Corvin’s First Track Meet – 4/24/2018

Corvin joined track this year and had his first meet. Danelle snapped a few photos of the action.

People watching between events keeps things interesting. There was one mother that was the complete definition of being self absorbed! Two different times, she walked across the track causing a runner to have to slow down not to hit her. I’m not sure she noticed either time. Then later, she walked right in front of the kids performing the softball throw. Danelle and I wished a kid had hit her so she would start paying attention. Drove us crazy for sure!

Hogan Haake

Walking To The Bank – 4/17/2018

Spring is here, and we needed to get out of the house. I had a few checks to take to the bank, so I brought the whole family along. Its a little over a mile walk to the bank. The kids were not completely into the walk, but I found ways to entertain them.

And how did I entertain them? With a phone booth… Not that they really knew what it was.

Hogan Haake


Pheona’s First Communion – 4/15/2018

I was invited to my goddaughter’s first communion. I would have brought family along with me, but the mass was at 7:30 am and I had stuff to do late the day before. So I left at 5am Sunday morning to drive to Jeff City. I don’t think they expected me to show up, but they were all grins!

Pheona and I.

Sean and I up to no good!

All the Godwin kids together!

After the mass, we went out to breakfast and then hung out at their house for a few hours.

Eventually it was time for me to head home. I went the long way enjoying the Missouri countryside!

Hogan Haake

Cold Day at Castlewood – 4/1/2018

I needed to get out of the house and Danelle needed some peace and quiet for her school work. So I packed up the kids and drove to Castlewood State Park. There, I wanted to hike a trail that overlooks the Meramec river. We did hike it for a short time, but the kids and flooding river didn’t let it happen quite the way I wanted.

The lower trail was impassable and the kids didn’t want to hike much more, so it was a short out and back. Lucky for Danelle, its a bit of a drive, giving her a 3 hour reprieve from all of us!