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!


January – 2018

What a super cold month! So cold in fact, there were pipes bursting all over town. One popped in my office building giving us some unexpected time off…

I tried to turn my driveway into an ice rink.

On a few of the warmer days, I got in some unicycle riding.

My parents came in town for Corvin’s Jazz concert. It was a  pretty decent concert.

Hogan Haake