Henry and Carol’s 50th Anniversary – 7/14/2019

My in-laws celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary. Danelle and Brian organized a party at Cyrano’s to celebrate. Many years before, Henry and Carol had one of their first dates at Cyrano’s, making the venue especially appropriate.

We were very excited to have a great turnout.  All of Henry and Carol’s siblings, children, and grandchildren were there, as well as many nieces, nephews, great-nieces, and great-nephews.

It’s not a party without a little fun influencing the next generation of trouble-makers!

I didn’t catch the joke, but there was a lot of laughing!

With the grandkids….

Brian and Danelle each said a few words talking about their parents.

It seems that the Haake family has not quite cornered the market on goofiness.  Carol with her brother and sister made sure the columns at Cyrano’s would be able to stand up against some massive pressure.

Hogan Haake


Brian and Kelly’s First Anniversary – 4/27/12

I have to say that being married to Danelle is one of the best things that ever happened to me. Her companionship and knowledge has enriched my life. Because of this, I’m extremely excited to be part of Brian and Kelly’s first anniversary. The plan was to go out to eat at a local pizza restaurant [you’ll never hear me complain about pizza]. When we got there, there was a mix up with the reservation and there was not room for us. It was too cold to eat outside, so we had to find alternate plans.

Luckily, there were alternate restaurants nearby that also had good pizza. We scrunched in around a table by the door and prepared for a great meal. After our drink and food order, we had an interesting activity. At their wedding, they had a bucket to put marriage suggestions on. They held on to the bucket and opened and read the suggestions for the first time at this anniversary.

There were several serious suggestions and several crazy ones, but I’m not saying who put them in there….. This meal was a great time to celebrate a happy marriage. Even better was that we had pizza and Brian paid 🙂