Early Paddle with Hannah – 6/3/2016

By some miracle, I was able to get Hannah to wake up early when she was visiting for an early morning paddle. While the official wake up time was 5 am, we didn’t get out for another thirty minutes as she acclimated to the morning! In a short while, we were at the ramp getting ready for a nice morning paddle.


I did most of the paddling which was fine by me as Hannah took it all in. The water was up enough to take her up some side channels to keep it interesting!


And while she may not look like she is having fun in this next photo, she had a blast the whole time!


I love sharing my hobbies with family and friends and this morning paddle hit the spot!

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Science Center with Nathan – 2/20/2016

So the real reason Hannah and mom came into St. Louis for the weekend was for a school project. Hannah needed to observe a small child for her teaching. Of course I offered Nathan up with his Steve and Jackie’s permission. So we “rented” him for a few hours at the science center. Kalie and Shelby tagged along but did their own thing while we were in there.


Hannah split her time between interacting with Nathan and taking notes and photos for class.  Of course, it wasn’t all work, we made sure to have fun while there!

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Mom and Hannah in STL – 2/20/2016

Hannah’s friend Shelby was coming to St. Louis with a Kalie for a job interview. Hannah couldn’t come at the same time, but decided to come later. Mom wanted to join her for an excuse to visit us. We were not complaining, getting to see my mom and sister at our house!

We always try to entertain our guests to the best of our ability. So we decided to take them to the Missouri Botanical Garden to see the Orchid show. I never realized that the flower was anything more than a decoration for a corsage used for a high school dance. There are over 28,000 accepted varieties of  the flower and the botanical garden had quite a few to look at! These are the best photos I could get from my cell phone.

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Of course after the show, we walked around the garden to see some of the other sights! IMG_20160220_111129

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Corvin’s Braces Off

Corvin got his braces off today. He’s quite pleased to have his mouth back to normal! Mom was quite excited to see him back to normal too.

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We had to celebrate, so we went to Burger King on the way home and had a bit of fun…


And some more fun in animated format…

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A New Hockey Fan – 1/4/2016

Danelle and Sonora took Hannah to her first NHL blues game.


The girls were lucky enough to be at a game where there were not as many people in attendance. They came down to the first level from the top to see the game from close up! Quite the experience.

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Rumor has it that Hannah is still watching games in KC when she gets the chance!