morning…

Our home feels very empty without her with us. We miss her so much.

There was a little garter snake in our backyard this afternoon…

Thankfully the dogs didn’t notice it.

Good evening from Northside…

We had buffalo chicken pasta for dinner…

We’re just pretty ready for this week to be over. πŸ™πŸŒ„πŸΎπŸπŸ½οΈβ€οΈ

Rest in love, Svensk.

Our kitty, Svensk has been really struggling for a while now…

She passed away peacefully in her sleep early this afternoon in her spot on her favorite bed…

Faithful Companion came out to our house this afternoon to pick her up for cremation…

Our home definitely feels emptier without her with us anymore…

I kept looking over at her bed all evening expecting to see her there…

Svensk will be missed greatly. She was 17 years old. 😒😭🐾❀️