Our back patio.

After loading up on mosquito repellent, we hung out on our back patio this evening…

We love our back patio except for all the mosquitos.Β πŸ˜€πŸ‘β€οΈ

Pause for paws.

When we sit out on our back patio and Genifer goes inside for something, Oscar and Mack both immediately sit down and stare at the door…

And then she comes back and they go about their business. They’re pretty silly.Β πŸ˜€πŸΎβ€οΈ

Hello praying mantis.

When we were sitting out on our back patio, a praying mantis appeared out of nowhere and started climbing up the side of my water bottle…

It was kinda crazy to have a praying mantis just wander by and say hello.Β πŸ˜€πŸ¦—β€οΈ

World Cup fever.

It’s official. We have World Cup fever. Today, we made our way to Second Place to watch the second half of the France versus Uruguay quarterfinal match…

We wanted France to win. But more than that, we wanted Second Place cheeseburgers….

I don’t know how widespread the knowledge is, but it’s an established fact that Second Place has some of the best cheeseburgers in Northside if not all of Cincinnati….

After France advanced 2-0, we pulled the Change of venue card and made our way to Higher Gravity for today’s other quarterfinal match, Brasil versus Belgium…

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Genifer was cheering for Belgium and they won 2-1. She was very happy…

After the soccer was finished, we came home to hang out in our backyard with Mack…

And my very pretty wife…

It’s very sad that the World Cup in winding down. But it was a really, really great Friday.Β πŸ˜€βš½οΈπŸ†πŸ”πŸ»β€οΈ

Slow down & grill.

We grilled tonight…

We threw some burgers and chicken breasts on the grill…

And when the chickens were done, we added some cheddar brats…

And Genifer made some tots to go along with our grilling feast…

YUM! You can’t beat food off a charcoal grill. It always tastes amazing!Β πŸ˜€πŸ”πŸŒ­πŸ”β€οΈ

Pause for paws.

Oscar was hanging out with us on our back patio after the FC Cincinnati match…

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We got an electric lawnmower.

We bought a lawnmower from Amazon and it arrived today…

We got theΒ Earthwise 14-Inch Mulching Corded Electric Lawn Mower from Amazon along with a new 100 foot extension cord…

It actually did a really nice job of cutting the grass in our backyard. It was much faster than the modified weedwacker I was to using to trim the grass in the backyard. And the best part was, it was free! I used the points I had accumulated from my Amazon Visa and only had to pay for the shipping. Best $12 I’ve ever spent!Β πŸ˜€β€οΈ

Pause for paws.

Just Oscar being Oscar in our backyard. Taken with my new Polaroid CUBE+.Β πŸ˜€πŸΎβ€οΈ

Slow down and grill.

Genifer’s mom came over this afternoon with a whole bunch of good stuff for us to throw on the grill for a Memorial Day cookout including these amazing steaks…

It was one of the best charcoal piles I think I’ve ever made so we started throwing everything we could find on the grill because it was cooking so nice…

YUM! Oh my gosh, what a meal! Those steaks were outstanding!Β πŸ˜€πŸ₯©β€οΈ

Cheers!

Tonight, we enjoyed our growler of Urban Artifact’s Jalapeno Margarita Keypunch from Higher Gravity in glasses from Braxton on our back patio

And it was really good. That’s all.Β πŸ˜€πŸΊβ€οΈ