Aaron English – 11/12/2023

A few months prior, I was invited to a house concert by my buddy Mark Fish. I didn’t know what to expect but was excited to experience something new. Mark has an amazing condo in the Benton Park area of St. Louis that used to be a school. His place has huge ceilings with plenty … Continue reading “Aaron English – 11/12/2023”

Sonora’s Winter Formal – 11/5/2023

Sonora was going to the winter formal this year with a bunch of friends. The first step is finding a suitable dress. There were many more than the image below shows, but you get the feel of what she was thinking. She ultimately picked a pretty blue dress! Finally she was off with a fun … Continue reading “Sonora’s Winter Formal – 11/5/2023”

Clearing the Orchard – 12/3/2023

We’ve decided to put an orchard on the property where we are building the house. We won’t be planting any trees until we get water to the property, but there is plenty of brush clearing to do until then. There is also a large branch on an oak tree that reaches into the orchard area … Continue reading “Clearing the Orchard – 12/3/2023”

Michael’s Halloween Bash – 10/28/2023

Michael is a friend from college from honor’s house. He hosted a pre-Halloween bash at his house. We were hoping for better weather to do interesting outdoor things, but the weather didn’t cooperate. We opted for lots of hilarious indoor activities. Being a martial artist, he has a large collection of weapons for sparring. It … Continue reading “Michael’s Halloween Bash – 10/28/2023”

Stakes in the ground – 10/26/2023

Danelle and I have been trying to build our dream home on some land we purchased a few years ago. We’ve had a plan and its finally time to execute the plan. As soon as both kids are out of the house, we can move. This allows them to finish school without having to make … Continue reading “Stakes in the ground – 10/26/2023”

Danforth Fire – 10/20/2023

Going up to Danforth is usually a decent amount of work. But we reward ourselves with big fires from all of the work we accomplish. Today, we had some interesting fire. First off, it was bigger than normal. Sonora enjoyed helping out using the leaf blower to make the flames bigger! Danelle watched on wondering … Continue reading “Danforth Fire – 10/20/2023”

Front Porch – 10/3/2023

We love our large front porch on our house. Its mostly covered and out of the elements, but the stairs are not. They are 18 years old at this point. We’ve painted them a few times, but some of the steps just needed to be replaced. A little maintenance goes a long way. We started … Continue reading “Front Porch – 10/3/2023”

Apple Cider – 9/29/2023

One of the most frustrating things about COVID-19 was the cancellation of events. One of the events that was our favorite annual tradition was Josh’s Apple Cider party. Held in the fall, Josh would purchase several bushels of apples and have friends and family come over to help process them. You could say I’m a … Continue reading “Apple Cider – 9/29/2023”