One year ago today.

One year ago today, I had the first of my three hip surgeries…

And where they still have their occasional aches and pains, both hips are 100% better than they were before their replacement surgeries. Thanks, Timehop!😀🦕❤️

Oh, and I got to eat magic middles in bed…

YUM! 😀

One year ago.

One year ago today, I received this drawling from my nephew entitled, “Octopod for Shellington & Captain Barnacles” and it’s still one of my very favorites…

Edgerton’s early works. Thanks, Timehop! 😀🦕❤️

One year ago today.

On October 10, 2017, USMNT lost 2-1 away to Trinidad & Tobago and as a result, they failed to qualify for the World Cup for the first time since 1986…

Today on the one year anniversary of the darkest day in U.S. Soccer history, the US Soccer Federation released this statement… 

“Today we look forward. With the march towards 2022 underway and the 2026 FIFA World Cup in North America as our guidepost, the U.S. Men’s National Team has embarked on a new journey. The hallmarks of the culture remain, with perseverance, grit and dogged determination fueled by the pride to represent the United States and each and every one of you. We take nothing for granted. The path ahead will be paved with successes and informed by setbacks. We will build strength through commitment and character, accepting challenges and rising every time we fall. We will be aggressive and play without fear, for history demonstrates that fortune favors the bold.

“Like any grand project, ours is a work in progress. We cannot do it alone. Pioneering a new path forward takes the will of a generation full of optimism and hope, bound by the belief that there is nothing we cannot achieve if we are united in the cause. This is the American spirit, from which is born the American dream. It is time to take our destiny in our own hands and turn that dream into a reality. And do it together. The future is US.”

Blah. Blah. Blah. The National Team has a whole bunch of bright talented youngsters that are starting to emerge from the ranks. But they still haven’t even hired a new coach for the National Team. I hope things start to get better soon for our team, and they can get thing s back to where they were and then start figuring out how to take things to the next level. But they sure are taking their sweet time. 😀🇺🇸⚽️❤️

Timehopping.

One year ago today, we got this awesome Twister selfie at the Cyclones game

Thanks for remembering, Timehop! We haven’t made it to one Cyclones hockey game yet this season. We’re hoping to get to at least one game in March now that I’m actually able to walk a better. And we definitely can’t wait to get back our normal schedule of Cyclones hockey games next season once my hips are good again. 😀👇📷🏒❤️

Pause for paws.

When a little crazy pops up on your Timehop

😀❤️

One year ago today…

We were waking up in our new house for the very first time …

And we were trying to figure all this mess from our big move

What a difference a year makes…

And I don’t regret one minute of it. Best decision we’ve made. Thanks, Timehop! 😀🏡❤️

Our Tumblr turned one today!

Our Tumblr, Corners of our home turned one today!

Happy birthday to us! 😀🏡🎂❤️

One year ago today…

One year ago today, we closed on our house

It’s crazy to think that a year ago we were still living in our tiny apartment downtown…

Buying our house in Northside was the best decisions we’ve ever made. And it’s been one of the best years of my life. 😀🔑🏡🌈❤️

One year ago…

Our beloved bud dog and one of the best friends I’ve ever had, passed away a year ago this evening…

It’s really hard to believe Milan’s been gone for a year. There hasn’t been a day that’s gone by where we haven’t missed him in bunches. He’s always in our thoughts each and every day. And I’m so thankful that a least a couple of the photos I took of the bud dog show up in my Timehop almost every morning…

We all miss you so very much, Milan. And it breaks our hearts that you’re not still here with us. You were definitely taken from us far too soon. 😦

Rest in peace, bud dog. I will always love you more than words can ever say. :’)

Milan Fiala: January 5th, 2006 – October 27th, 2015

One year ago today…

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One year ago today, I asked Genifer to marry me. She said yes. And it’s been a pretty amazing year since then. I love you so much, baby! 💍❤

Thanks for the reminder, #Timehop. 🙂