Christmas at Laura’s – 12/21/2018

The annual get together with Laura and friends continued this year. We met at Laura’s place downtown.

Laura hosting the party with Jermey

Danelle and Sonora hanging out.

Michael is fighting off Eva and Robert

I don’t think I’ve seen a photo of Laura where she wansn’t happy. Always fun to be around her!

Jeremy and I hanging out!

Jen and Danelle. AKA moms with oldish kids trying to stay awake!

Robert has energy for days!

Eva has that same energy.

Katie was able to make the party and joined us. I was surprised that she stayed as late as she did, cause she had patients to see in the morning.

Playing a family friendly group game together. Can’t remember what it was, but we were all laughing!

And it wouldn’t be a holiday without a game of “Cards Against Humanity”.

Hogan Haake

Webster Groves High School Orchestra – 12/4/2018

Corvin plays the bass in the Webster Groves High School Orchestra. This is the first concert of the year. He had to get all dressed up and appears sharp!

We did our best to find good seats where we could see Corvin, but its hard when he is in the back. Before the concert, there was time to kill, so I had fun with the family.

If you’re interested, give the orchestra a listen, they are quite good!

Hogan Haake

River Des Peres Trash Bash – 10/20/2018

I was a site leader for the RdP Trash Bash again this year. This year, it was a little closer to home. Our site was Deer Creek in Webster groves where it goes under Brentwood Blvd. Sonora and I got there early to wait for Panera to deliver breakfast.

I’m not sure what Sonora was doing here, but I know that we were laughing and having a good time.

Preparing in the new shelter where we’ll set up base camp.

Webster Groves parks and rec department was sponsoring this specific cleanup location. There were several Webster Groves employees there to help. This also meant that they brought out the big toys to help. We had all sorts of tools and even had occasion to use the backhoe!

Most interesting of all of all for this cleanup is the man cave that we removed from under the bridge. Somebody had spent a lot of time. I was torn about cleaning it up. It looked cool and they didn’t seem to be bothering anybody, but all of that stuff would eventually go down the river as trash in the next flood.

And if you didn’t catch it in the last image, that is a current publication of Cowboys & Indians magazine. Strange!

Hogan Haake

Waterfall – 10/7/2018

We came out to waterfall to do some work today. All four of us came out. I brought the circular saw and the generator, Danelle brought the wire brush and some spray paint. After the requisite mowing/weed wacking, had the place cleared out in no time and were ready for the actual tasks.

Corvin and I went to where the old shed was and fired up the generator. We took turns cutting up long planks and moving the wood over to the burn area. This was hard work and we didn’t take any photos.

Sonora and Danelle prepped the picnic table and painted it. As an added bonus for Sonora some neighborhood cats came over and she got to pet them. Everybody had fun and we got work complete!

Hogan Haake