Game Night – 3/9/2019

As my kids get older, I realize what an effort it is to be a family. Everybody has their own agenda and events that are important to them. But Henry and Carol do a great job inviting us to come over and hang out. And they are always fun events! The excess dessert is also fun 🙂

We also celebrated Henry’s birthday, a great get together.

Hogan Haake

 

Helping Henry Move – 3/2/2019

Henry postponed moving into his new house twice for weather and this was the last straw. He was moving on Sunday cause he had the day off and some friends lined up. I was invited, but across the state. On a whim, I decided the weather stunk in St. Louis and decided to help Henry instead of going to Mardi Gras.I called Hiatt and got him to agree to help. Henry couldn’t move till Sunday, but I convinced him to let us move him on Saturday while he worked. Sonora and I drove to KC (Corvin had something and Danelle was with him) Friday night.

First thing Saturday, Dad and I picked up a 26′ moving truck and went to the storage area to start unloading it. Hiatt was there. Tom and Matt showed up shortly later.

Hiatt and dad in the elevator at the storage place.

Sonora and me hanging out.

Henry made a juke box in high school and its finally leaving my parents house!

Dad the consummate manager 🙂

A look at the end of Henry’s driveway.

This weekend, Jane and Joan were in town. So we got a few parts of the family together.

Tom, mom, Jane, Joan all together.

The pictures distracted me. We did two full loads on Saturday without Henry. We left a full truck at Henry’s house to unload first thing Sunday. By Sunday, we were all starting to drag. Probably staying out late at Henry’s house Saturday didn’t help.

Jane and Joan celebrating their birthdays at Henry’s house with a “Lake Cake” family recipe.

Henry’s friends showed up Sunday as we finished unloading the final load. Dad and I took off to return the truck so I could start driving back to St. Louis. We all pulled together to do something awesome for a family member! I was glad to help, and glad to be home!

Hogan Haake

Raptor in the City – 2/24/2019

I looked out my home office window and saw a large raptor flying around. I got Danelle because I knew she would be interested. We quickly assembled the DSLR camera with the 300mm lens and got a few photos.

The tall buildings in the distance are downtown Clayton, MO.

Sitting on top of the utility pole.

I was hoping the nest from the first photo was its home, but I have not seen it since.

Hogan Haake

Webster Groves Pops Concert – 2/20/2019

Welcome to the 2019 Webster Groves Pops Concert. Dad was able to come in town to see the concert before making a quick exit the next day.

Corvin on the bass, back row third from right.

Sonora on violin, back row second chair.

What concert would be complete without ice cream or McDonald’s for those not willing to wait in line!

Hogan Haake

123rd Sunset Race – 2/14/2019

Its Valentine’s Day, but that doesn’t stop the Sunset Race. I’ve been married long enough that it isn’t a highly encouraged [or else] type of holiday. Actually, we both agree its a made up holiday, but that is another topic.

I started off the Sunset Race with a unicycle ride. Even after all these times of the Sunset race, I still get excited every month. So getting in a ride before the paddle is a good way to help calm myself down. I even turned a few segments of my ride into a video if you’re curious.

This is what my two of my favorite hobbies look like together!

We had a great race err paddle. We didn’t go all the way to 141, but we still had fun. One dark photo at the Simpson Lake damn.

Hogan Haake