Watching The Blues with Kelly – 5/3/2019

Kelly came over to watch the St. Louis Blues play the Dallas Stars with Danelle. These ladies have been hockey fans for a long time. The Blues were playoff bound and they were excited about hockey. We didn’t have much around the house before the game, so I went to the grocery store to get some supplies.

Like the maniac that I am, I came back with lots of stuff that will break any diet. Additionally, I shopped the leftover Easter stuff and found a true prize.

We decided that the chocolate easter bunny would represent the Dallas Stars on this night. I took the bunny away to prepare it. Before I came in, I explained that the bunny represented the Dallas Stars team. Then I brought this in…

I captured Kelly’s initial reaction to this tray of doom.

The ladies got into full destruction mode on the chocolate voodoo bunny to help the Blues Win.

While it didn’t help the Blues win the game that night, it was entertaining to see them breaking apart the bunny! Nothing quite like a fun and silly night!

Hogan Haake


Earth Day – 4/27/2019

Danelle was scheduled to work a booth at St. Louis Earth Day in Forest Park. I decided to go with her to hang out and help out. I wasn’t much of a help, but it was fun to be with her.

One of the random bugs in the tray to show people.


That is Mike Clark’s crew moving Junebug into her place. Nothing like a trip with Big Muddy Adventures!

I’m always happy to look at the electric cars.

Hogan Haake

Family Day – 4/21/2019

I’ve been out to Don Robinson State park a few times now, but just had the urge to hike it again. I got the whole family packed up and in the car to go out and hike. It can often be hard to get a family together when they have convenient entertainment like NetFlix and phones at their hand. So you have to be creative. The fence below is metal. We took turns gently striking it with different objects (mostly wood) to make sounds as we walked by for our hike.

Somebody made a teepee out on the path and we decided to check it out.

The look I most often get from Sonora when asking her to go out of her convenience (comfort) zone.

We didn’t hike as long as I was interested in but we were all together. When we got home, I went on a unicycle ride to use up a bit more energy!

After my ride, we went over to Henry and Carol’s house for croquette and dessert. A perfect end to a day with my family!

Hogan Haake

A Date For Bowling – 4/17/2019

Corvin wanted to take his girlfriend on a date. He chose bowling. Since he’s not 16, he needed a ride. The whole family plus his date went. They got a separate lane and did their own thing while Danelle, Sonora, and I bowled on our lane.

Danelle getting ready to roll a strike!

Sonora sneaking a peek at Corvin and his date.

My lovely date, Danelle!

After bowling, we went out for frozen custard before calling it a night. I don’t think we embarrassed either of them.

Hogan Haake