Dad Week – 7/7/2023

Dad had open heart surgery a few weeks ago. After his surgery, he went to residential care where they took care of him around the clock. Once he was cleared from residential care, he was going back home. It just happened that my sisters were both on vacation that same week. Nobody was going to … Continue reading “Dad Week – 7/7/2023”

Father’s Day – 6/18/2023

This was going to be dad’s first father’s day as a widower. Added to that, he was going in for open heart surgery the following Monday. The last thing we wanted was for dad to be alone. So the Saturday before, Danelle and drove to Kansas City to be with dad. We did stop at … Continue reading “Father’s Day – 6/18/2023”

Botanical Garden – 6/13/2023

It was the last day Danelle and I had off before our vacation was over. Sonora was working today, which meant Corvin was up to join us. We decided to go to the Missouri Botanical Garden and walk around. There wasn’t anything specific that we had planned to see. Just spending time together and building … Continue reading “Botanical Garden – 6/13/2023”

Putting Up A Shed – 6/12/2023

We have land in Alton and we wanted to keep some supplies up there without having to haul them with us every time we go there. I’ve been pricing out lots of different options and we found a Lifetime Shed at Sam’s Club that fit our goals. The first step is to build a base. … Continue reading “Putting Up A Shed – 6/12/2023”

Hannah’s House – 6/9/2023

A phone call to my sister Hannah had us diverting from home to her house. We would spend the night at Hannah’s house and some time with her. Here she is getting plant advice from Danelle. We walked to the nearby plant store and looked around while Corvin went out running. Ultimately we all ended … Continue reading “Hannah’s House – 6/9/2023”

Family Vacation – 6/3/2023

We started our family vacation this year from Kansas City. We were in town for my mother’s funeral and left the day after. It was the strangest way I’ve ever started a vacation and something I hope never happens again. I remember driving down I-70 just before Topeka, KS when I got a call from … Continue reading “Family Vacation – 6/3/2023”

Coty At The Airport – 5/29/2023

The saddest day in my life was today. I was torn between two cities. In the west, I was in Kansas City with my mom. In the east, my adopted daughter, Coty, was heading home to Argentina after living with us for nearly a year. There was never a doubt how many lives she brightened … Continue reading “Coty At The Airport – 5/29/2023”