Girl Scout Crossover – 5/12/2017

Sonora crossed over to be an official Girl Scout! Most of the girls in the troop elected to cross over, keeping the troop a good size.

Danelle got recognition for being the cookie mom again!

And here are all of the girls after the crossover.

The party also included a pot luck dinner. It was perfect weather to socialize with the other parents and see the kids play together!

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SLU Grad Student Party – 8/6/2017

In early May, we hosted a gathering of the grad students and post docs working in the lab with Danelle.  We started out on the porch, but as for all good parties, the action soon moved to the kitchen.  We had a few good rounds of Jenga, taking it to the point that there were very few moves left.  Becca finally collapsed the tower.

We all enjoyed the loads of food and drinks, some brought that evening, but many that were leftovers from the Avery Play cast party.

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Meramec Flood – 5/3/2017

This is my third trip out in the flood.
4/30 Start
5/1 Middle
In this trip, I’m paddling with Danelle and JoJo about 1 foot down from the crest of the flood. The water level was approximately 42 feet at the Valley Park, MO gauge. We had a great time, but the water was coming down fast and there were areas in the flooded section that we avoided for safety.

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Mandy’s Wedding – 4/26/2017

Mandy and Brandon got married today at Dr. Edmund A. Babler Memorial State Park. We were lucky enough to be invited to the ceremony. This park is a decent drive from our house, so I’m not sure we’ve ever been to it before. When we got there, it was drizzling rain and preparing to storm more. Not wanting to get in the way as we were a bit early, I checked out a nearby water tower hidden in the woods.

With the tower properly explored and my dress shoes muddy, we proceeded to the shelter for the ceremony. Its an old shelter with a fireplace that faces 4 different directions. They had a small fire on each of the four sides providing a nice atmosphere.

In a classic Hogan move, I stopped taking photos and have none of the bride and groom. It may have been because there were threats of a tornado in the area and the wind and rain accelerated the day a ton. At least I have one photo of people… Maybe next time I’ll pay better attention!

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