Three years ago.

Our beloved bud dog passed away three years ago this evening…

It’s really hard to believe Milan’s been gone for three years now. There hasn’t been a day that’s gone by where we still haven’t missed him in bunches even after all this time. He’s always in our thoughts each and every day. And I’m so very thankful that a couple of bud dog photos show up in my Timehop almost every morning…

All of us still miss you so very much, Milan. You helped me through one of the roughest patches of my life and helped me come out the other side. You were always there for me.  Always there with me. You were the best friend I’ve ever had. And it breaks our hearts that you’re not still here with us now. You would have loved our big house with our little backyard and our neighborhood with all the walks we take through the woods. You were definitely taken from us far too soon. 😦

Rest in peace, bud dog. I will always love you and miss you
more than words could ever possibly say. 😢

Milan Fiala: January 5th, 2006 – October 26th, 2015
😀🐶❤️

Christmas carnage.

Christmas trees have begun to make their way out streetside to the curbs again

Poor Christmas tree. 😀🎄❤️

NYE at Higher Gravity.

We went to one of our favorite Northside watering holes, Higher Gravity to celebrate New Year’s Eve…

We met up with our friends Chris and Tayler and moved into this little alcove…

We brought a bunch of little poppers with us…

HAPPY NEW YEAR!

It was a really great New Year’s Eve! 😀🥂🍾❤️

#2017bestnine.

Here’s Genifer’s 2017 best nine on Instagram

And here’s mine…

Eight of my #2017bestnine photos on Instagram were of Oscar. So I decided Oscar should probably have his own Instagram. Please welcome, @oscar_northwestie! 😀📷❤️

Swarm 2017 year in review.

Eight years ago, I started using an app called Foursquare which eventually spun off into another app called Swarm. And today was my Foursquare/Swarm birthday…

And I got my Swarm 2017 Year in Review today…

Even after all this time, I still love my Foursquare/Swarm. 😀⭐️❤️

2017 year in search.

Good riddance. See what was trending in 2017. 😀📈❤️

Taft’s Brewpourium.

Tonight, we met our friends and their kids at Taft’s Brewpourium. It’s been a minute since we were last at the Brewpourium

It was a really fun evening. And it was great to see everyone. 😀🍺❤️

Winter wonderland.

We got some more snow overnight…

And I got to shovel our sidewalk for the very first time…

Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow. 😀❄️❤️

Pause for paws.

It almost looked like Oscar was wearing Genifer’s boots…

😀🐶❤️

Higher Gravity minus Meet the Brewery.

We didn’t realize there wasn’t a Meet the Brewery tonight at Higher Gravity. But since we were there, we decided to have a couple of beers anyway…

I tried an Esther’s Li’l Secret Winter White Ale with chocolate and vanilla cream from Warped Wing in Dayton…

It reminded me a lot of the Sonoran White Chocolate Ale we tried when we were out in Phoenix for Spring Training. It was pretty good stuff. 😀🍺❤️