Pastaaaaaaaahhhhhhhh – 7/23/2022

Sometimes, you just look for a random excuse to hang out with your friends. There is no occasion or reason other than to be together. Today, Kelly and Jeff came over and we made Pasta from scratch. You have to start by mixing the ingredients, its a mess! Jeff is hand mixing the start of … Continue reading “Pastaaaaaaaahhhhhhhh – 7/23/2022”

Sunflowers – 7/14/2022

The Missouri Department of Conservation plants a field of sunflowers every year at the Columbia Bottoms Conservation Area (801 Strodtman Rd, St. Louis, MO 63138). You can see in the map above where the 2 fields from this year are. They rotate the location each year, but do a great job of putting up signs … Continue reading “Sunflowers – 7/14/2022”

MR340 – 7/12/2022

The annual Missouri River 340 (MR340) race has been something that our family has participated in seven times since 2008. Its a 340 mile canoe and kayak race from Kansas City to Saint Louis on the Missouri river. Its a non-stop race meaning that there are no mandatory stops, just a few checkpoints for safety. … Continue reading “MR340 – 7/12/2022”

Tour De Donut – 7/9/2022

Corvin and I unicycled the Tour De Donut last year as our 47th state of our 48 state unicycle trip. Last year we did the 14 mile “donut hole” short version of the 34 mile race. This year, I started training to unicycle the whole 34 mile race. Unfortunately I didn’t meet my goal and … Continue reading “Tour De Donut – 7/9/2022”

Webster Groves 4th of July Parade – 7/4/2022

This July 4th, the Haake family returned to the Webster Groves Community Days parade to support another cause. In 2010, we had a rain barrel float with the River des Peres Watershed Coalition. In 2019, we joined the WG Sustainability Commission, promoting green living in our community – and showing off the unicycles. This year, … Continue reading “Webster Groves 4th of July Parade – 7/4/2022”

Corvin’s Graduation Party – 7/1/2022

Corvin is pretty chill about everything. Danelle continued to ask him if he was going to have a graduation party with his friends. Finally she told him he couldn’t go out with friends till he picked a date, and today was that date. There wasn’t much warning, but lots of friends showed up. First, some … Continue reading “Corvin’s Graduation Party – 7/1/2022”

Paddle Training – 6/26/2022

Today is the last paddle training before Danelle and Sonora’s MR340 race. They got a nice easy run from Weldon Springs back to Blanchette. This is about 20 miles. The wind played tricks on them making them earn each of the miles that they paddled. Still a great day to be on the water! Now … Continue reading “Paddle Training – 6/26/2022”

START – 6/24/2022

Corvin is attending the University of Wisconsin, LaCrosse this fall. He’ll be a freshman in college. We’re nervous about this change as we’ve never had a child go off to college. Add to that that you never really want to let your kiddos go! Today was the day that Corvin was going to LaCrosse for … Continue reading “START – 6/24/2022”

Paddle and Unicycle Training – 6/19/2022

The girls had another paddle scheduled to train for the MR340. We arranged to pick up Denise and shuttle her. This was a bonus to help out a friend and some safety for Danelle and Sonora. Having other people on the water is great for safety. After meeting at Blanchette Landing, the take out, we … Continue reading “Paddle and Unicycle Training – 6/19/2022”

Grandma’s House – 6/19/2022

We went over to Grandpa Henry and Grandma Carol’s house to hang out for the afternoon. Its wonderful to visit them and see how they are doing. I even managed to sneak a photo of them. Danelle is showing her mom something interesting on her phone. Somehow we all ended up being silly on the … Continue reading “Grandma’s House – 6/19/2022”