Sonora’s Birthday – 5/14/2016

Okay, so its one day early, but its hard not to celebrate when your grandparents are in town just for you’re birthday!


And they are watching Sonora blow out the candles on her cookie cake.


And no birthday for a kid is complete without a present or two!


We took a trip to the botanical garden to look around. On the way back to the car, we also checked out Gringo Jones Imports. Mom and dad bought a few things and enjoyed walking around all of the items for sale!


Hogan Haake

KC Christmas – 12/19/2015

We went to Kansas City to see my parents and siblings. Henry and Herman were working a temp job to help out a friend and make some money. They worked at Strawberry Hill Povitica Co. They were helping in the shipping department getting all of the holiday orders out.  We went to visit and buy a loaf or two of their bread. The store is also the factory, making the bread. The whole area is surrounded by windows so we could watch the process of them making the bread.

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After lots of good bread and company we wended up going back to St. Louis at the end of the weekend. My dad followed us back to town with us and we met Hayden at my house. He got presents dropped off for his family and then we all went out to eat lunch before parting ways.

Bandana’s BBQ is where we ended up. We got a large table and sat down for the meal. But not before I tried to take advantage of one of the greatest meal deals ever!


I tried to order all 5 meals for under $6, but the server said that it was only 1 meal for that price. She wasn’t hearing any of my argument or offering to have the signs changed. We all had a good laugh.


Hogan Haake

Strange Donuts – 7/11/2014

Dad came in town to visit us for a day. its always great to see him. For breakfast, I took him to the only place I could think of that is just like him, Strange Donuts. As their name would suggest, they make strange donuts!


What is amazing about this shop in Maplewood, MO, is that they change their menu very often. While we where there, we got a laugh when the phone rang and the employee picked it up. “Thanks for calling Strange Donuts, we sell donuts to people.” That greeting amused us both. So we got a box of their finest and headed back to my house to enjoy. If you want donuts, they are the place to go!

Hogan Haake