Laura and the MAC – 3/6/2020

Sonora participated in Fortnightly again this year. Its an etiquette class that meets about once a month to teach the kids. The final event was held at the Missouri Athletic Club (MAC). This is close to where Laura lives. She is a member and loves going over there with guests.

We dropped Sonora off and went straight to Laura’s. There we met Josh and his children to hang out for the evening. We had a fantastic time, then went over together and picked up Sonora.

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Waterfall – 3/1/2020

Sometimes you just go outside to have fun. We often go to waterfall and end up just working on it. Okay, we may have dome some minor work like sealing the roof and mowing.Sonora even pitched in!

Eventually, it was time to do our favorite thing, have a big fire.

Sonora chopped some wood to make sure it had enough fuel.

Somewhere along the way, we found a football inside and threw it around. I think it still works 🙂

These peaceful family days are why we continue to go out there!

Hogan Haake

 

January – 2020

We had some family over and somehow it became a thing that we wore a cloth bag over our heads… Little did we know, we would need face masks just a few months later…

OK, just kidding, we were playing a game. They brought over a bag of Skittles. The test was to see if you could guess the flavor/color by taste and not site. Nobody got them all correct, but it was fun guessing.

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Brawndo – 1/17/2020

We got a new cat and we named him Brawndo. If you’re wondering about the name, it came from my favorite movie, Idiocracy. Brawndo is a pure bred Maine Coon. We were picking him up from a breeder just west of Kansas City. We drove through an ice storm the night before to ensure that we could get him on time.

Enough of the car. We picked him up from Olga at EuroCoons. She was a bit more expensive than other breeders we talked to. When we go to her house, we could see how much she cared for the cats and were not disappointed by paying more for him.

And because the internet is all about cats and the post is about Brawndo, here are some photos of him!

My mom holding Brawndo.

So tiny!

Sonora is incredibly happy!

Posing him for a photo.

Brawndo (on left), Coatrack (on right) for reference

Corvin likes him too!

It didn’t take long for the two of them to become buddies.

Yep, he is adorable.

We have video of them playing.

All three cats eating.

Yes, I got Brawndo t-shirts for the family.

Hogan Haake

All Suburban Orchestra – 1/11/2020

Sonora tried out for and was accepted for the 8th grade All Suburban Orchestra in St. Louis. This consisted of multiple practice sessions at a local school and many hours of at home practice to master the music. Today was the day they presented their music to the public.

We were lucky enough to have some friends and family show up to hear Sonora play. My parents from KC.

Plus Jeff and Mason.

The music sounded as good to me as a professional orchestra. Its amazing how talented the kids are!

Hogan Haake