Herman’s Wedding – 8/31/2019

My brother Herman is getting married! He lives in Warsaw, Mo, but is getting married in Sedalia. Family of course came in town to see the big day. In traditional Haake fashion, we did it our way. I started off the party of weirdness when the lady at the hotel desk asked for a description of the car. The photo below is what transpired.

I got a very strange look from the lady when she saw what I wrote. Family was already there and we all started getting ready for the wedding.

It didn’t take long before we were all dressed and waiting for the ceremony to start. Before long, Nikki and Herman were up there taking their vows and enjoying their party!

After the ceremony, we retreated indoors to the barn to celebrate more!

Mom getting a little crazy!

Hanging out with uncle Mike.

Mom, Kalie, and Hannah

Dad, Me, and Corvin

Look, a truck. I would guess a Ford, but I don’t see a tow truck.

Groomsmen

Everyone except for Hayden.

Nikki and Herman entering the reception.

Somebody wrote on dad’s window…

I love out of town weddings because everybody stays in the same hotel and its a constant party. Here’s to Herman and Nikki!

Hogan Haake

 

Riding with Sonora – 8/17/2019

I got a top box installed on my 2017 V-Strom 650 at Flying Tiger Motorcycles. I wasn’t sure how it was going to look as it seemed quite large when it was sitting on the ground next to the bike.

Much to my delight, the top box appears to be a great size. To celebrate, I went home and picked up Sonora and took her out for a ride with me.

We headed out to the graffiti wall to check out the recent paintings.

We both enjoy looking at the art and find a motorcycle a great way to experience it!

Hogan Haake

Cell Phone Repair – 8/13/2019

Sonora has been having bad luck with cell phones recently. The newest one she has was dropped and the screen cracked quite badly.

Her phone was a low end phone and paying a company to replace the screen was almost the cost of purchasing a new phone. Lucky for us, we heard about one of her friend’s dad performing this task himself at home. With the help of a Youtube video and parts online, a new screen and tools came in the mail.

I take no credit (nor do I have painted nails) for any of the repairs. Here are a few shots of the process. Its been a few months since the repair and you would never know an amateur replaced the screen.

Thanks to my amazing wife Danelle who did all the work and made it look easy!

Hogan Haake

July – 2019

Another crazy month of random activities has come and gone. We used to dye our hair as a family, but I’m getting old and less fun. However, Sonora dyed her hair what is supposed to be red and blue but looks more purple and pink.

Corvin and Sonora both got some quality time with both cats at once.

As always, Danelle is looking smokin’ hot!

Hogan Haake

Onondaga Cave With Hannah – 7/28/2019

Yesterday we were at the annual Stream Team Picnic. Hannah won a few prizes during the raffle and one of the prizes she got was 4 tickets to Onondaga cave. We didn’t have time to visit the cave on Saturday, but we realized that if we didn’t use them on Sunday, they would probably expire before Hannah got a chance to use her prize.

Hogan decided to stay behind while Danelle, Hannah, Sonora, and Corvin drove out to see the cave early in the morning. When we got to the park, we had to drive around a bit before we could find the cave. Once it was found, we went inside and all used the bathroom and got drinks before entering the cave.

This is the lily pad room. Its called the lily pad room because the water forms stalagmites that look like lily pads.

I think that in this room they made a man made pond to create the amazing reflection we’re looking at. In this room, they turned off the lights because its one of the rooms you can experience total darkness. When the lights went out, one of the babies on the tour started crying and they had to leave the room because the baby was scared.

 

I had a lot of fun with Hannah and I think she enjoyed seeing the cave.

Sonora Haake