MERRY CHRISTMAS!

We exchanged our Christmas presents this morning…

Santa was very good to us. We went over to Genifer’s brother’s house for a little bit before heading out to her mom’s in the afternoon for Christmas dinner and more gifts…

When we got home, we set everything on our dining room table so the dogs wouldn’t get into things they shouldn’t be getting into and it looked like Christmas exploded all over our dining room. What a terrific holiday mess…

We had a really wonderful Christmas in Cincinnati. And we hope everyone had a very Merry Christmas! ๐Ÿ˜€๐ŸŽ„๐ŸŽ…๐ŸŽโค๏ธ

Sunday afternoon in West Chester.

This morning we went out to the grocery in West Chester and I saw this adorable toy…

The mouse has little cheese inside it. How cute is that? After the grocery, we went out to lunch with Geri at Dingle House. I had the most amazing codwich sammich. It was really good. We hung out with Geri for a little bit. She had a wonderful little Christmas scene set up in her window…

When we got home, we watched the Cowboys lose. Again. It was a really nice Sunday.

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Happy birthday, Pippa!

Today was our niece, Pippa’s first birthday…

Happy birthday, Pippa! ๐Ÿ˜€๐ŸŽ‚1โƒฃโค๏ธ

HAPPY THANKSGIVING!

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We’re so very thankful for a great many things today.
Among them is being blessed with amazing family.

Look at that feast…

It was delicious!

We hope everyone had a very Happy Thanksgiving!

ย Gobble, gobble. ๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿฆƒโค๏ธ

Seen and noted.

How crazy is it that new Kroger out in West Chester has a beer bar in it?

You can have a draft beer while you do your grocery shopping or just get a crawler or growler to take home with you. Nuts.ย ๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿบโค๏ธ

And they hadย Octosquishies in the foyer…

I don’t know what an Octosquishy is, but I wish I had some quarters. ๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ™โค๏ธ

Dogberry Brewing Company.

After the Liberty Fall Festival, we managed to findย Dogberry Brewing Companyย out in West Chester…

We were drawn in by their Supernova and it’s variants that we saw on Untappd

And they have a Beer It Forward wall, which I think is just the coolest thing…

We tried Dogbeery’sย Campfire Story Mildly Smoked Porter, Supernova Chocolate Stout, Supernova Vanilla Nitro,ย and Supernova Raspberry Habanero

And then we each had a full Supernova, Genifer had the Raspberry Habanero and I had the Vanilla Nitro…

Dogberry has some pretty darn good beers. ๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿถ๐Ÿ“๐Ÿบโค๏ธ

Topgolf West Chester.

Early this afternoon, we drove out to the suburbs to check outย Topgolf West Chester

I haven’t swung a golf club in a really long time…

So this should be interesting…

Topgolf is pretty amazing and has a full-service bar and restaurant…

We shared a hitting bay with Cleve and Alyssa…

They have a whole bunch of different games you can play. We just played their signature Topgolf game where you score points by hitting your golf ball into any target assigned using Topgolf’s microchip technology…

The more accurate your shot and the farther the distance, the more points you earn…

It was really fun. During a game, each person got to hit 20 balls. While we were playing, we also ate lunch. We had some cheese curds…

Genifer had this turkey wrap…

And I had this short rib grilled cheeses…

Our lunch was delicious. Andย Topgolf is so much fun.ย It’s a little on the pricey side but still a whole bunch of fun. We’ll definitely be back very soon for more Topgolf.ย ๐Ÿ˜€โ›ณ๏ธโค๏ธ

Grainworks Brewing Company.

This afternoon we drove all the way out to the suburbs of West Chester to check out Grainworks Brewing Company. It’s kind of tucked away in a little industrial park right by Voice of America Park

Genifer had Grainworks My Blue Heaven blueberry fruited beer and I had the Black & Blue,ย which is their oatmeal stout mixed with the My Blue Heaven…

Both beers were really good…

There is so much really good beer in Cincinnati. And Grainworks is no exception. It’s another awesome Cincinnati brewery. ๐Ÿ™โš™๏ธ๐Ÿบโค๏ธ

UPDATE: When I was looking for Grainworks beers in Untappd, I noticed that they have a Peanut Butter Milk Stout on tap. So we might need to make another trip out to West Chester very soon.

Slow down and grill.

We drove out to suburbia this afternoon to have a Memorial Day cook-out with Geri…

Steaks were just the tip of the iceberg. There were also cheeseburgers and hot dogs and all sorts of sides. Soooo much food. It was a good time. It’s always really good to see her. And one the way home, we saw this double rainbow…

And it stuck around until we got on the highway to head home…

Pretty cool. ๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿฅฉ๐ŸŒˆโค๏ธ

Good evening from West Chester.

This afternoon we went out to West Chester to visit Genifer’s mom. I love hanging out with Geri. We got to exchange Christmas gifts. And when we were packing up to come home, there was this gorgeous sunset…

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